Blog Archives

A National Teaching Service Mr Mainwaring?

Chris Husbands The news of a proposed re-make of Dad’s Army preceded by only a few days David Cameron’s announcement of a National Teaching Service: a ‘corps’ of ‘elite teachers’ to be deployed into ‘failing schools’ at short notice. Both

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Education policy, Schools, Teachers and teaching assistants

The election battleground: heat and light – and the basics

Chris Husbands The party conference season is over and it is election-preparation time: before the end of the school year, voters will have gone to the polls and a new government will be in office. There are sharp choices to

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Education policy, Schools

East Asia top performers: what PISA really teaches us

John Jerrim It is no secret that East Asian children excel at school. For instance, 78 percent of ethnic Chinese children obtain at least 5 A*-C GCSE grades, compared to a national average of just 60 percent. Yet, despite some

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Schools

Financial literacy is not just about maths: why PISA should rethink its test

Ian Marcouse One mis-selling scandal after another has highlighted how bad adults are at managing their own financial resources. They trust the wrong people and believe in the wrong advice. The ease with which payday lenders found customers shows the

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

TALIS: A complex and realistic picture of teachers and teaching around the world

Chris Husbands  What do we really know about teaching and teachers in England’s schools? What is teaching in England really like by comparison with other jurisdictions? Too often, discussions about teacher effectiveness, teacher appraisal, professional development and job satisfaction appear

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
@IOE_London

Enter your email address

Want to keep up with IOE research?
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 15,686 other followers