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Interview with Alan Farmer, 9 July 2009

Citation: Farmer, Alan and Sheldon, Nicola (2009) Interview with Alan Farmer, 9 July 2009. [Audio] (Unpublished)

Alan Farmer is a former teacher trainer. He discusses his early teaching career in comprehensive schools in Sheffield, followed by his move in to teacher training in Lancaster. He discusses critically the Schools History Project, the developed of GCSE and National Curriculum History. He was involved in the initial training of teachers to deliver the National Curriculum in primary schools. Alan has written many text books and notes the enduring power of story-telling in history as well as the impact of new technology on materials and the prospects for history in schools today. Interviewed by Dr Nicola Sheldon

Creators: Farmer, Alan and Sheldon, Nicola and
Subjects: History
Keywords: Higher Education, Comprehensive, Schools History Project, GCSE, National Curriculum, Teacher Training, National identity, Primary school history
Divisions: Institute of Historical Research
Collections: History in Education
  • 9 July 2009 (completed)


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