It seems to me that every week there are headlines in which the NHS is being castigated by either regulators, politicians or the media, or indeed all three at the same time. A recent flurry of articles has made me realise that there are many parallels between the attacks on the NHS and what we […]
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Tag Archives | education
The arrival of Jeremy Corbyn as a political leader of a mainstream British political party feels like a big change. He’s not the usual kind of politician, careful to avoid difficult questions, keen to project a certain kind of business-like image…Oddly enough, a very similar sort of change has happened in the Catholic Church…
With another general election looming, education and teacher education is already featuring as a battle ground. Should our children be taught by qualified teachers or not? William Stow wonders whether this headline debate is a distraction from bigger issues and fails to address the key point – how do we recruit AND retain the best […]
Discussions around ‘British’ values, faith schools and inclusion remind us that values stand at the heart of what we do in education. At a national level values are embedded in the national curriculum and government policy decisions. At a local level schools must formulate and publish aims or mission statements identifying the principles which underpin […]
…Let’s start a serious conversation about retention and teacher development, to stop the wholesale wastage of expertise in both schools and universities to which the current situation is leading and to show that we are serious about sustainable, long-term investment in the thing that matters – the quality of teaching in schools.
The new school year has commenced without Mr Gove as Headmaster of The Academy of England…What then, after 4 years of hyperactivity, has Mr Gove left us?
If…history is a race between education and catastrophe, we must surely ask at this time why, for so many, that race has been lost; and whether and how education can do better. If ever we needed a reminder that true education must pursue goals and standards that go well beyond the narrow confines of what […]
After four turbulent years in charge, Michael Gove is no longer the Secretary of State for Education….In political terms, what Gove achieved in office was remarkable and makes him possibly the stand out minister of the coalition government. However, political success must not be confused with educational success. Thanks to his rush, instead of creating […]
How can schools effectively challenge radical extremist discourses without teachers who have confidence in exploring issues of national identity and cultural diversity, shared values, human rights and democracy? To consider these soft or second order educational aims is to fail to recognise the role schools play as community institutions and it undermines community capital to […]
Imagine a web where there are no pay walls to access research papers, where it is easy to access the latest research paper or journal. Would academic life be easier without the constraints of limited access to evidence that underpins academic work or would academics and students be too spoilt for choice?