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pounds 1,000 fees will deter clearing students

TUITION FEES, imposed by the Government from this autumn, may cause students to withdraw their university applications at the last moment, heads warned yesterday.

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The students who all want to be first

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An intelligent way to progress

In Education+ last month, the London University philosophy don John White questioned the theory of multiple intelligences which informs teaching in progressive classrooms worldwide. Here, the Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, author of the theory, hits back. He argues that mass teaching approaches will vanish and each child will be taught in the way that best suits their intelligence.

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Network: Never mind where we want to go today, where will you take us tomorrow?

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