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Our longitudinal future – providing robust evidence for policy across the life course, from newborns right through to older age

Originally posted on ESRC blog:
by Alissa Goodman The ESRC last week published its Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review, a report by an international panel, which was commissioned by the ESRC to review its investment in longitudinal studies. The panel recognised…

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Is research evidence informing government policy in education?

David Gough Recently there has been increased interest in the use of evidence from research studies to inform policy making by government. This research evidence can be of many types. It can include empirical findings on things such as educational attainment,

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Posted in Education policy, Research matters, Schools

Setting by ability: what is the evidence?

Chris Husbands There is a political consensus about setting by ability: that politicians believe they know what is best for schools. Michael Gove, as opposition spokesman on education, said that “Each pupil should be given the opportunity to learn in

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20 years on and departments of education are ‘next in line for the treatment’ again

Geoff Whitty Michael Gove recently wrote an article in the Daily Mail attacking so-called Marxist teachers and teacher educators, who he characterises as “the enemies of promise”.  Reading this no holds barred critique may well have given many who work

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