Did I see that coming? Well, possibly, but I didn’t consciously set out to provoke such a Twitter response when I posted a link to my most recent academic publication on social media. Within a few hours of my article, New Right 2.0: Teacher populism on social media in England, being published by the BritishContinue reading “It all kicked off on Twitter after I posted a journal article”
The neoliberal consensus is broken, we need to start to think about what our education system might look like in the future
I have been interested in cultural practices in teaching for a few years. So I was interested how this resonated with Steven Puttick’s recent article in School Leadership and Management , describing an ethnographic study of geography departments. I say I am interested in cultural practices, by this I mean that I make the assumption that withinContinue reading “Cultural practices, political economy and social psychology in the similarity of practices in schools”
In which I challenge the use of Arendt’s essay as a justification for zero-tolerance or no-excuses behaviour policies in schools.
The argument goes that between 2004 and 2010 or thereabouts, there was a period of oppression in which teachers could not express their views. Or, if they wanted to pursue more traditional teaching approaches, there was a conspiracy by the educational establishment. An establishment consisting of university schools and faculties of education and local authorities backedContinue reading “The progressive teaching tyranny myth”
I picked up on Hirsch’s visit to the UK, when I noticed excitement amongst a number of teacher bloggers on Twitter. Though, I don’t follow them directly, there was an overspill of retweet excitement, arousing some of the tweeters that I follow. I was aware of E D Hirsch from a general knowledge of education philosophy.Continue reading “E D Hirsch’s visit to the UK and the neo-traditional teacher bloggers”