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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
This is the text of Michael Armstrong's address to the Brian Simon Centenary conference, held at the Institute of Education on 26 March 2015. Michael Armstrong celebrates the humanism that underlay Brian's belief in a common system of education, democratic and non-selective, and finds its counterpart in the creative practice of school children.
Descriptors: Humanism, Conference Papers, Democratic Values, Equal Education
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
Marion Richardson was a revolutionary art teacher and schools inspector. First published in 1948, her book "Art and the Child" is one of the most remarkable educational documents of the period between the first and second world wars. This article reviews Richardson's philosophy and practice of art and suggests its continuing…
Descriptors: Art Education, Books, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
This article takes as its starting point the assertion that the purpose of primary education is to value every child in the moment. The author examines one particular story by a six-year-old girl as an example of what this assertion implies, and of its significance for teaching and learning within the primary school.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Phenomenology, Student Experience, Females
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
In the autumn of 1973, in an essay published in "FORUM" (Volume 16, Number 1), David Hawkins, scientist, mathematician, educationalist and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, argued that a truly democratic education required not so much a revolution in teaching methods as "the radical reconstruction of subject…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Writing (Composition)
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
This article examines an eight-year-old's story as a literary work which throws light on the extent of a young child's knowledge of the human condition and on the child's capacity to set forth her knowledge in measured prose.
Descriptors: Young Children, Personal Narratives, Knowledge Level, Time
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2010
The author was disappointed by R. J. Campbell's sour critique of the Cambridge Primary Review in "FORUM" Volume 52 Number 1 2010. His description of the Review's proposals on curriculum and pedagogy as "backward-looking, cumbersome and partial" is such a bizarre misjudgement that it calls for some response. The author comments in turn on R. J.…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Criticism, Program Proposals, Curriculum Development
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2009
This article is the text of a keynote address given to the North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation at its annual conference in Chicago in February 2009. Three examples of children's linguistic and literary playfulness are examined, two from England and one from the USA. The article explores the radical implications of these examples for primary…
Descriptors: Play, Elementary Education, Linguistics, Language Acquisition
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2007
The author presents three fragments from the art work of a class of American elementary school children to illustrate the imaginative power of children's thought and language.
Descriptors: Art Products, Art Education, Imagination, Creativity
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Armstrong, Michael – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2005
"It is imagination, above all, that drives learning forward." With the eloquence and insight always associated with his work, Michael Armstrong considers how to recognise children's imaginative achievement: how to observe it, interpret it, value it and promote it. The child's exemplification of the power of the imagination demands our respect, but…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Imagination, Childhood Attitudes, Teaching Methods