Monthly Archives: January 2013

The point is, Minister, the poorest children do not have enough of the right foods to keep them healthy

Rebecca O’Connell and Julia Brannen “There should be no such thing as an underfed school child: an underfed child is a disgrace and a danger to the state” (Maud Pember Reeves, 1913). One hundred years after the publication of Maud

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

Remembering without knowing? The challenge of Holocaust Memorial Day for schools

Paul Salmons In a media-driven world where hardly a day goes by without some reference to Hitler, Auschwitz or the Nazis it may seem perverse to worry about how secure is the memory of the Holocaust. But as schools across

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How have earnings and household incomes changed in the current Great Recession?

John Micklewright The economic downturn that began in 2008 – “The Great Recession” – produced the largest post-war fall in UK output to date. The contraction in 2008-9 was as big as in the Great Depression of the 1930s –

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy

Privates on Parade: for-profit HE in the firing line

Paul Temple For-profit higher education has been in the news on both sides of the Atlantic in the past year or so. In the US, the for-profit sector was eviscerated by the Harkin report (PDF). Senator Harkin, Chairman of the Senate

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

If knowledge in education is sticky, how do we get it unstuck and flowing?

Chris Husbands The report of the Pearson/RSA Academies Commission has been published. I was one of the commissioners and – as I have blogged before – the Commission provided a fascinating opportunity to look closely at the English school system

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