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Gove's obsession with bygone era will fail pupils, says schools' chief

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/12/2012

Richard Garner

Education Secretary Michael Gove is hankering after "a bygone era where everything was considered rosy", the leader of the country's independent girls' schools says today in a damning verdict on his reform programme.
Louise Robinson, president of the Girls' School Association, argues schools should prepare pupils for the "Star Trek society" of the 2020's instead of looking back at the 1950's and 60's.
In an interview with The Independent, Mrs Robinson, headmistrees of Merchant Taylor's Girls' school in Crosby, Liverpool, added: "You can't be forcing a 1960s curriculum and exam structure on schools. These children are going to be going out into the world of the 2020s and 2030s. It is going to be very different from Michael Gove's dream of what it should be."
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"Gove's obsession with bygone era will fail pupils, says schools' chief ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gove-s-obsession-with-bygone-era-will-fail-pupils-says-schools-chief-