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Dr Jonathan Long, Principal, United World College of India

February 17, 2008

Principal, Mahindra United World College of India

Rupert Higham, Educational Researcher

February 17, 2008

I went to prestigious private middle and high schools in the UK. I left at 18 with a fistful of A-Levels, but absolutely no idea what I wanted to do, and no sense of possessing any skills other than those needed to write essays. The only clear path open to me seemed to be university, […]

Tom Healy, Senior Statistician, Department of Education and Science, Dublin, Ireland

February 17, 2008

Fascinating book – well written and offering clear, profound insights to the ‘mystery’ of human development and learning. To be human is to learn as part of a learning universe. What implications has this for my behaviour as a spouse, a parent, a civil servant, a citizen and a Christian disciple? In many ways, I […]

Tom Griffin, Investor

February 17, 2008

This book takes us back to the true meaning of education – the development of the whole man/woman. It is also a devastating criticism of today’s target- and exam-based schooling methods. There are better ways, as John Abbott so clearly explains. I urge everyone to lay hands on it and READ it.

Roxane Featherstone, Home Educator

February 17, 2008

I’d recommend checking with your child about what they want to do, and if it suits, take them out of school, get a good internet connection, check out your local community resources and home educate. Classrooms are very poor places in which to learn and don’t be fooled: no amount of apparently tempting, yet nonetheless […]

Prof Charles Handy, formerly of the London Business School, and author of many books including The Hungry Spirit, The Empty Raincoat and The Elephant and the Flea

February 17, 2000

Your message is critically important. As you rightly state, the very continuation of our society is at stake. We are growing a generation many of whom leave education knowing not much about rather little, and who are, for the most part, quite unfitted for the kind of competitive world in which they will find themselves. […]

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