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Four reasons why female teachers are paid less than men

Rebecca Allen.  The teaching profession in England remains dominated by women, but as they accumulate experience in the classroom their pay gradually falls behind that of men. By the time secondary school teachers have accumulated 20 years of experience, men

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The future is Super Intelligent, not Artificially Intelligent and education must respond

Rose Luckin.  I love teaching and I love learning and I hope that I will be doing both of these things for many years to come. I know that learning is something I need to do every day to keep

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Posted in ICT in education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

The moving image: a new journal explores how young people watch it and create it

Andrew Burn.  The media arts, including film, are more important than ever before in the media-rich world of the twenty-first century. Just as we believe young people should be educated in the fine arts, music, literature and theatre, so they

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We could end exam distress by removing the root cause: exams

John White The anxiety generated by school examinations is well-known. Responses to a Guardian call-out in May for views on the new GCSEs produced ‘an outpouring that was overwhelmingly – although not exclusively – negative. The more extreme responses included

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Sir Ben Helfgott: survivor, educator, advocate and knight. A personal reflection

Ruth-Anne Lenga The UCL’s Centre for Holocaust Education’s good friend and advocate Ben Helfgott has been given a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. We are, of course, delighted. Ben has influenced our work considerably. When we established the Centre

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