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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

Will the Covid crisis spark a radical overhaul of schools and universities?

John White. Weeks ago I thought the climate emergency might be the spark, but now, especially as UK schools and universities are closing, I think Covid-19 is more likely. I had an email from a senior academic colleague in Wuhan who recently

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Schools, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Better together: why teacher education needs universities as well as schools

By Clare Brooks and Jo McIntyre. For a decade, national teacher education policy has focused on increasing the number of teacher training places in school-led programmes and diversifying the range of providers, and decreasing the involvement of universities.  The idea that universities have

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Teachers

How can we help more deprived students to choose courses that will lead to higher earnings?

The IOE’s new Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO) launches its website today, along with a new blog. Here, Gill Wyness. the centre’s deputy director, shares its first post Getting more students into higher education (HE) is an

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, young people

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
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