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2021

Professor Dina Kiwan appointed as a member of the UK Home Office's Migration Advisory Committee

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Appointment recognises Professor Kiwan's extensive and long-standing experience and networks in the UK and internationally in thefield of citizenship
Date:
Friday 21st May 2021

Response to The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities: The Report (31 March 2021)

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The Centre for Research on Race and Education expresses dissapointment in the findings of the Race and Ethnic Disparities report.
Date:
Thursday 1st April 2021

Celebrating our CoSS alumnae on International Women's Day

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Celebrating alumnae from the College of Social Sciences on International Women's Day
Date:
Monday 8th March 2021

Dr. Tom Harrison Presented with IFFD Global Award at UN-Sponsored Event

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Dr Tom Harrisonpresented with the 2021 International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) Award
Date:
Monday 15th February 2021

ESRC doctoral studentship in philosophy of education

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Applications are now open to apply for ESRC Doctoral Scholarship. Find out more
Date:
Wednesday 27th January 2021

Inclusion for students of determination in Dubai during Covid-19

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Dr Sarah Benson reflects on how teachers in Dubai have adapted to online inclusive practises and if they felt supported throughout the Covid pandemic
Date:
Monday 25th January 2021

Education for disabled children in the Global South during COVID-19: An afterthought?

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In this blog, Ms Vera Kubenz outlines how the pandemic risks exacerbating exclusion by setting back efforts to remove barriers and stigma which prevent disabled children from attending school.
Date:
Monday 25th January 2021
2020

How do we ensure autistic children and young people get the education they deserve?

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With a rise in exclusions of autistic pupils, academics are investigating the underlying causes and are advocating for enhanced support for teaching staff.
Date:
Wednesday 9th December 2020

Are we there yet? How the pandemic is affecting children and young people's learning

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Dr Karl Kitching looks at how the pandemic has affected children and young people's learning and and invites parents to support their child's participation in a new University of Birmingham survey.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Supporting education for children with disabilities in war-torn countries – major new project gets £2.5 million

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Some 85% of children with disabilities in Low- and Middle Income Countries have never attended school – but that could change thanks to a major new research project.
Date:
Monday 30th November 2020

The Trojan Horse Affair: how governance issues became a story about 'extremism'

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Research by Dr Reza Gholami features on BBC Radio 4 in a programme which, explores how a local education story become a national security issue, sparking a wave of Islamophobic coverage and comment.
Date:
Friday 6th November 2020

Successful reaccreditation of the National Standards SENCO Programme

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The National Standards SENCO Programme has been reaccredited by The NASENCO Provider Partnership.
Date:
Wednesday 4th November 2020

The pandemic has made educators move to remote learning at an unprecedented scale – research concludes that might not be a bad thing

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Remote and blended approaches to teacher education can be as effective as face-to-face approaches concludes a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd September 2020

An examination system fit for purpose in the Covid-19 era? Time for real system leadership in education

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Colin Diamond discusses adaptive leadership for schools in the COVID-19 era.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Impact of Covid-19 has created stark discrepancies in students' experiences of taking A Levels says new study

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Research from the University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham has indicated some stark discrepancies in students' experiences of taking A Levels this year.
Date:
Tuesday 11th August 2020

Surjit and foster carer Helen provide support for vulnerable people during lockdown

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Surjit, a young man with autism and Helen his foster carer and also an ACER student on the MEd course have been busy during the lock down period providing support to vulnerable people.
Date:
Wednesday 5th August 2020

'Journal of Philosophy in Schools' has moved to the University of Birmingham

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The Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) has a new home and a new look!
Date:
Thursday 23rd July 2020

All work and no play? Why children need play during Covid-19

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By Dr Anita Soni, Academic and professional tutor, School of Education, University of Birmingham and Oliver Wilson, Head Teacher, Woodhouse Primary School (and University of Birmingham ITE alumnus).
Date:
Thursday 18th June 2020

Birmingham ranked tenth in the UK for Education

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In the latest Complete University Guide 2021, programmes within the School of Education have been ranked tenth in the UK, moving up three places from last year.
Date:
Monday 15th June 2020

Business as usual? Race, white privilege and COVID-19

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By Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice & Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Education.
Date:
Thursday 4th June 2020
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