22 May 2015

Happiness: a modern malaise

Two enlightening new books explore the miserable rise of the happiness industry.

14 July 2014

Stop this educational madness

It’s time to resist calls for more mental-health interventions in education.

6 March 2014

Turning students into nervous wrecks

Why do we assume students are vulnerable? The vast majority aren’t.

Books 27 June 2008

The dangerous rise of therapeutic education

In an extract from their new book, Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes argue that the relentless introduction of emotional literacy into the school curriculum is opening young people’s minds to the policing of the authorities.

28 January 2003

Lifelong learning: education or therapy?

A lecturer assesses the demoralisation of post-16 education in the UK.