Saturday, 21 August 2010

Shock, horror

UK's failing university system

I picked up a copy of the free commuters' newspaper Metro on a local train yesterday. The front-page headline ran – 
Desperate for a degree? Better head for China

Hayden Smith's rather patched-together front-page story is certain pour épater la bourgeoisie (myself included). I can certainly make for a depressing read if you are in the UK, though I do not know what general truths can really be drawn from it.

On the more positive side, does anybody fancy opening off-shore conductor-training? Or is it a bit early to be asking this question?
 
Reference
 
Smith, H. (2010) Desperate for a degree? Better head for China, Metro, 20 August
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3 comments:

  1. A belated Comment, Andrew:

    "On the more positive side, does anybody fancy opening off-
    shore conductor-training? Or is it a bit early to be asking this question?"

    If I had any idea whatsoever how to go about it, I would undoubtedly do so.

    I can think of no more important task for the sustainability of conductive education in the UK than training - including the training of conductors.

    Does it have to be off-shore? I seem to remember reading recently that the first 'private' university in the UK was to open shortly. Why not the first 'private' College of Education - or "Conductors' College"?

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    As you and I are elsewhere swapping 60s song references - maybe appropriate to this Comment is the title of the Paul Simon hit "Still crazy after all these years"? Some think so, anyway!

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  2. I suspect that essential for establishing any new training for the the CE sector is a stable but flexible, high-standard tertiary structure and the money and the will to make sure that this training were properly founded and seen through.

    You will have to tell me where one is going to find this happy combination.

    Then one could start talking about developing something that would be not just for one country but for everywhere.

    Conductors? One would have to see...

    Andrew.

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  3. I suspect that essential for establishing any new training for the the CE sector is a stable but flexible, high-standard tertiary structure and the money and the will to make sure that this training were properly founded and seen through.

    You will have to tell me where one is going to find this happy combination.

    Then one could start talking about developing something that would be not just for one country but for everywhere.

    Conductors? One would have to see...

    Andrew.

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