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 »

From 2 to 2,000 words

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by Dr Philip Stevens Beware of stereotyping. In the early 1990s my college established a new Access to Higher Education programme in Plymouth, where precious little adult learning existed. At the Open Evening we were astonished to see a queue of people stretching around the block. One of the interviewees, a heavily tattooed merchant seaman… Read more »

Three blind mice and the elephant in the room: Why austerity matters to education and how forum theatre can help

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by Dr Nick Hammond November 2014. I have been invited to deliver a session on forum theatre (FT) at the British Psychological Society’s Community Psychology Festival. As I sit in the church cafeteria – that’s doubling up as an auditorium for the day – a young couple approach the stage carrying a banner which reads… Read more »

Trentham Books and IOE Press authors featured in the Winter issue of the IOE’s ‘Alumni Life’ magazine

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We’re delighted to see so many of our Trentham Books and IOE Press authors feature heavily in the Winter 2014 edition of the IOE’s ‘Alumni Life’ magazine including: A review of  Reaching in Reaching Out by Professor Marie Parker-Jenkins, Meli Glenn and Dr Jan Germ Janmaat A review of Who needs examinations? by Professor John White A review of… Read more »

A Modern Silk Road of Education

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by Steven Cowan and Tinghe Jin The days when studying Chinese Education amounted to sifting through official pronouncements and fighting through impenetrable ideological statements are over. Education across China is definitely on the move as the government seeks to use radical changes within the schooling and university system in order to move China up to… Read more »

‘Magnificent seven’ launched by IOE Press and Trentham Books at BERA14

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We were pleased to see so many of our authors, colleagues and friends at this lovely event. Chris Husbands, Director of the UCL Institute of Education, along with Nicky Platt and Gillian Klein, launched seven new titles from IOE Press and Trentham Books including: Methodologies for Researching Cultural Diversity in Education by Geri Smyth and Ninetta Santoro Professional… 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 »