Director-General, The Canadian Council on Learning
I should have written earlier to say that I read John Abbott’s book with great interest and almost entire agreement! Thank you very much for sending it.
Dear John Following an eventful summer term and break I have at last completed your book, and had a chance to reflect on its messages – and the questions you pose at the end regarding the way forward. Absolutely central for me are the messages re ‘work in progress’ and the importance of home and […]
Thank you for the opportunity to tell how my own personal experience fits with the ideas presented in Overschooled but Undereducated. I am pleased I have this opportunity – it came by chance that my younger sister heard John Abbott on local radio and she knew I would be interested. For many years now I […]
Chief Executive, Wiltshire County Council
Loss of faith does not necessarily come in one blinding, revelatory light on the road from Damascus, or indeed, on the road from anywhere. It can be a nagging, insidious doubt that blossoms into full blown heresy only after many years of service and commitment, when, looking back, you scratch yourself and wonder what ‘that’ […]
What the book brings to me is a reminder that schooling is just a part of the education process. Education is a lifetimes experience which should constantly remind us what fun, stimulation and satisfaction can be gained from having an inquisitive and enquiring mind. So it is so important that we incorporate into the upbringing […]
The trustees of The 21st Century Learning Initiative have watched with increasing excitement the writing of this book. Any readers of this edition of “Overschooled but Undereducated” who think they can help activate such a change of national heart, should contact John Abbott at the earliest opportunity.
Former President of the World Immunology Association, Chairman of the Australian Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society
This may well be the most important and significant book that young people and those involved in educating them will read. It could be quite literally life changing and indeed life saving. The introduction grabs us with the potent image of a doomed Bambi, the metaphor for today’s adolescents who are caught transfixed in the […]
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