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 »

Coalition Government education policies muddied by conflicting strategies

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PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 16 September 2015 IOE Press, UCL Institute of Education COALITION GOVERNMENT EDUCATION POLICIES MUDDIED BY CONFLICTING STRATEGIES The potential benefits of the Pupil Premium for children from low-income families were counterbalanced by other policies, says a new analysis published in the London Review of Education’s wide-ranging investigation of the Coalition Government’s impact on… Read more »

IOE Press in the news: Spring – Summer round up

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 Here are some of the recent press and review for our books this year. Don’t forget to check out the IOE Press Media page for all the latest news and reviews about our books, events and authors, and follow us on Twitter: @IOE_Press   Professor Sir Peter Scott, editor of Browne and Beyond: Modernizing English… Read more »

Transforming lives

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by Dr Philip Stevens Malcolm Williams changed his life. In his late 20s, he was working in a sheet metal factory on the North Circular Road. Within a few years he was Head of Department at one of the largest Further Education (FE) colleges in London. His intellectual interests developed alongside his career and a… Read more »

The migrant story of non-belonging

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by Dr Aminul Hoque In the summer of 2004 my family went to our motherland of Bangladesh in search of self-discovery. One moment sticks in my mind. I saw that my aunts and uncles all looked worried and were muttering amongst themselves. They decided that one of my uncles make the trip from our remote… Read more »

Policy-makers cannot deal with the challenges facing schools unless they put equality at the heart of all they do

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Chris Husbands observed in an IOE London blogpost that Michael Gove’s rhetoric was of “a failing school system with some bright lights”, while Ofsted’s evidence is “of a largely effective school system in which the great majority of schools are at least good”. Such tensions are frequently the meat of the Blog and other education… Read more »

The Power of Picturebooks

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by Anne M. Dolan You, Me and Diversity presents picturebooks which inspire, educate and encourage us to care. My cover image of five children happily engaged with a picturebook captures the philosophy of the book. Through discussion, analysis and playful encounters, children develop empathy with characters and an understanding of complex issues related to power… Read more »

Becoming NEET: The realities of youth unemployment

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by Dr Chris Arnold The European Union is concerned about the rise in youth unemployment across its member states and has allocated 100 million euros for projects to try to tackle the problem. One project is based on the book I wrote with Tracey Baker, published last summer by Trentham Books and IOE Press. Becoming… Read more »