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An interesting article comparing how some of the best education systems in the world have implemented reforms specifically so that their next generation is ready for the global economy.
The Department for Education (DfE) has over the past year announced a range of reforms to the education system in England. The department has now produced a helpful timeline for 2011-12.
A new research report by Owen Education for CfBT called, To the next level: good schools becoming outstanding, has aimed to analyse the processes by which good schools move on to become outstanding.
New research conducted by the Citizenship Foundation on behalf of CfBT Education Trust suggests that “nearly all teachers and schools welcome community cohesion and agree personally and professionally with its underpinning values, although they interpret the duty very differently, according to their school context and present practice.”
A new report from the House of Lords argues that 'nudging' people to change their behaviour will have limited impact in isolation.
New research has found that 83% of teachers have witnessed jokes, name-calling and stereotyping in schools.
In a speech on 21st century education this week, Andy Burnham argued that the government is in danger of preparing young people for a world that no longer exists by focusing on rote learning and valuing subjects such as Latin above Engineering, Business Studies and ICT.
A consultation process has recently started to explore opening membership of the Fairtrade Foundation to the grassroots. This builds on the organisation's stated commitment to ‘work closely with the thousands of supporters and their networks who have been so vital to the growth of Fairtrade, giving them more say in shaping its future and holding it to account’.
International Broadcasting Trust, a member organisation of Think Global, has just produced a new report Outside the Box. The report updates a longitudinal study which has been running since 1989, looking at the level of international factual programming in the UK.
An in-depth research study, conducted by the Office for Public Management (OPM) and the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) and published by the Department for Education (DfE), has found that “skills in independent and critical thinking are the key to helping students resist the pull of violent extremism” (Sec Ed, 8th June).
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