14-18 : a new vision for secondary education
- New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xvi, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
LA635 .A465 2013
- Unknown LA635 .A465 2013
- Baker, Kenneth, 1934- editor of compilation.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index.
- Preface Kenneth Baker 1. Transforming 14-18 Education, Kenneth Baker 2. A New Vision for Education in England, Kenneth Baker 3. The 14-18 Pathways, Kenneth Baker 4. The Qualifications, Mike Tomlinson 5. Making 14-18 Education a Reality, Alan Smithers 6. Pathways, Not Tracks: An American Perspective, Robert B. Schwartz 7. Structure and the Individual: An Independent School Perspective, Andrew Halls 8. Education on a Human Scale: A Middle School Perspective, David Brandon-Bravo 9. Learning from Others, David Harbourne Summary of Recommendations, Kenneth Baker Appendix I. Technical Secondary Education in England: A Brief History, David Harbourne Appendix II. The History and Strengths of English Middle Schools, Nigel Wyatt Glossary References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Former Secretary of State for Education Kenneth Baker claims that secondary education has become a five-year programme with a single, narrow aim: to prepare pupils for high-stakes GCSE exams at 16. From 2015, all young people will be legally required to stay in education or training until they are 18. Kenneth Baker sees this as a historic opportunity to re-think the aims and structure of English education. He argues that the National Curriculum should extend only to the age of 14 and that there should be four distinct pathways from 14-18 to take account of young people's emerging interests talents and ambitions: Liberal Arts; Technical; Sports and Creative Arts; and Career. All pathways will provide a broad education, but each will have a distinctive character matched to the talents and ambitions of individual students. In 14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education, Kenneth Baker builds a compelling case for reform, with contributions from a range of educationalists who draw on the history of English education, practice elsewhere in the world, and their experiences. An essential read for anyone interested in the future of secondary education.
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- Baker, Kenneth, 1934- Transforming 14-18 education.
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- Kenneth Baker ; with Mike Tomlinson, Alan Smithers, Robert B. Schwartz, Andrew Halls, David Brandon-Bravo, David Harbourne and Nigel Wyatt.
- Title Variation
- Fourteen Eighteen
- Transforming 14-18 education / Kenneth Baker -- A new vision for education in England / Kenneth Baker -- The 14-18 pathways / Kenneth Baker -- The qualifications / Mike Tomlinson -- Making 14-18 education a reality / Alan Smithers -- Pathways, not tracks: an American perspective / Robert B. Schwartz -- Tiers are not enough: an independent school perspective / Andrew Halls -- Education on a human scale: a middle school perspective / David Brandon-Bravo -- Learning from others / David Harbourne.