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Education in quarantine: what can we learn from early childhood educators in China?

  Jie Gao and Clare Brooks. While we are marching towards the third week of lockdown in the UK, Chinese early childhood practitioners are busy preparing for the re-opening of kindergartens after more than two months of quarantine. We asked

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Education and Covid-19: how can we manage change when yesterday is no longer a predictor of tomorrow?

Will Brehm.  Human life around the world has radically changed in a matter of weeks because of the novel coronavirus, known scientifically as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Some see the possibility of new futures in the making. The

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Posted in COVID-19 and education, Further higher and lifelong education, International development

Covid-19 and education: Why have we waited until now to improve the accuracy of predicted grades?

Gill Wyness.  For students expecting to take their A-Levels and BTECs this summer, the impact of COVID-19 will be profound. Instead of taking the formal examinations that they were preparing for, Ofqual confirmed today that school leavers will be provided

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Posted in accountability and inspection, COVID-19 and education, Education policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

Mind the gap: will home learning reinforce inequality and what can we do about it?

Clare Brooks, Eleanor Kitto and Carole Scott. In the first of two blog posts on home learning and young children in these extraordinary times, we highlighted how clear and practical research evidence can help schools and parents find principles to guide

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Educating young children at home: key lessons from research

Clare Brooks, Eleanor Kitto and Carole Scott. The closure of schools and early years settings to all except for the children of key workers will have a profound impact on all parents, particularly those with young children.  Without adequate data as

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Posted in Childhood & early education
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