A review of Channel 4’s Dispatches: anyone for governance? | The Secret Governor

The Secret Governor may or may not be on your governing board. S/he may also continue to refer to it as a ‘governing body’, which may or may not be an attitude which Requires Improvement. S/he has indicated that this post represents a very personal opinion, which you may dis/agree with wholeheartedly.

If what I read and understand is correct, much of the current educational orthodoxy is centred around the philosophies of American historian E.D Hirsch, who advocates a knowledge-based curriculum in place of skills and meta-cognition (“learning about learning”). The adoption of Hirsch’s views…

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