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by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Exam results no longer used to define failing schools
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Exam results no longer used to define failing schools

Exam results will no longer be used to define 'failing' schools

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... le-working
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Summer-born pupils disadvantaged
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... hool-study
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'You can't touch their brain until you have touched their heart'
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Views: 102

'You can't touch their brain until you have touched their heart'

Lucy Crehan a teacher, at an inner- city school has written a very interesting book about her experience visiting the top 5 PISA scoring countries. The book is full of detailed observations and a wealth of information. I want to share one observation with you. When she was in Singapore she attended ...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How the elderly can help the young – and help themselves
Replies: 0
Views: 73

How the elderly can help the young – and help themselves

How the elderly can help the young – and help themselves

Twinning nurseries with care homes boosts children’s reading and social skills, says report calling for intergenerational care

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... advantages
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Concentrations of poverty

My mother learned to read at 63 - she was still the smartest woman I know It didn’t take education or money for my mama to feel compassion, to reject prejudice and hatred. She taught me to feel empathy, and I cherished it https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/dec/20/despite-my-mamas-secret-s...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Concentrations of poverty

Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers Teachers have warned that growing levels of poverty across England are having a devastating effect on pupils, with more children going hungry and being unable to afford warm clothes this winter. The findings from the National Education Un...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Concentrations of poverty

According to the OECD the UK has one of the most socially segregated education systems in the developed world.Why does social segregation matter? Because all the research , from the 1966 Coleman Report to today tells us that education systems in countries where income differentials are narrow do bet...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The private takeover of schools like this is well under way
Replies: 0
Views: 253

The private takeover of schools like this is well under way

The private takeover of schools like this is well under way: 7,000 have gone

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... holy-cross
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Concentrations of poverty

An analysis from Ofsted found 490 'stuck' schools those that have been judged below the level of 'good' in every inspection since 2005.The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals and the number of poor white British pupils in these schools is also well above the national average.A survey...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Today's four-year-olds 'not physically' ready for school.
Replies: 0
Views: 1597

Today's four-year-olds 'not physically' ready for school.

Today's four-year-olds often 'not physically ready' for school Competitive parenting, iPads and screens are all contributing to a decrease in child mobility that can impact on academic learning http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-age-four-year-old-children-not-physicall...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Does knowledge matter in the age of Google?
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Does knowledge matter in the age of Google?

Does knowledge matter in the age of Google? There are drawbacks to outsourcing our memory and knowledge to the internet, says William Poundstone I found that there are correlations between general knowledge and behaviour, political views and even socially responsible choices. One dilemma I posed was...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Learning Styles- 'Pseudo-Scientific Rubbish'
Replies: 0
Views: 1564

Learning Styles- 'Pseudo-Scientific Rubbish'

Students taught pseudo-scientific ‘rubbish’, experts warn

http://www.educationviews.org/students- ... erts-warn/
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social mobility doesn’t exist
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Re: Social mobility doesn’t exist

Obstacles to social mobility in Britain date back to the Victorian education system


http://theconversation.com/obstacles-to ... stem-57371