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

It will take more than an oath to improve our schools
spiked, 13 October 2014
Making teachers swear loyalty to their profession won’t repair their authority.

Tom and Jerry racist? No, the real bigots are those who want to rewrite history
Daily Mail, 4 October 2014
Today, we laugh at tales about finger-wagging Victorian prigs who wanted to cover up piano legs for fear of inflaming erotic passions, but the modern dogmatists are just as bad.

Greg Clark appointed universities and science minister – open thread
Guardian, 15 July 2014
What changes do you hope the new minister will introduce? Sector figures share their thoughts.

‘Trojan horse’ schools – built in Westminister
spiked, 10 June 2014
The DfE has long urged parental involvement in schools - here's the result.

A Boost for Active Learning
Inside Higher Ed, 13 May 2014
By Doug Lederman.

Let’s make Paine’s Age of Reason a reality
spiked, 11 April 2014
Burke's paternalism won out over Paine's liberalism. Let the fightback begin.

New philosophy A-level curriculum – Gove’s debased gold standard
Guardian, 4 March 2014
The draft philosophy A-level drops texts in favour of extracts and replaces a love of knowledge with utilitarian 'transferable skills'.

Culture War: the narcissism of minor differences
spiked, 12 February 2014
Ideological battles have been usurped by petty, bitter clashes over lifestyle.

In praise of the university lecture and its place in academic scholarship
Guardian, 10 December 2013
The lecture is not just for students – it helps academics see the strengths and weaknesses of their research.

The Pisa global league table overlooks cultural factors that incentivize learning
Independent Voices, 4 December 2013
It is cultural norms in communities that orient children towards education.

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