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Past issues

Summer 2018

IOE Research News: Summer 2018

Lead item - 'Chaotic' government reforms are failing to tackle education inequality
IOE Research Highlights - Student loan debt has negative consequences in later life / Pupils should take their time to get things right / England behind other developed countries in maths performance / Almost a third of fathers lack access to flexible work arrangements / Millennials losing virginity later than parents
IOE News - Did the Baby Boomers fulfil childhood dreams? / #NHS70 / Film education journal launched / Mapping a future for refugees / IOE researchers urge government to review how drugs are prescribed to children for ADHD
IOE Events - Teachers and Teaching Research Centre launch / Visionary Women and Visible Children, England 1900-1920
IOE Opinion - Are Emoji a 'universal language'? / Podcast: Can technology help dementia patients? / We could end exam distress by removing the root cause

Winter 2017-18

IOE Research News: Winter 2017-18

Lead item - QS World #1 ranking
IOE Research Highlights - Children from lower social classes up to 5kg heavier than their more advantaged peers / German universities likely to benefit from Brexit, report suggests / State schools often better managed than private schools / Every 18 year-old should be offered £10,000 to spend on courses of their choice / Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys
IOE News - Alumna world's best teacher / UCL celebrates exceptional women with "Female Firsts" art project / UCL receives over £1 million for research on link between the brain and behaviour / New Collaborative Social Science Domain launched / Dominic Wyse named BERA president
IOE Events - #IOEDebates / #IOELectures / Why can't we solve the science participation crisis?
IOE Opinion - Podcast: What every teacher needs to know about setting / What happened to the link between the women’s movement and the fight for children’s rights / What is the best way to support the most challenged schools?

Autumn 2017

IOE Research News: Autumn 2017

Lead item - IOE appoints Director for new Centre for Education Improvement Science
IOE Research Highlights - UK's status as leading knowledge economy under threat / UCL launches programme of research and education in Lebanon / Further education in England needs more policy attention / Music strikes a chord with great writers / Being tall or overweight as a child doesn't determine happiness in adulthood
IOE News - IOE launches policy-facing debates series / Science Capital Teaching Approach / IOE welcomes International Teacher of the Year / Longitudinal studies consortium receives funding extension / IOE professor among 'most influential' in British schools and universities
IOE Events - IOE Professorial Lectures / Fundamental(ly) British values / Adolescent lives: cross-disciplinary, cross-national and critical perspectives on youth and wellbeing / Creativity and crafting with tactile technologies
IOE Opinion - What knowledge should we teach the next generation? / Closing the gap: we need the best teachers in the most deprived schools / How do we secure HE's role as a public good?
More - Media reaction to teenage depression research

Summer 2017

IOE Research News: Summer 2017

Lead item - Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals
IOE Research Highlights - Greater capacity to detect sound gives autistic people an advantage / IOE launches world's first comprehensibility scale / Sponsored academies not always succeeding with bright, disadvantaged pupils / IOE to research Brexit's impact on UK universities
IOE News - Gillian Anderson receives Honorary Fellowship / Nobel Prize-winner launches IOE Centre / IOE to deliver new 'school leader' qualifications / Intensive Mandarin learning
IOE Opinion - Examining the voting habits of pensioners and their attitudes towards nationalism

February 2017


Lead item - The contribution of natural history museums to science education
IOE Research Highlights - Bright-but-poor pupils lag behind classmates / Millennials who choose apprenticeships are just as happy with their lives / Class pay gap revealed
IOE News - Education Secretary launches UCL and Arsenal literacy initiative / Robot joins IOE research centre
IOE Opinion - Class size and teaching

October 2016

Research News Oct

Lead item - Dame Celia Hoyles listed as one of London's most influential people
Research Highlights
- Believe in young people / The rise of the obesity epidemic / Playing Beowulf
Staff Profile
- Professor Dame Celia Hoyles, Professor of Mathematics Education, UCL Knowledge Lab

July 2016

Reaserach News July 2016

Lead item - IOE welcomes new Director Becky Francis.
Research Highlights - Why AI could replace exams / Private education linked to better health / Out of school activities improve attainment / Sally-Anne test: children’s nonverbal responses merit closer consideration / Britain slow to adjust to gender equality in work-family roles
Staff Profile - Li Wei, Professor of Applied Linguistics, UCL Institute of Education

April 2016

Research News April 2016

Lead item - IOE ranked as No1 third year running
Research Highlights -
UK parents no longer work the longest hours in EU / Will girls keep up with boys as ‘world’s most important exam’ becomes computer-based? / American devotion to religion is waning, according to new study / Why we should take artificial intelligence in education more seriously / Children still face barriers in accessing music education
Staff Profile -
Carey Jewitt, Professor of Education, UCL Knowledge Lab

January 2016

Research News January 2016

Lead item - Launch of the Centre for Global Higher Education
Research Highlights -
Research and Policy in Education book launch / Late night social media use affects teenagers' performance at school research findings / IOE awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize
Staff Profile - Liz Pellicano, Professor in Autism Education, UCL Institute of Education