Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dear Mr Gove: Technology is the key to the heart of your vision

Richard Noss An open letter to the Secretary of State for Education I am writing to support your ambition to introduce more rigour into the teaching and learning of our young people. As we move further into the 21st century

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Posted in ICT in education

A new binary divide will not solve the real challenges

 Chris Husbands The blogosphere is bristling with responses to the Daily Mail’s story about the possible return of O-levels. I began my teaching career in the early 1980s. One of my abiding memories – and bitter frustrations – is that

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Who should speak for autistic people?

Liz Pellicano The question of who can best represent autistic people is deeply contested. Last week at the IOE, the Centre for Research in Autism in Education (CRAE) brought together journalists, headteachers, clinicians and campaigners to debate and discuss this issue. Although, unsurprisingly, there

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology

Generation X men and women: leading a school near you

Karen Edge Global Cities are diverse, vibrant hubs of innovation. They create new norms. This idea of a roster of powerful cities influencing global culture, economics, politics and infrastructure has inspired an annual ranking of Global Cities This ranking doesn’t

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Posted in Karen Edge, Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

How teachers can open up the promise of the digital playground

Rose Luckin While the debate raged this week around the draft primary national curriculum Programmes of Study for English, maths and science, another part of the government’s plans attracted less notice. Ministers have decided to disapply the duty on maintained schools to

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