TES talks to…Steve Biddulph
The renowned psychologist and parenting expert tells Kate Townshend that schools and parents need to sort out their differences so children can thrive
A really horrible dynamic has grown up in schools, where parents treat education as a product, and their children’s learning as a commodity that they expect schools to deliver.”
As a teacher, you might well be cheering these words of wisdom from psychologist, parenting guru and Australian educational expert Steve Biddulph. But you may not like what comes next quite as much: he suggests that schools themselves have sometimes also been guilty of buying into this narrative.
“Schools defend themselves against this consumerist attitude by hitting back with increased homework, expectations and ...