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Pithy and punchy,
This review is from: Seven Myths about Education (Kindle Edition)
The message of the book is clear - skills are important but knowledge is very important too, and there is not enough of the latter taught in British schools today. You only need to compare the A'level and GCSE specifications of today with those of 20 years ago for evidence to support this view, although, as Ms Christodoulou shows, there is lots more compelling evidence for the neglect of knowledge in our schools and its sad consequences for our young people. This is not a tired debate because the truth is these matters are not debated enough - the 'only skills really matter' lobby are powerful within education and very defensive in the face of criticism. This means that not many are brave enough to take a stand and speak out for the importance of knowledge. Three cheers for Ms Christodoulou for doing so in such an intelligent way.