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2020

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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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'

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Constructing a new reality: leadership lessons from other times of crisis

Description
Madeleine Findon provides insights into recent research in educational leadership in times of conflict and natural disasters.
Date:
Friday 29th May 2020

Constructing a new reality: leadership lessons from other times of crisis

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By Dr Madeleine Findon, Lecturer in Educational Leadership, School of Education.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2020

Re-opening Schools– why I think it is too much of a risk to all

Description
In this Social Sciences blog, Colin Diamond considers the risks posed by reopening schools
Date:
Tuesday 26th May 2020

Character in a time of crisis

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By Benjamin Miller, Research Fellow, Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues, University of Birmingham
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2020

Education project launched to understand Birmingham learning at home during COVID-19

Description
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council are working together to study the implications of the shutdown on schools, teachers, pupils and parents due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2020

The importance of the 'great outdoors'

Description
By Victoria Saunders, Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education, School of Education.
Date:
Thursday 21st May 2020

Remote working for schools brings a whole set of new challenges for school leaders in the Middle East

Description
Colin Diamond writes for 'Teach Middle East' on the problems of home schooling during COVID-19
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2020
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