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How evidence-based are the Conservative manifesto proposals on grammar schools?

Monday, 29 May 2017

Alice Sullivan.  The Conservative manifesto confirms Teresa May’s pledge to reintroduce grammar schools, as part of a drive to turn Britain into ‘The World’s Great Meritocracy’. But does this claim stand up to scrutiny? As has been widely rehearsed in

Manchester: betrayal and belonging in a welcoming city

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Kathryn Riley.  One of my favourite photographs shows two handsome women, elegantly dressed in black, with mantillas draped over their heads. They’re talking animatedly to a smiling male figure dressed in white. He’s wearing a skull cap. A sense of

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 3 – school leadership, ICT and educational psychologists

Friday, 19 May 2017

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election.  School leaders and leadership    The new Secretary of State faces a potentially

Call for regulation on securing children’s data in personalised reading

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

While children’s reading experience is being transformed with digital reading formats, personalised and interactive books allowing for more personalisation, there are risks around the data this releases. Natalia Kucirkova and Rosie Flewitt identify four main areas of concern and call for regulation.

Cyber attack: 7 tips to help you vanquish the Shadow Brokers

Monday, 15 May 2017

Rose Luckin.  Earlier this year I blogged about how our education system needs to be an important part of our defenses against a growing risk of cyber attack. I highlighted the fact that we all need to understand enough about computers and

Priorities for a new government: advice from our academics part 2

Friday, 12 May 2017

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election. Primary Education The new government should take a new approach to primary education

Migration: it will be up to the next generation to change the picture

Monday, 08 May 2017

Kathryn Riley.  There is a photograph called ‘Migrant Mother’. It is an arresting black and white shot. The woman is centre stage and gazes sideways on. She is beyond exhaustion: every line etched in her face tells its own story.

Priorities for a new government: advice from our academics

Thursday, 04 May 2017

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies will appear over the next few weeks. Teachers The Government’s key priority should be recruiting and retaining high quality teachers, and encouraging

Bridging the story and children’s unique worlds: researching digital personalised books

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Natalia Kucirkova.  Personalisation is a buzzword in the business world, especially now that adverts can follow us all over the Internet. But personalisation – or ‘personalised learning’ – has also been a recurring trend in education, with the aim of

Disadvantage and worklessness: a longitudinal perspective

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Rob Davies is Public Affairs Manager for CLOSER, the UK longitudinal studies consortium funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council. CLOSER brings together eight biomedical and social longitudinal studies, with participants born as early as the 1930s to