Monthly Archives: December 2016

Why higher levels of education don’t necessarily mean higher levels of tolerance

Jan Germen Janmaat*. It’s often said that a person’s tolerance rises with their education level. So on this basis, the higher a person’s educational attainment is, the more likely they are to accept racial or ethnic minorities. Studies often show

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy

Reclaiming the future: schools where children belong even in a volatile world

Kathryn Riley. I’ve had to grit my teeth many times of late, before engaging with the ‘News’: the fragile and alien social and political landscape; the unfolding stories of the sexual abuse of our children and young people; the discourse

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Posted in Leadership and management, Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

PISA beyond the rankings: pupils’ aspirations and future plans

Nikki Shure.  Once we move beyond the performance rankings produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) PISA test results, the data can reveal interesting comparisons of 15-year-olds across the globe along different dimensions. This includes pupils’ post-secondary

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

PISA Beyond the Rankings: Pupils’ Experience of Learning Science in the Classroom

Nikki Shure. On 6 December, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the latest wave of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA is a two-hour test taken by 15-year-olds from over 70 countries and is used

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Teaching

Grade prediction system means the brightest, poorest students can miss out on top university places

Gillian Wyness.  With UK tuition fees now among the highest in the world, but benefits from having a degree remaining substantial, choosing the right university has never been more important for young people. The government has tried to make this

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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