Publications

These lists include all books and monographs, journal articles and book chapters since 2001, electronic media, newspaper articles since 1991, and a selection of recent mostly unpublished contributions to government policy reviews.

Books, monographs and major reports (all)
    • Towards Dialogic Teaching: rethinking classroom talk cover image
    • Towards Dialogic Teaching: rethinking classroom talk

    • Alexander, R.J. (2017)
    • 60pp (5th edition)
    • York: Dialogos
    • Download order form

    • Primary Colours: Westminster postcards from the Cambridge Primary Review Trust cover image
    • Primary Colours: Westminster postcards from the Cambridge Primary Review Trust

    • Alexander R.J. (ed) (2015)
    • 106pp
    • Cambridge Primary Review Trust
    • To order

    • Primary Curriculum 2014 cover image
    • Primary Curriculum 2014

    • Alexander, R.J. and others (2014)
    • 87pp
    • Pearson/Cambridge Primary Review Trust
    • To order

    • Curriculum Freedom, Capacity and Leadership in the Primary School cover image
    • Curriculum Freedom, Capacity and Leadership in the Primary School

    • Alexander, R.J. (2013)
    • 18pp
    • National College for School Leadership
    • Download here

    • Children, their World, their Education: final report of the Cambridge Primary Review cover image
    • Children, their World, their Education: final report of the Cambridge Primary Review

    • Alexander, R.J. (ed) (2010)
    • 608pp
    • London: Routledge.
    • Order from: www.routledge.com

    • The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys cover image
    • The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys

    • Alexander, R.J. with Doddington, C., Gray, J., Hargreaves, L. and Kershner, R. (ed) (2010)
    • 857pp
    • London: Routledge.
    • Order from: www.routledge.com

    • Towards a New Primary Curriculum: a report from the Cambridge Primary Review. Part 1: past and present cover image
    • Towards a New Primary Curriculum: a report from the Cambridge Primary Review. Part 1: past and present

    • Alexander, R.J. and Flutter, J. (2009)
    • 53pp
    • Cambridge: University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.
    • Download full text

    • Towards a New Primary Curriculum: a report from the Cambridge Primary Review. Part 2: the future cover image
    • Towards a New Primary Curriculum: a report from the Cambridge Primary Review. Part 2: the future

    • Alexander, R.J. (2009)
    • 70pp
    • Cambridge: University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.
    • Download full text

    • Argumentation and dialogic teaching: alternative pedagogies for a changing world cover image
    • Argumentation and dialogic teaching: alternative pedagogies for a changing world

    • Wolfe, S. and Alexander, R.J. (2008)
    • 18pp
    • London: Futurelab.
    • Download full text

    • Community Soundings: the Cambridge Primary Review regional witness sessions cover image
    • Community Soundings: the Cambridge Primary Review regional witness sessions

    • Alexander, R.J. and Hargreaves, L. (2007)
    • 53pp
    • Cambridge: University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.
    • Download full text

    • Education as Dialogue: moral and pedagogical choices for a runaway world cover image
    • Education as Dialogue: moral and pedagogical choices for a runaway world

    • Alexander, R.J. (2006)
    • 43pp
    • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education with Dialogos.
    • This publication is now out of print as it has been superseded by a revised version which appears as chapter 6, ‘Pedagogy for a runaway world’ in Alexander, R.J. (2008) Essays on Pedagogy, Routledge. Download information and order form

    • The Education of Six Year Olds in England, Denmark and Finland: a comparative study cover image
    • The Education of Six Year Olds in England, Denmark and Finland: a comparative study

    • Ofsted (2003)
    • 56pp
    • London: Ofsted.
    • Download full text in English / Finnish / Danish

    • Culture and Pedagogy: international comparisons in primary education cover image
    • Culture and Pedagogy: international comparisons in primary education

    • Alexander, R.J, (2001)
    • 642pp + plates 24pp
    • Oxford and Boston: Blackwell.
    • Information and reviews / Order from Amazon (and view sample pages, including Table of Contents, Introduction and Index)

    • Reflections on Equity, Quality and Local Planning in the District Primary Education Programme cover image
    • Reflections on Equity, Quality and Local Planning in the District Primary Education Programme

