Complicated Problems with a Curricular Solution

I was extremely impressed when I read the transcript of the ResearchED Kent talk from Becky Allen and Ben White (2019). As I commented in response, I think it is a sign of a good piece when it has the reader nodding along in pious agreement at certain points and feeling challenged to the core … Continue reading Complicated Problems with a Curricular Solution

From Fear to Hope

(Hargreaves, 1976) ResearchED Northampton was the first event of its kind that I have attended. I shouldn’t have left it so long, but I have always been much more inclined to immerse myself in books, articles and blogs than to attend conferences and encounter actual people. I need not have worried; the day was superb, … Continue reading From Fear to Hope

The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (5)

I have written about my attempts to lead a process of school curriculum reform (posts one, two, three, four), advising leaders to develop expertise, start carefully, work hard and expect the process to take a long time. This last post in my series addresses the issue of how the leader is to prioritise the curriculum … Continue reading The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (5)

The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (4)

In my first post in this series I made use of a passage from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (1961) to provide a metaphor for senior curriculum leadership as a narrow path between opposing perils. In this one I use another part of the allegory to illustrate my third piece of advice (the others can be … Continue reading The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (4)

The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (3)

In my first post in this series I made use of a passage from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (1961) to provide a metaphor for senior curriculum leadership as a narrow path between opposing perils. In this one I use another part of the allegory to illustrate my second piece of advice (the first can be … Continue reading The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (3)

The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (2)

In my previous post I made use of a passage from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (1961) to provide a metaphor for senior curriculum leadership as a narrow path between opposing perils. In this one I use another part of the allegory to illustrate my first piece of advice to help a senior leader to stay … Continue reading The Strait and Narrow Way of Curriculum Leadership (2)