education and culture
The Pisa global league table overlooks cultural factors that incentivize learning
4 December 2013
It is cultural norms in communities that orient children towards education.
Pisa: top of the class for dumbing down
3 December 2013
The OECD’s international league table of education teaches us nothing.
Schoolkids: prisoners of their genes?
14 October 2013
Let’s bash the idea that some kids aren’t genetically cut out for learning.
Teaching is not some kind of clinical cure
TES magazine ,
4 October 2013
‘Evidence-based’ education and the dogma of ‘scientism’ are fads. The complexity of the classroom requires greater sophistication.
Furedi criticises ‘methodologically naive’ education research
Times Higher Education,
15 September 2013
A leading sociologist has attacked the application of so-called “‘evidence’-based policy” – and much of the research lying behind it – to education. By Matthew Reisz.
Cutting a pound of flesh from Shakespeare
10 September 2013
Rewriting The Merchant of Venice to ‘tackle its anti-Semitism’ is a very foolish endeavour.
Keep the scourge of scientism out of schools
9 September 2013
Why evidence-based teaching methods are a bad idea.
You’re right-wing? You must be stupid
13 August 2013
Frank Furedi on how conservatism came to be treated as a mental deficiency.
Govephobia: the malady sweeping right-on Britain
10 June 2013
Saying ‘I hate Michael Gove’ now works as a kind of password that grants one entry into the inner circle of polite society. Why has this happened?
The philistines have taken over the classroom
3 April 2013
How did we get to a situation where teachers are even more cavalier about knowledge and serious schooling than politicians are?