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If young people are to change the world they need the knowledge, the global skills and the belief they can do it

  Douglas Bourn.  The impact of globalisation on economies, societies and communities is one of the major issues of today. It can be seen in Trump’s emphasis on “America first”, the rationale behind Brexit and recent social events in France.

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Posted in International development, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

Never has there been such an urgent need for educational research that tackles our understanding of global forces

Douglas Bourn. The impact of Globalisation on societies, economies and political systems has never been greater than it is today. Brexit, the rise of xenophobia and extreme forms of nationalism in Europe and the Trump phenomenon are in part due

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Posted in International development, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Rebuilding trust in a context of suspicion: South Africa’s failing education system

Melanie Ehren.  In his first speech as President, South Africa’s Ramaphosa promised to ‘turn the tide of corruption’, vowing to end the ‘plunder of public resources’ and to ‘put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International development

Migration: it will be up to the next generation to change the picture

Kathryn Riley.  There is a photograph called ‘Migrant Mother’. It is an arresting black and white shot. The woman is centre stage and gazes sideways on. She is beyond exhaustion: every line etched in her face tells its own story.

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Posted in International development, Social sciences and social policy

Ending gender violence in schools: what works and what does research tell us?

Jenny Parkes.  Every day, girls around the world face physical, sexual and psychological violence in and around schools. A male teacher may seek to exchange grades for sex; a member of the community may abuse a girl on her way

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, International development
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