Not losing the child

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:265
  1. Ian Robertson

    I have friends somewhere west of London who are desperately trying to get their teenage son out of his state school into a private one, because he is a clever boy in whom school has fostered underachievement and demoralisation: they are both members of the Labour party. Much of the teaching in his school is project based, yet there is little systematic assessment and feedback of the work he produces: “a good peace (sic) of work” was an example of what feedback he did receive, evidence supporting the view that among the young teachers of today are …

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