|Education for the Masses
Matters appertaining to children of all ages, and their parents,
who are often even more in need of succour.
Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Before there was
Astronomy there was chaos,
Human Chaos. This article,
from New Scientist, May 2005, has to do with
education, because the brain has something to do with intelligence, hasn't it?
Some of what is on the human chaos page is also linked below, aber
Schadenfreude, nicht wahr?
Education for the aging unemployed?
An imperfect course.
September, 2008: These
energy filled days, filled with unctuous statements about our rights to drive
SUV monstrosities, until recently one could visit
BMW Films, for their excellent short movies: they are all action, but
one is particularly hilarious. All were made by top notch directors and actors; the
first series required Quick Time, the latest series allowed download for
whichever main viewer one prefers. The series is unavailable currently, as that
first link advised you, although a nearly complete set is
available from here. Of course, they are educational in all manner of ways.
Professor Warwick Sawyer
A mathematics educator of renown. A
recent review of a Dover reprint of a 1964 Penguin original. Just because
it's old, doesn't mean it's useless.
Professor Sawyer died in Canada in 2008, at the age of 97.
The pages relating to Prof Sawyer and the bunch below have been
proof read, since the originals had been only cursorily run through OCR. There
are a few missing illustrations, too, just as there are in the Astronomy section
Here is a scan of the cover from Arthur Marwick's book on post-war British Society. If,
as I have some decades ago, one has seen I'm Alright, Jack (John Boulting,
director, 1959, EMI Films Ltd) starring Peter
Sellers and Ian Carmichael (Fred Kite/Sir John Kennaway and Stanley Windrush,
respectively), then one knows how the idiotic system then universal of unionism
ruined British industry. I am pro-union, but not agreeable with the way the
shops were controlled. Each trade had its own union, and this was in direct
contrast with how the Brits set up the German unions after WWII. There, they
made sure only one trades union was implemented for each company. The way that
the film portrayed the British style, with the attitude of you can't pick up a hammer, or I'll
strike, was sadly true of the whole country. And, these were the bastards who
struck during the war and kept the forces, their own friends, from receiving
timely, proper and
adequate equipment. (Click the image to enlarge.)
Doctors Plus: educators, scientists, fools and other people
You can't spell, add or think, and neither can your teachers. Morris Kline
Vectors and other things that you should understand, but normally forget.
and credulousness: partial arguments bandwagon.
failing to prepare for workplace. So, what's new?
07/08/2004: Employment minister, UK, signals
the end of comprehensive schools.
06/29/2004: UK Teachers slam the
Tory ideas for schools.
06/28/2004: Clarke wants to pay for
more mathematics teachers.
06/22/2004: Police search for
exam scam perpetrator.
Creationism causes demonstrations in Northern England.
06/14/2004: Lords put
the boot in over OFFA.
06/12/2004: The news that disgusts: exams will be scrapped for Greek and Latin.
Here is a plea.
05/25/2004: Heads call for
league tables to be scrapped
Abortion in school is 'geography lesson'
BNP candidate at catholic school, hurrah!?
Odds on that
God exists? What's that to do with teaching?
Think forward to the 1940s
Rip your hijab off, baby!! Oafish teacher
Schools fail the bright lights
Unruly pupils and ministers
Triplets chance for Cambridge
New York Times
Ivory tower retirement homily; simply do one's job
Globe and Mail
07/10/2004: Come on, the Bible should
never have language such as this.
The Joy of Testing, a comparison of Canada and UK
Starting from Zero: building a better brain
therapy, see the illustration below, can work on human babies, too
distinct in the nursery too? Québec, naturellement
don't do it
Play time, even more these days for kids with parents, and Canada's dads are
Cut out the violence: play-act fighting with Papa
Two-year-olds: the most violent people on Earth
Bullies and the Bullied: same but different
Trouble close to home: no class barriers here
Moms must be crazy? Well, not exactly, just rewired
Crying Out Loud: babies in tears, along with their parents
Education Other Sources
07/12/2004: Foolishness in educating teachers,
with this as a result.
From the Economist, just like the Guardian's comments, only different.