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Curriculum and Assessment in English 3 to 19: A Better Plan

by John Richmond The National Curriculum for English then… In the late 1980s, when the idea of a National Curriculum was proposed, I welcomed the principle that all children and young people in state schools have a common entitlement to … Continue reading

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English for the many or the few

The hatred of Conservative education ministers for democratic ideas about language  connects with their broader opposition to comprehensive education. There is nothing very new in their elitist attitudes to English teaching or indeed to comprehensive education. Many of their ideas … Continue reading

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