Monthly Archives: September 2014

Call for Papers – Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference

PESGB@50 anniversary conference call (link to pdf flyer) ANNUAL CONFERENCE Thursday 26 March to Sunday 29 March 2015 New College, Oxford

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Values and Community in the Life of Academies

I was lucky enough to be discussant in a very lively symposium at BERA Conference yesterday and thought I would post my response here for anyone who was unable to get to it. This isn’t exactly what I said: it … Continue reading

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What is Education For?

I was originally employed at Brookes to work on the Secondary PGCE programme, but over the years my teaching timetable has moved somewhat and this is now the second year in which I haven’t had any direct teaching on the … Continue reading

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Phonics is not a fix-all drug that will get all children reading

How can there be such high profile disagreement about an issue as extensively researched and important as the teaching of reading to young children? In July, a group of teachers and phonics consultants wrote to the Times Educational Supplement, defending … Continue reading

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More on Phonics

@oldandrew replied to my earlier blogs on phonics here: http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/revisiting-the-debate-over-the-davis-phonics-pamphlet-part-3/ I posted a response on the site, which I have reproduced here. Thanks Andrew. If you would kindly print these comments in your thread, I’m happy that this debate has … Continue reading

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