The Importance Of History In Our Own Lives?

Context is all important in asking any question? And these days a key question is the importance of history. Pragmatic agendas of the daily grind obscure how significance the study of the past is for getting a perspective on how to live a better life. This blog looks at how different present contexts are better understood from what preceded.
Mash of Moby-Pet Shop Boys at the end of the Journey

Mash of Moby-Pet Shop Boys at the end of the Journey

THE POEM Talking to a man from galilee Go tell that lonesome liar Go tell that midnight rider Tell the gamblin' ramblin' backslider. Some people go to church just to signify Trying to make a date with a neighbour’s wife Brother let me tell you just as sure as you're...

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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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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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