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Academics attack current education

Two academics subjected major current trends in education to careful critique at this year’s Family Education Trust conference in June, with over 100 packing the ballroom at the RAF Club in Piccadilly.

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Dr Mark Pike

Dr Mark Pike, Associate Professor in Educational Values and Pedagogy at the University of Leeds, applied the insights of C. S. Lewis to the present educational scene. He noted that in a pluralistic society, teachers struggle to subscribe to any set of values and so they often ‘commit themselves to nothing in particular – or to an undefined humanism where the only question is one of personal feeling’.