From Abacus to Circle Time: A Short History of the Primary School is the title of a 3 part series which begins today on Radio 4 at 4pm. Each episode is 30 minutes long, and the series will cover the changes in teaching methods from Victorian times, through the 'progressive' 1960s and 1970s, to the present day. Further information about the programme is available here, while this article by the series' presenter Mike Baker suggests that perhaps there has been less change than we imagine.


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