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How Can Education Create Social Progress? Reflections from inside the International Panel on Social Progress.

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Professor Michele Schweisfurth: Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change reflects on  ‘How can education create social progress?’ This is the question posed in the Education Chapter of the report of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP).  When you bring together a dozen educationists from universities around the world to attempt to answer… Continue reading

Welcome Dr. Avis Glaze as an International Associate of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

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At the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, we are delighted Dr Glaze has accepted our invitation to join us as an International Associate. Dr Glaze is one of Canada’s outstanding educators and a recognized international leader in education. Roderick Benns’ new publication ‘The Children Cannot Wait – A biography of Avis Glaze’ provides a… Continue reading

Examining Gender in Higher Education (EGHE): exploring gendered patterns of participation and success in STEM and beyond. A UK-African Countries Network.

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Congratulations to Dr Barbara Read and Professor Michele Schweisfurth of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education of the University of Glasgow, Professor Elizabeth Tanner of the School of Education, University of Glasgow and Dr Jolly Mornie Rubagiza of the University of Rwanda on their successful application to the ESRG:GCRF… Continue reading

New ESRC IAA funding for the Robert Owen Centre

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We are happy to announce that the Oscar Valiente and Queralt Capsada-Munsech have been successful in securing a Follow On Fund ESRC-IAA grant entitled “Engaging local and regional LLL policy makers in Glasgow City Region and Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Region”, linked to the impact strategy of the H2020 YOUNG-ADULLLT. As the title implies, this funding… Continue reading

The Young-ADULLLT Project hold their first National Advisory Board Meeting.

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The first meeting of the Scottish National Advisory Board (NAB) was held in the School of Education of the University of Glasgow on the 16th November 2016. The purposes of the meeting were: Introducing the research team and the members of the NAB Presenting the Young-ADULLLT project to the NAB members Presenting and discussing the… Continue reading

Connecting Classrooms evaluation to Robert Owen Centre

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A grant from the British Council has been awarded to Michele Schweisfurth and Oscar Odena at the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, to carry out the global Impact Evaluation of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme (2016-2018). As part of a team led by Ecorys, Michele and Oscar will support the design of data… Continue reading

Advancing ‘race’ and ethnicity in educational research

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By Oscar Odena and Richard Race. There is a prevailing sense that the term ‘race’, used in the past to highlight difference based on perceived ability and temperament, is no longer acceptable. ‘Race’ issues appear to be currently off the policy agenda, subsumed into ‘social justice’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘ethnicity’ topics. However ‘race’ is still a… Continue reading

Exploring the impact of academy chains in England

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The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow has been working with colleagues at the University of Southampton to explore the impact of academy chains in England. This work builds on earlier work exploring the impact of federations on student outcomes (Chapman and Muijs, 2013) and qualitative studies of academy chains… Continue reading