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Seán Lang

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    Cambridge
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    All periods of history, though I have a particular interest in the British Empire. I am interested in the way history is used in public life, through my work with bodies like the Historical Association and the Council fo Europe, and also through broadcasting and writing popular history in the 'For Dummies' series. Outside history, I do a lot of work with Samaritans and have recently made my first forays into filmmaking.
  1. In case you didn't see this post under 'History Debates': Should history be a compulsory subject to 16? The History Practitioners Advisory Team (HPAT) has produced a report (which you can see on a separate post here) arguing that it should be. Much is expected of school history, especially in the areas of providing a narrative structure and an understanding of the development of the British and their identity and identities; the recent Ofsted report on history underlines these demands. It is not a question of whether or not these demands are reasonable, but whether they are reasonable withi
  2. Should history be a compulsory subject to 16? The History Practitioners Advisory Team (HPAT) has produced a report (which you can see on a separate post here) arguing that it should be. Much is expected of school history, especially in the areas of providing a narrative structure and an understanding of the development of the British and their identity and identities; the recent Ofsted report on history underlines these demands. It is not a question of whether or not these demands are reasonable, but whether they are reasonable within the current constraints on the timetable time allocate
  3. Last year I was asked by the Conservatives to put together a team to advise them on history in schools. I did, and the team is called the History Practitioners Advisory Team (HPAT). Although we were commissioned by the Conservatives, we remain an independent group. Report for the Opposition Front Bench on a possible future shape for the school history curriculum Executive Summary 1. History should be made compulsory in every year of secondary schooling to the age of 16. The great majority of pupils drop history altogether at the end of Key Stage 3. Since many schools are trying to cover
  4. Thank you very much for inviting me to address you today, to help launch the 16th annual Schools History Project Conference. It is a long overdue pleasure. This year actually marks my twentieth year in history education, yet this is my first visit to the SHP conference. I am here at the kind invitation of Chris Culpin to tell you something about the Historical Association’s own Curriculum Project and where it might be heading. However, before I go into detail about that, I want to look back. That should not be a strange thing for a historian to do, and certainly not in a gathering like this.
  5. Thank you very much for inviting me to address you today, to help launch the 16th annual Schools History Project Conference. It is a long overdue pleasure. This year actually marks my twentieth year in history education, yet this is my first visit to the SHP conference. I am here at the kind invitation of Chris Culpin to tell you something about the Historical Association’s own Curriculum Project and where it might be heading. However, before I go into detail about that, I want to look back. That should not be a strange thing for a historian to do, and certainly not in a gathering like th
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