Education

On teaching, St Jerome is with Daisy Christodoulou

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Last week in The Spectator, Daisy Christodoulou argued that, contrary to current educational theory, children learned best via direct instruction…

Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and the return of Tory wars

15 March 2014 9:00 am

From the moment he took his job, Michael Gove knew that he would make energetic and determined enemies. The teachers’…

I always defended Michael Gove. Then I met him

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove inspires irrational hatred among my fellow children’s authors. After interviewing him, I can finally see why

Teacher training’s war on science

15 March 2014 9:00 am

There’s an increasing amount of evidence about how we learn. But you won’t hear about it at teacher training college

Schools need freeing from the right as well as the left

15 March 2014 9:00 am

How politicians wreck education

Niall Ferguson’s diary: Brazil is overtaking us – but it no longer feels like that

1 March 2014 9:00 am

 São Paolo It was back in 2001 that my good friend Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs coined the acronym ‘Bric’,…

My battle with Michael Gove’s Blob

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove has been under fire this week for ‘sacking’ Sally Morgan as chair of Ofsted. You’d think he’d be…

Andrew Marr's notebook: Rescued by Jonathan Ross

14 December 2013 9:00 am

We live by simple stories. X has a stroke. X recovers; or doesn’t. But we live inside more complicated stories.…

Super-heads are a super-huge mistake

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The system of parachuting top teachers into failing schools seems to have been a recipe for corruption

Lord Bamford on why JCB is staying independent

30 November 2013 9:00 am

‘If I can’t see a factory from up here,’ I mutter to myself, throwing the car round an uphill bend…

Toby Young: Tristram Hunt, the Spectator's 'Newcomer of the Year'?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

I love The Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. On the face of it, they’re a great advertisement for just…

Malala for free schools

9 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s not state education but private education she’s fighting for – so why doesn’t the media admit that?

Malala's voice is defiant — but how much can she change Pakistan? 

26 October 2013 9:00 am

In 2012 a Taleban gunman, infuriated by Malala Yousafzai’s frequent television appearances insisting that girls had a right to education,…

Why I want my schools to ban the burka (and the miniskirt)

21 September 2013 9:00 am

For most people, the question of whether to ban the burka is a purely theoretical one. Not for me. As…

Why interns don’t deserve pay

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The ‘intern justice’ movement is preposterous – and damaging

Dear Mary: How can I tell her that her table manners are disgusting?

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Q. My mainly male colleagues and I were happy to learn that an attractive young woman would be joining the…