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Shaping, not predicting, the future of students

by Anthony MannSenior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is reputed to have once said that there’s no point making predictions because…

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Why do we bother with qualifications?

by Simon FieldSenior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills After all, they are just pieces of paper with fancy script and impressive-looking designs, and…

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A watershed for Scottish education

by David Istance Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsThis is a watershed moment for Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, say some of the country’s education stakeholders….

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