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Some are more equal than others: who is music education for?

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Andrea Creech.  The National Music Plan (NMP) aims to enable children from all backgrounds and every part of England to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; to make music with other people; to learn to sing; and to

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Posted in Arts in education, Education policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

From WhatsApp to Wind in the Willows: the digital v print debate

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Sally Perry ‘All reading can be done on iPads’ At the ATL teachers’  union conference earlier this month the third motion on the final day called for an end to cuts and closures in school libraries. The motion was supported

Posted in Literacy, Research matters

A profession of uncertainty: the Reggio Emilia image of the ‘rich’ teacher

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Peter Moss.  In last month’s blog, I introduced a new book about Loris Malaguzzi, one of the 20th century’s great educationalists, whose legacy is the world-famous municipal schools of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy. One of Malaguzzi’s great achievements was

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Remembering Belsen – do we know what we are forgetting?

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Andy Pearce.  On 15 April 1946, nearly three-quarters of the 9,000 Holocaust survivors housed in the Displaced Persons camp at Bergen-Hohne made the short journey to the former site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The occasion was the first anniversary

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

What your choice of degree means for your future earnings

Francis Green. The mass expansion of higher education, the arrival of high fees in English and Welsh universities, the ongoing technology revolution and the Great Recession have pushed and pulled the graduate labour market in contrasting directions over the last

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education
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