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2018

University of Birmingham School celebrates its Ofsted 'Good' rating.

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The University of Birmingham School has been awarded a 'good' rating in its first official inspection from Ofsted, which took place in April 2018. The School, which opened in September 2015 as the only University Secondary Training School in the country, was commended by Ofsted for its character education programme, its inclusive approach, and close partnership with the University of Birmingham.
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Tuesday 29th May 2018

A little less 'Ego' and a little more humility

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Dr Catherine Darnell, Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues writes for the Social Sciences Birmingham blog. The antidote for egotism may therefore be a humble one; rather than deny our limitations, take ownership of them, seek ways to improve them, listen to different points of view, acknowledge alternative conclusions and be ready to repeat this all again.
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Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Professor Bhopal discusses racism within universities on the Victoria Derbyshire programme

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Professor Bhopal recently appeared on the BBC on the Victoria Derbyshire programme as part of a discussion which centered on Black academics in universities
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Friday 18th May 2018

Home schooling concerns rooted in class and ethnicity, say researchers

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Class and ethnicity are determining whether parents who educate their children at home are treated as "lifestyle gurus or thought criminals", researchers have warned.
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Friday 18th May 2018

Inclusion is best for people with autism, argues Professor Rita Jordan

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Professor Rita Jordan, argues that providing autistic friendly events for those with autism may encourage greater segregation
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Thursday 10th May 2018

Professor James Arthur Receives OBE from Her Majesty The Queen

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Professor James Arthur attends a ceremony at Buckingham Palace where he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to education by Her Majesty.
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Wednesday 9th May 2018

Star Wars Day: Virtues in a Galaxy, far far away…

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Jason Metcalfe writes for Social Sciences Birmingham: Star Wars resonated with a worldwide audience, and there is no doubt this was due to the array of moral and spiritual elements present throughout the films.
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Tuesday 8th May 2018

New book provides a comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces

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The 'Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity' provides an accessible and authoritative overview of the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities.
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Friday 27th April 2018

A new publication from Dr Nick Peim examines resources from philosophy and theory that can be applied to educational research projects

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Thinking in Education Research looks at major lines of thinking in modern European philosophy and how they provide a rich resource for every stage of conducting research. By getting students engaged in 'how to think' and 'how to do',
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Friday 27th April 2018

'Pity the Blind'? An analysis of vision impairment, disability and education

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The inaugural lecture of Professor Graeme Douglas, saw students and members of the community join Professor Douglas on campus as he considered vision impairment, disability and education.
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Friday 20th April 2018

New research explores 'Happiness' as a fourth 'H' in the educational model of Head, Hands and Heart

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Dr Matthew Schuelka has just been awarded a grant for ¥5.6 million over two years (£37,500) from the Toyota Foundation in Japan to explore the '3Hs' educational model of Head, Hands and Heart. He proposes 'Happiness' (including sustainability and inclusiveness) as a fourth 'H' in education and as a new value for society.
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Thursday 19th April 2018

80-percent of teachers say character education would improve school grades – survey

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80-percent of teachers surveyed across the UK say that character education would improve school grades – according to findings in a new poll.
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Friday 13th April 2018

A new book from Professor Kalwant Bhopal explores the myth of a post-racial society

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A new book from Prof. Kalwant Bhopal examines the impact of race on wider issues of inequality and difference in society.
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Thursday 12th April 2018

Two School of Education academics conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

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Profs. Julie Allan and Kalwant Bhopal from the School of Education have been honoured as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
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Monday 9th April 2018

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

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Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities says Professor Kalwant Bhopal in this article in 'The Conversation.'
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Friday 6th April 2018

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

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Professor Kalwant Bhopal writes for The Conversation: Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting "we hate the blacks" outside her room in her halls of residence. Unfortunately, this incident is far from isolated.
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Friday 6th April 2018

Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

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Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.The Academy of Social Sciences has announced today (5 April 2018) that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 58 leading social scientists.The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.
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Friday 6th April 2018

Happiness: What Does this Mean in Education?

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Paul Watts, Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue writes for the Social Sciences Birmingham blog. Much attention has been given to the concept of happiness, both in the UK and internationally, with Theresa May appointing a minister to tackle loneliness, the launch of the 2018 World Happiness Report, and the work of the Ministry of State for Happiness in Dubai.
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Thursday 29th March 2018

How to help autistic children socialise in school

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Rebecca Wood discusses how to help autistic children with poor social skills.
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Thursday 29th March 2018
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