It is a frequent lament of liberal education enthusiasts in this country that they must so often turn to the United States for inspiration. So it was that, via the US education think-tank the ISI, I first came across C S Lewis’ slim, digestible book on education, The Abolition of Man. Few books have had … More Mini-Essay: The Abolition of Man
I have been meaning to research Mindfulness in more detail this year. Like “Neuro-linguistic Programming” (NLP), the word has a rather synthetic quality – but I shall endeavour to read more before commenting. All I can say for now is that it is gathering momentum in many UK boarding schools. See this letter published in The … More Mindfulness – gathering momentum
One cannot be a modern “educationalist” without a pithy defence of what education is and what (or who) it is for. … More Mini-Essay: What is Liberal Education?