Teaching

Teacher shortage is a ‘major challenge’ in England, the Education Select Committee said in its second critical report into Government education... Read more
‘ Are you a libertarian or Stalinist? ’ asked BBC Radio 4 Today when it interviewed Michael Gove in January 2011. Gove had been education secretary... Read more
Once again, Henry Stewart has posted an important article on Local Schools Network. Henry reproduces a speech by a former head, which he introduces... 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
The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline . New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who... Read more
Young people need careers education in schools which is embedded into and fits alongside the curriculum and is informed by labour market information... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb claims to be swayed only by evidence. He cited two teaching methods which he says were ‘evidence-based’ in the Commons on... 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
Secondary schools in rapidly growing Greenwood Dale Academies Trust (GAT) have been criticised by Ofsted following focussed inspections. Inspectors... 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
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04.12.16 by
Take a break from Christmas preparations. Try our LSN Advent quiz about events in the world of education in 2016. Questions 1-9 all relate to 2016.... Read more
This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT. It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school curriculum in... Read more
1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children? The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests, such that... 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 didn’t wait to make a speech before citing research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) which supposedly damned... Read more
‘…findings provide firm evidence with which to challenge the progressive style of project-based learning.’ The Times , 5 November 2016 (behind... Read more
( Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher ) Forty years ago this autumn the Labour Prime Minister, James Callaghan, gave a speech at Ruskin College in... Read more
My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more