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Dead People and Hottentots 'If we want kids to know about society, what do we teach them? History - which is about dead people. If we want them to know what the world is like, we teach them geography - which is about Eskimos, or Hottentots. That's what we've got to change.'
Roy Hedge is the director of a unique educational scheme. For the next 12 months he's taking 200 teachers out of the classrooms of Sheffield's comprehensive schools. Their job is to assess the relevance of the curriculum to the schoolchildren's needs, and to the world they live in. Stuart Simon looks at initiatives already taking place in three Sheffield schools, and at the long-term questions raised by the scheme. With fewer jobs, is an exam-based system still appropriate - or is it time to go back to the drawing-board?
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