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Thinking allowed: teachers must reclaim their moral purpose

David Lambert.  Teachers, generally speaking, work incredibly hard. They work under highly controlled and high stakes conditions, and very publicly. So how do teachers feel about their work? Is teaching a confident profession? I believe that the profession, at least

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Hot off the press: the IOE debates series for 2018/19

IOE Events. Last year we launched our new flagship events programme, which includes our much- loved debates series What if…? radical and inspiring ideas for alternative education futures. Through this series we bring together prominent speakers on education issues –

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Until the DFE understands curriculum its well-meaning pilots will run off course

Arthur Chapman and Sandra Leaton Gray.  Colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education were very excited a few weeks ago to see that the Department for Education had announced funding for a number of school-centred Curriculum Programme pilots worth £2.2 million. 

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The death of history has been greatly exaggerated

Chris Husbands The teaching of history is one of the most perennial topics of controversy in the school curriculum. The current review of the national curriculum is bringing the topic into sharp relief once more, and now two eminent historians – David Abulafia

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