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Jolie’s appointment does not change fundamental gender relations in universities

Miriam E David.  No it’s not her latest movie role – Angela Jolie is to become ‘professor in practice’ at the London School of Economics. And this appointment illustrates the argument of my new book Reclaiming Feminism: Challenging Everyday Misogyny

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International development, Social sciences and social policy

How AI can eradicate exam stress forever

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Rose Luckin The recent leaking of SAT papers and the growing body of evidence on the stress and anxiety experienced by students who have to sit a battery of tests and exams highlight an area of serious concern. It is

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Posted in ICT in education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Prison reform: has the revolution begun?

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Brian Creese.  Wednesday was an exceptional day for all those involved in prison education. The Coates review, Unlocking Potential: a review of education in prison was published and prison reform took centre stage in the Queen’s Speech. After so many years

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

HE White Paper: still more inequality

Peter Scott.  The White Paper has been received with the usual round of ‘welcomes’ from the higher education ‘establishment’ – rather limp ‘up to a point, Lord Copper’ responses that deceive no one and are probably motivated more by fear

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education

Baseline assessment and the commodification of 4-year-olds’ knowledge

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Guy Roberts-Holmes.  Last month, the Government withdrew its requirement for schools to use officially endorsed Baseline assessment in Reception classes. This regime, I would contest, was not simply about children and their learning, nor assessment or accountability. Rather, baseline was

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy
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