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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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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Disadvantaged pupils have less-qualified science teachers across the developed world, and other findings from PISA

Sam Sims.  The Programme for International Student Assessment is a well-known exercise in benchmarking pupil attainment in maths, science and reading across countries. PISA was first conducted in 2000 and five further rounds of results have since been published. Around

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Teachers and teaching assistants

It’s not brains that learn, it’s people

IOE Events. For our penultimate ‘What if…?’ debate before the end of term we took a look at the growing field of educational neuroscience and what it could mean for classroom practice.  The technology for showing the inner-workings of the

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What can short standardised tests tell us about the attainment and progress of individual pupils and of schools?

Rebecca Allen. Measuring changes in pupil attainment is at the heart of our work as education researchers. It is a practice that is also routinely carried out in schools to monitor pupil progress and teaching quality. One means of doing

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, Uncategorized

Teacher shortages: are a handful of schools a big part of the problem?

Sam Sims and Rebecca Allen.   We recently met a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), let’s call her Ellen, who had been delighted to get their first teaching job in a North London primary school deemed outstanding by Ofsted. She arrived on

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Posted in Research matters, Teachers and teaching assistants
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