Alex Bloom, Pioneer of Radical State Education

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 47 Number 2 & 3 (2005)

Alex Bloom, Pioneer of Radical State Education
MICHAEL FIELDING pages 119-134
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2005.47.2.1


Alex Bloom is one of the greatest figures of radical state education in England. His approach to ‘personalised learning’ and the development of a negotiated curriculum was immeasurably more profound and more inspiring than anything to emerge thus far from the current DfES. His approach to student voice was much more radical than anything presently emerging from the current new wave of activity. His school, St George-in-the-East, a secondary modern school in Stepney in the East End of London, utterly rejected regimentation, corporal punishment (still the norm at the time) and the use of marks, prizes and competition. On the fiftieth anniversary of his death it is fitting to return to learn again from his still unfulfilled legacy.

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MICHAEL FIELDING (2005) Alex Bloom, Pioneer of Radical State Education, FORUM, 47(2 & 3 ), 119-134.

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