Author Archives: Howard Stevenson

Stand Up for Education – statement of support from education researchers

“As lecturers, researchers and professors of Education, we wish to express our support for Stand up for education: a manifesto for our children’s education. We urge policy makers to recognise the need for a wider vision of learning and education, … Continue reading

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School myths – and the evidence that blows them apart

Today, the Local Schools Network publishes School Myths – And the Evidence that Blows Them Apart. Following on from the statement last week by Andreas Schleicher of the OECD about the seven myths that distort understanding of education on the global stage, Benn … Continue reading

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Why teachers should be sceptical of a new College of Teaching

The DfE is currently consulting on the proposal for a new College of Teaching.  This contribution to ‘The Conversation‘ argues that teachers should proceed with caution and be careful what they wish for.

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Latest issue of Forum available

The latest issue of Forum, focused on ‘Life After Gove’ has been very well received.  It is a substantial issue with 19 articles.  Contributors include Stewart Ranson, Melissa Benn and Robin Alexander. You can read Clyde Chitty’s editorial which is … Continue reading

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Education in the 21st Century: thinking outside the bubble

Details of an excellent seminar to be held at Cambridge University, 20th February – download the flyer here – SES Seminar

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Making the case for a new democratic professionalism

This is a copy of a chapter I co-wrote (with Alison Gilliland of INTO) for a book coming out next year, called ‘Flip the System: The Alternative’ or somesuch.  It is being edited by two teachers from the Netherlands who … Continue reading

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Our ‘signing up’ statement

This is the statement we asked colleagues to sign up to, to indicate their support for the SUFE manifesto: As lecturers and professors of Education, we wish to express our support for Stand Up For Education: a manifesto for our … Continue reading

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