Parents send their children to private schools for a range of reasons, and we know that British private schools are successful in terms of academic attainment and that their alumni tend to go on...Continue reading
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The enduring argument over class size is one of the most contested in education. The argument is between many teachers and practitioners who feel that class size makes a big difference to teaching...Continue reading
On 20th March 2015, an article published by the Independent (Garner, 2015) claimed that Finnish schools had scrapped school subjects and replaced them with topics. Ever since then Finland has been...Continue reading
In the much-quoted Heraclitean aphorism, ‘the road up and down is one and the same’ (see for example Russell, 2004, p. 51), the pre-Socratic philosopher introduces a radical relativism and...Continue reading
Prioritising micro-level experiences of schooling: A policy prospect for addressing inequality in basic education access?
Ghanaian and Sub-Saharan African (SSA) governments are successfully implementing universal policy solutions to expand basic-school opportunities for children. Yet, a vital component of the basic...Continue reading
Picture your favourite childhood toy. What was it? What did you learn from it? How did you know it was for you? These questions, and others like it, underpin the questions raised by posthumanist...Continue reading
It is time for education and the school curriculum in countries with colonial pasts such as Britain to take the knee: to recognise that we – particularly the young – need to see ourselves as...Continue reading
#BlackLivesMatter in education: How can a hashtag help us understand exclusion inequalities in English schools?
The publicised deaths of Black people across the United States sparked a worldwide movement of protest against the historical inequalities and marginalisation experienced within the Black...Continue reading
Cultural capital in non-White majority schools: A critical exploration of cultural ethos and pedagogy
Embodied cultural capital includes the artistic, religious, social and historical inheritance of non-White students. Cultural pedagogy and ethos is defined as the institution’s ‘official’...Continue reading
The call for diversity and inclusion has intensified in light of recent events of police racism in the United States, the death of George Floyd being the catalyst. Beyond the rhetoric of Black...Continue reading
This year coronavirus has put unprecedented pressure on our schools. It has been inspiring, as we continued to support our young people through the global pandemic, to see so many creative...Continue reading