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The David Gribble Archive

David Gribble's introduction to the site.

Grammar Schools

The Prime Minister is proposing to encourage the creation of more grammar schools, in order to increase social mobility.

A moment's consideration shows that this is ridiculous to the point of absurdity. Grammar schools, which select children according to their educational achievements by the age of eleven, automatically exclude the majority of the age-group. Rather than increasing social mobility, they actively prevent it.

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Grammar School

What Children Learn

Do they actually all want to learn? They badly want to learn. But something new, something exciting. Something that they don't know already. And something that they can make use of ...

What Children Learn

Unhappy at School

Everyone wants to be happy, just as everyone wants to eat, but for many children school and happiness are simply incompatible ...

Unhappy at School

Respect Children

Civilised society depends on mutual respect. A refusal to respect children discourages them from becoming civilised ...

Respect Children

Alternative Education

Conventional education tries to turn you into something that you are not, and alternative education helps you to develop what you are ...

School and Society

Traditional schools, instead of modelling an ideal society, model a society that is worse than most, a divided society with a defined, dominated underclass from which it is impossible to escape ...

School and Society

Progressive Education

This entails equal status for children and adults, who must share responsibility for the running of their schools, and freedom for children to decide how they will spend their time...

Progressive Education

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
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