Monthly Archives: December 2013

Why are there so few women professors when the proportion of female students has risen so steeply?

Miriam E David The Robbins Report on Higher Education was published 50 years ago, in October 1963, so this autumn there have been several  celebratory anniversary events – at the London School of Economics (LSE), where Sir Lionel Robbins was

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How Singapore is putting research into practice

Chris Husbands Singapore is one of Asia’s great success stories – transforming itself from a developing country to a modern industrial economy in not much more than one generation. As OECD observe, during the last decade, its education system has remained

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Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons

How and why do young people change their expectations of going to university?

Jake Anders It is now taken as a given that an ‘aspirations deficit’ is not the reason so many fewer young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds go to university. This assumption is based on the fact that at age 14 the proportion of young people

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PISA 2012: welcome to the Education Circus

Paul Morris The results of PISA 2012 will be announced tomorrow. Billed in the media as “education’s Olympics”, it compares the academic achievements of 15-year-old pupils around the world, ranking them according to performance and developing a compelling narrative of

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