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Top universities really are biased in favour of private school pupils

Extract from the Independent Article: “Pupils from state schools and ethnic minority groups need higher A-level results than those from private schools to get into Britain’s top universities, says a study out today.” In my opinion, this is not news nor is it current affairs. This has been happening for years and from personal experience […]

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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

One great quote from the video clip: “In a system that is meant to teach and help the youth, there is no voice from the youth at all.” This is sadly very true about many education systems. Following on from my previous post Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms, the innovative and effective self-directed learning or […]

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Evidence-based practice: why number-crunching tells only part of the story

Randomised Controlled Trials are a very good research method that can help radically reform education in order to meet the needs of the individual and society today. An excerpt from Rebecca Allen’s blog: “Social contexts change faster than evolution changes our bodies. Whilst I would guess that taking a paracetamol will still relieve a headache in […]

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Should we have profit-making schools?

An incredibly well-balanced and informative article on the topic, profit-making schools. An excerpt from Simon Burgess: “So profit-making is pointless at best: under the current market set-up, improvements in attainment would not make money (so would not happen) with profit-making schools, and cutting costs would make money but would either reduce attainment or leave it […]

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A right is not a right unless you know about it: why we must defend citizenship education

As a generation we need to ensure that we are doing all we can to impart out knowledge onto the next generation. We should continually find ways to new and exciting ways to empower young people but the basic foundations have be right and delivered effectively, otherwise the knowledge built on top of these foundations […]

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