Teaching values versus imparting knowledge

14th December 2012 at 00:00

What a refreshing change to read Claire Fox's clear exposition of core educational values. As an English teacher my objective is to ensure that pupils can express their ideas clearly, accurately and succinctly. I emphasise "their" ideas, not those of here-today-and-gone-tomorrow governments, bureaucrats, gurus or education secretaries, pushing the particular values that are their flavour of the month.

Kevin Oldham, London.

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