    • Alexander, R.J., Cohen, P., Mercer, M., Ramachandran, V. and Shukla, S. (2001)
    • 65pp
    • Delhi: European Commission.
    • Learning from Comparing: new directions in comparative educational research. Volume II: Policy, Professionals and Development cover image
    • Learning from Comparing: new directions in comparative educational research. Volume II: Policy, Professionals and Development

    • Alexander, R.J., Osborn, M. and Phillips, D. (ed) (2000)
    • 266pp
    • Oxford: Symposium Books.
    • Order from Symposium Books (and read Table of Contents and Introduction)

    • Learning from Comparing: new directions in comparative educational research. Volume I: Contexts, Classrooms and Outcomes cover image
    • Learning from Comparing: new directions in comparative educational research. Volume I: Contexts, Classrooms and Outcomes

    • Alexander, R.J., Broadfoot, P. and Phillips, D. (ed) (1999)
    • 302pp
    • Oxford: Symposium Books.
    • Order from Symposium Books (and read Table of Contents and Introduction)

    • Time for Change: curriculum managers at work cover image
    • Time for Change: curriculum managers at work

    • Alexander, R.J. (ed) (1998)
    • 104pp
    • Warwick and Oxford: CREPE with the National Primary Centre.
    • Order from m.a.handy@warwick.ac.uk, or by post from Finance Office, Warwick Institute of Education, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

    • Policy and Practice in Primary Education: local initiative, national agenda cover image
    • Policy and Practice in Primary Education: local initiative, national agenda

    • Alexander, R.J. (1997)
    • 312pp
    • London and New York: Routledge.
    • Information and reviews / Order from Amazon (and view sample pages, including Table of Contents, Chapter 1 and Index)

    • Other Primary Schools and Ours: hazards of international comparison cover image
    • Other Primary Schools and Ours: hazards of international comparison

    • Alexander, R.J. (1996)
    • 39pp
    • University of Warwick: CREPE.
    • Order from m.a.handy@warwick.ac.uk, or by post from Finance Office, Warwick Institute of Education, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

    • Versions of Primary Education cover image
    • Versions of Primary Education

    • Alexander, R.J., with Willcocks, J., Kinder, K. and Nelson, N. (1995)
    • 338pp
    • London and New York: Routledge.
    • Information / Order from Amazon

    • Innocence and Experience: reconstructing primary education cover image
    • Innocence and Experience: reconstructing primary education

    • Alexander, R.J. (1994)
    • 44pp
    • Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.
    • Order from Trentham Books or by post from Trentham Books, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 5NP, UK

    • Curriculum Organisation and Classroom Practice in Primary Schools cover image
    • Curriculum Organisation and Classroom Practice in Primary Schools

    • Alexander, R.J., Rose, J., Woodhead, C. (1992)
    • 62pp
    • London: DES.
    • Download full text (The Stationery Office has given permission for this copyright publication to be used for non-commercial educational purposes)

    • Policy and Practice in Primary Education cover image
    • Policy and Practice in Primary Education

    • Alexander R.J. (1992)
    • 230pp
    • London and New York: Routledge.
    • Superseded by revised and expanded second edition, 1997 (see above)

    • Primary Education in Leeds: final report from the Primary Needs Independent Evaluation Project cover image
    • Primary Education in Leeds: final report from the Primary Needs Independent Evaluation Project

    • Alexander R.J. (1991)
    • 181pp
    • Leeds: University of Leeds with Leeds City Council.
    • Changing Primary Practice cover image
    • Changing Primary Practice

    • Alexander R.J., Willcocks J., Kinder K.M. (1989)
    • 335pp
    • London: Falmer Press.
    • Out of print / Order from Amazon

    • Primary Teaching cover image
    • Primary Teaching

    • Alexander R.J. (1984, revised edition 1988)
    • 231pp
    • London: Holt Saunders, 1984. Revised second edition, London: Cassell.
    • Out of print / Order from Amazon

    • Change in Teacher Education: Context and Provision Since Robbins cover image
    • Change in Teacher Education: Context and Provision Since Robbins

    • Alexander R.J., Craft M., Lynch J. (ed) (1984)
    • 355pp
    • London: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. U.S. edition published as Change in Teacher Education: Context and Provision in Great Britain, New York: Praeger.
    • Out of print / Order from Amazon

