The opportunistic teacher who embraces the leisure interests of his pupils in the hope of leading them to higher things is as frequently unsympathetic to the really valuable qualities of popular culture as his colleague who remains resolutely hostile. A true training in discrimination is concerned with pleasure.
Freelance writer and researcher specialising in media education. After teaching in London schools, worked at the British Film Institute from 1979 to 2007, including 8 years (1999-2006) as Head of Education. Main aim was always to develop good practice in media education and to advocate its importance as an entitlement for all learners. Interest is now focused on how children begin to learn about moving-image media, before they are three years old, via doctoral research on this at UCL Institute of Education, London.