Monthly Archives: April 2019

Banning porn won’t work. So how can we best support young people’s digital intimacies?

Jessica Ringrose, Amelia Jenkinson and Sophie Whitehead. In recent weeks, conversation has been reignited around the UK’s porn block for under 18s. The plan to prevent teens from accessing porn has been long delayed, but the government recently reiterated that

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

Parental leave: what is it for and how do we make it work?

Peter Moss. Leave policies for parents (maternity, paternity and parental leave) are high on today’s policy agenda, not only in higher income countries but around the world. A recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) survey found all bar two countries (Papua

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

‘Loss of self’ and the accountability culture: why teachers are leaving the profession at a worrying rate

Jane Perryman.  I used to be a teacher and, like so many others, I left the profession. Perhaps this is why I’m so interested in finding out more about the long-standing problem of teacher attrition. Why do so many qualified

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Baseline assessment: will early childhood education be further commercialised?

Guy Roberts-Holmes.  Last month the Department for Education (DfE) invited primary schools to volunteer to take part in the national Reception Baseline Assessment 2 (RBA2) test pilot planned for September 2019. If successful, it will be made statutory for all

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Childhood & early education
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