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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

Description
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

Description
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

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

Dr Penny Lacey

Description
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

Description
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

Rachel Hewett is guest speaker at visual impairment seminar in Dublin

Description
Rachel Hewett presents findings from the Transitions Study at a conference in Dublin
Date:
Wednesday 5th November 2014

Professor Lynn Davies presented with the Sir Brian Urquhart award

Description
Professor Lynn Davies has been awarded the Sir Brian Urquhart award for Distinguished Service to the UN and its goals by a UK citizen.
Date:
Wednesday 5th November 2014

Dr Sandra Cooke debates moral values on BBC 4's live radio programme, the 'Moral Maze'

Description
Dr Sandra Cooke, is a 'witness' on the BBC 4's live radio programme, the Moral Maze.
Date:
Friday 31st October 2014

The 'racism talk': how black middle-class parents are warning their children

Description
Nicola Rollock discusses her research findings on how black middle-class families are coping with a rise in prejudiced attitudes and how they are preparing their children for society
Date:
Monday 27th October 2014
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