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Education: The Rock and Roll Years - A northern perspective on a lifetime of learning, teaching and leading (Paperback) Loot Price: R499
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Education: The Rock and Roll Years - A northern perspective on a lifetime of learning, teaching and leading (Paperback): Les...

Education: The Rock and Roll Years - A northern perspective on a lifetime of learning, teaching and leading (Paperback)

Les Walton

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Les has often described himself as the 'Forrest Gump of education', as he seems to have been present at all the major educational developments since World War 2. This book is a very personal retrospective on a life in education over the last three-quarters of a century. He avoids personal negativity, though much of the narrative comes from a negative view of school and its impact on the lives of children. It is also a book full of hope that the human potential at the top of Maslow's hierarchy, self-actualisation, can realistically be achieved. An optimistic, humorous, self-mocking account, it emphasises the seriousness of the issues covered - corporal punishment, industrial disputes, the impact of bereavement on children and many more - by sleight of hand. Important educational debates are cunningly illuminated through the reflections of a simple Geordie lad. There are key messages here for all those engaged in the process of life-long learning. Education: the Rock and Roll Years' is visionary, practical, rebellious, idiosyncratic and beautifully idiomatic. Its strength is combining personal experience with key principles. This is an excellent piece of writing. Professor Andy Hargreaves, Boston College and University of Ottawa Les Walton has achieved great things at the most senior levels of education. The thing that marks him out is that no matter how senior his post, he has never forgotten that the purpose of education is to give opportunities, excite minds and change things. His reflections, which show how education and learning have done all these things in his life, make good reading and remind everyone why education is one of the most important things if a society is to thrive. Former Secretary of State for Education, Baroness Morris of Yardley

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Imprint: Critical Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2021
Authors: Les Walton
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
ISBN-13: 978-1-914171-32-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Social sciences > Education > Organization & management of education > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-914171-32-2
Barcode: 9781914171321

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