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Chinese School – A Student’s Response

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Do we value the opinions of our young people? Do their responses to school help us to improve our system of education? In our blog post yesterday we published some initial thoughts on BBC 2’s “Chinese School”, which was broadcast … Continue reading

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Chinese School – some reflections on the first programme

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So what did we make of “Chinese School”? – shown last night on BBC 2. In the first place, it wasn’t as terrible as it could have been. * The five Chinese teachers who’d been flown in from Shanghai for … Continue reading

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Champion Teachers

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Champion: winner, hero, victor, conqueror, warrior, patron, guardian. The Guardian’s “Long Read” often contains interesting articles on a variety of subjects. This week, spread over three pages, it posed the question, “Could this man transform your child’s education?” [On the … Continue reading

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Call You and Yours: Who Would Be A Teacher?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0418kfy This hour long programme gives an insight into the incredible range of opinions about schools, teaching and the education profession in England. Listen to it and be aware of the degrees of ignorance and prejudice surrounding schools and people … Continue reading

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Education, Omnishambles, Citizen Ethics and Spiritual Intelligence.

The news in England yesterday was full of revelations about Michael Gove’s plot to replace one set of examinations for sixteen years olds with another set of examinations which are intended to be more ‘rigorous’ – and thereby restore English … Continue reading

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Responses to Will Hutton on Accountability in the Teaching Profession

Careers in Teaching – Responses to Will Hutton There are a number of letters in the Observer today responding to Will Hutton’s article in last Sunday’s paper, “Teachers: Stop Being Defensive”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/feb/19/observer-big-issue-graduates-teaching Bruce Ross Smith writes that Will Hutton is … Continue reading

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A Corporate Plan for Schools?

All three of our major political parties have, in recent years, shown their support for the involvement of the private sector in providing management and other services to the state sector – in health, in social services, and of course … Continue reading

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Politics & the Primary Teacher 2

A few weeks ago we mentioned in this blog the forthcoming publication of “Politics and the Primary Teacher” by Dr Peter Cunningham. This book is now on sale, and is strongly recommended as essential reading for everyone in the field of … Continue reading

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Politics and the Primary Teacher

Dr Peter Cunningham of Homerton College (Cambridge) who is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education has written a book entitled “Politics and the Primary Teacher”, to be published by Routledge on December 13th. Having had a privileged preview of … Continue reading

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Innovation in Education

As you can gather from the rest of the 3Di website, we’re very keen on innovation and forward-thinking in education. Anyone who fails to grasp that motivation, learning and creativity are being hugely impacted by new generations of lightweight and … Continue reading

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