Author Archives: Kelvin Smythe

This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 3

[1988, kitchen table, scratching away with a pen, and for some reason I get on to collaboration.] [This is just a post-note to Parts 1 and 2. I cannot remember what occasioned it. I don’t know whether it was some … Continue reading

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This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 2

While what follows may look somewhat distant from the content of Part 1, the intention is to embolden one of the teacher organisations to act decisively against communities of learning (government-imposed local institutions) by looking back so that mistakes of … Continue reading

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This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 1

This is the moment – this is the moment for decisive action, the CoLs must be disrupted to their eventual diminution or disappearance, or school education is going to have another generation of learning decline and professional limitation. This is … Continue reading

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Attack! 114 In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 4

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 113 In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 3

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 112 In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 2

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Disturbing CoL developments

CoLs have been introduced using  a copycat of the process used for Tomorrow’s Schools: the idealistic conceptual cover to appeal to typically kind-hearted, classroom teachers – for Tomorrow’s Schools, freedom – for  Cols, collaboration;  a tumultuous drumbeat of propaganda; organisational … Continue reading

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