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Michael Pollard

Michael Pollard starts the first of a series of pieces on the sacred cows of education

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Michael Pollard starts the first of a series of pieces on the sacred cows of education

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Education + Training, vol. 13 no. 2
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Michael Pollard

Michael Pollard, following his own bruising experience of teaching, examines the present sad state of in‐service teacher training.

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Michael Pollard, following his own bruising experience of teaching, examines the present sad state of in‐service teacher training.

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Education + Training, vol. 12 no. 10
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Michael Pollard

In the third of a series of articles on the sacred cows of education Michael Pollard looks at the National Foundation for Educational Research.

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In the third of a series of articles on the sacred cows of education Michael Pollard looks at the National Foundation for Educational Research.

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Education + Training, vol. 13 no. 5
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Michael Pollard

After Sacred Cow I, teacher freedom, Michael Pollard attacks the Schools Council

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After Sacred Cow I, teacher freedom, Michael Pollard attacks the Schools Council

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Education + Training, vol. 13 no. 3
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Michael Pollard

The 160‐odd firms in the educational group of the Publishers' Association range from many‐headed giants like Pergamon to provincial midgets like Davis and Moughton of…

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The 160‐odd firms in the educational group of the Publishers' Association range from many‐headed giants like Pergamon to provincial midgets like Davis and Moughton of Leamington Spa. You can't help feeling some affection and sympathy for the Davis and Moughtons — the regional houses born on the tide of universal education and left a little at a loss now, with their four‐rules arithmetics, their spelling and table books, while the educational departments of the big publishers, corporation‐financed and able to take a risk, swoop in for the Nuffield, new maths, liberal studies kill.

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Education + Training, vol. 11 no. 7
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Michael Pollard

It was about five years ago that ‘in‐service training’ started to become part of the everyday jargon of education. It was a more impressive phrase than the term ‘refresher…

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It was about five years ago that ‘in‐service training’ started to become part of the everyday jargon of education. It was a more impressive phrase than the term ‘refresher courses’ which had served faithfully for for many decades. Indeed, it was so impressive and lent itself so readily to prefixes like plans for and a programme of that many teachers felt sure that the change in terminology would be matched by a change in the actual process by which teachers keep themselves up to date with changes in their subjects and the techniques of teaching them.

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Education + Training, vol. 11 no. 8
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Michael Pollard

Whenever you look at the condition of teachers, from whatever angle, you very soon begin to hear about the security of the job. Traditionally, it has been the lure of…

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Whenever you look at the condition of teachers, from whatever angle, you very soon begin to hear about the security of the job. Traditionally, it has been the lure of security that made a teaching career the ambition of so many children from lower middle and skilled working class families with gaunt memories of between‐the‐wars depression. Security is one of the root causes, too, of teachers' recurring plight in the Burnham Committee; behind every management offer lies the implication that the figures may not amount to much, but at least they're assured. And because the sort of people who go for career security are not usually protesters, workers to rule or bearers of banners, it has taken a century of shabby treatment to screw the NUT up to its present pitch of militancy.

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Education + Training, vol. 12 no. 2
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Michael Pollard

Frankly, it doesn't seem to me to matter very much whether or not children are subjected to religious instruction in school; let's get that settled right at the beginning…

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Frankly, it doesn't seem to me to matter very much whether or not children are subjected to religious instruction in school; let's get that settled right at the beginning. The curriculum of most schools includes a number of items of fairly minimal importance; the history of the middle ages, for example, doesn't add much to the sum of relevant human knowledge for the late 20th century. Although most children by the age of about eight know by heart the story of Moses in the bullrushes, and you could argue that if they're going to learn anything by heart at least it could be something of more enduring value, it's also true that most children of the same age are full to the brim with King Arthur, Robin Hood and a host of other popular legendary characters right down to Janet and John.

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Education + Training, vol. 12 no. 4
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ISSN: 0040-0912

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Stavros P. Kalafatis, Michael Pollard, Robert East and Markos H. Tsogas

Examines the determinants that influence consumers’ intention to buy environmentally friendly products. Ajzen’s theory of planned behaviour (TPB) provides the conceptual…

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Examines the determinants that influence consumers’ intention to buy environmentally friendly products. Ajzen’s theory of planned behaviour (TPB) provides the conceptual framework of the research and the appropriateness of the theory and is tested in two distinct market conditions (UK and Greece). Although the findings offer considerable support for the robustness of the TPB in explaining intention in both samples, there is some indication that the theory is more appropriate in well established markets that are characterised by clearly formulated behavioural patterns (i.e. the model fitting elements of the UK sample are superior to the corresponding ones obtained from the Greek sample). The results are consistent with previous research on moral behaviour.

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Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol. 16 no. 5
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ISSN: 0736-3761

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Stuart Hannabuss

The management of children′s literature is a search for value andsuitability. Effective policies in library and educational work arebased firmly on knowledge of materials…

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The management of children′s literature is a search for value and suitability. Effective policies in library and educational work are based firmly on knowledge of materials, and on the bibliographical and critical frame within which the materials appear and might best be selected. Boundaries, like those between quality and popular books, and between children′s and adult materials, present important challenges for selection, and implicit in this process are professional acumen and judgement. Yet also there are attitudes and systems of values, which can powerfully influence selection on grounds of morality and good taste. To guard against undue subjectivity, the knowledge frame should acknowledge the relevance of social and experiential context for all reading materials, how readers think as well as how they read, and what explicit and implicit agendas the authors have. The good professional takes all these factors on board.

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Library Management, vol. 10 no. 1
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ISSN: 0143-5124

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