The life and achievements of Harry Rée, 1914–1991
- Paperback / softback, 269 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 15 Aug 2017
- Institute of Education Press
Jonathan M. Daube
Dr Jonathan Daube lives in western Massachusetts after a career as a teacher, teacher educator, and college president of institutions in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
CONTENTS: Introduction: What was so extraordinary about Harry?; 1. Antecedents; 2. Early life and schooling; 3. Cambridge; 4. Teaching, and on to London; 5. Hetty and the War; 6. After the War: Teaching; 7. Watford; 8. The man who changed his mind and comprehensive schools; 9. Hetty’s death, and moving on; 10. York; 11. Manifold causes; 12. ‘Planned demotion’; 13. Who was the real Harry Rée?; 14. Death and legacy; Appendix: Finding a gap in the hedge; Index
'These collected memories of an extraordinary educator form a deep critique of the marketization of education. For this wartime resistance fighter, despair was not an option. Harry Rée’s ideas of public service and lifelong learning remain a beacon.'
‘Jonathan Daube has woven a multitude of personal memories into a coherent picture of this Educator Most Extraordinary. This is the Harry Rée whom I remember with such affection and gratitude.’
‘Harry Rée was a humane, open-minded, generous-spirited and engaging educationalist. He thoroughly merits Jonathan Daube’s humane, open-minded, generous-spirited and engaging account of his influential life.’