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Six things we learned from Justine Greening's grilling by MPs today

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    So did I. After years and years of "research" conducted by such supremely apolitical bodies such as the Centre for Policy Studies, I have a healthy scepticism towards such reports.
     
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  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I agree to some extent, although I didn't realise Germany's education system was so good that we need to emulate it. Can you post some evidence for this please?
     
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    It becomes very complicated if we are looking at things philosophically or if we simply use our own experience or perceived experience of more suitable systems does it not?
     
  4. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    The German economy
     
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  5. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Each one of us has our own perceptions. But I recall the great, and greatly-missed, Ted Wragg making very short work of bodies such as the CPS.

    My own perception is that Germany is what England was; and that the Germans are what the English used to be.
     
  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Evidence for the assumption that their education is the best model to follow rather than just best for vocational skills in industry?

    Do perceptions count?

    Given your emphasis on the economy, you may be interested to see what the world economic forum has to say on the matter. But then again, you may not.
     
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  8. palmtree100

    palmtree100 Lead commenter

    Germany is way ahead in many ways. 30 years ago when I was there, secondary school students were cycling to school on huge cycle paths, and people were recycling. We still haven't come anywhere near them in those areas.
     
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  9. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    No bucks, no Buck Rogers.
     
  10. CedricDaniels

    CedricDaniels Established commenter

    But not noted for much else except alcoholism, school shootings and failed cellphone companies.
     
  11. CedricDaniels

    CedricDaniels Established commenter

    Although there is limited support for grammars, it is greater amongst C2DEs the ABC1s.
     
  12. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    If i could double like this, I would
     
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Don't you just love Capitalism? :rolleyes:
     
  14. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Indeed and there should be a happy medium between them without state education mass producing factory fodder.
     
  15. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    That's a different argument.
     
  16. kareneliot

    kareneliot Occasional commenter

    She was elected by the voters of Maidenhead. We don't elect PMs like presidents.
     
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