IOE Stories. For Life.
Over the past 20 years there has been an increase in inspection and testing in early years education. This leads to questions about what the advantages and aims of early years education are.
Recent global events have sparked concern about democracy’s continued existence, raising questions about how we can ensure democratic values are embraced by future generations so democracy can survive.
For decades IOE has been at the heart of work in the philosophy of education and this continues to this day through the Centre for Philosophy of Education.
There is a class divide in young people’s access to political activities such as school councils, leading to unequal engagement in politics. We are leading the conversation around equal participation in democracy.
Major advancements in technology are changing the world of work and global economies. We are working to ensure people learn new skills to meet the evolving needs of the future.
Through our research and engagement, we are leading the way in investigating young people’s mental health and shining a light on the challenges they face.
IOE researchers are increasing our knowledge base to improve children's health.
Mapping the latest health evidence to inform government policy.
IOE academics have been working with organisations on a programme that hires autistic graduates and raises awareness of steps to improve inclusivity in the workplace.
School breaktimes are shortening. Our researchers are highlighting the importance of breaks in helping children to interact with peers and develop important social skills.
Food poverty is increasing in the UK. IOE academics are working to raise awareness of families’ experiences and change government policies so that children no longer have to experience food poverty.
Inequalities between different ethnic groups remains a critical issue in the UK workforce. Our researchers examined employment prospects of millennials from different ethnic groups in the UK and the impact of their employment status on their mental health.