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The long roots of childhood, and how they explain economic inequalities across the whole of life

Alissa Goodman. In my inaugural lecture earlier this summer I asked the question, what are the root causes of the economic inequalities in our society, and why have these been so difficult to budge? This is a question that I’ve

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

What can be done to reduce the impact of social inequality on educational attainment?

Ingrid Schoon.  The transition to adulthood is an important and often scary time in a young person’s life. Not only does it involve the assumption of new social roles and responsibilities, such as moving out of the family home, entering

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

Yes, there is an alternative to England’s bewildering school system

Peter Mortimore I have been aware of problems in the education system for as long as I can remember. As a child growing up in the late 1940s, I was persecuted by the fear of failing the 11+. Both my elder

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Posted in International comparisons
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