How does Bennett present different views on education through Hector, Mrs. Lintott and Irwin.

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In this essay I will show that there are different views on education and that we see them in the different teachers. You can see that Hector is the more outgoing teacher. Mrs Lintott is the stereotypical teacher and Irwin is the new teacher with new views on education. I will go in-depth into the teacher's point of view. I will start with the one of the main teachers and that is Hector.

Hector is a very important character he is one that thinks that children should not only be taught the syllabus that the government gives but they should be learning how to be well-round beings and have the knowledge to go throw life and be successful in everything they do this is shown in this quote "[Hector during his general studies class with the
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Distance yourselves. Our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground. We don't see it, and because we don't see it this means that there is no period so remote as the recent past. And one of the historian's jobs is to anticipate what our perspective of that period will be... even on the Holocaust." this a quote that shows that he thinks that the way you view history is different by every person. He thinks that the way of teaching has changed and that they should not teach in the way Hector has been teaching "He was a good man but I do not think there is time for his kind of teaching any more." this was said by Irwin about Hector and how his way of teaching is not right for their time. He is sure that his method is will get them trough the system and into a very good university. He think that they have the information about the history but they need to shape it and polishe it and them make the interview. "Think charm. Think polish." this is what headmaster thinks. Also he thinks that Irwin should make them get the scholarships and he can get the place of a teacher in the school. Irwin thinks that the way to get to Cambridge or Oxford is to not lie but change the way they think "A question has a front door and a back door, go in the back or better still, the side be perverse, defend Stalin." this show the way Irwin thinks about histroy and what

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