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.
Category Archives: culture
Teaching Culture: The Missionary Position
The attempt to civilize the uncultured masses is coming back into style. I look back to the Leavisite approach to popular culture, and its place in the history of English teaching.
The curriculum of Brexit: culture, education and power the Michaela Way
Exploring the nationalistic political agenda of ‘traditionalism’ in education.
The changing currency of ‘cultural capital’
The English schools inspectors are apparently looking for schools to teach ‘cultural capital’. But what does cultural capital mean, and how is it changing?