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70 years on from the UN Convention on genocide, we must continue to learn the lessons of the past

Yesterday, Sunday 9 December 2018, marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (writes Nicola Wetherall). As we formally recognise this important milestone,

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There’s more than one way to get a PhD: enhancing women’s career opportunities in HE

  Ginny Brunton.  The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that women in academic careers earn on average some 16% less than men. The Times Higher Education reported that 30 institutions had mean average pay gaps in

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Europe: educators across the continent have always worked together

Hugh Starkey. While politicians and pundits tear themselves apart over the Brexit negotiations, it’s worth bearing in mind that European cooperation in education precedes UK membership of the European Union. As the UK transitions to a new political and diplomatic

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Thinking allowed: teachers must reclaim their moral purpose

David Lambert.  Teachers, generally speaking, work incredibly hard. They work under highly controlled and high stakes conditions, and very publicly. So how do teachers feel about their work? Is teaching a confident profession? I believe that the profession, at least

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Seven principles for a fair and relevant assessment system

Ruth Dann. In my contribution to last week’s IOE Debate asking ‘What if… we designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch?‘ I distilled what I think are 7 key principles that might help us shape our examination and

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