Yearly Archives: 2019

Will adult learning keep its sharp focus on employment and qualifications or can it become an ‘inseparable aspect of citizenship’?

Jay Derrick. Exactly 100 years ago, it was argued in the 1919 Report, published by the Government Ministry for Reconstruction after World War 1, that Adult Education was essential for a confident, fair and democratic society. Its central recommendation was:

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons

Voter turnout: how the education system widens the social class gap

Jan Germen Janmaat and Bryony Hoskins. The low turnout of young people in elections is a persistent problem in many Western democracies. In the UK, turnout among  18 to 24-year-olds in the last two general elections was almost half of that of

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

When students’ attainment is mismatched with their university course, life chances are affected

Gill Wyness and Lindsey Macmillan. Higher education has long been thought of as a tool to equalise opportunities, with governments around the world spending billions per year on encouraging disadvantaged students into university through financial aid and other widening participation

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, young people

‘PISA has shifted from being a measure to a target, and in so doing it has lost its value’

Paul Morris. A recent IOE Blog asks whether England should continue its involvement with the triennial PISA tests and concludes that we should, as it provides a wealth of unexplored data for analysis. The question is timely as the outcomes

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in accountability and inspection, Evidence-based policy, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Is England’s PISA 2018 data reliable?

Lots of schools declined to take part. Has that affected the results?

Tagged with:
Posted in Evidence-based policy, International comparisons, Research matters
UCL Institute of Education

This blog is written by academics at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Our blog is for anyone interested in current issues in education and related social sciences.
Keep up with the latest IOE research
IOE Tweets

Enter your email address and we'll let you know when a new post is published

Join 45,410 other followers