The themes examined in this book include
- encouraging creativity
- the presentation of the curriculum
- the way children learn
- the importance of spoken language.
They have been chosen as a direct consequence of the personal experience of the writer over the past 35 years working with teachers in Europe, Asia and North America. When young people are encouraged to be brave when they express themselves through creative work, they respond totally, immersing themselves in the process. Such immersion involves the discovery about the way materials behave and the different forms in which ideas can be presented.
Henry Pluckrose is a well known writer of books on education and well respected for his concern to make schools fit places for children.