Can ideology blind us to what is genuinely dangerous? | teachingbattleground

Recently I have been discussing at length the opposition to permanent exclusions. If we are not careful, history will repeat itself on exclusions Permanent exclusions are necessary I wrote about the ideology behind some of this. The Progressive Narrative on Behaviour. Part 1 The Progressive Narrative on Behaviour. Part 2 The Progressive Narrative on Behaviour Part 3 I also wrote … Continue reading “Can ideology blind us to what is genuinely dangerous?”

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Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists? Part 3 | teachingbattleground

For over one hundred years, the standard words used for the two main camps in educational philosophy have been “progressive” and “traditionalist” (in recent years, these have often been shortened to “prog” and “trad” on Twitter). Descriptions of what they mean can be found here from John Dewey writing in the 30s, or here from Alfie Kohn writing ten … Continue reading “Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists? Part 3”

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What happens when a school listens to campaigners against internal exclusion? | teachingbattleground

We’ve had a lot of attacks on schools for keeping kids safe lately. When schools exclude they are accused leading kids into knife crime or being racist. When they use managed moves, or help kids find a more suitable education, they are accused of off-rolling. When they have strict rules, or simply enforce the rules […]

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What happens when a school listens to campaigners against internal exclusion? | teachingbattleground

We’ve had a lot of attacks on schools for keeping kids safe lately. When schools exclude they are accused leading kids into knife crime or being racist. When they use managed moves, or help kids find a more suitable education, they are accused of off-rolling. When they have strict rules, or simply enforce the rules … Continue reading “What happens when a school listens to campaigners against internal exclusion?”

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Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists? Part 2 | teachingbattleground

For over one hundred years, the standard words used for the two main camps in educational philosophy have been “progressive” and “traditionalist” (in recent years, these have often been shortened to “prog” and “trad” on Twitter). Descriptions of what they mean can be found here from John Dewey writing in the 30s, or here from Alfie […]

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Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists? Part 2 | teachingbattleground

For over one hundred years, the standard words used for the two main camps in educational philosophy have been “progressive” and “traditionalist” (in recent years, these have often been shortened to “prog” and “trad” on Twitter). Descriptions of what they mean can be found here from John Dewey writing in the 30s, or here from Alfie … Continue reading “Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists? Part 2”

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Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists? | teachingbattleground

For over one hundred years, the standard words used for the two main camps in educational philosophy have been “progressive” and “traditionalist” (in recent years, these have often been shortened to “prog” and “trad” on Twitter). Descriptions of what they mean can be found here from John Dewey writing in the 30s, or here from Alfie … Continue reading “Are the words “progressive” and “traditional” biased against educational traditionalists?”

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