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John Hattie


What doesn’t work in education: the politics of distraction

This report questions some of the key education reform policies pursued by governments in the last twenty years. Introduction In this report, the first of two linked papers on what doesn’t work in education, and then on what does, I describe the confused jargon and...

What works best in education: the politics of collaborative expertise

This report presents a series of tasks designed to reduce the problem of within-school variability by seeking out and scaling up teacher expertise. Introduction In a previous paper, What Doesn’t Work in Education: The Politics of Distraction, I argued that the aim of schooling is...