Tag Archives: private schools

Gove versus the real issues in education

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This week Michael Gove has made further declarations about the “success” in increasing educational attainment since he came to office.  He recounted a huge list of statistics that, in his opinion, demonstrated how “standards” have improved and how the stringent, … Continue reading

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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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Aspiration, Achievement and Affluenza

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The Observer newspaper occasionally gives away a promotional booklet of extracts from a book that’s recently been published. This week the book that’s advertised is called “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple. It’s highly recommended by Jonathan Frantzen, whose … Continue reading

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