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Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability.

In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is...

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This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August.

“The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their...

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For many years the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) , which is part funded by the Department for Education, has been evaluating approaches to...

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This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here .

Politics and education are inseparable and always have been....

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The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline .

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that...

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Young people need careers education in schools which is embedded into and fits alongside the curriculum and is informed by labour market...

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Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this...

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This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when...

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My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools...

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My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore...

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Does your family make you smarter? by James Flynn

Book Review by Roger Titcombe

James Flynn is an internationally respected,...

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This is a short version of the full article which appears here

I will address these issues in the reverse order that they appear in the...

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I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession....

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This week (20 June), former Chancellor and Tory elder statesman Ken Clarke stated that the referendum should never have been called because the...

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15.05.16 by

I am a retired (2003) headteacher. The mother of two of our grandchildren is Vietnamese. Vietnam is too hot to visit in the school summer...

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This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here

Although this could be one my most important articles in relation...

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SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma

English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the...

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Co-authored by Roger Titcombe and Janet Downs

The government increasingly involves itself in what should be taught and how it should be...

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