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David Reynolds (2013) Failure Free Education

          Professor David Reynolds, Professor of Education, offers a very interesting account of school standards related to international school practice. 


       Unlike Andreas Schleicher, head of the O.E.C.D., who is a statistician who appears obsessed with Chinese education, where rote teaching prevalent, Reynolds reviewed mathematics teaching in the United States to establish best teaching practice. He refers to practices that are applied internationally that should be of interest to all teachers. 

 
      He refers to how schools addresses differentiation across the world. In the United States children are required to repeat a year. Some countries expect older children to support the lower attaining children. There is no simple answer to the problem.

 
        Reynolds warns of the danger of importing methods from other countries, because there are so many factors that influence what they achieve. He called for the abandoment of D.I.Y. teaching methods in Mujis and Reynolds (2010). He calsl for more epirical research in his book.


        Research is word that can be misused in teaching. Blenkin and Kelly (1991) contended that there was skepticism about research in the United Kingdom. Gunn (2017b) illustrated that the political resistance to implementing to the Cockcroft (1982) into mathematical education. 


    Michael Gove when he was the English education minister decided that he did not believe in experts!


       Teachers are essentially glorified farmers growing synapses in the brain and it takes over ten years to grow an educated child. Valid research is predictive. It always valid predictions to be made.




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