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November 19, 2004

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mairin

It seems it took Charles's secretary to properly state the Prince's thoughts and opinion for him...perhaps Charles is not cut out to be a statesman. ;)

...By evening, however, Paddy Harverson, the Prince’s communication secretary, told Radio 4 PM programme that his boss had been misunderstood:...“And what he thinks is that not everyone is the same, not everyone has the same talent. People have different talents and what education should be geared towards is giving everyone the chance to make the best of those talents in their own way. Rather than having a ‘one-size-fits-all’ response, everything should be geared to the individual talent and their own ability and the hard work they put into it.”

Does Charles have the talent to be king?

peteb

In a word, mairin.

Yes.

(Although it should be pointed out that I do have a very low opinion of 'Kings')

Young Fogey

perhaps Charles is not cut out to be a statesman

You do have a talent for stating the obvious, Máirín.

mairin

It was the irony that amused me...
In any event, while the original blog said Charles spoke clearly on the issue, although it took a third party to clarify what he was saying. At the end of the day, what he meant to say, according to his secretary, is a bit different.
Child-centered learning, in moderation, works fine when combined with other methods and when there is more emphasis on direct instruction for the basics.

David Vance

The Prince was misreported by a Royalty-hating media - that is why his views had to be clarafied - for the benefit of slow witted dumbed down liberal.

Charles Clark, the former Marxist and current Minister, has not got a clue about Education.

mairin

I was just pointing out that what the secretary said was the Prince's thoughts on education has very little to do with child-centered learning.
Apparently what Charles meant to say was "different strokes for different folks".

"People have different talents and what education should be geared towards is giving everyone the chance to make the best of those talents in their own way."

peteb

Misreported, David?.. you wouldn't have a link to the actually memo he sent then? Because he didn't actually 'speak' on the issue did he?

peteb

dammit

'actual'

Roger W. Christ


The Prince himself had a mind befitting the Cambridge education that was granted to him, yes ?

Young Fogvey

Apparently what Charles meant to say was "different strokes for different folks".

In Charles' view: "The rich man at his castle, the poor man at his gate/God made them high and lowly , he ordered their estate"!

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