Monthly Archives: March 2018

What kinds of activities will encourage more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep studying science?

Tamjid Mujtaba.  I have worked on a range of projects as a mixed-methods researcher over the years although none as quite exciting as  Chemistry for All,  a longitudinal project funded in 2014 by the The Royal Society of Chemistry. Why

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Posted in Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, Uncategorized

Which modern management techniques work best for schools?

 Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson.  (Reblogged from LSE Business Review) For decades, private sector firms have been aware of the benefits they can derive by investing in the management of their employees. Incentivising employees through individual and group performance

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Posted in Leadership and management

A tale for today: how much is a free lunch at the ‘Koob Café’?

Rose Luckin.  Chris walked into a London cafe. It had a strange name: ‘Koob Cafe’, but Chris had been attracted by the sign over the door saying “Free Lunch here all day every day.” The cafe staff explained that all

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Posted in ICT in education

The changing role of children: should they have more chance to contribute outside of school?

Berry Mayall. Have we gone too far with ‘scholarising’ childhood in the modern world? My new book, Visionary Women and Visible Childhoods, England 1900-1920: Childhood and the Women’s Movement, explores children’s experiences of home and school during the early Twentieth

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

Just how good are academy schools? A new database makes it easier to tell

Bilal Nasim.  There has been huge interest in the performance of schools that have changed from mainstream to academy status in recent years. Since 2010, successive governments have backed the opening of more academies, arguing that they drive up standards

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Evidence-based policy, Research matters
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