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 »

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 »

Dr Nick Hammond: Q & A

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Following the recent success of Nick Hammond’s Forum Theatre workshops at the IOE, he told us more about the concept of FT and why the workshops are so important. Q1. Please tell us a little about your background in working with Forum Theatre and what motivated you to write this book. Nick: My background before… 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 »

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 »

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 »