International

You, too, can earn millions if you’re a teacher. That’s the message from Mark Steed, director of Dubai-based Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS... Read more
I recently received this link to a video posted on Facebook . It is presented by Michael Moore and appears to have been made on a visit to Finland,... Read more
Allowing private contractors to run schools is one way Liberia hopes to improve its poorly-performing education system. But is it working? Eight... Read more
This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August. “The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-... Read more
174 civil society organisations from across the world have called on investors to stop supporting Bridge International Academies (BIA), the low-cost... Read more
' 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