In view of the current popularity of educational research, it's easy to forget that this field of study has only gained academic approval relatively recently. In 1982 I tried to register with...Continue reading
When it comes to school buildings, the architect Peter Blundell Jones observed that in comparison to the “curriculum, the rule book, the head teacher’s policy, the staff hierarchy”, a...Continue reading
GRV is a continuing issue in the lives of young people. Recent events include reporting widespread harassment in schools (Women and Equalities Report, 2016), the continued refusal to make PSHE...Continue reading
Has business and accountability in education driven out creative curriculums leading to lack of provision of an inclusive broad-based social education for all?
The ever increasing presence of business and accountability in education at all levels to the point at which staff well-being and the real and true meaning of education has been severely damaged....Continue reading
In keeping with Scottish education historically, the importance of outdoor learning is emphasised in the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) guidelines (Beames et al., 2009). There had been an...Continue reading
How do we support beginner teachers to develop awareness and understanding of issues of social justice?
While we know that educational inequalities, often associated with social and economic disadvantage in general and with living in poverty in particular, impact on academic attainment (Cooper &...Continue reading
During the 50 years since the Plowden Report, policy with regard to small-group activity in English primary schools has undergone repeated change. However, images of practice remain constant: they...Continue reading