Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brexit: UK universities face new world order

Peter Scott. The UK’s decision to abandon Europe, which is what leaving the European Union amounts to, has come as a shock – not least in the UK where many people who voted ‘out’ never expected to win. Essentially this

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

We must listen to young people’s overwhelming vote to remain

Germ Janmaat.  Time and again the opinion polls of the last few weeks have shown that the vast majority of young people wanted Britain to stay in the EU. On the day of the vote 73% of the 18 to

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

Will Brexit increase British wages?

Alex Bryson and Michael White.  Has the employment of non-UK workers – particularly those from the European Union – reduced wages in Britain, and if so, by how much? Could restrictions on the employment of EU workers benefit British employees

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy

Is the solution to the teacher supply crisis already in our classrooms?

Rob Webster.  This week, The Economist carried an article on how education systems globally are improving the quality of teaching by looking inside “the ‘black box of the production process’ – or what others might call the classroom’.” It concludes

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Posted in Education policy, Teachers and teaching assistants

HE White Paper: market principles simplistically applied simply won’t work

Paul Temple.  Ronald Barnett, Peter Scott and I have just finished editing a volume of essays in honour of our colleague Professor Emeritus Gareth Williams, one of the foremost contemporary economists of higher education. Much of Gareth’s work has involved

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education
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