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  • The only thing which frustrates this process is the narrow and reductive nature of the national curriculum, and its Gradgrind nature, so that for example in the teaching of English, whole texts (plays, novels) are no longer studied for their themes, structures and poetic power,, and have been replaced by the soulless dissection of selected passages - a kind of Gradgrind attempt to quantify everything into measurable facts and figures.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The only thing which frustrates this process is the narrow and reductive nature of the national curriculum, and its Gradgrind nature, so that for example in the teaching of English, whole texts (plays, novels) are no longer studied for their themes, structures and poetic power,, and have been replaced by the soulless dissection of selected passages - a kind of Gradgrind attempt to quantify everything into measurable facts and figures.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Of the many reasons he has taken to the road, not the least is the freedom from the shackles of convention and the "Gradgrind" methods of an utilitarian and materialistic age.

    A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country

  • The initiative comes at a time when many in the education world are questioning whether today's education system has gone too far in the direction of the kind of Gradgrind philosophy so caricatured by Dickens.

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  • Later, of course, a chastened Gradgrind acknowledges that Some persons hold... that there is a wisdom of the Head, and that there is a wisdom of the Heart.

    Brian Rosenberg: Hard Times for These Times

  • Later, of course, a chastened Gradgrind acknowledges that Some persons hold... that there is a wisdom of the Head, and that there is a wisdom of the Heart.

    Brian Rosenberg: Hard Times for These Times

  • Adapted by the excellent Charles Way and with music by Colin Sell, it tells the story of Thomas Gradgrind, a man whose belief that education's only purpose is to stuff children with facts and prepare them for the world of work, does terrible damage to his own offspring.

    This week's new theatre

  • Surely the report would have brought a smile to the face of Thomas Gradgrind, the forward-thinking educator in Dickens's Hard Times, who insisted that "In this life, we want nothing but Facts, sir; nothing but Facts!"

    Brian Rosenberg: Hard Times for These Times

  • Adapted by the excellent Charles Way and with music by Colin Sell, it tells the story of Thomas Gradgrind, a man whose belief that education's only purpose is to stuff children with facts and prepare them for the world of work, does terrible damage to his own offspring.

    This week's new theatre

  • Surely the report would have brought a smile to the face of Thomas Gradgrind, the forward-thinking educator in Dickens's Hard Times, who insisted that "In this life, we want nothing but Facts, sir; nothing but Facts!"

    Brian Rosenberg: Hard Times for These Times

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