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Andy mellor's Blog – January 2011 Archive (2)

Curriculum Review - Same old National Curriculum or a brave new world?

As Marius in Les Miserables says " Our time is here!" The Government are asking for our opinions of any new National Curriculum, our time is here, the time is now to have our voices heard.

There will be those who say that whatever we say, will fall on deaf ears as the Government already have their ideal for education. However this…

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Added by andy mellor on January 25, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Social Engineering in the Classroom!

Amid a fanfare of musical instruments, (incidentally taught in school) Mr Gove has announced a marvellous new review of the curriculum. Clearly the curriculum must be so broken that it needs the "expertise" of Mr Gove to fix it. I guess it is probably teachers, or the Labour party or the quangos who are to blame for the curriculum not doing what it should.

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Added by andy mellor on January 21, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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