Posts by Mark Murphy

The EGHE Network in Lusaka, Zambia : FAWE Conference on Girls Education in Africa

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Attended by: Barbara Read, Michele Schweisfurth and Karen Harron.   On the 21st August, the EGHE network headed to Lusaka, Zambia for the FAWE Conference for Girls Education in Africa, which also marked the 25th anniversary of the FAWE organisation. The conference attracted 500 delegates from 33 countries and was officially opened by the guest… Continue reading

International Council of Education Advisors call for cultural change

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A report from the recent meeting of the First Minister’s International Council of Educational Advisors (ICEA) has highlighted the need to focus on cultural change and capacity building as well as structural reform. ICEA also recommended that further investment to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and unleashing untapped leadership potential… Continue reading

School of Education Professors part of New GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC) at the University of Glasgow

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The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant worth £7.1 million to set up a GCRF Centre for sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC). The award is part of a £225m international research funding announcement made today by Higher Education Minister Jo Johnson. Altogether 37 interdisciplinary projects will receive investment over the… Continue reading

Scottish Children’s Neighbourhood Research Scholarships: Place-based approaches and improving educational outcomes (2 PhD Studentships)

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The Scottish Children’s Neighbourhood (SCN) is an innovative collaborative approach between the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change and What Works Scotland within the University of Glasgow. The approach is supported by key partners including Glasgow City Council, Clyde Gateway, Children in Scotland, Save the Children and NHS Greater Glasgow… Continue reading

Naomi Eisenstadt Lecture – Review of the Life Chances of Young People

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Sir Charles Wilson Building, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8NN Monday 3rd July 2017 (Refreshments will be available before the event start time of 18:00. All guests should be seated by 17:55 in time for an introduction by Christopher Chapman.) Description of Event A lecture to mark the launch of Naomi Eisenstadt’s second report to… Continue reading

Robert Owen Centre EBulletin

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Our latest E Bulletin can be accessed by clicking on the link below – this has details on our latest research, recent awards and appointments, recent publications and some of our knowledge exchange activities: Ebulletin Issue-5 May 2017   As you can gather it’s been another highly productive and rewarding period for the Robert Owen Centre. You will find… Continue reading

The role of contextual challenges and constraints on the relationship between principal leadership and student achievement

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Presenter: Dr Cheng Yong Tan (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong)   Summary of Seminar: Many scholars have underscored the importance of examining leadership effects with regards to the context in which it is enacted. However, few studies have systematically examined what contextual variables moderate leadership effects and how the leadership-achievement… Continue reading

Special issue on Software for Qualitative Analysis

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A Virtual Special Issue of International Journal of Social Research Methodology on Software for Qualitative Analysis has been curated by Oscar Odena at Robert Owen Centre. The collection includes an Editorial and nine articles, and is available Open Access through Taylor & Francis Online (April to November 2017). Some articles reflect upon the ‘big issues’… Continue reading

Who is teaching the teachers? – Teacher educators as the forgotten stakeholders of education and international development

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Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Seminar, 12.00-13.00 7th June 2017, School of Education, St. Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G3 6NH  Matthew A. M. Thomas, Lecturer in Comparative Education and Sociology of Education at the University of Sydney.  International development discourses frequently position teachers as the means to advancing systemic social change. Yet scant attention is… Continue reading