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Schooling for refugee children: how MOOCs support teachers in the world’s most challenging situations

Diana Laurillard and Eileen Kennedy, UCL Knowledge Lab More than half the world’s refugees are children. Most of these children will spend their whole childhood away from home, with little access to education. In the context of the Syrian crisis

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Despite the government’s best efforts, there has yet to be any reduction in teachers’ workloads

John Jerrim. Five years ago, when results from the TALIS 2013 survey were released, there was one thing that particularly caught the attention of education policymakers, unions and school leaders – teacher workload. This study revealed how lower-secondary teachers in

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Schools in England are more likely to receive regular reports of cyber-bullying than those in any other country in the TALIS study. How worried should we be?

John Jerrim. There has been a lot of talk recently about the harm caused by social media and that young people are experiencing ever-greater levels of cyber-bullying. These relatively new phenomena have implications for teachers and schools, who often have to

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How satisfied are teachers in England with their pay? It depends upon the perspective you take

John Jerrim. Pay is a key concern of teachers in England. It is one of the key aspects of their employment conditions, with previous research suggesting that pay is closely linked to the recruitment and retention of teachers. At the

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Job satisfaction amongst secondary teachers in England is declining. Now we have some of the least satisfied teachers in the world 

John Jerrim. Today, new results have been released from the TALIS 2018 survey – a study of the teaching profession conducted within more than 40 countries across the world. Along with Sam Sims, I co-authored the national report for England.

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