Month: April 2017

Emotional wellbeing decreased by Grammar schools

An international study based on OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, has shown that the British Grammar school system causes emotional instability for many of its student. Not only is the system harming grammar school students, but also the whole system is affected. Many students who attend selective schools suffer under low self-esteem and anxiety. …

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Foreign students are immigrants

Prime minister Theresa May has increasingly come under attack for her treatment of foreign students. While the opposition as well as the public cries for foreign students to be counted in a separate category, Miss May insists on them counting as immigrants. The problem is, if they keep the status of immigrants, the UK reaches …

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Redbridge Secondary Schools in crisis

Last week, head teachers of 12 schools in the borough of Redbridge got together to discuss their current crisis. Cuts in the education system in the last 3 years have put the schools in a horrific situation. However, in the next 3 year even more cuts are planned. Hence, headteachers got together to brainstorm possible …

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11+ Tuition centre in Redbridge with excellent local tutors

Thy English Academy is a local tuition centre that offers preparation for 7+, 11+ and 13+ exams as well as GCSE in North East London.  Our tutors use 11+ sample papers and mock exams to practice for the 11+ test. Particular attention is paid to verbal reasoning. English tuition at Thy English Academy is delivered by qualified English tutors …

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Religious education in New South Wales

A review on the teaching of religion in primary schools has revealed that some contradictory messages are taught to students in New South Wales, Australia. Some of the scripture included negative paragraphs about abortion. The review is focused on state run schools in which the main religion is Christianity with a majority of 87% of …

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American university investigates science of learning

A team of researchers from various universities was awarded a 4.6 Mio. Dollars grant to look into practical implementation strategies of research into the science of learning. The researchers try to get teachers to make use of the latest finding in learning theories. The implementation takes place across all levels of education, ranging from primary …

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Art installation draws attention to education system

Last week, an installation at the Tate Modern museum in London was aimed at drawing attention to the challenges children in the modern world are facing. Questions about the centre of interest in the education system are asked. The main thought is whether to focus on improving Numeracy and Literacy skills over supporting Art skills. In …

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Increase in poverty due to legal changes

Changes to benefit laws came into action last week and might push 200.000 families into poverty. The changes affect families with more than 2 children, where the third child from now on does not receive any money anymore. In particular, families who claim tax credits and Universal credit are affected. Overall, this will include 872.000 …

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Racism amongst pupils

Since Brexit was officially announced, Racism seems to become more and more tolerated within the British society. Verbally or physical assault against people from a different origin is not only wrongly becoming more and more acceptable amongst adults, but also students show discrimination against their fellow students. Hence, teachers are asked to pay attention to …

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