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AHELO, Agoodbye: league tables, power and the market

Chris Husbands. One of the universities I worked in ran an advertising campaign for which the strapline was ‘It’s not the letters after your name that matter: it’s the name after your letters’. At the time, it attracted a good

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons

Students, Computers and Learning: we could do so much better, and here’s how

Rose Luckin The 200 page report published this week by the OECD is packed with tables and figures that tell a story about the state of 15-year-olds’ educational attainment in maths, reading, science and digital skills in 2012 across the participating

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Posted in ICT in education, International comparisons

Introducing East Asian teaching methods into western schools: is it a good idea?

John Jerrim. About six months ago I released a paper discussing the reason for East Asian success in the OECD PISA survey of 15 year olds’ skills and knowledge in reading, mathematics and science, focussing largely upon the role of home background and

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Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy, International comparisons, Schools

A National Teaching Service Mr Mainwaring?

Chris Husbands The news of a proposed re-make of Dad’s Army preceded by only a few days David Cameron’s announcement of a National Teaching Service: a ‘corps’ of ‘elite teachers’ to be deployed into ‘failing schools’ at short notice. Both

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Posted in Education policy, Schools, Teachers and teaching assistants

The election battleground: heat and light – and the basics

Chris Husbands The party conference season is over and it is election-preparation time: before the end of the school year, voters will have gone to the polls and a new government will be in office. There are sharp choices to

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Posted in Education policy, Schools

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