Medal winner attacks testing regime;In brief

16th July 1999 at 01:00
THE winner of the Library Association's Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book award, David Almond, has blamed the school regime for restricting children's creativity.

He said: "The concentration on assessment, accreditation, targets, scores, grades, tests, profiles will be seen as a kind of madness.

"What would the assessors and recorders have made of Archimedes splashing happily about in his bath before he yelled Eureka!"

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