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Grammar Schools – 1955 Revisited


Gaining on the swings: Franzenia daycare centre, Helsinki, where the emphasis is on creative play. Photograph: Karin Hannukainen/University of Helsinki

Photograph: Karin Hannukainen/University of Helsinki

There seems a desire in current UK government education policy to return to some mythical era when all was right in the world. About the year 1955 to be precise before the US gave the UK some home truths about its imperialist adventuring in Egypt during the Suez invasion in 1956!

Anyway, to see how far ‘selection’ is away from a successful 21st education experience, let’s take a quick and illustrative look at the Finnish education system. This is an article by Frank Butler in the Guardian: No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system | Education | The Guardian


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One comment on “Grammar Schools – 1955 Revisited

  1. R Waring
    October 10, 2016

    Reblogged this on rwaringatl.

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