As ever the latest PISA results have prompted a media frenzy across the globe, with the world’s media eager to put the boot into governments where results have not been as good as expected, while in countries where there has been improvement, academics have come out in force to undermine the progress by challenging … Continue reading What to make of the latest PISA results?
‘Educational equity’ is a term that we have been hearing more and more in recent months, building up to the OECD report at the end of October that provided a detailed analysis of the impact that socio-economic disadvantage has on educational achievement around the world. Unsurprisingly the report concluded that educational opportunity was not ‘equitable’ … Continue reading Equity in education – an analysis of recent publications
Hearing from the latest up and coming start-ups always provides food for thought, and the recent 'Shaking up the drinks industry' event was no different. A panel of start-up founders, put together by isobel, and consisting of WOW drinks, Seedlip, and Ugly provided the opportunity to hear about the journey that each of these emerging … Continue reading Shaking up the status quo with disruptor start-ups
When the Education and Employers charity published the findings of its research into career aspirations amongst primary school children across the globe the headlines made surprising reading. Newspapers drew attention to the conclusion that Ugandan children hold higher career aspirations than their counterparts in the UK, who are seemingly more interested in becoming social media … Continue reading View from the (Ugandan) chalk face