I've been thinking about 'what is the point'. Do we go with a banking, or a deficit model of education? Or what?
Prof Bill Boyle's seminar at the University of Manchester was interesting last week. He made the point that the children's voice is so often ignored in education. Sure, teachers reckon their voices are ignored, but they are consenting adults. Head teachers voices may be ignored, but shouldn't they be driving reform and shouldn't they be in in the vanguard of people objecting to certain policies and policy enactments?
What about the children's voices?
Very good point, Bill.
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