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. Do school inspections have any impact?

    20 August 2013

    Inspections do make a difference, says Melanie Ehren, but the process is more complex than we might think.

  2. Is science teaching facing a problem?

    14 August 2013

    What does the future hold for science teaching? John Leach wonders whether the profession is attractive enough to bring in, and retain, talented teachers.

  3. Better career guidance for all

    6 August 2013

    School students have the statutory right to quality careers advice, says David Harbourne. But so far, too few of them are feeling the benefit.

  4. How good is teacher assessment?

    31 July 2013

    Stefan Johansson discusses the role of teacher assessment in primary school and evaluates its effectiveness as a measure of pupil achievement.

  5. Testing collaboration at school

    16 July 2013

    The PISA assessment of school performance will soon include Collaborative Problem Solving. How will it be tested, and how will its introduction alter the curriculum?

  6. Better schools for better learning

    8 July 2013

    The evidence is finally available to show that decisions about school conditions – be they large or small – make a difference to learning. If you think colourful, display-filled classrooms encourage scholarship, think again!

  7. Integrating education and business

    2 July 2013

    Not all students want to start a business. A new college in London has taken a novel approach to involving learners in local enterprise.

  8. Predicting A-level performance

    25 June 2013

    How well do AS marks predict A-level grades? Jeff Searle of Durham University has taken a detailed statistical look at this perennial question.

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