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Edited By: Michael Hand

Online ISSN: 2048-416X

Associated Title(s): Journal of Philosophy of Education

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Written by leading general philosophers and philosophers of education, IMPACT pamphlets bring philosophical perspectives to bear on current education policy in the UK. They are addressed directly to policy-makers, politicians and practitioners, though will be of interest also to researchers and students working on education policy.

All IMPACT pamphlets are available to download free from the Wiley Online Library.

The latest pamphlet is To Read or Not To Read: Decoding Synthetic Phonics by Andrew Davis.

IMPACT is an initiative of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.


IMPACT 20, "To Read or Not To Read," was launched with a seminar on 29 January 2014 at the Institute of Education, University of London. The speakers were:

~Dr Andrew Davis, author of "To Read or Not To Read"
~Professor Sir Tim Brighouse, former Commissioner for London Schools
~Nansi Ellis, Head of Education Policy and Research at ATL
~Dr Bethan Marshall, Chair of the National Association for the Teaching of English
~Professor Michael Hand, Editor of IMPACT (Chair)