Monthly Archives: June 2013

21st century skills for those who will set the stage for the 22nd

Chris Husbands Last week the CBI and Pearson published their Education and Skills survey for 2013.  The headline finding: a stubborn shortage in the skills the UK needs to remain competitive and fuel long-term growth…  A child born this year

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“Too poor to learn? That’s too bad, for many children”

Sue Burroughs-Lange “Too many of England’s poorest children continue to be let down by the education system” .* (OFSTED June 2013.) OFSTED is rightly focusing attention on schools’ ability to support the learning of all pupils and narrow the attainment

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Can well-being be measured?

John White Well-being has shot up the Institute’s research agenda in recent years. It has figured in work on health policy and childhood, as well as the workplace, the aims of education, music education and the lives of older people.

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, Uncategorized

What value a doctorate?

Richard Freeman As Programme Leader for Researcher Development here at the Institute of Education, I focus on developing researchers themselves rather than their research. So, I was very interested to see earlier last month a report published by Vitae: What

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Uncategorized

The Myth of the Working Mother

Heather Joshi The question of what happens to children whose mothers go out to work has generated interest and worry over the years, and is one of the many questions that large-scale longitudinal data help us answer. So when the

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Social sciences and social policy, Uncategorized
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