School of Education

Education in Britain: how did it come to be like this?

A32, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Tuesday 28th June 2016 (17:00-18:30)

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The Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy seminar in association with Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham

Presented by Professor Ken Jones, 
Senior Policy Officer, National Union of Teachers and Emeritus Professor Goldsmiths, University of London

Discussing the new edition of his book Education in Britain: 1944 to the Present, Ken Jones reflects on the history of education over the last seventy years - a history that is shaped by political programmes and systems of regulation, but also by the ambitions and inventiveness of those who have worked and studied in schools and universities.  He weighs up the achievements and the costs of educational reform, and asks whether the rich history of educational practice still provides resources to think about alternatives in the present day.


Ken Jones is Senior Policy Officer at the National Union of Teachers, working on curriculum and assessment. He is also Emeritus Professor of Education at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a visiting professor at Nottingham. He has written about the teaching of English, and the politics of education in Britain and in other countries of Western Europe.  The second edition of his book, Education in Britain, was published earlier this year.

Please go to Room A32 - Refreshments will be available from 4.30

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