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  • UK: London’s diverse ethnic population explains the success of its schools

    London’s diverse ethnic population is the reason for its pupils achieving significantly better GCSE results than the rest of England, according to a new study published on 12 November. This study from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation(CMPO) at the University of Bristol looked at GCSE data for the whole of England to understand what lies behind the ‘London Effect’ […]
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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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  • Teacher training programs in the UK discriminate against students of immigrant descent

    An annual statistical report on post-graduate teacher training shows that students with a migration background are much less likely to be accepted as trainee teachers. Only 17 percent of black African and 29 percent of Black Caribbean applicants were successful, compared to a 47 percent acceptance rate of white candidates. In addition, the report demonstrates that numbers of minority applicants […]
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  • United Kingdom: ‘Greater emphasis needed on vocational education’

    Dr Anthony Seldon is an impressive and irrepressible headmaster. His contributions to the debate about social mobility in the UK and its relationship to the divide between independent and state schools have been extensive and are always thought provoking. His vision of education is enriched by his broad scholarship and his experiences in both the state and independent sector. If […]
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