The Incandescent Child: Could the Tools of the Naturalist Help Us to See Our Children and Classrooms in a New Light?


  • Dan Ford University of Hull


Nature, Educational alternatives, progressive education, alternative education, difference, educational theory, educational philosophy, home education, education policy


Look around you.


The classroom is rectangular with a single row of windows. Tables with pine effect surfaces are arranged into small groups standing upon worn carpet. Plastic backed chairs face a whiteboard with the smudges of a previous lesson still visible. Plug sockets and cables line the room and a buzz can be heard from the high frequency pitch of electronics. Two large television screens...


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