JohnBald

JohnBald

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7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 1 reply · +1 points

Differ, if you wish. I choose not to agree. I just use the same goalposts for both sides.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 0 replies · +1 points

My problem is that I don't trust anything I can't check, and have found only one good piece of research from EEF. The difficulty is that current evidence won't always provide data to answer the qs they ask, and then they answer them anyway. I reviewed research for TES for 13 years, and my method was always to go back to raw data and see what had been done with it. Some research, eg Bradley and Bryant, Snowling and Hulme, Clackmannanshire, stood up to this, and some, eg Reading Recovery, did not. The further we get from the data, the less I trust the conclusions, and my analysis of research in mixed ability, here, shows one reason I distrust EEF. Sir K Collins replied, but could not fault my analysis of the evidence - it is out of date. But then, as I said at the beginning, I don't trust anything I can't check, and don't trust meta analysis and lists at all.
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7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 3 replies · +1 points

Turning words upside down. You can't argue that preventing someone from saying things you don't like is exercising free speech. I've no problems with a balanced view of anything. For example, the influence of Marxism in China and Hong Kong should be studied alongside other tyrannical and murderous regimes around the world, whose rulers have the de facto right to imprision, torture and murder anyone they choose. And I don't like venture capitalism, landlordism, Trumpism, or a good many things associated with capitalism much better. My man was, is, and will remain, Voltaire.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 2 replies · +1 points

It gives its overview of research in terms of blobs and symbols on its site, much as Trip Advisor has reviewers give blobs for service, quality etc. The thinking behind these blobs is the problem. See the pound sign and two padlocks at the beginning of this summary, which does not take account of the fact - or even mention - that none of the schools data on which it is based come from the present century. What sensible person would spend any money at all on an approach that was going to be negative? This is not research, but propaganda. <a href="http://.https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit/setting-or-streaming/" target="_blank">.https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/teaching-learning-toolkit/setting-or-streaming/

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 0 replies · +1 points

Seriously, the nonsense lies in acceptance of techniques that do not apply proper rigour to each element of their evidence. Some of the studies included by Togerson and Brooks are so poorly constructed - eg tiny samples, inadequate design - that they provide no valid evidence at all. What you choose to take seriously is a matter for you. https://johnbald.typepad.com/language/randomised-...

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 5 replies · +1 points

The hypocrisy is on your side of this argument. It is of cours legitimate for academics to examine whatever they choose. It is not legitimate to shut down anything other than views that attack free speech.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 0 replies · +1 points

It is the truth, the evidence is in the original article. Sacking the SATs contractor who refused instructions to fiddle the grades is just one example. Your method of argument, spreading aspertions without addressing the evidence is typically Blairite, with perhaps a touch of Trump.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 2 replies · +1 points

It is precisely because of these people's errors, equivocation and dissimulation that I object to their appointment. Labour's stragegies in education were an illusion and a failure. They are the last thing we need.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 3 replies · +1 points

I see it more as shovelling some earth on top of the people in the hole. A study either stands on its own two feet, or doesn't. Meta analysis, particularly but not solely as practised by Hattie, puts manipulation before truth. In an educational context, it is a major error.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Handing the... · 7 replies · +1 points

It is the prevention of indoctrination. As is protecting free speech in universities, by preventing people from shutting others down.