    • The Self-Evaluating Institution: Practice and Principles in the Management of Educational Change cover image
    • The Self-Evaluating Institution: Practice and Principles in the Management of Educational Change

    • Adelman C., Alexander R.J (1982)
    • 212pp
    • London and New York: Methuen.
    • Out of print / Order from Amazon

    • Advanced Study for Teachers cover image
    • Advanced Study for Teachers

    • Alexander R.J., Ellis J. (ed) (1981)
    • 141pp
    • Guildford: SRHE.
    • Out of print

    • Developments in PGCE Courses cover image
    • Developments in PGCE Courses

    • Alexander R.J., Whittaker J. (ed) (1980)
    • 177pp
    • Out of print

    • Professional Studies for Teaching cover image
    • Professional Studies for Teaching

    • Alexander, R.J., Wormald, E. (ed) (1979)
    • 165pp
    • Out of print

Journal articles and book chapters (since 2001)

Alexander, R.J. (2016) ‘What’s the point? Select Committee ponders the meaning of education‘, Forum 58(2), 155-165

Alexander, R.J. (2016) ‘Teaching and Learning for All: the quality imperative revisited’, in McGrath, S et alRoutledge International Handbook of Educational Development, Routledge, 118-132.

Alexander, R.J. (2015) ‘Dialogic pedagogy at scale: oblique perspectives’, in Resnick, L.C., Asterhan, C. and Clarke, S. (ed) Socialising Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue, Washington DC, AERA, 429-440.

Alexander, R.J. (2015) ‘Teaching and Learning for All: the quality imperative revisited’International Journal of Educational Development 41(1).

Alexander, R.J. (2014) Evidence, Policy and the Reform of Primary Education: a cautionary taleForum 56(3), 349-75.

Alexander, R.J. (2014) ‘Triumphs and dilemmas of dialogue’, in Lefstein, A. and Snell, J., Better than Best Practice: developing dialogic pedagogy, London, Routledge, 72-4.

Alexander, R.J. (2014) ‘The best that has been thought and said?’ Forum 56(1), 157-166.

Alexander, R.J. (2013) ‘Eine “weltklasse” Erziehung: Suprematie, Interdependenz und der Nutzen und Missbrauch von Internationalen Vergleichen’, in Hummrich, M. and Rademacher, S. (ed) Kulturvergleich in der Qualitativen Forschung, Wiesbaden, Springer, 279-298.

Alexander, R.J. (2012) ‘International evidence, national policy and classroom practice: Questions of judgment, vision and trust‘ (Keynote address to the 3rd Van Leer International Conference on Education, Jerusalem, May 2012), Educational Echoes, 105-113 (In Hebrew)

Alexander, R.J. (2012) ‘Neither National Nor a Curriculum?’ Forum 54(3), 369-383

Alexander, R.J. (2012) ‘Moral Panic, Miracle Cures and Educational Policy: what can we really learn from international comparison?’ (the 2011 SERA Lecture), Scottish Educational Review, 44(1) 4-21.

Alexander, R.J. (2011) ‘Evidence, rhetoric and collateral damage: the problematic pursuit of”world class” standards’, Cambridge Journal of Education, 41(3), 265-286.

Alexander, R.J. (2011) ‘Legacies, policies and prospects: one year on from the Cambridge Primary Review’ (The 2010 Brian Simon Memorial Lecture), Forum 53(1), 71-92.

Alexander, R.J. (2010)  ‘ “World class schools” – noble aspiration or globalised hokum?(The 2009 BAICE Presidential Address) Compare: a journal of comparative education, 40(6), 801-817.

Alexander, R.J. (2010) ‘Speaking but not listening? Accountable talk in an unaccountable context’ Literacy, 44(3), 103-111.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘Plowden, truth and myth: a warning’Education Today, 59(3), 15-18.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘The condition and future of primary education: beyond the headlines of the Cambridge Primary Review’ Professional Voice 7(2) (Australia), 27-32.

