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Avoiding Newspeak: Why we need the critical voice of Higher Education in Initial Teacher Education

Given that teachers in schools can be positioned principally with being policy enactors and that education policy tends to be deeply implicated in political imperatives, some alternative perspectives are required if the thinking in schools is to evolve beyond the constant bending to policy initiatives…

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Should we review the impact of radical unpredictability in ITE?

The Carter Review comes after a radical restructuring of the ITE funding mechanism, giving much more money to schools and incentivising them to train their own teachers alongside traditional university-led routes into teaching…It’s interesting to speculate what such a report might have said four years ago. At that time the DfE could have taken a […]

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Should education policy have a speed limit? Slowing down the process of change

Over the past 15 years policy development in English education has seen an ever more acute acceleration…Since the Coalition government has taken power, this need for accelerated policy development has continued. Much of the educational landscape is seeing radical change, sometimes untried and untested, sometimes not even seeing initial implementation before being abandoned or changed…

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