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This weekend we’ve seen yet more covert meddling in education from politicians. You’d think we would be used to this by now! The examination board OCR announced that they will be dropping American books and plays from their GCSE English … Continue reading
Tagged 3Di Associates, Book Censorship, English Literature, GCSE English Literature, George Bernard Shaw, Gove and GCSE English Literature, Gove bans Of Mice and Men, Indoctrination and censorship, John Green, John Steinbeck, Lord Byron, Love of reading, Michael Gove, Mitch Albom, Of Mice and Men, Politicians meddling with education, Take politicians out of education policy, The Crucible, The Fault in our Stars, The Five People you Meet in Heaven, The Romantic Poets, To Kill a Mockingbird, US literature
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Why do so many of the guests on BBC Radio 4s “Desert Island Discs” talk about distressing and shocking experience of school? Why do so many who will never achieve prominence or celebrity status also do likewise? “Is it because … Continue reading
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What do we want from our elected politicians and their government officials? In previous posts this week we’ve considered the views of several educationalists on how our system needs to change and how politicians need to act in order to … Continue reading
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The Guardian Education Manifesto article yesterday has provided plenty of food for thought – for us, at least. We hope it’s had a similar effect on Tristram Hunt and his team within the Labour Party. Neither David Blunkett’s review of … Continue reading
Tagged 2015 Education Policy, 2015 General Election, Agenda 15 Education and Children, Annual Ofsted Report, Consultation for National Curriculum in England, CPD, David Blunkett, Education policy, Education policy ideas, Guardian Education, Intelligent education, Labour Party, Learning for children, Local autonomy for teachers, Manifesto for education 2015, Michael Gove, multiple intelligences, National College of Teaching, Ofsted, Putting Students and Parents First, QTS, teaching and learning, The Blob, Tristram Hunt, wellbeing
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In today’s Guardian Education – twenty snapshots of mini-manifestos written by a selection of thoughtful educationalists . . . and Toby Young. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/13/in-my-manifesto-education-policy-ideas-2015 What to do with the Y factor? Why pay any attention to it? This man is more … Continue reading
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Labour vows to rub out Michael Gove’s education reforms http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/29/labour-rub-out-michael-gove-education-system Such delicious words in this context. “Vows”. “Rub out”. Even the Telegraph uses words like “dismantle” (of Gove’s reforms) without any accompanying criticism of Labour’s policy proposal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10797390/Labour-vows-to-dismantle-Michael-Goves-education-reforms.html Guardian-reading teachers … Continue reading
Tagged David Blunkett, Directors of School Standards, Education policy, Education reform, Every Child Matters, Freedom for schools, Gove, Inspirational Learning, Labour party education policy, Michael Gove, Putting Students and Parents First, Tristram Hunt