Reviews

It’s been a breakthrough year for education research. It is still very much a minority pursuit but the idea that teachers’ practice should be informed – where possible...
Harry Fletcher-Wood picks… Michael Fordham, clioetcetera.com Michael Fordham’s blog has been consistently superb, offering robust and thought-provoking argument in elegant prose. I approach each post with anticipation and trepidation...
Video games are everywhere: your phone, TV and even in school. They are constantly in the news and as normal to our pupils as TV is to you. As...
As we move into an increasingly numerical future, many areas of public life – including much of the world of education — appear to be defined by numbers....
Our reviewer of the week is Andrew Old, teacher and blogger @oldandrewuk Damned if I do, damned if I don’t By @ImSporticus A PE teacher recounts the grim...
As a Chinese person who has experienced elementary to postgraduate education in China and now researches education in a British institution, I always like to engage in discussions...
Toby Marshall argues that the government’s move of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) from universities and into schools is a mistake. Principally, he says, the direct to school training...
Our reviewer of the week is Jill Berry, a former head, now educational consultant and Twitter addict @jillberry102 Top of the tree by Nancy Gedge @nancygedge Nancy is...
The European people must first wake up, shake themselves and stop playing the game of the Sleeping Beauty, said Frantz Fanon. The dreaming sleep is Europe’s colonial history,...
My heart sank when I first saw this book’s title and I thought; “Yet another claim that middle leaders can change the world and solve all of education’s...
Our blog reviewer of the week is Harry Fletcher-Wood, a secondary history teacher and head of teacher professional development @HFletcherWood Teacher spends two days as a student and...
The proportion of female students studying economics A-level in the UK remains stubbornly low. But it was the marked decline in numbers taking the exam during the 1990s...

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