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Kenneth Baker - Author

About the Author

Kenneth Baker, Lord Baker of Dorking CH, is a British politician and a former Conservative MP having served in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher and John Major as Environment Secretary, Education Secretary and Home Secretary. He has previously written five poetry anthologies for Faber, five books on the history of cartoons including George III: A Life in Caricature and George IV: A Life in Caricature, his memoirs, The Turbulent Years, and most recently On the Burning of Books and On the Seven Deadly Sins published by Unicorn

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The Complete Piano Player

The Complete Piano Player

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/04/2014

14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education

14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education

Author: Kenneth Baker, Mike Tomlinson, Alan Smithers, Robert B. Schwartz Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2013

Former Secretary of State for Education Kenneth Baker claims that secondary education has become a five-year programme with a single, narrow aim: to prepare pupils for high-stakes GCSE exams at 16. From 2015, all young people will be legally required to stay in education or training until they are 18. Kenneth Baker sees this as a historic opportunity to re-think the aims and structure of English education. He argues that the National Curriculum should extend only to the age of 14 and that there should be four distinct pathways from 14-18 to take account of young people's emerging interests talents and ambitions: Liberal Arts; Technical; Sports and Creative Arts; and Career. All pathways will provide a broad education, but each will have a distinctive character matched to the talents and ambitions of individual students. In 14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education, Kenneth Baker builds a compelling case for reform, with contributions from a range of educationalists who draw on the history of English education, practice elsewhere in the world, and their experiences. An essential read for anyone interested in the future of secondary education.

14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education

14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education

Author: Kenneth Baker, Mike Tomlinson, Alan Smithers, Robert B. Schwartz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2013

Former Secretary of State for Education Kenneth Baker claims that secondary education has become a five-year programme with a single, narrow aim: to prepare pupils for high-stakes GCSE exams at 16. From 2015, all young people will be legally required to stay in education or training until they are 18. Kenneth Baker sees this as a historic opportunity to re-think the aims and structure of English education. He argues that the National Curriculum should extend only to the age of 14 and that there should be four distinct pathways from 14-18 to take account of young people's emerging interests talents and ambitions: Liberal Arts; Technical; Sports and Creative Arts; and Career. All pathways will provide a broad education, but each will have a distinctive character matched to the talents and ambitions of individual students. In 14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education, Kenneth Baker builds a compelling case for reform, with contributions from a range of educationalists who draw on the history of English education, practice elsewhere in the world, and their experiences. An essential read for anyone interested in the future of secondary education.

The Lightning Field

The Lightning Field

Author: Kenneth Baker, Lynne Cooke Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2009

A profoundly timely and moving personal essay by one of America's leading art critics Walter De Maria's Lightning Field (1977) is one of the 20th century's most significant works of art. Situated in a remote area of desert in southwestern New Mexico, it comprises 400 polished, stainless-steel poles (spaced 220 feet apart) installed in a grid measuring one mile by one kilometer. A sculpture to be explored on foot, The Lightning Field is intended to be experienced over an extended period of time. Critic Kenneth Baker visited The Lightning Field numerous times over the course of the past 30 years in order to write this text. Inspired and challenged by this remarkable artwork, Baker speculates on the course of our contemporary human condition. But, rather than building on ideas in narrative sequence, he deploys quotation to effect multiple perspectives and points of view. Baker's citations and elegantly crafted prose are arrayed--in a metaphorical parallel to De Maria's choreographing of the vast landscape of the American Southwest--to create a compelling text.

ISE-OPTIMIZATION MODELING WITHSPREADSHEETS

ISE-OPTIMIZATION MODELING WITHSPREADSHEETS

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2005

Spreadsheet-based introduction to mathematical programming concepts and applications, intended for undergraduate and graduate students in management and engineering. Its emphasis on model building and its focus on formulation principles are key features that reinforce its practical approach. The text also includes a comprehensive tutorial on the use of Excel's Solver, and, at a more advanced level, Frontline Systems' Premium Solver.

The Complete Keyboard Player

The Complete Keyboard Player

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Undefined Release Date: 08/08/2003

Faber Book of War Poetry

Faber Book of War Poetry

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/1997

Kenneth Baker's new anthology surveys one of mankind's oldest activities, warfare, through the eyes of the poets who have participated in, witnessed, celebrated and deplored it. From Homer's epic treatment of the siege of Troy to Tony Harrison's moving commentary on the tragedy of Bosnia, the origins, spirit, conduct, technology, art and after-effects of war have inspired poets of all ages and tongues to some of their most powerful and memorable moments.

The Complete Piano Player

The Complete Piano Player

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Book Release Date: 15/09/1997

The Complete Keyboard Player

The Complete Keyboard Player

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/1993

The Complete Keyboard Player

The Complete Keyboard Player

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Book Release Date: 08/06/1993

The Complete Piano Player

The Complete Piano Player

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Book Release Date: 01/01/1992

I Have No Gun but I Can Spit

I Have No Gun but I Can Spit

Author: Kenneth Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/1991

With the Faber Book of English History in Verse and his collection of poems and parodies, Unauthorized Versions , Kenneth Baker, the Home Secretary, is an established editor and anthologist. In this book he turns his attention to the field of satire and invective. From Dryden and Swift, to Christopher Logue and Roger McGough, English poets have shown a special talent for voicing their outrage and contempt in the face of smugness, hypocrisy, overweening power, philistinism and all the vices and foibles of public life.

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