Alexander, R.J. (2009), ‘Research, the Cambridge Primary Review and the quality of education’, in R.J.Alexander with C.Doddington, J.Gray, L.Hargreaves and R.Kershner (ed) (2009) The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys, London: Routledge, 1-12.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘Towards a comparative pedagogy’, in Cowen, R. and Kasamias, A.M. (ed) International Handbook of Comparative Education, New York: Springer, 911-929.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) De l’usage de la parole en classe: une comparaison internationale’ The use of speech in the classroom: an international comparisonRevue Internationale d’Éducation, 50, 35-48.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘Pedagogy, culture and the power of comparison’, in Daniels, H., Lauder, H. and Porter, J. (ed) Educational Theories, Culture and Learning, London: Routledge, 10-26.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) ‘Pedagogy, curriculum and culture’ in Hall, K., McCormick, R., Murphy, P., Soler, J. (ed) Pedagogy and Practice: culture and identities, London: Sage, 3-27.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) ‘Culture, dialogue and learning: notes on an emerging pedagogy’, in Mercer, N. and Hodgkinson (ed), Exploring Talk in Schools, London: Sage, 91-114.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) ‘Still no pedagogy? Principle, pragmatism and compliance in primary education’ in N.Norris (ed) Curriculum and the teacher – 35 years of the Cambridge Journal of Education, London: Routledge, 331 – 357.

Alexander, R.J. (2007) ‘All their future? A new enquiry into English primary education’. Wolfson College Magazine, Spring 2007.

Alexander, R.J. (2007) ‘Where there is no vision …’ Forum 49 (1 & 2), 87-99.

Alexander, R.J. (2006) ‘Dichotomous pedagogies and the promise of cross-cultural comparison’, in Halsey, A.H., Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Dilabough, J. (ed) Education: Globalisation and Social Change, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 722-733.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘The primary curriculum: an overdue case for reform’, in Wragg, E.C. (ed) Letters to the Prime Minister, London: New Visions Group, 30-37.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘Douglas Brown and post-war English education’ in Loades, D.M. (ed) Tributes to Douglas Brown, Cambridge: Perse School, 61-67.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘Words and music’, in Loades, D.M. (ed) Tributes to Douglas Brown, Cambridge: Perse School, 18-22.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘Talking to learn: oracy revisited’, in Conner, C. (ed) Teaching Texts, Nottingham: National College for School Leadership, 75-93.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) ‘Excellence, enjoyment and personalised learning: a true foundation for choice?’ Education Review, 18(1), 15-33.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) ‘Still no pedagogy? Principles, pragmatism and compliance in primary education’Cambridge Journal of Education 34(1), 7-33.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) ‘L’apprentissage, la civilité et la culture: perspectives internationales’ in DESCO (ed) L’apprentissage de la civilité à l’école: regards croisées, Paris: Ministère de la jeunesse, de l’éducation nationale et de la recherche, 7-14.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) ‘Oracy, literacy and pedagogy: international perspectives’, in Bearne, E., Dombey, H., Grainger, T. (ed) Interactions in Language and Literacy in the Classroom, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 23-35.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) ‘Pédagogie, culture et comparaison: visions et versions de l’école élémentaire’, Education, culture and comparison Revue Française de Pedagogie, 142, 5-19.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) ‘Indicators of teaching quality: a model from comparative classroom research’, in Gautam, S.K.S. (ed) Indicators of Quality Education at the Elementary Stage, Delhi: NCERT, 230-261.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) ‘Talk in teaching and learning: international perspectives’, in QCA (ed) New Perspectives on Spoken English, London: QCA, 26-37.

Alexander, R.J. (2002) ‘Dichotomous pedagogies and the promise of comparative research’, American Educational Research Association, Rockville MD: ERIC Document ED478168, 16.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) ‘Border crossings: towards a comparative pedagogy’. Comparative Education 37(4), 507-23.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) ‘In pursuit of quality in elementary education’, in Alexander, R.J., Cohen, P., Mercer, M., Ramachandran, V., Shukla, S., Reflections on Equity, Quality and Local Planning in the District Primary Education Programme, Delhi: European Commission, 45-55.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) ‘Pedagogy and culture: a perspective in search of a method’. In J.Soler, A.Craft, H.Burgess (ed) Teacher Development: exploring our own practice, London: Paul Chapman, 4-25.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) ‘Basics, cores and choices: towards a new curriculum.’ In J.Soler, A.Craft, H.Burgess (ed) Teacher Development: exploring our own practice, London: Paul Chapman, 26-40.

Electronic media

North Yorkshire County Council (script and direction by R.J.Alexander) (2006) Talk for Learning: teaching and learning through dialogue, DVD/text pack. North Yorkshire County Council with Dialogos.

