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In Praise of Tests: Michael Gove says Tough exams and learning by rote are the keys to success

Education secretary praises traditional exams as he explains the philosophy behind his shakeup of GCSEs and A-levels Peter Walker The Guardian, Wednesday 14 November 2012 Learning facts by rote should be a central part of the school experience, the education … Continue reading

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The International Baccalaureate: So Great It Was Adopted by the British

Michael Gove announces new English Baccalaureate to replace GCSEs Source: The Telegraph By Rosa Prince, Online Political Editor Michael Gove has told MPs that the new English Baccalaureate to be introduced as a replacement for the GCSE will stop the … Continue reading

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Competition is Great for Games, but Education is Not a Game

When I was in high school, I competed in any sport my school would or could offer. I loved the thrill of winning, of being first, or second, or third. I enjoyed practicing different aspects of the various games. Often, … Continue reading

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Heads react cautiously to Michael Gove’s plans for an English Baccalaureate Certificate

‘The devil is in the detail’ – heads react to EBC Date: 19th September 2012 Author: Dorothy Lepkowska Theme: Curriculum, Education Policy, Exams and Assessment, Leadership, Teacher Subject: English, Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Science, STEM Tags: English Baccalaureate, English Baccalaureate Certificate, … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: What Makes A Good Teacher (Michael Gove Responds)

Edcamp Santiago 2012. Maybe the question, “What makes a good teacher?”, is a bit difficult to give a precise answer to. Nonetheless, there ARE some people who are supposed to know, if for no reason other than they get paid … 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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Nick Clegg: “Britain expects too much from teachers”

He argues in a speech that teachers cannot be responsible for all society’s problems following last month’s riots. Jeevan Vasagar and Allegra Stratton The Guardian, Monday 5 September 2011 http://bit.ly/ruysny The Deputy Prime Minister is to open up a new … Continue reading

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Wackoidal: The new Education Buzz Word? Michael Gove Responds

On the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Michael Gove was invited to discuss the twenty-four free schools opening this month. The free schools are a Conservative invention: centrally funded, outside of local authority control and run by anyone who wants to … Continue reading

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Estelle Morris: ‘Michael Gove is trying to replicate his own education for the nation’s children’ (Video)

Estelle Morris, a former education secretary and Labour peer, discusses her successor Michael Gove and the coalition’s controversial education policies. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2011/jun/20/estelle-morris-michael-gove-video?intcmp=239

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Michael Gove on Academies

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education sets out his plans to tackle underperforming schools at a visit to Knights Temple Grove Academy in Bromley. Andrew Day, Principal of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy also talk about the benefits of being … Continue reading

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