Frank Furedi

Sociologist, commentator and author of Culture of Fear, Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?, Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence.
 
       
 

education and culture

Bookish fools
Aeon, 20 October 2016
The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read.

Neem het maar aan van een Dylanfan: de Nobelprijs verdient hij niet
De Morgen, 14 October 2016
Ik zou in de wolken moeten zijn nu Bob Dylan de Nobelprijs voor literatuur heeft gewonnen. Maar in werkelijkheid geeft het me een dubbel gevoel.

I love Dylan, but he shouldn’t get the Nobel Prize
spiked, 13 October 2016
Dylan isn't literature: he's for listening to, not reading.

Workload is a problem in schools because of the ‘McDonaldisation’ of education
TES, 11 October 2016
English teachers spend more time working than their peers abroad, not because they give more teaching time pupils but because they are compelled to devote too many hours to administrative duties,

Universities hand students soft toys, puppies and bubble wrap to ease stress
The Sunday Times, 11 September 2016
Cats are among the animals offered by universities to calm stressed students, reports Sian Griffiths.

Exam stress? Here’s a cat you can cuddle
The Sunday Times, 11 September 2016
Encouraging university students to behave as infants will damage both their independence and their studies.

Parents are undermining teachers’ authority – and it’s causing havoc in schools
International Business Times, 8 September 2016
Parents telling off teachers for sending their children home from school sends mixed messages about authority.

Tutoring subverts the meritocratic ethos associated with grammar schools in the 1960s
TES, 28 August 2016

‘Schools need to encourage students out of their comfort zone so they can adapt to university’
TES, 26 June 2016
Students who regard higher education as a sophisticated version of school are not being prepared properly for a life of independent learning. Schools need to urge them to take risks.

‘Once you start asking pupils about their teachers, the profession will inevitably be undermined’
TES, 29 May 2016
Surveys of children not only reveal little beyond the obvious, they are also often used as indirect prompts for influencing schoolchildren.

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