A Life in Education

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 184 pages
The book draws on the author's experiences to look at the state of British education at the turn of the Millenia. David writes as a classroom teacher, rather than as an educational theorist. His judgements are often radical and may make uncomfortable reading for those who have created the present educational consensus. he does not pull any punches and exposes the failings in currently fashionable educational policies. The book examines a range of educational issues, including examinations, discipline, finance, outside pressures and even issues like food. David is not afraid to criticise and suggest improvements. One thing is sure, many establishment figures will be upset by this book.

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About the author (2010)

David Britton was a teacher for forty years, during which he saw huge changes in British education. He spent years preparing students for GCSE and A level, while, As an examiner, witnessing the decline in standards in British public examinations. As a local Councillor, he saw some of the political processes which contributed to that decline. His experience, however, ranged beyond British education, and he is able to draw on his experiences in two African countries in his contribution To The debate about the future of British education. His experiences give him a unique insight into British education in the first decade of the 21st Century.

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