“Who runs and who should run our schools?

“Who runs and who should run our schools?”First lecture in the series

The Modern Education Desert

April 23rd 2008 at 7.00 pm The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

The British education system is outdated, no longer fit for purpose and needs more than broken promises to push it back to the highest international standing it once enjoyed. That’s the opinion of a number of keynote speakers who will be presenting their personal views in the first four lectures of “The Modern Education Desert”

organized by the independent education organisation, The Learning Skills Foundation.

This lecture programme has been developed to give those who really know about education the opportunity to speak freely and discuss their views with school teaching staff, parents, the media, members of parliament and opinion formers. Caroline Shott, CEO of the Learning Skills Foundation said: “The purpose of the lecture series is to stimulate debate about the fundamental questions of education which seem overlooked by everyone.”

The first lecture “Who runs and who should run our schools” is presented by Professor David H Hargreaves, Associate Director for Development and Research, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, who is well known for his strong views about how education has lost its way and what needs to be done to get it back on track. Professor Hargreaves will argue that twentieth-century models of schooling, which place the responsibilities of governance almost exclusively in the hands of older people, have become increasingly less appropriate, since they ignore the changing status of younger teachers and students, and the revolution in the new technologies.

The lecture will offer some radical answers to the basic questions about the governance of schools, in the belief that a very different approach to schooling has now become urgent.

Held at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore on 23rd April at 7pm, Professor Hargreaves’ presentation will be followed by an unrestricted question and answer session in which every attendee is invited to participate.

This event is open to all and the media is most welcome.

Tickets are available on the night or in advance from The Learning Skills

Foundation, 8 Swift Street, London SW6 5AG. Tel:020 7736 1772

email: office@learningskillsfoundation.com

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