Brian Jackson (educator)

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Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson (28 December 1932 – 3 July 1983)[1] was a 20th-century British educationalist who was involved in the debate over selective schooling during the 1960s.[2]

In 1960 Brian Jackson and Michael Young created the Advisory Centre for Education.[3] They went on to establish the National Extension College in 1963 as a pilot for the Open University. He founded the National Educational Research and Development Trust (NERDT) which set up the National Children's Centre in 1975 in Huddersfield. Jackson had a major influence on the development of ideas and the practice of childcare.[4]

Brian Jackson collapsed and died 500 yards from the finish whilst taking part in a charity five mile run in aid of the National Children's Centre.



  1. ^ "Jackson, Brian Anthony (1932-1983) educationalist". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ Zientek, Henryk. "Brian Jackson commemorated with annual lecture". Hudderfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ "History of the Advisory Centre for Education". Retrieved Feb 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Brian Jackson: Educational Innovator and Social Reformer. Kit Hardwick. (2003)