Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why teachers in London’s most diverse schools believe Brexit threatens British values

Miri Yemini.  It has now been six months since the referendum results revealed British voters’ decision to withdraw from the European Union, and schools in London are beginning to adjust to this new phase of history. As schools are now

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Posted in Education policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

What’s the worst that could happen under New US Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some scenarios

US President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Elisabeth (Betsy) DeVos, has come in for tough questioning this week during her Senate confirmation hearing. Trump has not given education much air time, but has said he wants to spend $20

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Posted in Education policy

Talking their language: how London’s university-school partnerships are helping to tackle the MFL crisis

Caroline Conlon.  In the ‘Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review’ published last November by the Teaching Schools Council for the Department for Education, Review chair Ian Baukham paints a bleak picture of language learning in England’s secondary schools. He says, ‘… currently fewer than half

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Posted in Teachers, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

 Social inequalities – the report card

Heather Joshi and Emla Fitzsimons . In his speech to the 1999 Labour Party conference Tony Blair compared two babies in adjacent beds on a maternity ward, delivered by the same doctors and midwives but with two ‘totally different lives

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy

In the era of ‘post-truth politics’ enabling people to take democratic action is more important than ever

Titus Alexander.  We may feel like spectators as Brexit and the Trump Presidency unfold, but no one is a bystander. We will either be hit, or act to influence their impact. Educators have a special responsibility to help people make

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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