Excellent article on Tony Little & education:
Originally posted on 3D Eye:
Having spent an entire career committed to public state education, with a guiding principle of free education for all, it was fascinating to attend a lecture by the headmaster of Eton College and to be broadly in agreement with everything he said about holistic learning and the needs of young people.
Tony Little was the invited speaker for this year’s National Education Trust annual lecture – now held in memory of Mike Baker, an education journalist whose insights and observations on education are greatly missed.
The title of the lecture was “Looking Back to Move Forwards”. Mr Little considered the lives and works of three of his predecessors at Eton in order to focus on some priorities for education in the 21st Century.
Some might query the head of Eton addressing an audience about the aims and purposes of education without having experienced the challenges of working in inner…
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