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2015

School of Education student named as one of the University's top alumni

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The School of Education is delighted that Hannah Bevington, a final year Education student, was one of the 12 students chosen from across the university to represent the spirit of the University in 2015
Date:
Tuesday 31st March 2015

CRRE hosts meeting of the Runnymede Trust's 'Academic Forum'

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CRRE hosts meeting of the Runnymede Trust's 'Academic Forum' - a group of leading academics who met to discuss policy ideas on issues relating to race equality
Date:
Friday 6th March 2015

Inclusive Design: its impact on young people with visual impairments

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Rachel Hewett speaks at the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2015) in San Diego
Date:
Friday 6th March 2015

Voices of the Bullring markets

Description
A new video has been released by the TLANG research team which introduces you to the superdiverse nature of the Bullring markets.
Date:
Thursday 5th March 2015

Birmingham Research Fellowship 2015

Description
The Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) is seeking to recruit an exceptional scholar as part of the Birmingham Fellowship programme 2015.
Date:
Thursday 26th February 2015

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi

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A project team at the School of Education, has recently been awarded approximately £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers and to increase the quality of early childhood development and education provision for young children with disabilities in Malawi.
Date:
Thursday 19th February 2015

The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes book was launched on the 16th February 2015.
Date:
Tuesday 17th February 2015

Professor Gary Thomas assists young researchers

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Professor Gary Thomas provides research advice to young researchers
Date:
Wednesday 28th January 2015

Dr Penny Lacey

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It is with great sorrow that we have to announce that Dr Penny Lacey passed away peacefully on Monday 12 January 2015. We will remember her as a colleague who was admired by both her students and the community for the contributions that she made to the field through her teaching and research.
Date:
Monday 19th January 2015

'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' MOOC attracts huge interest

Description
The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), 'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' has attracted a huge amount of interest ahead of its launch, reflecting the growing interest in character education.
Date:
Thursday 15th January 2015

Inclusive design: its impact on young people with visual impairments

Description
Rachel Hewett presents findings from the Longitudial Transitions Research Study at a conference in San Diego
Date:
Thursday 15th January 2015
2014

REF success for the School of Education

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The University of Birmingham's School of Education has been announced as one of the best School's in the UK for its areas of research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Date:
Thursday 18th December 2014

Dr Nicola Rollock on BBC R4 Woman's Hour

Description
Dr Nicola Rollock reviewer on 'Listener Week'
Date:
Friday 5th December 2014

The Anatomy of the Case Study

Description
Appearing in May 2015, the 'Anatomy of the Case Study' brings together academic discussion about case study with many examples of how case study can be used by researchers in practice.
Date:
Thursday 4th December 2014

The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

Description
This new book draws on qualitative data from nearly 80 Black Caribbean middle-class parents. The interviews reveal how these parents attempt to navigate their children successfully through the school system, and defend them against low expectations and other manifestations of discrimination
Date:
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Dr Nicola Rollock wins a place on BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Day

Description
Dr Nicola Rollock was one of four University of Birmingham minority ethnic academics to be offered a place on the BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Days
Date:
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Professor Angela Creese takes part in live Q&A session on community languages

Description
Professor Angela Creese panelist for live debate on community languages
Date:
Thursday 20th November 2014

Professor Gillborn in Hungary; discusses Roma Activism, Human Rights, Xenophobia and Europe.

Description
David Gillborn visits Budapest (Hungary) to work with the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI).
Date:
Wednesday 19th November 2014

Dyslexia in the spotlight: Matthew Scurfield brings his autobiographical play to the School of Education

Description
Matthew Scurfield and the Maltese actress and TV presenter Clare Agius gave a dynamic and engaging performance of 'I Could Be Anyone: Life With Dyslexia' for staff and students at the School of Education in November, followed by a question and answer session with Professor Jane Martin and Professor Julie Allan.
Date:
Thursday 13th November 2014

DISN staff nominated for Disability and Learning Support Services' Excellent Practice Award.

Description
Drs Penny Lacey and Graeme Douglas together with Professor Mike McLinden have been nominated for the Disability and Learning Support Services' 2nd Excellent Practice Awards at the University of Birmingham
Date:
Thursday 13th November 2014
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