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  • Classroom practice – Let’s win the race to get pupils on track

    Athlete-mentors in the US are encouraging disadvantaged students to aim high, and their tactics can be replicated in every classroom. Teachers tend to assume, wrongly, that five-year-olds attending schools in low-income urban neighbourhoods cannot be focused on their learning. It is thought that these kids concentrate instead on things like the latest cartoons and do not have the self-awareness to

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  • European Educational Research Association: 2014 Conference

    In 2014 EERA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This event offers an excellent opportunity to look back on the development and impact of educational research in Europe – as well as looking forward to its future. The EERA/ECER conference in Porto 2014 provides a time and space for the educational research community to be self-reflexive – to evaluate its strengths,

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  • Demos report strongly criticises the way English language courses are provided to immigrant communities

    The think-tank Demos has published a report on the way English language courses are delivered to immigrant communities in the UK. The report uses 2011 national census figures to establish the claim that 850,000 migrants could not speak English ‘well’ or ‘not at all’.  It claims that amongst this group some 700,000 are being left effectively ‘voiceless’ in terms of their dealing with UK

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  • Early School Leaving – A Pathway for Change

    In November 2013, the Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving (ESL) published it’s final report. Made up of policy makers, practitioners and experts from EU Member States, partner countries and key stakeholder organisations, the Working Group was set up by the European Commission to support Member States to develop and implement comprehensive policies on Early School Leaving. A video

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  • Sweden plans to scrap Swedish for Immigrants courses for adult education

    The Swedish government wants to put an end to the state-run Swedish for Immigrants courses (SFI), proposing on Tuesday that the courses get taken over by the municipal adult education programme (Komvux) instead. “By moving SFI into continuing adult education, it will become easier to adjust Swedish language education to each student and combine the studies with work and internships,”

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  • Remember the young ones: Improving career opportunities for Britain’s young people

    This report by the Institute of Public Policy Research looks at five critical elements of the school-to-work transition for young people – the role of employers, vocational education, apprenticeships, careers guidance, and the benefits system – and at lessons the UK can learn from European economies with better youth employment records. A long period without work at a young age

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