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East and West can trade educational expertise

Writing in The Times last week about GCSE reform, Michael Gove stated that introducing higher standards and ambitions, including more demanding questions in Maths and science, was needed to help state school students “compete with their contemporaries in Singapore and … Continue reading

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Social mobility or rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?

Two islands, two very different outlooks.  This summer I was in Singapore where virtually everyone I spoke with from taxi drivers to headteachers accepted the mantra that Singapore as a small island lacking natural resources depends on human endeavour for its … Continue reading

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