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Matthew Watson is Professor in Political Economy for the Department of Politics and International Studies here at Warwick. You can find his profile here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/people/watson. This interview with him explores the links between politics/policy and education, questioning the purpose of education and the role of educational leaders in the existing system.
Filmed on 19/06/17.
Questions to consider:
- Do you agree with the points that Matthew makes?
- What evidence could you draw upon that would support your position?
- What do you think is next on the horizon for educational policy and why?
This is a fraught area, particularly when it comes to predicting election results! Have a look at these two documents:
Two methods, one commitment: YouGov’s polling and model at the 2017 election
The Non-Poll That Got the U.K. Vote Right