Readership: General readers that are curious about the history and controversies of education, as well as students on teaching courses who wish to gain a greater understanding of the subject.
Gary Thomas, Professor in Education, University of Birmingham, UK
Gary Thomas has spent his career working in education, first as a primary school teacher, then as an educational psychologist, then as an academic in five universities. He is currently a professor in education at the University of Birmingham.
"It's a real gem of a book that pulls ideas together, that challenges and inspires - and that makes you laugh. Highly recommended." - Times Higher Education Supplement
"...an elegant and engaging work. Gary Thomas has sketched key issues with admirable economy and insight." - Professor Chris Husbands, Director - Institute of Education, University of London
2: Oil and water: the formal and the progressive
3: The traditions unfold: ideas into practice
4: Big ideas from the 20th century
5: Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?
6: The curriculum
7: School's out!