Perspectives

'Perspectives' are comment and opinion pieces from those across the education, research and policy sector. Those invited to write are encouraged to express their own views; the opinions shared here are therefore those of the individual authors, not the Centre for Education Research and Practice.

  1. Internationalising the curriculum in a national context

    16 April 2013

    While educationalists and politicians argue about what should be in the National Curriculum, globalisation may be making their concerns irrelevant.

  2. ‘Misspent youth’ should not mean a wasted life

    9 April 2013

    Prisoners are among the least-educated of our young people, and their ‘misspent youth’ can affect them for life. Jane Hurry examines ways of improving their prospects, including the vital role of better assessment.

  3. The importance of an art education

    3 April 2013

    Do children really need art education? Richard Jolley thinks it’s an essential part of personal development.

  4. Real success must come from quality

    26 March 2013

    Lauren Thorpe warns that ring-fenced schools budgets may mean that tough choices are dodged and opportunities for better-value education are missed.

  5. Evidence-informed policy and practice – we should welcome it, but also be realistic!

    19 March 2013

    Can randomised controlled trials make the leap from medicine to the world of education? Geoff Whitty gives a guarded welcome to a DfE report that suggests they might improve both teaching and policy formation.

  6. Education in action

    12 March 2013

    Grace Clifton considers the educational challenges facing children in military families.

  7. London 2012: lessons and legacies

    5 March 2013

    The 2012 Olympics were hailed as an event that would a secure a health legacy for the nation by encouraging more people to take up sport. Mark Griffiths considers where school sport fits into this plan, and whether such a legacy can really be achieved without it.

  8. Halting the reform rollercoaster

    26 February 2013

    Widespread reforms are being proposed so rapidly that we may well be losing sight of what really matters in our education system says Brian Lightman.

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