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How schools came to serve the state

Arguing for changes to the structure of ‘schooling’ we employ in countries like New Zealand and the USA, Peter Gray provides a┬áhistory of what we know as schools, beginning with an explanation of… 1,367 more words

Understanding Education

Societal violence and the treatment of children

I’m still taking notes from Peter Gray’s Free to Learn:

“…recently, research involving many types of societies has shown systematic relationships between a society’s structure and its treatment of children… 206 more words

Social And Political Contexts

Age segregation vs mixed-age learning

I’m rather enjoying Peter Gray’s Free to Learn… consider some of what he writes on the segregation of children according to age in school: 351 more words

Social And Political Contexts

Outdoor play

Ruth Wilson asserts that “While creative play can and does occur in almost any environment, recent research indicates that natural outdoor spaces have a special quality that promotes the frequency, duration, and quality of creative play (Bilton 2010a, Elliot 2008, Louv 2006). 345 more words

Early Years Education