Our latest scan of education news in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, and Canada, shows considerable attention to teachers: shortages of teachers in Scotland and England; “redundancies” and elimination of teaching positions in Northern Ireland and Wales; contract negotiations with the teacher unions in Ontario; and efforts to improve teacher training in Wales and address teacher turnover in Alberta.
The blog from the Institute of Education at the University of London has also had a series of post over the past month addressing key issues in England including income inequality, a new plan to penalize schools that are “coasting” (failing to increase student outcomes), a recent report on the (possible) effects of “free schools”; and the latest reforms related to initial teacher training.
“800 school staff redundancies after funding cuts” ITV News (Wales)
“Education Minister endorses ‘radical plan’ to transform teacher training,” Penarth Times (Wales)
Paul Morris & Christine Han
Free school effects: an impartial review, Francis Green
Teacher training and teacher supply, Chris Husbands