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. How scared should students be of tests?

    1 May 2012

    Does exam stress help boost students’ performance or cause more harm than good? Psychologist Dave Putwain of Edge Hill University considers the evidence.

  2. The truancy debate – the forgotten question

    23 April 2012

    The government is grappling with the latest recommendations to tackle school truancy, but exam truancy is a neglected problem that deserves attention. CERP’s Suzanne Chamberlain explains.

  3. Assessment on an international stage

    20 April 2012

    International perspectives on student assessment can help interpret shifts in educational achievement at a national level. Andreas Schleicher, head of indicators and analysis at the OECD’s directorate of education, explains.

  4. Social media and student recruitment

    20 April 2012

    Facebook and Twitter aren’t all about posting holiday snaps and telling the world what you had for breakfast. Paul Govey at the University of Manchester found much more constructive uses of social media in sharing information with potential students.

  5. Introducing CERP

    20 April 2012

    Putting research at the heart of policy and practice. Michelle Meadows introduces the Centre for Education Research and Policy.

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