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by JIM CURRAN
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Concentrations of poverty
Replies: 2
Views: 38

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: 2
Views: 38

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: 31

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: 2
Views: 38

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: 1492

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: 1578

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: 1462

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: 1875

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
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social mobility doesn’t exist
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Social mobility doesn’t exist

New Zealand schoolgirls skip class because they can't afford sanitary items

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... tary-items
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Social mobility doesn’t exist
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Social mobility doesn’t exist

Social mobility doesn’t exist – and grammar schools are part of the problem In a meritocracy we all own our destiny. So potent is this fallacy that even those sold short by it, those at the very bottom of the social ladder, can be found yielding to its key messages: the poor are poor because they’re...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 7535

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Taxpayers fund large wages and lavish perks of academy school chiefs Heads of taxpayer-funded independent chains are making claims that include fast cars, first-class travel and Marco Pierre White dining while schools struggle https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jul/23/education-academies-fun...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years

The most effective way to ensure that all children come to school prepared to take advantage of the educational opportunities available is to provide high quality early intervention programmes. The most effective programmes involve children spending at least three years in a pre-school setting with ...