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. Toolkit for better teaching

    18 June 2013

    Experts have drawn up a toolkit that sets out what works and what doesn’t for improved pupil attainment. Lee Elliot Major, leader of the project, asks why some schools resist this approach.

  2. Driving gifted education

    11 June 2013

    Might a new type of school help us make the most of our outstanding students? Tim Dracup calls for Learning Schools with university, government and community support.

  3. Testing time for assessment reform

    4 June 2013

    Instead of judging student success only in terms of year-level expectations, assessment needs to recognise the progress that all students can make in their learning, and celebrate excellent progress regardless of students’ starting points.

  4. Using education evidence

    29 May 2013

    It’s harder than people think to use educational research in the classroom. One pan-European project looked at the problems, and at the rewards of success when it works.

  5. The National Curriculum at 25

    21 May 2013

    The National Curriculum has existed since 1988. The international evidence is that it has served English education well, but it now needs revision if it is to last another 25 years.

  6. The shape of the new National Curriculum

    14 May 2013

    Mary James was a member of the National Curriculum Review. Here she looks at the things it got right, and at the chances it missed to match learners more closely to learning.

  7. Do low aspirations hold back low-income students?

    30 April 2013

    All parents are ambitious for their children. We now have more evidence of successful ways to support their educational success.

  8. Will evidence improve the education debate?

    23 April 2013

    Journalists rarely use research to inform their writing on education; a new centre aims to make it easier for them to base their pronouncements on evidence.

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