Teaching

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
Janet Downs's picture
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
Does your family make you smarter? by James Flynn Book Review by Roger Titcombe James Flynn is an internationally respected, towering figure in the... Read more
This is a short version of the full article which appears here I will address these issues in the reverse order that they appear in the title. The... Read more
In the autumn of 1973, an article by Milton Friedman appeared in the New York Times . Entitled ‘Selling Schools like Groceries’, the piece was part... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
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23.07.16 by
It's been a busy couple of weeks. No I don't mean trying to keep up with the headlines or the fallout from the headlines, though I can't say that isn... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more