Troubador An Adventure in Education

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Released: 28/11/2019

ISBN: 9781838590048

eISBN: 9781838599881

Format: Paperback/eBook

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An Adventure in Education

The Autobiography of an Accidental Career in Education

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Derek Esp didn’t set out to forge a career in education: but, after enrolling in an Education course at university, he discovered a love for learning and a passion for teaching.


Appointed as the Youth Officer for Central Shropshire in 1959, Derek found that he had a talent for leadership. He later worked in three counties as an education officer, moving on to various other roles in which he led a number of education initiatives and helped to develop new schools. His final role in public education was that of Director of Education in Lincolnshire.

Derek retired early from local government and became an education consultant. He went on to lead national projects, became a county politician and chaired an education committee. In An Adventure in Education, he explains how education transformed between 1960 and 1990 outlining important initiatives of the time and their relevance to current issues in education. He simultaneously entertains readers with humorous anecdotes.

An Adventure in .Education is an interesting and well-written account — sure to be of interest for teachers. I’m happy to share about it.

by J Reads


An interesting look at the history of education through the eyes of someone who has lived it. I didn't read the blurb properly and thought it was a book about a school teacher's anecdotes about the classroom but the book was a lot wider than that. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I did. It should be something all politicians, teachers and parents should read.

by Pam


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