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Battle of Ideas Satellite - Exeter Salon: Is Education Failing the Test?

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Tower Building

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Exeter

EX4 4JS

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Battle of Ideas - Satellite Event

The education system is subject to constant change – with recent GCSE and A level reforms. But a more fundamental issue is what we require of education. Universal education was introduced to ensure a sufficiently literate and numerate workforce for industrial expansion. And more recently the introduction of University fees were similarly linked to employability, on the basis that graduates can expect to earn more over their lifetime than non-graduates.

Should we judge the success of the education system by its ability to improve employability and earnings, or should education have less pragmatic, perhaps more idealistic, aims to do with social, cultural and philosophical ideas?

If we don’t have political agreement about the purpose of education, isn’t it likely that education policy will always be unclear? And without clear and consistent policy objectives, is education bound to fail the test?


  • Dr Martin Coath

    Dr Martin Coath

    University of Plymouth

    Computer Modeller, Science Communicator and Consultant

  • Pamela Dow

    Pamela Dow

    Catch 22

    Chief Reform Officer

  • Terry James

    Terry James

    Educational Leadership Consultant

    and former Headteacher

  • George Siddons

    George Siddons

    University of Exeter

    Student of PPE

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