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How an apprenticeship in the arts helps bridge the move from care into further education and fulfilling work

Katie Hollingworth. Young people who have been in care face significant obstacles as they make the transition into adulthood. Statistics on the outcomes for this group are troubling. Almost 40% of care experienced young people are not in education, training

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Posted in Employment and skills, Social sciences and social policy, young people

Shrinking breaktimes: is pupil well-being diminishing too?

Ed Baines and Peter Blatchford.  School breaktimes and play have been exercising policy-makers of late. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has called on the Government to mandate a minimum amount of time for break and

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Fair access: are comprehensive universities the answer?

IOE Events. For our latest debate we moved further down the education pipeline, to higher education. We wanted to look at why the pace of progress in widening access across our universities has felt so slow. We were inspired by

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, IOE debates, young people

Banning porn won’t work. So how can we best support young people’s digital intimacies?

Jessica Ringrose, Amelia Jenkinson and Sophie Whitehead. In recent weeks, conversation has been reignited around the UK’s porn block for under 18s. The plan to prevent teens from accessing porn has been long delayed, but the government recently reiterated that

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Posted in Education policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

Mothers are not to blame for our childhood obesity crisis

Emla Fitzsimons.  The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese. It is

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