Your top education blog topics of 2011

23 Jan 2012

 It's slightly late, I fear, but I can now bring you the results of my detailed and intensive research(!) into my most read education blog topics of 2011. This helps me get a better idea of what interests the kind people who visit my blog. Its a also a quick reminder, with the new year still young, of some of the big issues of last year.

So, here we go. The winner - by a mile - is a topic I posted on way back in January 2011 on the details of the Education Bill. It just goes to show that you are a serious-minded, policy-orientated lot...I'm proud to serve you!

In the silver medal position was my blog on the Higher Education White Paper in June. Once again this suggests you like to get your teeth into some meaty policy detail.

And in third place was a blog on phonics looking at the government's attempt to limit schools' options of reading schemes.

Here's the rest of the Top Ten:

4. Gove invites parents to come into schools to help on the day the teachers go on strike.

5.The Open University sets its fees for 2012 at £5,000.

6. Labour begins its education policy review.

7. The EBac makes its debut in school league tables.

8. Academies policy reaches a tipping point.

9. It's that EBac again ... this time Gove clashing with head teachers.

10. Very flattering this....you seemed to be interested in my ramblings on 'learning for pleasure' in my speech at Oxford Brookes University. Thank you.

 While this exercise was mainly for fun, it does give me a clearer idea of what sort of topics you're likely to be interested in for 2012. I hope you continue to visit and to find it useful. 

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Rebecca Hanson - 23 Jan 2012

Thanks and some wider info

Many thanks for all your efforts Mike and for sharing these results.

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