Mr. George Macdonald Ross

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P4C Pocketbook by Barry Hymer
P4C Pocketbook by Barry Hymer
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars P4C in a nutshell, 15 Jan 2012
In an age when rationality and reasonableness are under attack by postmodernist philosophers, it is crucial that schoolchildren should be introduced to these virtues from the earliest age. A serious obstacle is the current pedagogical bureaucracy, which tends to squeeze out genuine education in favour of rote learning and constant testing. This pocket book takes account of the fact that the crowded curriculum makes it difficult to timetable two hours a week exclusively for philosophy, and suggests practical ways in which children can be encouraged to think philosophically through any discipline. The P4C movement is directed towards schoolteachers who are unlikely to have had any formal… Read more
Falling: 1 by Gordon Brown
Falling: 1 by Gordon Brown
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
What I really like about this book is the way it is narrated entirely by the characters. Often successive chapters describe the same event from different points of view, without any overarching authorial perspective. This technique is very successful in keeping the story moving right up to its thrilling end.

The characters speak colloquially, but not in a deep enough dialect to make them unintelligible to a non-Glaswegian. Perhaps more could have been done to differentiate the language of one type of character from another - but this is a minor quibble.

I might add that the book is unusually well produced for a thriller, with a beautifully clear typeface and generous… Read more