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Priorities for a new government: advice from our academics

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies will appear over the next few weeks.

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, Special educational needs and psychology

Independent schools and social mobility: no easy answers

Geoff Whitty and Emma Wisby.  There’s now just under a month for people to give their views on the government’s schools green paper proposals. If the impassioned public debate it has generated is anything to go by, Department for Education

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Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy, Schools, Social sciences and social policy

Whatever happened to Extended Schools? A question at the heart of education

Peter Moss. The question in the headline is the title of a new book published by UCL IOE Press. It’s written by Doug Martin and based on research in four North of England schools and communities. But the question is

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, Social sciences and social policy

Dear Secretary of State for Education…

Now we know. Justine Greening, MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, has become the new Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. Her brief is to include higher education and skills, formerly under the Department for

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Posted in Education policy

Does traditional grammar instruction improve children’s writing ability?

Alice Sullivan and Dominic Wyse.  Children in England have recently taken their statutory tests at age 10-11 (commonly known as Key Stage 2 SATs). The results, published today, show that the pass rate has plummeted compared to last year. This

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Posted in curriculum & assessment, Education policy, Evidence-based policy, Literacy, Schools