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Tackling teaching about Trump: lessons from Black feminism

Jessica Ringrose and Victoria Showunmi.  Many school and university teachers around the world have been asking how to discuss the 2016 USA elections with children, young people and students in the aftermath of what has been called the most divisive

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Posted in curriculum & assessment, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

TALIS: A complex and realistic picture of teachers and teaching around the world

Chris Husbands  What do we really know about teaching and teachers in England’s schools? What is teaching in England really like by comparison with other jurisdictions? Too often, discussions about teacher effectiveness, teacher appraisal, professional development and job satisfaction appear

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Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

There’s no such thing as ‘best practice’

Frank Coffield For over 30 years a central plank in the reform programme for education of all governments has been the strategy of identifying and disseminating ‘best practice’. There’s only one thing wrong with this approach: there’s no such thing,

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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