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The challenge of shaping socially responsible teachers

post by CARMEN MOHAMED
Assistant Professor, Primary and Early Years’ Education, The University of Nottingham

If, as a community of social justice advocates, we recognise that all is not well in education can those of us engaged in training teachers create new ways of working together to act upon solutions? 898 more words

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Do sponsored academy chains support the attainment of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds?

post by BECKY FRANCIS & MERRYN HUTCHINGS
Kings College London & London Metropolitan University

All three leading political parties are rightly pledged to address the educational attainment gap for socio-economic background. 909 more words

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Repeat performance: Special education, lower attainers, race and class

post by SALLY TOMLINSON
Department of Education, University of Oxford

National governments believe that higher levels of education and skills are necessary for successful international economic competition and all young people are expected to invest in their own human capital, learn new skills and compete with each other in stratified education systems and uncertain job markets. 888 more words

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Building a Case for Relational Reform in Education: Towards a Relational Pedagogy

post by ROBERT LOE
Education Research Director, Relational Schools Project

Why Relational Education?

To establish an argument for the Relational reform of educational organisations there is a requirement to establish first the goal of such organisations. 2,057 more words

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Democratising the local school system

post by RICHARD HATCHER
Birmingham City University

Under the Coalition government local authorities (LAs) have been disempowered and marginalised. This post argues for the re-empowerment and democratisation of the role of LAs under a Labour government on two interrelated grounds: educational effectiveness and civic democracy. 790 more words

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Sex and Relationships Education – making the difference to difference

post by DEBBIE EPSTEIN
University of Roehampton

Catherine MacKinnon has famously argued that feminist claims based on either the ‘difference’ between or the ‘sameness’ of the genders are flawed. 1,605 more words

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Education and equality: A critique of the ‘poverty of aspiration’ agenda

post by JON RAINFORD & KIM ALLEN
University of Bedfordshire and Manchester Metropolitan University

A recent post on this blog by Penny-Jane Burke referred to the idea of ‘raising aspirations’ as a central motif of government higher education policy. 959 more words

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