Monthly Archives: April 2012

The death of history has been greatly exaggerated

Chris Husbands The teaching of history is one of the most perennial topics of controversy in the school curriculum. The current review of the national curriculum is bringing the topic into sharp relief once more, and now two eminent historians – David Abulafia

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In selective Bucks, an academy goes comprehensive

Stephen Ball Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden’s seminal study of grammar schooling in Huddersfield, Education and the Working Class, was published by Penguin books exactly 50 years ago. Focused on the experiences of 88 working class children, it is about

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Class size or teaching quality? The pendulum swings again

Peter Blatchford The class size debate has opened up once again. The prevalent view this time seems to be that class size is unimportant. This was apparent in the media coverage of one London council leader who wanted the cap

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