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    Article in the British Journal of Educational Studies about Gove's failure on history curriculum. It began with
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    Gove's 2013 rewriting history curriculum defeated by British Academy, Royal Historical Society & Historical Association + my press pieces.

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    And Gove lost esp because his own Tory historians, especially Simon Schama and Robert Tombs, turned on him when he ditched their advice

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    In the end, Gove discovered, you can't do without experts. If you do, you'll make a fool of yourself.

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    Niall Ferguson was quickly dropped by Gove as a curriculum reformer because he rightly championed not narrow British but global history

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    Article by Joe Smith in the British Journal of Educational Studies unfortunately misses most of these points (& it's in impenetrable jargon)

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