Is Michael Gove Lying to Us All?

October 12, 2013

A blogpost that really illustrates the gap between the aspirations of those at the top of the education system and the reality in the classroom.


There is no doubt about it: I have spent long enough ranting about both the internal and external inspection systems in schools.  I think prior readers will by now have realised, maybe even appreciated, my views on the whole disgraceful, downbeat, dour, depressing, damn thing. But, really, I do feel compelled to ask this question at least one more time: ‘How is it possible that there be such a gulf, NO: an enormous, vacuous, gaping, septic, chasm  between what our Secretary of State for Education is advocating and the insidiously-enforced practice that is  actually happening in a great number of schools?

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Here is just a brief example of his recent words:

“All too often, we’ve seen an over-emphasis on group work – in practice, children chatting to each other – in the belief that is a more productive way to acquire knowledge than attending to an expert”.

(Michael Gove, Sept…

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One comment

  1. Thank you for re-blogging this. It deserves attention from those who are in a position to do something it.

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