What does a good education at school look like?
I think it’s essential to look at this question through the paradigm of what is necessary to a good education and what is sufficient.
Briefly, a necessary condition must be met for a good education, and sufficient conditions guarantee that a good education has been had. My argument here is that Education has been too focused on sufficient conditions, and as a result of this many necessary conditions to a good education are not being met. A good education cannot be had without the foundation of necessary conditions.
My view is that we must look to the necessary conditions and only once these are in place should we layer the sufficient conditions on top of these foundations.
So, what are the necessary conditions of a good education and what are the barriers to them being met? My subject is secondary maths…
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