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TIMSS 2015: do teachers and leaders in England face greater challenges than their international peers?

Toby Greany and Christina Swensson.  This is the third in a series of blogs that delve below the headline findings from the 2015 Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS)[1]. In this blog, we focus on how the perceptions

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Posted in International comparisons, Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Does enjoyment go down as achievement goes up? Findings from TIMSS on how pupil attitudes to maths and science have changed over 20 years

Toby Greany.  When the report on the 2015 International Trends in Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) was launched late last year, the media’s focus was on how England had performed relative to other countries in the tests. The headline result

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

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 3 – school leadership, ICT and educational psychologists

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election.  School leaders and leadership    The new Secretary of State faces a potentially

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, ICT in education, Leadership and management, Special educational needs and psychology

Academisation: a cautionary tale from Holland

Toby Greany and Melanie Ehren. The schools white paper brings together recent announcements from the budget and the funding consultation as well as the provisions in the Education and Adoption Act to set out the next phase of school reform.

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Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy, Schools

How to teach Chinese? Is England’s autonomous school system limiting innovation?

Toby Greany. During the early 1990s I lived in China for two years, where I taught English at JiangHan University in Wuhan. Not long before I left, a friend’s dad – a scary documentary film maker who had never given

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Posted in Education policy, Teaching