Monthly Archives: May 2015

New research centre will help UK become thought leader in the vital HE sector

Simon Marginson‌  In October 2015 the doors of a major new Economic and Social Research Council-supported research centre will open at UCL IOE. It will be the largest centre in the world that is focused on research in relation to

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons, Research matters

Conservative victory means England’s school system will look like few others in the world

Chris Husbands   No-one foresaw the scale of the Conservative victory – it exceeded even the limits of the party’s own expectations. Now, a majority Conservative government comes to power – unexpectedly and with sufficient lead over a divided and, for

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Schools

Why should we be worried about profit-making in schools?

Stephen J Ball   This post originally appeared on the BERA blog On September 26th 2014 Secretary of State Nicky Morgan told The Financial Times: “I don’t think that there is a place for the profit element in education”. Ms Morgan seems not

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Posted in Education policy, Research matters
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