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by JIM CURRAN
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks
Replies: 6
Views: 2883

Re: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

Marketing firm posts 'only dyslexics need apply' job advert Ad featuring image of Apple founder Steve Jobs provokes controversy but does not appear to fall foul of advertising code A marketing firm has released a job advertisement that stipulates applicants must be dyslexic as it wants employees who...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks
Replies: 6
Views: 2883

Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks Campaigners say tribunal finding in favour of Meseret Kumulchew highlights duty to make allowances for dyslexic staff Starbucks has lost a disability discrimination case after it wrongly accused a dyslexic employee of falsifying documents ...
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

Sue, Synthetic Phonics has made an immeasurable difference to so many children and especially to disadvantaged children and it's due in no short measure to people like yourself who for many years ploughed a lone furrow.
by JIM CURRAN
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Massively' improved state schools threaten private sector
Replies: 0
Views: 1363

Massively' improved state schools threaten private sector

'Massively' improved state schools threaten private sector
Better behaviour and results are attracting families who can afford private school fees, says Good Schools Guide editor

http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... ctor#img-1
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School marking policies - correction of spellings
Replies: 16
Views: 5688

Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2,000 spellings and ditches circumflex #JeSuisCirconflexe campaigners fight back against decision by the Academie Française to ‘fix anomalies’ and scrap the circumflex accent French linguistic purists have voiced online anger at the loss of one of their favouri...
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

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: 3880

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: 3880

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: 944

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: 5688

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: 944

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: 1338

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: 4
Views: 2003

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: 1730

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: 1237

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.