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RSA Edge Lecture: The Regulartory Framework

Edge and the RSA have partnered to deliver a series of five lectures exploring the various ways of developing the full potential of every pupil, regardless of ability.

With Ray Simon, US Deputy Secretary of State for Education

Respondent: Sir Michael Barber

The use of targets, assessment and measurement has been one of the key ways in which successive governments have sought to drive up educational standards. Advocates argue that it provides an essential framework for improvement while opponents claim that it ties educationalists up in debilitating levels of bureaucracy and creates perverse incentives; for example, encouraging secondary schools to focus most resources on those closest to the 5 A-C threshold at the expense of those above and below this threshold.

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Sir Michael Barber | talks | www


Date and Time:

27 February 2008 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



8 John Adam Street
+44 20 7451 6868

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