Monthly Archives: June 2012

The multiplication of Massachusetts and the chemistry of Canada

Chris Husbands It is probably an apocryphal story. George Bernard Shaw was propositioned by Isadora Duncan, who suggested that she and Shaw should have a child together. “Think of it!” said the acclaimed dancer, “With your brains and my body, what

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Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons

Proposed primary curriculum: what about the pupils?

Andrew Pollard Education Secretary Michael Gove and Schools Minister Nick Gibb have finally begun to show their hand on the National Curriculum Review – at least for primary education. This sector has been well prepared for development by two substantial reports

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Posted in Andrew Pollard, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

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