Europe: educators across the continent have always worked together | IOE LONDON BLOG

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By Hugh Starkey While politicians and pundits tear themselves apart over the Brexit negotiations, it’s worth bearing in mind that European cooperation in education precedes UK membership of the European Union. As the UK transitions to a new political and diplomatic relationship with Europe, the London Review of Education (LRE) is planning a special feature… Read more »

Thinking allowed: teachers must reclaim their moral purpose | IOE LONDON BLOG

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By David Lambert Teachers, generally speaking, work incredibly hard. They work under highly controlled and high stakes conditions, and very publicly. So how do teachers feel about their work? Is teaching a confident profession? I believe that the profession, at least in secondary schools, may have collectively lost the plot in terms of its core… Read more »

Making History: new journal will raise the level of debate on national identity, culture and the canon | IOE LONDON BLOG

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By Arthur Chapman, Hilary Cooper and Jon Nichol At a time of growing polarisation among politicians and the public, when people are increasingly entrenched in their views, and with nationalism on the rise – history is surely one of the most crucial subjects in the curriculum. That is why a new journal launched this week… Read more »

How UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can positively impact minoritized learners

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By Amanda Arbouin I have just returned from one of the most inspirational events of my career as a black academic in the UK. The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) is a high profile, annual event that brings together a wide range of (predominantly) black academics. They share their research focused on… Read more »

Adult Learning: grounds for optimism

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By Phil Stevens One of adult learning’s most respected figures retires this summer after 40 years of dedication to the sector, firstly as a mature student, then a teacher, and finally as Principal of the Northern College in Barnsley, one of the most prestigious adult centres in the UK. We can ill-afford to lose people… Read more »

Serendipity and Stepping Stones: being Black and British in university

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By Amanda Arbouin How can universities tackle insidious racism in a meaningful and effective way? This question is at the heart of my book, Black British Graduates: untold stories[i], which explores the educational journeys and career outcomes of ten Black British graduates. Participant narratives convey a richness of emotions, as the book [ii]considers the impact… Read more »

The social categories of gender, race, dis-ability, intelligence, sexuality and class in relation to education

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By David Scott There have recently been calls to adopt approaches to the study of the social world that deny the need to address ontological and epistemological issues. Advocates for these approaches give the impression that they are operating outside of and in opposition to philosophical framings about the nature of the world and how… Read more »

Civil society organisations trapped in a gilded web: Whatever happened to morality and altruism?

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By Linda Milbourne and Ursula Murray ‘Civil Society Organisations in turbulent times’ highlights the central theme in this recently published book and its focus on rapidly changing times. The political turmoil surrounding us during its completion has only served to accentuate this message: the 2016 EU referendum, a snap election, a new Conservative government, and… Read more »

Mothers of ‘Jihadi-brides’ or ‘terrorist sons’: Debunking the stereotype of Muslim mothers

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By Suma Din Suma Din shares her experiences as a Muslim mother in the state school system and describes what inspired her book Muslim Mothers and their Children’s Schooling – a study that gives voice to more than fifty women from a wide range of African, Arab and Asian backgrounds and all social classes, some of them immigrants but many born… Read more »