The Emperor's New Schools


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If children at home, or adults at work, were treated in the same way as students at school, we would call it abuse and intolerable, and there would be outrage.

But we seem not to notice the suppression and denial of children’s rights and choices and of their natural joy and expertise in learning; and their indoctrination into passivity, dependence and compliance.

The Emperor’s New Schools is a heartfelt demand for children’s rights and liberties: it analyses how and why we have arrived at this state of affairs in education and what alternative structures and approaches might look like
(and what fronted adverbials have to do with anything).

Andy mattison

has been a teacher for more than 30 years. He was the Headteacher of a pioneering state school in Nottingham for 10 years and has also worked with children with disabilities and children in care, as director of a charity, teacher, and foster carer. He has never taught any young people about fronted adverbials.

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