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An Intelligent Person S Guide To Education

Author : Tony Little
ISBN : 9781472913128
Genre : Education
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Tony Little is The Head Master of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginative people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book, published to coincide with his retirement, sets out his educational fundamentals. There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year GCSE and A Level pupils post better exam results, with more students achieving top grades. Yet business leaders and employers complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit for purpose. Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his time as a teacher and headmaster to get to grips with fundamental questions concerning education. He wants to produce people fit to work in the modern world. How do children absorb information? What kind of people does society need? What is education for? Not only is the author one of the great reforming headmasters of our time but he has planted Academies in the East end of London, founded a state boarding school near Windsor and yet is a passionate advocate of single sex schools. This book is not a text book for colleges of education - it is a book to enlighten the teaching profession and just as much for anxious parents. The book is simply arranged under topics such as authority, expectations, progress, self-confidence, sex, crises and creativity. Tony Little thinks it is time to ask some fundamental questions, and to make brave decisions about how we make our schools and our schoolchildren fit for purpose.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Religion

Author : John Haldane
ISBN : 1585677221
Genre : Philosophy
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We live, allegedly, in a postmodern age in which we have cast aside the narrative fantasies of the pre-modern era. If postmodernism represents the final abandonment of all grand theories, where does religion stand? If religion is a particularly unbelievable form of explanation, why does it power still affect social and political change? Here, like the skeptics of our age, the author asks, What has theology ever had to say that was of the slightest use to anyone? He argues that religion without God is like a car without an engine, and draws on many aspects of human culture to offer a defense of religion that is not only credible but necessary in an age when postmodernism itself has been exposed as a cruel illusion.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Christian Ethics

Author : Alban McCoy
ISBN : 0826476732
Genre : Religion
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Stimulating discussion of the fundamental concepts we employ in every day consideration of moral questions for the general reader.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Philosophy

Author : Roger Scruton
ISBN : 9781101174050
Genre : Philosophy
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"Philosophy's the 'love of wisdom', can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done," so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism," he presents it in an empirical, accessible, and practical light. The result is not a history of the field but a vivid, energetic, and personal account to guide the reader making his or her own venture into philosophy. Addressing a range of subjects from freedom, God, reality, and morality, to sex, music, and history, Scruton argues philosophy's relevance not just to intellectual questions, but to contemporary life.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Modern Guilt

Author : Paul Oppenheimer
ISBN : UOM:39015041297725
Genre : Guilt
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Two of the features of guilt that makes it so mysterious are, according to the author, its degreelessness and intensity. A person is either guilt-ridden or not, and in this study guilt is studied from both a modern and an ancient perspective

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Fascism

Author : Richard Griffiths
ISBN : UOM:39015049512299
Genre : History
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Though we think we know what it is, the definition of fascism is remarkably elusive. In general consciousness it has become a collective term of abuse, while, in reaction, scholars have over-defined it out of existence. In this book, Richard Griffiths undertakes to resolve the issue, placing fascism in its tortuous historical context.

Book Of Fools An Intelligent Person S Guide To Fops Jackasses Morons Dolts Dunces Halfwits And Blockheads

Author : Terry Reed
ISBN : 9781628940350
Genre : Humor
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This book presents a provocatively, outrageously assertive exposure of fools in their not infrequently bizarre manifestations, the object being to leave no halfwits behind. It explores the world of the fool from many perspectives, including Engines of Limited Cognition: Dumb Bells, Dumb Clucks and Dumb Waiters; Imprudence and Its Imbecilic Implications; Fools, Eccentrics & Sons of Momus; and Idiotic Opportunities: Putting Fools to Work. This is not to infer (or even hint) that either the author or his readership is in any demonstrable sense of the word foolish, now or at any other time. After all, no fool would write a book like this, and no fool would read it. Precisely who does read it is a discretely personal decision we leave to those gifted with more than ordinarily inquiring minds. Indeed, those who elect to come along for the ride are likely to find their minds piqued, tickled and enriched by this tour de farce. True to form, Reed illustrates Ambrose Bierce's definition of educational -- 'that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fools their lack of understanding.' Abundantly documented, endlessly subtle, hopelessly eccentric and deadly funny, the book blends history, sociology, literature, philosophy, etymology and even theology, all with a good laugh.

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