Click on the links below to read some of our interviews with teachers, teacher training graduates and educationalists to find out why progression in education is important to them and what they think an education reform should look like.
“If enough people start thinking about these issues then we can begin to figure out how to take things forward. Unless the problem is recognised and discussed, there can be no chance of overcoming it.”
“More time should be focussed on building positive relationships between students and teachers, in which shared understanding can develop on both sides.”
“Parents are generally not seen as genuine partners in their children’s education. Teachers often do not feel valued as professionals but feel more like cogs in a machine.”
“My vision is to see children inspired and engaged in their learning, and progressive education seems to be a natural fit with that, as it maintains the freedom to challenge research and practice.”
“Children’s Rights are discussed more and seen as ‘trendy’ but this is paid lip-service to, and children really don’t have much say in anything unfortunately.”
“Montessori math materials leave teachers-in-training saying, ‘I wish I’d learned math this way!‘”
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