This challenging, hard-hitting book is about making schooling relevant to modern society. It starts from the premise that our present education system is ill equipped to serve students and society in the twenty-first century. In a series of positive yet powerful and provocative chapters, the authors look at critical issues shaping schools today, with a view to:
* set out the critical issues behind the headlines
* show evidence from research and examples of good practice
* stimulate public debate and rigorous thinking about how we educate children for life in the twenty-first century
* provide practical examples of learning for the future
* present a vision for school transformation.
With contributions from a range of leading commentators including Tim Brighouse, Jonathan Poritt, Anita Roddick, Charles Handy and Jonathan Sacks, this is a must-read for school leaders, teachers, policy-makers, parents and all education professionals.
'I cannot imagine many readers being unable to find stimulus about the future of education somewhere in its 40 pieces ... the editors have provided safe orthodoxy for the cautious, alongside more revolutionary ideas for those with a sense of adventure.' - Ted Wragg, Times Educational Supplement
'This book has indeed left an impression on me... Students and educators alike will find this book relevant, whether they choose to read from cover to cover or in smaller portions.' - Early Years
'This book is presented in a range of styles and given its stimulating content and innovative presentation it is likely to succeed in providing something for each reader.'- Educational Review, Vol. 58, No 3
'Disregarding the fact that many of their proposals may not overcome the charater of utopian ideas, Titus Alexander and John Potter wish to put them forward to provide food for thought and encourage everyone involved in education to contribute to the process of transformation.' - Citizenship, Social and Economics Education