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Ofsted has been dictating what "proper English" is – here's why that's a problem

By Ian Cushing, Senior Lecturer in English and Education, Edge Hill University
Julia Snell, Associate Professor of English Language, University of Leeds
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England has had a schools inspectorate since 1839, first in the form of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools and, since 1992, in the form of the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). Our recently published research examines how the inspectorate has policed language…The Conversation


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