A Little Learning

A Little Learning

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This lively selection brings together journalist and broadcaster Libby Purvesa€™ experiences as journalist, parent, governor and former pupil of half a dozen assorted schools from Bangkok to Tunbridge Wells, displaying her eclectic and provocative opinions and ideas on teaching and learning. This collection of the best of her writing in the Times Educational Supplement covers - sometimes thoughtfully, sometimes mockingly - everything from national policy to the eccentricities of headteachers and the limitations of IT. Education professionals over the years have received her outsider view with enthusiasm, laughter, inspiration and occasional fury. From ministerial madness to the pitfalls of uniform and the vagaries of teenagers, this book is dedicated to the amusement of a cadre of professionals Libby once planned to join, until she lost her nerve. It is dedicated, with thanks and admiration, to all teachers.Farewell, . my. innocent. love. SPRINGTIME, hey ding-a-ding, and thoughts of love. Actually, schools and colleges are ... Schools are electric: even sensible mothers cast dewy looks at headteachers, and fathers adjust their ties with all the ... The best pashes thrive in decent secrecy, letting concealment feed on their damask cheeks and encouraging the subject to read a great deal of English lyric poetry.

Title:A Little Learning
Author: Libby Purves
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-08-07

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