Monthly Archives: May 2015

Conservative education plans are poetic – but are they practical?

Chris Husbands. This post originally appeared in The Conversation Each year, the Queen’s speech marks the point where the poetry of aspiration gets translated into the hard slog of legislation and implementation. The Conservative manifesto for education was certainly bold

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, Schools

Low fee private schools in developing countries: separating ideology from evidence

Carolina Junemann and Stephen Ball It was 15 years ago that James Tooley first drew attention to the significant number of very disadvantaged children in developing countries attending private, low fee schools rather than the free (or otherwise cheaper), public

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Posted in International development

The next five years: five key opportunities for school leaders

Robert Hill. There’s no question that school leaders will face tough challenges in the coming years. But there is also a major opportunity to reshape the school system. This blog, the second based on my London Centre for Leadership in

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers

The next five years: 10 challenges for school leaders

Robert Hill. A new government with fresh enthusiasm for pushing its policies further is not the only challenge that school leaders face over the next five years. The aging teaching population, the rise in pupil numbers and the implacable forward

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Bad marks for Sweden’s muddled teacher training in OECD report on school system

Susanne Wiborg. This post originally appeared in The Conversation Sweden has experienced a dramatic decline in the international ranking of its schools. Swedish 15-year-olds’ performance on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-led Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, learning, Schools