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Covid charts a grim path

  22nd January 2021

As the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic bites, we revisit charts first published in August 2020, to gain a sense of perspective on the spread of the virus among the countries we cover.

It is now one year since

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Peer review and its role in school improvement

  15th January 2021

As we navigate our way through further pandemic restrictions, Dr David Godfrey, Editor of  School Peer Review for Educational Improvement and Accountability, distills his thoughts on the school system and explains why his book is more valid in these

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Something in the new year worth shouting about

  8th January 2021

Canada's advert celebrates the country's educational achievements

It’s always good to recognise achievements, but this year above any other, we take great pleasure in offering our congratulations to three colleagues and also one country. 

The new year has brought with it another lockdown for those of us

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Season’s greetings and goodbye to all that

  18th December 2020

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We’ve nearly made it. Only a few, hopefully COVID-free, days to go before Christmas. To celebrate the forthcoming festivities, we asked Mike Dubeau, Richard Lockyer, Lesley Stagg and Simon Thompson to pen a few thoughts as this –  interesting –

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Theory of action: Organisational learning in education (pt 8 in a series)

  14th December 2020

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Having examined our perceptions of how the professional integrity of teachers can have an effect on a  school’s organisational learning, we continue to reflect on Argyris and his colleagues’ description of organisational learning. 

Learning agents

Those schools that learn collaboratively

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Integrity and the theory of action (pt 7 in a series)

  11th December 2020

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We conclude our theory of action series with two posts which help to contextualise the concept of organisational learning in an educational setting. The first of these focuses upon the way different schools and school systems interpret the term and

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