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Selection at 11 – a very English debate

Chris Husbands Originally posted on SecEd It is a persistent undercurrent in English educational debate, but it is peculiarly English: should academic selection at the age of 11 be restored? Boris Johnson, perhaps in response to perceived UKIP pressure, has declared

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Parents’ fortunes matter for cognitive development of 11-year-olds

Lucinda Platt, Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of Education and Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at London School of Economics and Political Science Originally posted on The Conversation As they reach the end of primary school, the UK’s children

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, learning, Social sciences and social policy

Let’s replace our Fortnum’s v Walmart system with a John Lewis model of schooling

Sandra Leaton Gray Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published an analysis of fair opportunities for pupils (PDF). Andreas Schleicher, its Special Adviser for Education, has said that social division represents a long term issue for the

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Confusion in the (social mobility) ranks? Interpreting international comparisons

John Jerrim  Last Friday the Sutton Trust published a very interesting report questioning the validity of global educational rankings. Having written extensively on this subject myself I can only welcome this report as making an important contribution to policymakers’ understanding of

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Posted in International comparisons, Social sciences and social policy

What does social mobility look like? It depends on your point of view

Chris Husbands  Social mobility is news. At the Sutton Trust/Carnegie Foundation London social mobility summit last month, leading politicians from all three parties lined up to decry Britain as a country with lower levels of social mobility than almost any other advanced

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Social sciences and social policy
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