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Left out in geography lessons: let’s tackle the subject’s diversity problem

Hafsa Garcia and Alex Standish. The outcry over Professor Danny Dorling’s suggestion that geography was for ‘posh’ but ‘dim’ students has furthered the discussion in the community about the lack of diversity within its student and teaching body. However, it is disingenuous

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Posted in Teachers, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

Whiteboard jungle: how can we help teenagers navigate adolescence?

IOE Events. The debates are back for 2020 and this time we took a look at the teenage years, asking What if… the world really did revolve around teenagers?.  As far back as Socrates, adolescents were marked out and criticized by

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Posted in IOE debates, young people

Better together: why teacher education needs universities as well as schools

By Clare Brooks and Jo McIntyre. For a decade, national teacher education policy has focused on increasing the number of teacher training places in school-led programmes and diversifying the range of providers, and decreasing the involvement of universities.  The idea that universities have

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Teachers

How can we help more deprived students to choose courses that will lead to higher earnings?

The IOE’s new Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO) launches its website today, along with a new blog. Here, Gill Wyness. the centre’s deputy director, shares its first post Getting more students into higher education (HE) is an

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'Too many tests for no good reason': what do parents really think about primary assessment?

Alice Bradbury. The debate about testing in primary schools is usually dominated by teachers and unions – who decry the pressures associated with statutory test – and the government – who argue testing is necessary to hold schools to account.

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Childhood & early education, Education policy, Parents, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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