Another Groundhog Day moment

24 Oct

Listening to much that passes for bright ideas in education today — our Prime Minister in the Election Debate being but the most recent example — one could be forgiven for thinking that we are in a time warp. Here is a 1940s view:

My grandfather was on top of these debates from 1906 on. He favoured and practised an eclectic, undogmatic approach. Most good teachers do. Education ministers and bureaucrats are rarely so wise, especially when an election is in the wind. Right-wing talkback hosts and newspaper columnists are often even less wise.

Groundhog Day!


Colour changes here are in response to the eyesight problems of a regular reader. 🙂

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Posted by on October 24, 2007 in curriculum, nostalgia, teaching


One response to “Another Groundhog Day moment

  1. Jim Belshaw

    October 24, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    And your regular reader is very grateful! In return, I think that I should have a go at one point, the concept of a rigid past education system!

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