Tag Archives: Hong Kong

PISA, Private Schools and Progressivism

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We live in interesting times. This is from yesterday’s Guardian: Gove’s ‘progressive betrayal’ seems to be a private school phenomenon My research using the Pisa data found that state school pupils report more ‘traditional’ teaching than in private schools, says … Continue reading

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The Real Lessons of the Titanic: Redefining the Purposes of Education; Preparation for a Knowledge Economy

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When a ship like the Titanic was seen as unfit for purpose there were three options available to those who operated ocean-going ships. 1. Carry on building similar ships but also make damned sure they don’t go anywhere near iceberg-infested … Continue reading

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Where are We Going and Why? – by Hargreaves and Sahlberg

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Continuing with our series of 3D Eye posts on the future of schools, and on the need to reinvent education and not just ‘reform’ schooling, we’re focusing in this piece on an article on the Whole Child Blog, written by … Continue reading

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TIMSS, PIRLS and the Plain Truth About Education in East Asia

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Education for Everyone is a website that’s “A forum for debating policies on education promoted by the Socialist Educational Association.” This week it published an article on the newly-released TIMSS and PIRLS* test results and asked, “What conclusions can we … Continue reading

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Return to Singapore

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There’s plenty of misunderstanding and misinformation about Singapore’s approaches to education, and about its drive to improve learning and teaching within a system that has long been regarded as highly successful. Singapore’s system of education was mentioned in Michael Gove’s … Continue reading

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Education, Equity and Social Mobility – Finnish Lessons Part 4

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These are interesting times, with big debates going on about some very fundamental issues, such as how we provide education for children and young people, how we regulate and supervise our banking and financial systems, and how we achieve ‘social … Continue reading

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