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by JIM CURRAN
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

I agree Jenny that there have been improvements but it has been my experience, teaching for forty years in an area of social disadvantage that poor children who are bright rarely make it academically. Some do but they are the exception to the rule. The odds are that they will end up no better off th...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in 2010 revealed that in Britain, a father's income has a bigger role in determining how much his son will earn than in any other developed country.The link between a father's income and his son's future is three times greater her...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

I agree moomintroll that it is an encouraging document and a step in the right direction but I'm not so sure whether or not I agree with , 'It is also important to note that children are “active agents who are capable of influencing their own interactions with parents, peers and schools” (Hartas, 20...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why people fall for pseudoscience
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Re: Why people fall for pseudoscience

Speed reading claims discredited by new report
Readers ‘should be wary of promises to increase speed with no cost to comprehension’, say researchers

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/j ... new-report
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School marking policies - correction of spellings
Replies: 16
Views: 4413

Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

Weak spelling is a bigger problem than most teachers admit, not only does it slow creativity but also slows down writing speed,in other words weak spelling slows down both the quality and quantity of a piece of written work. Just think how incredibly limiting it is for any child who wants to use a w...
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why people fall for pseudoscience
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Why people fall for pseudoscience

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back) Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements in multi-syllabic scientific jargon give the false impression that t...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: In Education one size does not fit all
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

In Education one size does not fit all

'One size fits all' system lets down less academic pupils, warns Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw condemns youth unemployment record in UK, saying those who fail at 16 are ‘left behind’ Pupils who are less academic are being let down by a “one size fits all” education system that fails to prepare th...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Deeply troubling' divide in England's secondary schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: 'Deeply troubling' divide in England's secondary schools

Geographical inequality in education has grown over 30 years, study finds For children born in 2000, where they live is a more powerful predictor of academic success than it was for those born in 1970, report claims http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/12/geographical-inequality-education-g...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Great pieces on multi-cueing and decoding v comprehension
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Great pieces on multi-cueing and decoding v comprehension

Thanks Jenny,what an excellent piece.
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pupils will have to know times tables by age 11
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Pupils will have to know times tables by age 11

Daisy Christodoulou in her excellent,' Seven Myths About Education', explains in Myth 1 Facts prevent understanding, why knowing things is so important to the learning process. The idea that you can look everything up is a bit of a red herring.
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who spend time with their fathers have a higher IQ
Replies: 0
Views: 1212

Children who spend time with their fathers have a higher IQ

Children who spend time with their fathers have a higher IQ The findings, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour, show that those children whose fathers spent more time with them had a higher IQ and were more socially mobile than those who had received little attention. The differenc...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pupils will have to know times tables by age 11
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Pupils will have to know times tables by age 11

Pupils will have to know times tables by age 11 under new tests Every child in England will be expected to know their times tables before leaving primary school from next year. Pupils will be tested against the clock on their tables up to 12x12 in new computer-based exams that the Department of Educ...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools outside London catching up with capital
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: Primary schools outside London catching up with capital

HMCI's monthly commentary: October 2015 'Surely nobody can still convincingly argue that systematic phonics isn’t the most effective method of teaching children to read. The structured yet engaging way in which this is being done is something my inspectors increasingly report' https://www.gov.uk/gov...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: David Didau flags up an excellent response to Rosen
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: David Didau flags up an excellent response to Rosen

What an excellent piece from David Didau and equally excellent response from Jacqui Moller- Butcher, definitely a must read.
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Huge shortfall in teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Re: Huge shortfall in teachers

Schools in crisis as graduates turn their backs on teaching Britain’s leading expert on school recruitment has warned that a shortage of trainee teachers is reaching crisis levels in some of the most important subjects in the curriculum. In evidence submitted to the parliamentary education select co...