• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: Wasted: Why Education Isn't Educating

The Pisa global league table overlooks cultural factors that incentivize learning

It is cultural norms in communities that orient children towards education.

Pisa: top of the class for dumbing down

The OECD’s international league table of education teaches us nothing.

Gonski billions fool’s gold unless student teachers master subject discipline

Education is not a stand-alone institution that can be improved or reformed through the injection of cash or the introduction of new techniques.

GCSE wars: the case for real and hard exams

However exam grades are manipulated, the result is always to sacrifice children’s education at the altar of political expediency.

GCSE wars: the case for real and hard exams

However exam grades are manipulated, the result is always to sacrifice children’s education at the altar of political expediency.

Why teachers should aspire to be scholars

Too many educationalists today believe an intellectually informed curriculum is only suitable for the elites and not the masses.

Our job is to judge

Academics without the freedom to exercise judgement are not true academics. Frank Furedi explains why scholars must resist the rise of proceduralism.

France: a ‘revolution’ to preserve the status quo

In the past, youthful rebels were heroically indifferent to their long-term security. The French protesters are obsessed with theirs.

If schools ban break time for being dangerous, how will children ever grow up?

The world of education has fallen prey to the insidious compensation culture, robbing schools and enfeebling children.

£2.25 Million Accident Compensation Paid To Children Injured At School

As many as ten school children per week are making accident compensation claims for injuries suffered at school.

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