Schools

Ball Bearings & The Scientific Selection of Workers

In most cases (particularly when the work to be done is intricate in its nature) the “development of the science”…

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Charismatic Qualities & Their Regeneration

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Teach Like A Showman

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“Stick close to your desks and never go to sea / … you all may be rulers of the Queen’s Navee”

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Andreas Schleicher’s Very Special Education

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‘Gove’s academies: 1980s idea rebranded?’ by Mike Baker

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Teach First

Lessons from London Schools, Self-Promotion and the Myth of Education Research

We were a little undecided as to whether or not to write this post because of the youthfulness of those…

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When is a teacher unqualified, @TristramHuntMP?

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The Real Problem is “The Snob”, Not “The Blob”, Mr. Gove.

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4 Reasons Why Teach First Might Be A Good Idea (& 22 Reasons Why It Might Not)

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A Teach First Primer: The American Experience

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US & UK Education Privatisation: The Differences

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Ball Bearings & The Scientific Selection of Workers

In most cases (particularly when the work to be done is intricate in its nature) the “development of...

Nov 20 2016 / Comments Off on Ball Bearings & The Scientific Selection of Workers / Read More »

Teach Like A Showman

A good showman is a person that has a sense or knack for an effective presentation of an...

Nov 20 2016 / Comments Off on Teach Like A Showman / Read More »
EduBusiness

Santa’s Post-Christmas Performance Appraisal

Hi Nick. Take a seat. Thanks for coming. How’s the family? Reindeers doing well? I heard Rudolph was...

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Management, Research & Masquerades

“But what if effectiveness is part of a masquerade of social control rather than a reality? What if...

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HE

‘In this life, we want nothing but Facts, sir; nothing but Facts!’

This year is the 160th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, and it remains as...

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Does the UK Economy really need ‘10,000 extra science graduates’?

The Royal Academy of Engineering report, Jobs and Growth: the Importance of Engineering Skills to the UK Economy,...

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Primary Education

Teach First Public Relations Week

Good to see that the ‘charity’ known as Teach First is hard at work. Now that they’ve got...

Mar 9 2011 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Only literacy test scores ‘fall short’

“Ofsted inspectors say literacy standards ‘fall short'”, the Beeb reports. This simply isn’t true. What has really fallen...

Nov 14 2010 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Secondary Education

Admissions Statistics Don’t Show There Are Too Few Good Schools

Yet more creative reading of official statistics by a UK government minister. More than 79,000 children missed out...

Mar 17 2011 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Schools And Teachers Can Help Spot The Signs

Nearly one in five secondary school children in the UK have been severely abused or neglected during childhood,...

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Research

Santa’s Post-Christmas Performance Appraisal

Hi Nick. Take a seat. Thanks for coming. How’s the family? Reindeers doing well? I heard Rudolph was...

Dec 23 2016 / Comments Off on Santa’s Post-Christmas Performance Appraisal / Read More »

Management, Research & Masquerades

“But what if effectiveness is part of a masquerade of social control rather than a reality? What if...

Nov 21 2016 / Comments Off on Management, Research & Masquerades / Read More »

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