Revolution in the Classroom: Part 5, Community and Conclusions

Gareth Stevens discusses the interplay between modern education, neo-liberalism, meritocracy and democracy. In part five he discusses the demise of close-nit communities and how this has impacted on the efficacy of democratic processes and individual wellbeing, before summing up in a short conclusion to parts one to five.   Community Let us be very clear about one thing, your school is not a community school … Continue reading Revolution in the Classroom: Part 5, Community and Conclusions

Revolution in the Classroom: Part 4, Service Learning

Gareth Stevens discusses the interplay between modern education, neo-liberalism, meritocracy and democracy. In part four he highlights the huge failings of service learning and the citizenship curriculum in our schools. He also gives examples of ways in which it can be done better. On Service learning I want to point out the paucity of thought given to civic engagement and service learning in schools. Later … Continue reading Revolution in the Classroom: Part 4, Service Learning