Concepts in Educationalist Thought Series

Neo-Orthodoxy Today from Historical Legacy

Neo-Orthodoxy Today from Historical Legacy

Introduction   Today, we hear stories of Orthodox Judaism, and in this recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, we learn that ‘new orthodoxy’ is a ‘thing’. Image: Online story, Sylvia Goodman. ‘Alternative’ or ‘Sham’? Yeshiva U. Created a New LGBTQ...

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Historical Amnesia and Uncovering School History

Historical Amnesia and Uncovering School History

Schools and education policy   “It has become commonplace to remark that historians of education have become less interested in schools and schooling, and more interested in a wider range of educational institutions, not to mention education that takes place...

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What is Education, and Why are Educational Policies Failing?

What is Education, and Why are Educational Policies Failing?

Is 'Schooling' Education? Or is it behaviour modification, and is it that necessarily a bad thing?   What I am suggesting is that the problem is not so much around the institutional commitment to modify behaviour for socialisation, but much, much, more that...

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The Squeezed

The Squeezed

My new sociological model. Politicians and bureaucrats at the top, bottom-thinking in a tight bubble of a worldview, and thinking well of their 'success'. The public frustrated at policy failure. And policy researchers and developers in the squeeze of being...

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