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Vocational English For All Vocational Students: An Uncomfortable Truth?

Are We Teaching Vocational English To All Vocational Students In Chile? The uncomfortable answwer to this uncomfortable question is, “No, in Chile, we are not teaching vocational students vocational English.” Why not? In Chile, vocational education students (3rd and 4th … Continue reading

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The disadvantaged need the best teachers

David Cameron wants to bring opportunity to everyone, wherever they live, whatever their background. It’s an admirable intention, but he really needs to get on with it in our country’s schools. The geographical lottery in educational achievement means that only … Continue reading

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#Culture of #Excellence: #Accountability & the #International #Baccalaureate

“The culture of excellence” – Presidente Rafael Correa of Ecuador, referring to the International Baccalaureate… Firstly, let me make my position clear: The International Baccalaureate has the best education system in the world. If you doubt the sincerity of my … Continue reading

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Pupil Premium: Funding for England’s deprived pupils set to double

Press notice date: 19 September 2011 http://bit.ly/nDecfX The total funding available for the Pupil Premium is set to double and will rise to £1.25bn in 2012-13. The Pupil Premium began to be allocated to schools this year and is targeting … Continue reading

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KIPP – Knowledge is Power Program – Education Success Story

Charter school excellence. What is that? Children from poor, disadvantaged backgrounds achieving college graduation, and lifetime empowerment – just like the children who come from economically advantaged backgrounds… Here is the KIPP system. Does this look like excellence? For me, … Continue reading

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