International

' Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today. It claims the rising number of home educated children in... Read more
England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum,... Read more
Education is a human right and a public good, a recent UN Resolution confirmed. The Resolution pressed States ‘to take all measures to implement... Read more
Michael Gove said he would ‘listen and learn’ in his new job as Environment Secretary. Speaking on Radio 4 Today (13 June 2017*), Gove said this was... Read more
Neil Carmichael, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, doesn’t support plans to expand selective education. Speaking at the Annual... Read more
‘Education is a public service’ and ‘a common good that cannot be traded’, said Jean-Marie le Guen, the French Minister for Development, at the... Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb attacks education ‘experts’ in his speech to Education World Forum. But he then sets himself up as an expert. I’ve written... Read more
As our government zigzags on yet another approach for schools, I wonder why, unlike most countries, we can’t settle on a model and Get It Right.... Read more
Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this has... Read more
This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when... Read more
After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former Chancellor... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb ‘inadvertently’ repeated the discredited claim that the UK’s position in PISA tables had fallen from 2000. This faulty... Read more
Uganda has closed all schools run by Bridge International Academies (BIA), a global chain of for-profit, supposedly ‘low-cost’, private schools. The... Read more
English school children are among the most tested in the world. Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational... Read more
In years to come, the message sent to leading Brexiteer, Michael Gove, by his wife, Sarah Vine, may become to be known as the ‘Lady Macbeth email’.... Read more
All non-selective secondary schools are failing if 32% of pupils identified as high ability in Key Stage 2 tests don’t achieve A-A* in GCSE English... Read more
The EU Referendum debate increasingly appears to be like episodes of Dad’s Army. Each side has its Captain Mainwaring addressing the troops with the... Read more
‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their... Read more