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Teaching foreign languages in primary schools: have we learned our lessons?

England is ranked the worst country in Europe for the level of acquisition of foreign languages amongst teenagers. And yet for decades, English schools have tried to improve this situation, perhaps most notably through experimenting with teaching modern foreign languages in primary schools (PMFL). Clearly, something has gone wrong…

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Sleep-walking into the Future

The challenge of trying to live equitably and sustainably on a finite planet will undoubtedly provide the context for the lives of children who are at school today. Yet the proposals for the new national curriculum marginalise and exclude environmental issues. Why has there been so little protest?

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