UK

Don't join the army - Veterans for Peace

Don't join the army

Great text/website from Veterans for Peace debunking UK military recruitment propaganda.

Education vs the working class - Martin Small

A review of Education and the Working Class, by Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1962, 28s.).

Down there with Isherwood - Dachine Rainer

A review of Down There on a Visit by Christopher Isherwood, written by Dachine Rainer.

A senior concert of the High School of Music and Art - Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman recounts observing a school concert.

Eleven-plus and the comprehensive

Short account from a parent about their experience with two children in state education, taking the eleven plus exams.

First impression

Short account from a first-year student just beginning secondary school in London about his educational experience.

Some were all right

Short interview with a child who left school early about his experiences in education.

A last look round

Short article about the educational experiences of an anonymous sixth former.

Bombed site and comprehensive school - Winifred Hindley

A personal account from a teacher about her experiences teaching children in a "horsa hut": prefab schools constructed across the UK from 1944 to replace schools destroyed in bombing and to accommodate additional pupils created for increasing the state education minimum age to 15.

Educating the non-scholastic - Raymond King

Raymond King on educational methods for children who are not suited to traditional academic teaching styles.