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Lessons from Plowden
For educators and parents, fresh and seasoned: here is news of a very informative seminar for all who are minded to protect and develop a broad experience of education.
It comes at a time when (again) the current UK government is proposing new assessment regimes for young children in its continuing march down the narrow avenues of instruction.
"2017 is the 50th year since the publication of 'Children and their Primary Schools', better known as The Plowden Report.
Plowden has been a consistent reference point since that time and has come to stand for child-centred, socially conscious primary education. It prompted an international interest and educators from across the world visited English primary schools – notably in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. Our conference invites teachers and others concerned with primary education to recall Plowden and ask what we have learned since and what we have forgotten."
The event is free, funded by University of Cambridge & History of Education Society.
- Dr Joseph Featherstone (Emeritus Professor of Education, Michigan State University)
- Dr Emily Harper (Teacher at Lyndhurst Primary School, Camberwell, London)
- Dr Ken Jones (Senior Policy Officer NUT & Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths)
Sat 18 November 2017 | 13:30 – 16:30
Mander Hall, Hamilton House, National Union of Teachers, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD