Tessa Blackstone, 2 December 1982
Show More The Changing Anatomy of Britain by Anthony Sampson.
Hodder, 476 pp., £9.95, September 1982, 9780340209646Show More
An English Education: A Perspective of Eton by Richard Ollard.
Collins, 216 pp., £9.95, September 1982, 0 00 216495 7Show More
Survival Programmes in Britain’s Inner Cities Open University, 224 pp., £6.95, September 1982, 0 335 10111 9Show More Liverpool 8 by John Cornelius.
Murray, 177 pp., £5.95, September 1982, 0 7195 3975 7Show More
The Other Britain edited by Paul Barker.
Routledge, 276 pp., £9.95, October 1982, 9780710093080Show More
“... There is probably even more ill-informed punditry around about our educational system and its contribution to Britain’s decline than there is about the trade unions, management and industrial relations. Everyone thinks he knows what schools should do. However ignorant about the practicalities of teaching in the 1980s, people are willing to launch forth into diatribes against our state schools for failing to do this, that or the other ...”