A research journal for teachers by teachers

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What difference does education research make to teachers? Precious little. Thousands of papers are published every year and very little changes in classrooms. Recent attempts by the Education Endowment Foundation to synthesise and simply research so it can be easily consumed by busy teachers is laudable but can lead to problems. When someone else has does the thinking it relieves of the need to think for ourselves and all too often we end up saying, “the research shows…” without any real idea what it actually shows.

So what to do? English teacher Vincent Lien has embarked on a campaign to get free access to education research journals for teachers and has launched a petition addressed to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

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