Forget what you’ve heard – larger class sizes increase opportunities

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It has long been argued that reducing the student-teacher ratio will improve students’ learning and subsequent levels of attainment. The basis of this perspective is that teachers are able to spend more time with each student, getting to really know their strengths and weaknesses, learning styles and catering for individual needs. This theory suggests that […]

Grammar schools: the wrong debate

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The debate over whether we should or should not open more grammar schools has been featured in almost every national newspaper over the last few weeks. Theresa May and her education secretary, Justine Greening, are considering opening more grammar schools and restoring selective learning, arguing that this would increase the availability of a quality education […]

What is the real obstacle for student achievement in developing countries?

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Education leaders have argued that in deprived areas, families and members of the community are the biggest obstacle to children fulfilling their potential; at the same time, parents argue that unsuitable or limited school provision is to blame. So what is really stopping students in developing countries from being able to achieve? Family provides the […]