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One in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at age 14

Seventeen per cent of UK parents have let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14, according to new findings from UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Pennsylvania State University.

Government policies fail to reduce school segregation

Rich and poor children continue to go to different schools in many countries despite government efforts to encourage them to learn together and reduce the achievement gap, according to new research from UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

New Collaborative Social Science Domain launched

UCL has launched a new collaborative research domain in an event chaired by Professor Alison Fuller, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Pro-Director: Research and Development.

Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) suggest.

Emeritus Professor wins European research award

Karen Evans, Emeritus professor at UCL Institute of Education (IOE), has won the European Commission’s vocational education and training (VET) Research Award in recognition of her career’s work.

Online learning could transform global access to higher education

Online learning could significantly widen access to higher education, particularly in places where it is currently in short supply, a report from UCL Institute of Education (IOE) argues.

Pupils from across the country celebrate Mandarin success

Over 100 pupils were this week praised by Education Secretary Justine Greening and Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb on their high levels of achievements studying under UCL Institute of Education’s (IOE) Mandarin Excellence Programme.

One in five young people obese at age 14, study reveals

One in five young people born in the UK at the turn of the century was obese by the age of 14, and a further 15 per cent were found to be overweight, a study by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has found.

Professor Becky Francis and Sir Vince Cable launch report on non-university skills gap

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Director Professor Becky Francis and Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable have launched a report on access to technical and vocational education for over 25s in England.

Students’ First World War legacy projects celebrated at House of Lords

Secondary school students from across England received awards at the House of Lords on Tuesday 21 November 2017 for legacy projects following participation in the UCL Institute of Education (IOE)'s First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour Programme .

IOE researchers develop database for early years measures

A database developed by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been launched featuring sets of measures for young children, covering a variety of environments.

Children as young as three grouped by ‘ability’ for high-stakes tests

New research conducted by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has found that using ability groups takes place with children as young as three and that teachers worry that ‘low ability’ labels could have a lasting negative impact on children.

Research finds earnings gaps between genders, shortages in apprenticeship quality

Disadvantaged young people are substantially less likely than their better-off peers to start the best apprenticeships, according to research analysing the current state of play for apprenticeships in England.

The reform of technical education in England

A new policy briefing by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) outlines the new design and regulatory framework for technical education in England.

London Review of Education examines the impact of music education

The latest issue of the UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) flagship journal, the London Review of Education (LRE) focuses on the effect of music education in specific contexts.

Tuition fees improve quality and equity in higher education, study finds

England’s move to a high tuition fee system has led to increased quality, enrolments and equity in higher education, according to a new study co-authored by UCL Institute of Education’s Dr Gill Wyness.

Reading extends teenagers' vocabulary, whatever their background

Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26% more words than those who never read, according to UCL Institute of Education (IOE) researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Study reveals depression links between fathers and their teenage children

A new study led by UCL researchers has found that adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves.

Practical and evidence-based recommendations for teaching mathematics

Chair of Mathematics Education at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), Professor Jeremy Hodgen, has worked closely with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to produce a guidance report on how to improve mathematics teaching for children in Key Stages 2 and 3.

IOE appoints Director for new Centre for Education Improvement Science

Professor Becky Allen returns to the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) as Director of the new Centre for Education Improvement Science (CEIS).

Longitudinal studies learning resource launches

An online teaching resource has been produced by Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) to introduce longitudinal studies to non-experts in both academic and policy settings.

UK's status as leading knowledge economy under threat

A new policy briefing by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) highlights the urgent need for a new partnership in research, science and innovation with the EU if the UK is to retain its status as a leading knowledge economy.

Professor Louise Archer announced Fellow for the Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Fellow on 69 leading social scientists, including the IOE’s Professor Louise Archer , Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education.

New book explores the challenges of transitioning into adulthood

A new book by Professor Ingrid Schoon from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) explores young people’s transition to adulthood, investigating the role of social inequality, individual motivation and social change.

Hundreds of pupils in England ‘on track towards fluency’ in Mandarin

The Government-funded Mandarin Excellence Programme , delivered by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in partnership with the British Council, starts its second year this term.