Monthly Archives: January 2014

Are basic skills and benefits a motivational combination?

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) After three years away from the front line of government policy, adult literacy and numeracy practitioners suddenly had the spotlights turned on them again last week. Was

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What are students ‘remembering’ on Holocaust Memorial Day?

Paul Salmons In classrooms, assemblies and public events across the country today young people have been gathering at events to commemorate the Holocaust. Candles are being lit, poems read, pledges made. For many, particularly those privileged to hear from Holocaust

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It takes a community of practice to educate a teacher

 Vanessa Ogden “My dad says that if you can’t teach me what I need to know between the hours of 9 and 3, then you ain’t doing your job properly” … proclaimed “Ryan” in front of the rest of his

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Why government should provide more funding for older learners

Andrew Jenkins, IOE, and Tarani Chandola, University of Manchester Health in Britain, including life expectancy, has continued to improve in recent years, yet health inequalities have not only persisted, but widened. Those who are best off financially have the best health

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The transformation of Tower Hamlets: how they did it

Chris Husbands In 1998, schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets were performing poorly. Despite spending more on education than any other local authority in England, results were well below the national average. OFSTED ranked Tower Hamlets as the

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