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Geoff Whitty – an appreciation

  It is with deep sadness that we relay the news that Geoff Whitty, Director Emeritus of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), has died.  He passed away peacefully on Friday.  Here we celebrate his life and work.

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Education and social mobility – the missing link, or red herring?

This week the IOE held the first in our ‘What if…’ events series, which challenges thought leaders to bring some fresh and radical thinking to key debates in education. We kicked off with education’s role in relation to social mobility,

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Posted in Education policy, IOE debates, Social sciences and social policy

Priorities for a new government: advice from our academics

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies will appear over the next few weeks.

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, Special educational needs and psychology

Independent schools and social mobility: no easy answers

Geoff Whitty and Emma Wisby.  There’s now just under a month for people to give their views on the government’s schools green paper proposals. If the impassioned public debate it has generated is anything to go by, Department for Education

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Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy, Schools, Social sciences and social policy

Whatever happened to Extended Schools? A question at the heart of education

Peter Moss. The question in the headline is the title of a new book published by UCL IOE Press. It’s written by Doug Martin and based on research in four North of England schools and communities. But the question is

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, Social sciences and social policy
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