Global Education Reform or Global Education Messianism? Talmon & ‘The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy’

J.L.Talmon’s ‘The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy’ (Secker & Warburg, 1952) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Talmon became a Professor of History but not before doing his PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK, and, interestingly for UK readers of our blog, among other people in the Preface to this book […]

The Finnish Model: Why Teaching By Numbers Is Doing Harm

In the following Boston Globe article, Learning from Finland How one of the world’s top educational performers turned around, Pasi Sahlberg of Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture and former Washington-based World Bank education specialist illustrates very succinctly why current UK and US education policy is on the wrong track. “IF AMERICANS harbored any doubts […]


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