4 Aug '14

News Ken Fuller obituary

My friend Ken Fuller, who has died of a brain tumour aged 62, was a senior educational psychologist. He began his career as a teacher in the 1970s working with children in Essex deemed "uneducable".Moving to Devon in 1982, he was appointed to set up and run, with a colleague, Jane Liddell, a programme at North Devon College, Barnstaple, for 16- to 19-year-olds with special needs. Ken and Jane were then approached by the government-funded Further Education Unit to write a curriculum for post-16 students. The document, New Directions, a framework for students with severe learning difficulties, was published by the FEU in 1988. The programme based on it, Preparation for Life, was the foundation for all supported learning in colleges today. Continue reading...

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