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John White

John White is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Education at the UCL Institute of Education, where he has worked since 1965 after teaching in secondary schools and colleges in Britain and France. His interests are in the mind of the learner, and in educational aims and curricula.


Recent books include Intelligence, Destiny and Education: the ideological origins of intelligence testing (2006), What schools are for and why (2007), Exploring Well-being in Schools (2011), The Invention of the Secondary Curriculum (2011), An Aims-based Curriculum (with Michael Reiss) (2013), and Who needs examinations? Climbing ladders and dodging snakes  (2014).

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