Introducing ‘Research for All’ – the new journal about public engagement with research

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NEW JOURNAL ADVANCING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WITH RESEARCH We are delighted to announce the first issue of Research for All, a ground-breaking open-access journal that focuses on the importance of public engagement to research and provides a platform for creative thinking about how and where academic disciplines meet with real-world problems. Academic analysis, practical commentary and case studies… Read more »

Education research and policy in an imperfect world

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by Geoff Whitty In 2005 it was my turn to deliver the British Educational Research Association (BERA) presidential address, typically a ‘state of the nation’ review for education research. I considered many topics, but an overwhelming issue for the education research community at the time was the ‘what works’ agenda and its implications for the… Read more »

Book Review: ‘A radical alternative agenda for the further education (FE) sector in Britain’

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Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses has been reviewed in the prestigious Journal of Vocational Education & Training John Field writes ‘… this book presents a radical alternative agenda for the further education (FE) sector in Britain. The sector’s budget in England was reduced by 14% under the coalition, with further cuts already planned…. Read more »

Religion is risky; secularism safeguards

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by Lynn Davies Research tells us that conflicts are much harder to resolve when they have a religious underpinning. Identities become hardened, there is no basis for bargaining or exchange and both parties think God is on their side. Faith-based organisations are good at picking up the pieces after conflict, but religious divides present a… Read more »