International

In 2016, English primary pupils were ‘the first pupils to take part in the PIRLS study since the Government’s education reforms in 2010,’ said... Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and... Read more
Developing countries can show England how to solve the teacher supply crisis, a Times article (7 April 2018 behind paywall) claims. The Times cited... Read more
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of Labour’s... Read more
‘ For decades, the overwhelming weight of international evidence – including the influential longitudinal study from Clackmannanshire in Scotland –... Read more
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24.02.18 by
The case for reason, science, humanism and progress, by Steven Pinker Book Review by Roger Titcombe. Steven Pinker is Johnstone Family Professor in... Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k from... Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’. More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’ union the NUT... Read more
At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the March Hare tells Alice that she should say what she means. ‘I do,’ Alice replied; ‘at least—at least I mean what I... Read more
It’s happened before. And it’s likely to happen again. The Department for Education (DfE) publishes an announcement with misleading data. This is... Read more
Ministers have insisted GCSE reforms were essential to bring England in line with countries which perform highly in the three-yearly international... Read more
Test your knowledge of education events discussed on this site in 2017. One point for each answer (they’re at the bottom – don’t cheat) and a bonus... Read more
The PM took time out from the EU to debate public services in the West Midlands on Wednesday 6 December . Tory MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan used the... Read more
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07.12.17 by
This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of secondary... Read more
‘It’s too hasty to claim that these improvements [in global reading test PIRLS] are attributable to policy changes…’ says the Department for... Read more
10 year-olds in Northern Ireland ‘significantly outperformed 41 of the 49 other participating countries in reading’, says NFER analysis of the 2016... Read more
English 10 year-olds are now joint eighth in the world in reading as measured by the international PIRLS test . The Department for Education (DfE)... Read more