John Bald: Mixed ability teaching has come very close to killing the learning of foreign languages

Behind most of our disputes with self-styled “progressive” educators are deep and bitter divisions over the purposes of education and its effects. They have their roots in the earliest days of civilisation, in a famous letter from an Egyptian scribe to his son, urging him to work hard at his writing in order to avoid unpleasant manual work, gain royal favour and swan about, “inspecting”.

Source: John Bald: Mixed ability teaching has come very close to killing the learning of foreign languages

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