The NeverEnding Story of Educational Reform: UK PM Callaghan’s Ruskin College Speech, Oct 1976

For those who think Gove or any other politician is the answer to our educational problems (whatever they may be), perhaps excerpts from the text of the speech by Prime Minister James Callaghan, at a foundation stone-laying ceremony at Ruskin College, Oxford, on October. 18 1976 will make you think again. The speech proved to […]

Gove’s Change Rhetoric: Education Secretary’s speech to ASCL

Michael Gove, UK Ed Sec, spoke at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) conference on the the 24 March 2012 so we thought we’d run through the justifications he could come up with for alienating both teachers and headteachers with his needless reforms. There was a defence of free schools and academies. There […]

The Student World Fair: London March 17th/October 6th, Manchester September 29th 2012

We are big advocates of studying for a degree abroad and this weekend in London, UK, and later on in the year in Manchester and London again there is a HE fair designed to promote this very thing: “Welcome to The Student World – the only event in the UK to find out about studying […]

Gove not cherry-picking this one: OECD’s Schleicher on teacher pay and conditions

For those of you who don’t know, the ISTP – 2012 International Summit of the Teaching Profession is being held today and tomorrow in NYC, USA. Our initial reaction to these events is always that they are a good opportunity to see the world, have a few dinners at taxpayer expense and pontificate on matters […]

World Literacy Summit – April 1-4 2012, Oxford, UK.

To the EducationState team! We are writing to introduce ourselves, The World Literacy Foundation, and a Global summit we are holding in April of this year. The World Literacy Foundation is an independent not-for-profit charitable body founded in Australia in 2003. The foundation is committed to providing projects and programs to break the cycle of low […]

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