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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:

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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

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

Nine key findings from PISA 2018

With important conclusions on reading and maths ability, life satisfaction and growth mindsets

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, International comparisons, Language and literacy

Should England continue participating in PISA?

With upwards of £2m spent for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to take part, it’s a question worth asking

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Research matters

Paying for a private sixth form education: how much difference does it make?

Francis Green and Morag Henderson. Britain’s private schools have again entered the public eye, with increasing concern over social mobility and social justice. There have been pressures for reform from several quarters. The most extreme was a September call for

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