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Better health and care for all: A 10-point plan for the 2020s

Publication Report Public services IPPR Better Health and Care
Topic: Public services

Colleges 2020

Experts on colleges in the UK look at how current challenges might affect teaching methods, building design, the way colleges cope with a diverse student body, the way they work with local partners...

16/03/2010
Publication Report Public services

Thursday's Child

This report is structured around key questions for the education system as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. We set out a vision for educational reform that is underpinned by the...

25/05/2008
Publication Older people Young people Public services Report

Those who can?

The world in which teachers must now operate is much changed from that of the 1980s and even the 1990s. During that time, political reforms have both helped and hindered teaching. Developments in...

05/05/2008
Publication Older people Young people Public services Report

School Admissions: Fair choice for parents and pupils

We argue in this paper that the current school admissions system is a cause of segregation by social class and ability across our schools system, and is thus likely to hamper efforts to improve all...

01/06/2007
Publication Public services Report

Assessment and Testing: Making space for teaching and learning

This paper is primarily concerned with assessment in the form of national testing up to the end of Key Stage 3 at age 14. Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment define what is taught, how it is taught,...

27/12/2006
Publication Public services Report Young people

Pupil Attainment: Time for a Three Rs Guarantee

Schools policy is complex and controversial, partly because it seeks to achieve a wide range of objectives. This paper presents an overview of how well the English schools system is performing...

27/12/2006
Publication Public services Report Young people