Alexander R.J. with Lewis, J., MacBeath, J., Tite, S., Wolfe, S., (2004) Talking to Learn (CD forming part of the pack Learning-Centred Leadership), Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

Newspaper articles (since 1991)

Alexander, R.J. (2011) ‘Evidence from the US tells us arts belong at the heart of the curriculum – but it’s our last chance to make this happen’ Times Educational Supplement, 19 August.

Alexander, R.J. (2011) ‘Primary schools need a broad curriculum’ The Guardian, 15 March.

Alexander, R.J. (2010) ‘Post-election priorities from the Cambridge Primary Review’ The Guardian, 27 April.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘Ministers fail to learn lessons’, The Guardian, 24 October.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘Primary review commentary: tough on standards, tough on tests’, Daily Telegraph, 16 October

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘What is the primary curriculum for?’ The Guardian, 7 April.

Alexander, R.J. (2009) ‘What is primary education for?’ Times Educational Supplement, 20 February.

Alexander, R.J. (2008) ‘Testament to the power of 10’, Times Educational Supplement, 16 May.

Alexander, R.J. (2007) ‘Testing times for primary assessment’, Times Educational Supplement, 2 November

Alexander, R.J. (2006) ‘The Primary Review: what it is and why it is needed’, The Teacher, p 21, December.

Alexander, R.J. (2006) ‘Alternative vision for primary children’, Times Educational Supplement, 13 October.

Alexander, R.J. (2006) ‘The people’s voice’, Times Educational Supplement, 9 June.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘Primary schools’ (in ‘Letters to the next prime minister, by Alexander, Brighouse, Wragg et al), The Guardian, 19 April.

Alexander, R.J. (2005) ‘Back to the Drawing Board’, Times Educational Supplement, 28 January.

Alexander, R.J. (2004) ‘Learning to talk, talking to learn’, Times Educational Supplement,  30 January.

Alexander, R.J. (2003) ‘For Blair, 1997 is Year Zero’, Times Educational Supplement, 4550 (19 September).

Alexander, R.J. (2001)  ‘In any language, it’s good to talk’, Times Educational Supplement, 19 January.

Alexander, R.J. (2001) ‘Lessons for the chattering classes’, Times Educational Supplement, 12 March.

Alexander, R.J. (1998) ‘Well-drilled conformists, or rounded individuals?’ The Independent, 14 January.

Alexander R.J. (1997) ‘Beyond basics’, Times Educational Supplement, 13 June.

Alexander R.J. (1996) ‘Politicians still passing the primary school buck’,  The Times,  21 June.

Alexander R.J., Campbell R.J. (1994) ‘Curricular imperialism’, Times Educational Supplement, 28 January.

Alexander R.J., Campbell R.J. (1994) ‘Beware Dearing’s timetable warp’, Times Educational Supplement, 21 January.

Alexander R.J. (1993) ‘Kept waiting 63 years’, Times Educational Supplement, 11 June.

Alexander R.J. (1993) ‘Old myths die hard’, The Times, 7 June.

Alexander R.J. (1993) ‘Whose consensus?’  Times Educational Supplement, 5 February.

Alexander R.J. (1992) ‘Faith and the fruits of heresy’, Times Educational Supplement, 11 September.

Alexander R.J. (1992) ‘Floodlights, fanfares and facile factors’, The Guardian, 11 February.

Alexander R.J. (1992) ‘Holding the middle ground’, Times Educational Supplement, 31 January.

Alexander R.J. (1991) ‘Politics of good practice’, Times Educational Supplement, 9 August.

Policy Miscellany (since 2007)

A selection of papers contributing to or commenting on recent policy reviews, some of them hitherto unpublished.

2017

Changing talk, changing thinkingInterim report from the CPRT/UoY Dialogic Teaching Project

2016

What works and what matters: education in spite of policy. Keynote for CPRT national conference

The Arts in Schools:making the case, heeding the evidenceKeynote for The Copenhagen Cultural Children’s Summit

Preparation for What? Primary to secondary and beyondKeynote at ASCL Annual Conference

What is Education for? Submission to House of Commons Inquiry into The Quality and Purpose of Education in England

2015

Teaching and Learning for All: the quality imperative revisitedInternational Journal of Educational Development 41(1). Originally keynote for conference in Oslo marking the launch of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013-14.

