Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. Her book Unlocking the Reader in Every Child is published by Ransom. She is Education and Training Editor at The Stage.
22 July 2012 12:00 AM
This summer's best young-adult fiction makes few concessions, says Susan Elkin
20 July 2012 11:45 AM
Anyone who tells children that God – literally – created the world in seven days 6,000 years ago is guilty of perverting education.
18 June 2012 03:34 PM
What is it about the British and school uniform? Forcing children into corporate dress has, in my not inconsiderable experience, absolutely nothing to do with discipline, contrary to popular belief.
29 May 2012 03:36 PM
GCSEs are pointless. I told my head of department that 10 years ago and nothing has happened since to change my mind.
24 April 2012 01:09 PM
"Younger children are interested in the great questions of life – they’re all philosophers until inhibition sets in at puberty – and that’s what myths, with their primordial themes, tend to be about."
01 April 2012 12:00 AM
Susan Elkin reviews the best children's and young-adult fiction to help keep your darlings entertained over the spring holidays
04 March 2012 12:00 AM
The greatest of his generation
22 January 2012 12:00 AM
Susan Elkin selects the best of the new books being published to celebrate Dickens's bicentennial year
04 December 2011 12:00 AM
06 November 1999 12:02 AM
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories