Meccano, Phone Hacking and the Grammar School Debate

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Launch of Voices in the Air: Making sense of policy and practice in education by Chris Husbands UCL IOE Press hosted a book launch party last Monday, celebrating the publication of Chris Husbands’ new book, Voices in the Air. This dynamic new collection of journalism and policy commentary was written during Professor Husbands’ directorship at… 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 »

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 »

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 »

New academic diseases identified

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by Frank Coffield Students are contracting a new disease – bulimia academica – defined as repeated bouts of bingeing on information and regurgitating it in exams. The pressures on students to obtain the best possible grades have become so intense that they feel forced to resort to ingesting large amounts of information and then in… Read more »