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. Better education starts later

    4 March 2014

    Too much too soon: David Whitebread on the evidence for a later school starting age.

  2. Improving children’s wellbeing

    25 February 2014

    Ros McLellan, Maurice Galton, Susan Steward and Charlotte Page look at the successes and failures of the Creative Partnerships programme.

  3. Do teaching assistants assist?

    18 February 2014

    Teaching assistants can make a difference to pupils’ progress in maths and reading says Kevan Collins, as he reports key findings from the Education Endowment Foundation’s first batch of research-based reports.

  4. Positive feedback in the classroom

    11 February 2014

    Eleanore Hargreaves says that listening to children’s experiences of teacher feedback could make Assessment for Learning a positive tool for learning.

  5. The Massachusetts Miracle

    4 February 2014

    The Massachusetts Miracle: Tina Isaacs explains one state’s impressive but incomplete approach to setting higher school standards.

  6. Can schools encourage creativity?

    28 January 2014

    It is accepted that school environments can discourage creativity; work in Denmark, by Lene Tanggaard, suggests ways of making education more open to originality.

  7. Assessing 21st century skills

    21 January 2014

    Most international skills assessments look at traditional subjects like numeracy and literacy. Esther Care is involved in an international project to assess new competencies.

  8. Assessing ‘what works’ in school

    14 January 2014

    Assessment for Learning is regarded as a success in UK education policy. But Rob Coe says that it is hard to implement and may be taking too much of the credit.

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