Adventures in Education by Willem van der Eyken and Barry Turner

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Published by Penguin in 1969 and Pelican 1975 and now sadly out of print. If you can track down a copy it is well worth it if only for the chapter on Art and Craft: Marion Richardson and Robin Tanner.

An HMSO Primary Report in 1959 said: ‘The moment was certainly ripe for those teachers, scattered throughout England in towns and villages, who believed in Art and Craft as the birthright of every boy and girl, to go ahead, and this they did. Many encountered opposition and prejudice, and there was for a while great difficulty in finding suitable materials with which to work. Yet that great educational advance of which they were part is now generally recognised as one of the major revolutions of this century in the teaching of young children’.