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In the past three decades, teaching has seen more change than it had in the previous hundred years. Gone is the ill-defined transmission of academia and in its place now stands a clear, focused and productive system for equipping young people with ... bits of paper. Is this system any better than its predecessor in developing the people that we are told society needs in the 21st century?



Ian Stock, an experienced and practising teacher for more than 30 years, argues that it is worse. We are now turning out many compliant workplace drones instead of the dynamic, high-aiming innovators that a post-industrial society truly needs.

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In the past three decades, teaching has seen more change than it had in the previous hundred years. Gone is the ill-defined transmission of academia and in its place now stands a clear, focused and productive system for equipping young people with ... bits of paper. Is this system any better than its predecessor in developing the people that we are told society needs in the 21st century?

Ian Stock, an experienced and practising teacher for more than 30 years, argues that it is worse. We are now turning out many compliant workplace drones instead of the dynamic, high-aiming innovators that a post-industrial society truly needs.

Honest, innovative and well-researched, Ian's book challenges the current model and experiments with a new one, based on thoroughly investigated concepts and theories. Unapologetically, Ian tackles the big issues and policies head-on and analyses the teaching crisis from his very own personal perspective.

He looks to empower the modern-day practitioner to break free from the submission, confinements and burdens that have been put in place by higher powers.

It's time to rip-up the rulebook.

About the author

Ian Stock was educated at Huish's Grammar School, Taunton (latterly the Richard Huish Sixth Form College), then University of Leicester where he read Geography. He took a year out of education before taking a PGCE. in Geography and MFL at The University of East Anglia in Norwich. Ian has taught full-time in a large and successful secondary school in Brentwood, Essex since 1987. He has developed an interest in the psychological, logistical and motivational aspects of management, and has led many well-received professional development sessions for his colleagues on some of the less-seen aspects of schooling and education.

 

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Author Ian Stock
ISBN 9781911382577
No of pages 432
Format Paperback
Publication Date 23 Feb 2018

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