Monthly Archives: August 2012

Teachers in turmoil – how can new teachers square the circle of inclusion v targets?

Ruth Heilbronn What professions are likely to be tempted into unethical behaviour? Bankers? Politicians? Journalists? What about teachers? They are not the first group of professionals who spring to mind, yet teachers are frequently drawn into tensions over what is

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Women publish less than men in the social sciences. Or do they…?

Karen Schucan Bird We in higher education all know how important it is to publish our research. Recognition and reward are granted to productive scholars and their universities. But is there equal opportunity for all to succeed? With growing evidence

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

Small countries, big problems: higher education reform in the Western Balkans

Paul Temple The Institute recently carried out an evaluation for the Open Society Foundation (OSF) of its scholarship programme, which has brought young people from the Western Balkan countries to study social science subjects in UK universities. Our study involved assessing

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Will the Olympics inspire children to do better at school?’

Karen Schucan Bird The success of Team GB is inspiring everyone – both young and old. The passion for sport has become infectious. As I cycled to work this morning, Londoners were participating in sport everywhere I looked. We hope

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy

Understanding impact: why relationships with users matter

Caroline Kenny With the deadline for submissions to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) fast approaching for higher education institutions in the UK, and increased focus on engagement, for example through the Research Councils Pathways to Impact process, it seems

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