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Why teachers in London’s most diverse schools believe Brexit threatens British values

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Miri Yemini.  It has now been six months since the referendum results revealed British voters’ decision to withdraw from the European Union, and schools in London are beginning to adjust to this new phase of history. As schools are now

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

HE in Brexit Britain: from international leader to also-ran?

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Paul Temple. Jamie Martin, a Leave campaigner and former special adviser to Michael Gove has written a piece in Times Higher Education on how British universities could achieve “education leadership in a post-Brexit world”. Martin begins his article by giving

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons

Universities have a crucial post-Brexit role in working across borders

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Simon Marginson.  At first, after the June referendum, it was unclear what ‘Brexit’ meant, but the post-Brexit landscape is now emerging. Theresa May will table the complex bill to leave the EU in the House of Commons in March 2017,

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Research matters

There’s more that holds us together than divides us

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Kathryn Riley. As a stoic Mancunian, I stagger through the sodden winter streets of Nedlands, Western Australia. My flimsy umbrella no match for the deluge, I take shelter in Morgan Marks clothing store. There is a sale on. Conversations unfold.

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Posted in Leadership and management, Schools

Linguistic xenophobia and why it should be resisted

by the TLANG team. Like many around the country, the Translating and Translanguaging team have been shocked by the upsurge of xenophobia and racist hate crime which the police believe have been triggered by the BREXIT vote. The outcome of

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