Monthly Archives: December 2015

Disappearances and the discipline of noticing

Chris Husbands.  Radio Rentals. Tandy. Foster Menswear. Spangles. Betamax. Flared trousers. Keymarkets. Watneys. Kodak. Things we once took for granted disappear and we cannot quite recall when they did. Cycling back to the IOE from the Department for Education the

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Ask A Professor: is there an alternative to Ofsted?

Ask A Professor is an occasional blog by UCL IOE academics. From now on it will appear as part of the IOE London blog.   A teacher at the London Festival of Education this past Autumn asked about the Green

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‘I’ve always not been racist’: where next for Holocaust education?

Sylwia Holmes.  ‘I didn’t stop being racist because of (learning about) Holocaust […] I’ve always not been racist.’ (Ella, Year 12 student, Peterborough). In popular, political and even educational discourse, it has become a commonplace to assert that it is

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School systems are distorting mirrors for the society around them

Chris Husbands.  For any country, doing well in education league tables is – frankly – a mixed blessing. It attracts a good deal of international attention, and in theory it means that your young people should be better prepared for

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

FE funding: less bad than feared but still very tough

Brian Creese. You cannot deny the political cleverness of the Chancellor. A week on from the Spending Review people are still shaking their heads at how much less bad it was than they feared. Many are already sitting down to

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