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by Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant and Anwesa Chatterjee  |  18th May 2020

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant and Anwesa Chatterjee, authors of 'Generational Encounters with Higher Education', discuss whether our current virtual university experience is the way forward for Higher Education.…Read more

John Holmwood explains why the higher education sector needs to use a ‘whole system’ approach when managing the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a link to a free download of chapter seven from 'English Universities in Crisis' by Jefferson Frank, Norman Gowar and Michael Naef – ‘Adjusting to the Future’…Read more

by John Holmwood  |  2nd April 2020

John Holmwood talks about how, since writing 'Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair', he has been academic adviser to a play, Trojan Horse, based upon transcripts of the inquiries and interviews with those involved in the affair.…Read more

by Wendy Luttrell  |  31st March 2020

We live in a society where care is commodified, coerced, invisible and ‘passed on’ to others in ways that sustain inequality. Wendy Luttrell, author of 'Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care', shows that it is time for a new narrative.…Read more

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by Mary O'Hara  |  27th February 2020

Mary O'Hara writes about her experience of failing the 11+ to show the importance of encouraging people to believe they are not destined for failure.…Read more

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by Jennifer Lawlor, Jennifer Neal, Zachary Neal, Kathryn McAlindon and Kristen Mills  |  11th February 2020

Kristen Mills, Jennifer Lawlor, Jennifer Neal, Zachary Neal, and Kathryn McAlindon explore how educators and policy makers conceptualise research in order to illuminate points of alignment and misalignment as well as future directions for bridging policy and practice. Their article 'What is research? Educators’ conceptions and alignment with United States federal policies', published in Evidence & Policy, has been awarded the 2019 Carol Weiss Prize.…Read more

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Eris' story is taken from Degrees of Freedom, edited by Rod Earle and James Mehigan, which documents the vital work done by The Open University in the development of prison education.…Read more

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by Pat Thomson  |  5th December 2019

With 18% of 18 year olds leaving the school system without GCSEs, Pat Thomson, Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham and author of 'School Scandals', looks at education policy in relation to next week's UK General Election.…Read more

by Norman Gowar  |  15th August 2019

Not for the first time the issue of post A-level results applications to university is in the news, this time as a promise from Labour that it would introduce such a scheme. Norman Gowar, co-author of English Universities in Crisis, highlights how this change would improve participation. Arguments against are familiar and seem feeble: lack Read More

by Sally Tomlinson  |  8th July 2019

What stories will the British, or more particularly, the English, tell themselves about their country and identity, once Brexit has been enacted? It is doubtful whether the 1922 creation of a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will endure. Ireland, colonised by the English in 1169, is an independent country remaining in the Read More