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Is wellbeing among teachers in England lower than in the rest of the UK?

Teachers in England are more unhappy and more anxious than those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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We know teachers in England work long hours. But are they distributed equally?

In some countries, hours vary considerably between full-time teachers – but the same isn’t really true of England

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PISA 2018 suggests gender gaps in reading are closing. But I am not celebrating

Francesca Borgonovi. Results from PISA 2018 reveal a persistent gender gap in favour of 15-year-old girls in reading. On average, across 35 OECD countries with comparable data, this gap was 39 points in 2009 but ‘only’ 30 points in 2018 –

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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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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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