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Counting the cost of a fragmented school system

Sara Bubb.  In an effort to turn schools into academies too little attention has been given to constructing a middle tier oversight system that is fair and efficient for all. This is an unescapable conclusion of our new study, Understanding

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Posted in Schools

Rules of engagement: 5 takeaways for research impact from the award-winning ASPIRES project

  Tatiana Souteiro Dias and Emily Macleod.  Collaboration with individuals and organisations beyond academia for the benefit of society is an increasingly important part of research teams’ activities. But how can academics achieve this when there are so many competing

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Getting the science straight: the schools minister’s suggestion that private schools convey little academic advantage does not stand up to scrutiny

Francis Green.  A recent report from the Sutton Trust reveals that positions of public influence are still disproportionately cornered by the privately educated, with little progress since their previous report. So the Johnson – Hunt (Eton – Charterhouse) contest to be

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Posted in Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, Uncategorized

UCL’s new BSc Social Sciences graduates offer a global perspective on social change

Claire Cameron, Ann Phoenix, Ashly Fuller, Charlotte Cook, Miya Baldwin. We live in interesting times. News reports from every continent are by turn puzzling, alarming and heartening, particularly as it is increasingly clear that there are deep divisions in how

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

Education of children in care: small changes that can make a big difference

Michael Bettencourt. Policy and publications concerned with children in care often focus on their ‘plight’ and map out a bleak scenario for their future opportunities. The narrative is beginning to change as a more sophisticated understanding of this vulnerable group

Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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