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Education in Greece: Why Greeks voted 'NO' to austerity

The summer issue of Forum was focused on international developments in education and the impact of global neoliberal restructuring.

One of the articles describes how Troika policies have had an impact on Greek schools, students and teachers. 31 more words

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Call for papers: Forum special issue - What counts as useful or productive talk in today's classroom?

What counts as useful or productive talk in today’s classroom? Who decides, and on what basis? To what extent and in what ways is the spoken language of young people being made use of in school? 383 more words

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Hattie’s research: Is wrong Part 5 – this should clinch it

At some time in the future, Hattie’s research and his opinions will be revealed for what they are: a huge charade. But you don’t need to wait – all you need to do is read the postings in the Hattie series and clear-sightedly and undistractedly employ your critical faculties. 1,700 more words

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Hattie warms up Visible Learning for Pearson; also Hattie and Pasi Sahlberg on YouTube

Hattie’s research is rubbish.

For him, the beauty of it being rubbish is that it allows him to say it says whatever he likes.

In his latest trick he has produced a new book called The Politics of Distraction: What doesn’t work in education. 462 more words

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"Is teachers' 'voice' enough?" My presentation at Northern Rocks 2015 Conference

I am happy to be part of the Northern Rocks 2015 conference organised by Debra Kidd and Emma Ann Hardy.  My presentation/workshop is based on a chapter I wrote with… 138 more words

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Mathematics: here is the answer

Instead of giving credibility to the shabby NZ Initiative report on mathematics by criticising it and similarly the shabby Hekia Parata decision to sponsor it (all designed to shore up the failing IES project and the anti-democratic EDUCANZ one), this posting is a positive one highlighting a different way, the holistic way, to take mathematics. 1,483 more words

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Professor Ivan Snook comments on Primary School Diaries 5

Every primary principal should read, and encourage their teachers to read, the latest of Kelvin Smythe’s Primary School Diaries, edited by Allan Alach. It begins by exposing the cunning publicity surrounding Tomorrows Schools, (‘It’s time you knew what is going on at your local school’). 191 more words

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