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New versus old Barber: An unfinished revolution

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Professor Michael Barber's The Learning Game is a ky influence on education policy in England and Wales. This paper focuses on Barber's policy proposals and their theoretical foundations. The paper states the theoretical foundation of the proposals in chaos theory and the working assumption of this paper It then explores Barber's proposals, for the curriculum, the teaching profession, and the 'individual learning promise'. Finally, alternative mechanisms for arriving at Barber's desired goals consistent with his theoretical framework are sketched out.

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Author(s): Tooley J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Educational Studies

Year: 1999

Volume: 47

Issue: 1

Pages: 28-42

Print publication date: 05/07/2010

ISSN (print): 0007-1005

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8527

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1111/1467-8527.00101


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