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Tag Archives: Hattie
Dear Vice-Chancellors The posting-letter you will receive, or have received, is a factual story of https://networkonnet.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/hatties-research-is-false-vice-chancellors-asked-to-investigate-part-1/ the Hattie saga typical of my communications to teachers over a number of years, paying special attention to those who bore the intolerable burden … Continue reading
The falseness of Hattie’s research is not difficult to explain; only a few aspects are complex. But everything about Hattie’s research is false except for some opinions which, while they may be true, are also false, because he claims them … Continue reading
5 April 2018 … Continue reading
In 1988 I wrote a three-part series in which I predicted why primary school education was heading for trouble (which is about to be re-published); to live that warning, in 1990, I resigned at 51 years as senior inspector of … Continue reading
Memo: Other than the abolition of national standards, the last time I heard anything hopeful and inspiring about Labour’s school education reforms was when you said that creativity and imagination was about to return to schools. Your minister of education … Continue reading
CoLs have been introduced using a copycat of the process used for Tomorrow’s Schools: the idealistic conceptual cover to appeal to typically kind-hearted, classroom teachers – for Tomorrow’s Schools, freedom – for Cols, collaboration; a tumultuous drumbeat of propaganda; organisational … Continue reading
We have now had 26 years of Tomorrow’s Schools and in all that time, leaving aside national standards, no political party or teacher organisation has advocated a fundamental structural change; that is, one with implications for the philosophy of that … Continue reading