2014

Evidence, Policy and the Reform of Primary Education: a cautionary taleForum 56(3), 349-75

2013

The best that has been thought and said? Making a difference with the Cambridge Primary Review Trust. Keynote for the launch of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, British Academy, 23 September. Subsequently published in Forum 56(1).

2012

Visions of education, roads to reform: the global educational race and the Cambridge Primary ReviewKeynote lecture given in Santiago, Chile, showing how the Cambridge Primary Review offers an alternative vision and reform strategy to PISA panic and the doctrine of curriculum minimalism, high stakes testing and school privatisation being pursued in Britain, Australia, the United States and elsewhere.

Visiones sobre educación, caminos de reforma (Spanish version of the above paper)

Neither national nor a curriculum? Response to the Secretary of State’s proposals for England’s National Curriculum published on 11 June 2012 (July 2012, subsequently published in Forum, 54(3)).

Entitlement, freedom, minimalism and essential knowledge: can the curriculum circle be squared? Response to the report of the government’s National Curriculum Review Expert Panel, April 2012.

Improving Oracy and Classroom Talk in English Schools: achievements and challenges. Extended and referenced version of a presentation given at the DfE seminar on Oracy, the National Curriculum and Educational Standards attended by the Minister for Schools, 20 February 2012.

Strengthening Curriculum Capacity in Primary Schools: definitions, levels, roles and options. Paper discussed at a CPR/DfE liaison meeting after the internal circulation of the DfE report on primary schools’ curriculum capacity prompted by the Cambridge Primary Review (see 2010).

Curriculum Freedom, Capacity and Leadership in the Primary School. ‘Thinkpiece’ commissioned by the National College for its new NPQH module on curriculum design and leadership.

2011

Could Do Even Better? Making the most of international comparison as a tool of policy. Paper prepared for discussion in September 2011 with DfE officials and the DfE National Curriculum Review Expert Panel. (The paper’s title and arguments respond to the government’s preferred line on international comparisons, as presented in Oates, T. (2010) Could Do Better? Using international comparisons to refine the National Curriculum in England, Cambridge: Cambridge Assessment).

Submission from the Cambridge Primary Review to the Government’s Review of Teachers’ Professional Standards, Part 2, 6 September.

Inspection 2012: the new inspection framework. Submission to Ofsted, 20 May.

Priorities for a Primary Curriculum, Westminster Education Forum keynote lecture, 10 May.

Submission from the Cambridge Primary Review to the Government’s Review of Teachers’ Professional Standards, Part 1, 1 May.

Submission from the Cambridge Primary Review to the National Curriculum Review, 15 April.

Key Stage 2 Testing and Accountability. Submission from the Cambridge Primary Review to the Bew Review on KS2 Testing, 20 January.

2010

Legacies, Policies and Prospects: one year on from the Cambridge Primary Review, the 2010 Brian Simon Memorial Lecture, London, 6 November.

Quality and Standards in the Primary Curriculum. Briefing for a meeting with the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister of State for Schools, 25 October. This took up a key recommendation in the CPR final report and led to the DfE in-house 2011-12 investigation of primary schools’ curriculum capacity (Children, their World, their Education, p 506, recommendation 127).

After the Election: policy priorities for primary education. Cambridge Primary Review Briefing, 27 April.

The Perils of Policy: success, amnesia and collateral damage in systemic educational reform, Miegunyah Lecture, University of Melbourne, 10 March.

Reform, Retrench or Recycle? A curriculum cautionary tale. National Curriculum Symposium Keynote, University of Melbourne, 25 February.

2009

The Cambridge Primary Review: the final report. CPR Briefing, 16 October.

Plowden, Truth and Myth: a warning, College of Teachers Award Ceremony, London, 15 May.

Towards a New Primary Curriculum. CPR Briefing, 20 February.

2008

The Cambridge Primary Review: emerging perspectives on childhood. Conference on Childhood, Wellbeing and Primary Education presented jointly by the CPR, the Children’s Society and the GTCE, Central Hall, Westminster,
17 March.

2007

Towards a new vision for primary education? Midway through the Cambridge Primary Review. Weavers’ Company Invitational Lecture, Church House, Westminster,
20 November.

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