Category Archives: class

Wizz for Molesworth: British private schools and the making of ‘character’

Portrait

How might a series of children’s books published in the 1950s provide insights into the character of today’s privately educated political leaders?

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Citizenship and media education in contested times: an interview with Shakuntala Banaji

Banaji profile mainIn the second of two posts looking at citizenship and media education, this is an interview with one of the most interesting thinkers and researchers in this area, Professor Shakuntala Banaji.

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Enemies of promise? Education, culture and meritocracy under the Conservatives

The argument for restoring ‘traditional’ forms of education is based on dubious claims about social justice. Why the argument for meritocracy needs to be challenged. 

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