Principal, Mahindra United World College of India
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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