WorldCat Identities

Morris, Estelle

Overview
Works: 46 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,463 library holdings
Genres: Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Teacher
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Most widely held works about Estelle Morris
 
Most widely held works by Estelle Morris
Ralph Taberrer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a frank and open discussion, Estelle Morris asks Ralph Taberrer about his job as Director General of Schools and the task of implementing frequently changing government policy. Ralph reveals that, in his opinion, previous failures haven't been down to bad ideas, but bad implementation. Estelle pushes Ralph on the recent White Paper and what it actually means in terms of practical developments in schools. We also hear about Ralph's time at the Training and Development Agency and how he transformed teacher recruitment. Finally, he explains what challenges he thinks the teaching profession faces today
Mick Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively interview Mick Waters, the influential Director of Curriculum at the QCA discusses the evolution of the curriculum, what has changed over the years and what needs to change for the future; and his vision for a curriculum that can genuinely engage and empower young people in the 21st Century. In particular Mick speaks engagingly on cross subject learning, curriculum reform at Key Stage 3, the effect of curriculum changes on schools, and tackles the issue of curriculum constraints on teaching
Joan McVittie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this programme, Estelle Morris questions Joan McVittie about the trials and tribulations of taking on a struggling school. What does it take to turn a school like that around, and where do you start? Joan talks to Estelle about the difficulties she faces with unions, parents and pupils. This interview is a revealing insight into the life of a head at a challenging school
Jude Kelly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conversation with Estelle Morris, Jude Kelly talks about the importance of creativity and the community in her own childhood. She accounts her drive and passion for creativity in our education system to the fact that if it had not been for creativity in her secondary school, her negative adolescent energy could have turned into something very bad for her. As a creative and analytical person Jude felt that for her, maths and science were not taught in an accessible way for a creative person and now advocates cross curricular teaching methods and mixing up the timetable where it would benefit the pupil. Having just taken over the post of artistic director for the new South Bank Centre, Jude is running a haven for creative education whether it be for drama, hip hop, cookery or tax and accounts and is passionate about schools integrating into the civic buildings of the community in their learning day. Looking to the future Jude is Chair of the Olympic Culture and Education Committee
Sir Peter Lampl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estelle Morris talks to Sir Peter Lampl who set up the Sutton Trust to provide educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds. His dream is to make the top 100 fee-charging schools in Britain - the ones that always head the league tables of GCSE and A-level results - open to bright children from poor homes. The educational philanthropist, who made his money in private equity in the US, tells Estelle about his own background as a successful British Grammar school pupil from an upwardly mobile family. He says he returned to the UK to find that families like his own were not being given the same chances he had, which is why he set up the Trust in 1997. Sir Peter also explains why he puts his money into rigorous research which often makes political waves because it challenges the status quo, and, as he puts it poses the questions everyone wants answered
Germaine Greer by Sue Fabian( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer, academic and broadcaster Germaine Greer talks to Estelle Morris about being educated at a single-sex school by nuns, and how the experience has shaped her outlook on education today. Estelle asks Germaine her views on the importance of the teacher in society and what it takes to be a good teacher. We also hear what writing The Female Eunuch meant not only for Germaine but also for Estelle's generation of female teachers, and Germaine's views on the pressures that schoolgirls face today
Tim Brighouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Brighouse talks to Estelle Morris about his 45-year career in education, which has included a stint as Birmingham's Chief Education Officer, and a current position as chief adviser to London schools. He describes what he thinks are the problems facing urban teachers, and how they can be overcome. We also hear Tim's opinions on the changing role of the local education authority, as someone who has experienced the change first hand. Estelle asks if LEAs have been left with enough power to encourage change and progress in the wider community, and what needs to change in order to tackle the poor perception of the performance of London schools
Mary Marsh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are we dealing with children at risk? Why are so many still falling through the gaps, and what role can a teacher play? In this programme, Estelle Morris questions Mary Marsh, chief executive of the NSPCC, about the most vulnerable children in society. Are the statistics today worse than they have ever been, and how have the risks children face changed in modern times? Estelle also asks Mary about the difficulties between teacher and child in situations of possible abuse. Has the campaign for children's rights gone too far, creating an uncertain environment for the teacher? And if so, what role should the school play in ensuring that children can fulfill their potential?
Sue Campbell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sue Campbell has been given the task of completely reinvigorating British sport. She played a vital role in securing the 2012 Olympics for London specifically through promoting the benefits to young people and education. In a fascinating conversation, Sue explains just how important sport is to our school children. Talking about her own childhood, she says she believes that if it weren't for her PE teachers, she would have gone off the rails. She has devoted much time researching the impact of sport on a person's psychology, and has worked tirelessly to promote sport in schools. Estelle and Sue discuss schools specialising in sports and their impact on results. As a former coach and world class athlete, Sue is now at a different stage of her career, influencing policy. On top of all this, she's responsible for making the changes necessary to make British sport more successful. She is dedicated to achieving excellence for the Olympic Games, both in 2008 and 2012
Helena Kennedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil Liberties champion and Queen's Counsel Helena Kennedy talks to former Education Secretary Estelle Morris about her experiences with young people and why she feels some are still being failed by the education system. We hear about her work in education through her reports as well as the Helena Kennedy Foundation, which offers a second chance at higher education for people in challenging circumstances. Estelle also questions Helena on her recent report on disengagement in politics, especially among young people, and asks what role teachers and schools can play in reversing this trend
William Atkinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Estelle Morris meets William Atkinson, the former Secretary of State for Education finds out more about one of the most respected head teachers in the country, and the inspiration for Lenny Henry's character in the BBC drama Hope and Glory. William Atkinson arrived in the UK from Jamaica at the age of seven, and was put into a remedial class after being mistaken for a nine year old. Luckily, help was at hand: I met an absolutely fantastic teacher who saw in me qualities I didn't believe I had. And that person was responsible, I believe, for actually turning me around. Mr Atkinson went on to become a teacher himself, and in 1995 became head teacher at the Phoenix Secondary School, in London's White City. At the time it was one of the country's most challenging schools, but last year, 60% of his students achieved A* - C grades in their GCSEs. He says his life's work has been to inspire his pupils and raise their expectations
Christine Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nine months in the post of Chief Inspector of Schools, Christine Gilbert speaks frankly about her varied and successful career as a teacher, headteacher and one of the most respected local authority chief executives. She talks about how she learnt her strategies for improving schools and some of the lessons she learnt turning Tower Hamlets into one of the most improved education services in the country. She also explains how she thinks Ofsted will cope with its extensive new areas of operation as well as her thoughts on the new short form school inspections
Tim Smit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estelle Morris and Tim Smit have a wide-ranging discussion beginning with Tim's own education and early career in archaeology then in the music industry. They discuss taking risks, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the concept and evolution of The Eden Project the first and only rock and roll scientific foundation. Tim talks of environmentalism, community, cultural change and putting the delight back into education. They discuss the Eden project's take on teaching and learning, fusing technology, the arts and science with humanities, but most importantly, adding enjoyment. They talk politics and whether Britain is on the right track with education and environmentalism
Baroness Warnock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this insightful interview, Estelle Morris talks to Baroness Warnock about her 1978 report on Special Educational Needs. Warnock speaks frankly about what was wrong with the report then and the new research that has come to light over the last three decades. As society continues to change, what is the way forward in the education of children with Special Educational Needs? Warnock and Morris also discuss the teaching of science, languages and philosophy in our schools. How can we raise participation, and are we outdated in our teaching approach?
Dylan Wiliam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan Wiliam, Deputy Director of the Institute of Education offers a radical point of view on many areas of education. In a varied career, he has taught in urban state schools, directed a large-scale testing programme, served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education and pursued a research programme focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning. In a frank conversation, the former Education Secretary and Dylan Wiliam discuss the state of education in our schools today and how we can improve it, from policy to classroom tips. He holds strong views on our current assessment system and believes that it only suits some pupils, while alienating others who are capable of achieving good results
Estelle Morris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Wragg talks to Estelle Morris, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills, about her life as a teacher and as a politician. She states "I did know how the classroom worked. And I hope that I had an ability to look at a policy that might be in development and actually say 'come on it doesn't quite work like that in schools'. So, bringing the mechanisms of policy and vision together with practicalities was something only I could do because only I'd had that experience." She reveals what she thinks were her inadequacies as a teacher and how this led her to believe in literacy and numeracy hours and admits that failing her A-levels had a profound effect on her "It stayed with me throughout my life and if I lacked confidence at all, it's partly down to [that]." When discussing her resignation from her position as Secretary of State, she says, "I was right to leave, but I was sad to go."
Anna Hassan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this programme, Estelle Morris finds out more about Dame Anna Hassan, headteacher of Millfields Primary School in Hackney, East London. In a school where over 70% speak English as an additional language and 20% are from refugee backgrounds, Anna Hassan has managed to create a safe and inspiring environment for her pupils. How has she done it? What does it take to turn a school around, and what impact has her own background had on her ambitions for Millfields?
Camila Batmanghelidjh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estelle Morris meets Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and director of Kids Company, the innovative charity offering emotional and educational support to vulnerable young people. Camila talks candidly about her own life, her struggles to understand and overcome dyslexia, and what it was like in the early days of establishing the inner-city charity. She describes the current work and ethos of Kids Company, its place beside the education system and within society as a whole. A trained psychotherapist, Camila also discusses the issue of mental health in challenging children, and the scientific advances which are shaping the theraputic support the charity provides. This lively interview makes fascinating viewing, and gives an inspired insight into this remarkable woman and her philosophy
David Willetts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Estelle Morris meets David Willetts, the former Secretary of State for Education meets the Tory aspiring to the same post and billed as too nice to be leader by the Times. David Willetts MP has a reputation as a moderniser and as one of his party's Big Thinkers. In this programme, he explains why the Conservatives will not be reinstating the 11 plus: looking back to my friends from primary school and the brutality of the 11 plus, I can remember the trauma in the houses on our estate. He thinks his party has, in the past, had the wrong approach to education, saying it has got too bogged down in endlessly debating mechanisms for selection between schools and that the priority should instead be to increase the total number of good school places overall. Mr Willetts' passion is history. He says the teaching of the subject is one of the most powerful ways we ve got of spreading a sense of citizenship
Boys will be boys? : closing the gender gap by Estelle Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley British teacher, politician, life peer

Estelle Morris britische Politikerin (Labour), Mitglied des House of Commons und Lehrerin

Estelle Morris Brits politica

Estelle Morris brytyjska działaczka polityczna

Estelle Morris politicien britannique

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亞德利女男爵埃斯特爾·莫里斯

Languages
English (26)