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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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Is a preschool PISA what we want for our young children?

Peter Moss.  Since its first outing in 2000, the Programme for International Student Assessment, widely known as PISA, has become highly influential in the education world with its three-yearly assessment of 15-year-olds in a growing number of countries around the world.

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A profession of uncertainty: the Reggio Emilia image of the ‘rich’ teacher

Peter Moss.  In last month’s blog, I introduced a new book about Loris Malaguzzi, one of the 20th century’s great educationalists, whose legacy is the world-famous municipal schools of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy. One of Malaguzzi’s great achievements was

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The hundred languages of childhood know no age bounds

Peter Moss. Loris Malaguzzi (1920-94) was one of the great educationalists of the 20th century. He was a thinker, but also a doer, a council employee who played a leading role in the evolution of a network of municipal schools

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Our youngest children deserve better than a fragmented patchwork of services

Peter Moss Hardly a month goes by without yet another report – from government, charities or think tanks – about the need to fix England’s early childhood services. Split between ‘childcare’ and ‘early education’, with a fragmented and incoherent patchwork

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