Chris woodhead sir christopher woodhead woodhead being interviewed by the bbc, may 1999 born: christopher anthony woodhead 20 october 1946 in 2002 class war: the state of british education, a damning verdict on the systemic failures of british education, was published. Transcript chris woodhead and john humphrys john humphrys: chris woodhead was the most famous, perhaps i should say notorious, chief inspector of schools that england has ever had. Chris woodhead's fall from his commanding position as chief inspector of schools was dramatic he resigned amid a firestorm of professional criticism and persistent allegations of sexual. Former ofsted chief inspector sir chris woodhead never strayed far from the headlines, often speaking out controversially on the state of the uk's education the state of british education.
Class war: the state of british education by chris woodhead little, brown, 2002 this book has hardback covers ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair condition, suitable as a study copy dust jacket in fair condition. Mr woodhead is himself a product of the state system and was the first in his family to go to university a grammar school education in the 1960s helped cement his very definite views on teaching. How wonderfully ironic that chris woodhead has taken up media studies in addition to joining the daily telegraph as a consultant on 'educational, cultural and social matters', the quondam chief.
T here are few giants in education as big as chris woodhead love him or loathe him, his tenure as chief inspector of schools was full of incident and drama his rows with the teaching profession. Chris woodhead is the author of the newly published book 'a desolation of learning: is this the education our children deserve published by pencil-sharp publishing, uk in this interview he reflects on education and the current state of education. The only one in step ~ review : class war: the state of british education, by chris woodhead john abbott 2002 archive books boston, 2002 the book just produced by chris woodhead (formerly her majesty’s chief inspector of schools) on the state of british education this is the book, the publishers claim, that every parent should read.
A desolation of learning : is this the education our children deserve by chris woodhead ( book ) 1 edition published in 2009 in english and held by 27 worldcat member libraries worldwide. Like chris woodhead, i was taught to be a trendy teacher at college of education in the 1960's children were not to hear the word no, or see a sum marked with an x - this would undermine their already fragile self-image. Cpntroverssial ex-chief schools’ inspector sir chris woodhead has died after a nine-year battle with motor neurone disease, aged 68 he was a hate figure for teachers’ unions but became a.
A focus on chris woodhead, formerly her majesty's chief inspector of schools, and his views on the future of schools in the uk. “ tinkering toward utopia belongs in a special genre of books about education by historians the genre does not represent history as such but draws on a deep base of historical knowldge to address wider issues of educational policy. Chris woodhead injected a little bit of realism into a profession which had for decades deluded itself that it was doing a wonderful job his departure may be welcomed by many, but for the good of our children and their education it is vital that a similarly robust person be appointed.
Chief schools inspector chris woodhead called at a training and education conference for higher standards for teachers and the rejection of poor ideas and methods he also suggested schools judged outstanding by ofsted inspectors take a greater role in giving trainee teachers classroom experience. Nick seaton, of the campaign for real education, says chris woodhead's new book offers a bold critique on the educational establishment and shows how they can be defeated a desolation of learning. Sir chris woodhead, england's former chief inspector of schools, has died sir chris, who was aged 68, was a high-profile head of the ofsted education watchdog between 1994 and 2000 he had been. The panel debate the motion ‘state education is a comprehensive disaster’ chaired by sheena mcdonald arguing for the motion are professor chris woodhead, melanie phillips, and claire fox.
Rock climbing and running are the favoured recreations of chris woodhead, chief inspector of schools and dedicated risk-taker something of a rebel as a schoolboy, his bad behaviour brought him regular beatings and provoked his french teacher to sum him up as wild. Chris woodhead: there has been huge investment in the state sector that investment has not lead to a significant impact on educational standardstwenty per cent of 11 year olds, for example.
Woodhead was appointed head of the office for standards in education (ofsted), the schools inspection service, in 1994  by this time, woodhead advocated traditional teaching methods and took a scornful view of progressive educational theories introduced into english schools from the 1960s onwards. Chris woodhead's wiki: sir christopher anthony woodhead (20 october 1946 – 23 june 2015) was a british educationalist he had been he. Chris woodhead's controversial book exposes the bureaucracy, waste and incompetence in so many local education authorities it demonstrates how the university academics who train our teachers are in fact responsible for much of the ideological nonsense which has forced so many parents to dig deep into their pockets to escape state education.