Monthly Archives: October 2016

Give it time

Alissa Goodman and Alice Sullivan. Recent political events have focussed minds on society’s deeply rooted inequalities and their long-reaching consequences. The gap between the rich and poor is growing as is the gap between generations – a recent IFS report found

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy, Uncategorized

How can school leaders who exclude foster a climate of belonging?

Kathryn Riley.  There are some depressing statistics in the air at the moment: it must be the change in the seasons. They include an increase in hate crimes post Brexit – which led the Big Issue (September 26-October 2nd) to

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Posted in Leadership and management

Reforging American public higher education: how California dreaming could become a reality once more

Simon Marginson. Modern higher education began in the United States in the 1960s. Participation grew rapidly in the world’s first mass higher education system, federal grants underpinned a remarkable growth in research, and the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

Word problems in standardised maths tests: how fair are the Key Stage 2 SATs?

Melanie Ehren.  Word problems feature strongly on many high stakes standardised maths tests. We found these kinds of test items in research in the United States in 2010 (on the New York State and Massachusetts grades 3-5 tests for children

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Whatever happened to Extended Schools? A question at the heart of education

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Peter Moss. The question in the headline is the title of a new book published by UCL IOE Press. It’s written by Doug Martin and based on research in four North of England schools and communities. But the question is

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