Monthly Archives: March 2014

Teaching against the odds: education and the criminal justice system

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) A few years ago I filmed a group of young people in a young offenders institution. The group was doing car maintenance and I found it an

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

Self-improving school system: will it be survival of the fittest or team effort?

Toby Greany A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog that trailed some of the ideas from my inaugural lecture on 18 March. In it, I identified four criteria for a self-improving school system and I set out four

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Posted in Leadership and management

Be careful what you wish for: parents, professionals and the new SEN system

 Rob Webster The long-awaited Children and Families Bill has now achieved Royal Assent, paving the way for new reforms that will overhaul how the needs of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) are assessed and met. In

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How to stay top(p): IOE looks to the future

Chris Husbands Readers of a certain age will remember Nigel Molesworth, the self-styled ”curse of St. Custard’s”. Molesworth’s accounts of life at this minor private school, related in execrable spelling, ran through a series of books by Geoffrey Willans illustrated

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Further higher and lifelong education

University rankings and the aristocracy of merit

Simon Marginson We can wonder why the world has taken to university rankings. Perhaps there is a deep longing for hierarchy, even aristocracy, in the human soul. The celebrity culture suggests this. But unlike the older kind of aristocrats, the

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons
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