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Robert Owen Centre EBulletin Issue 6 February 2018

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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-6 February 2018 As you can gather it’s been another highly productive and rewarding period for the Robert Owen Centre. You will find the previous bulletin here:… Continue reading

Seminar: The gender ‘gap’ in attainment

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  Dr Val Corry, University of Glasgow, Associate Tutor (Creativity Culture and Faith) Val will explore the findings of her doctoral research, which set out to find an explanation for the gendered gap in attainment. Her research is based on empirical evidence gathered from case studies carried out in three Scottish secondary schools. She will… Continue reading

The GEM Report 2017/18: Accountability in Education

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Dr Samantha Ross, International Programme Director Link Community Development International Accountability in Education in Action: Accountability is fast becoming an essential component of strong and successful education systems and for the past 25 years has been a core focus of Link Community Development’s work. We will explore ‘Accountability in Action’, looking at the roles of… Continue reading

Seminar: An uncertain future: some implications of Brexit for Teaching and Teacher Professionalism in Europe.

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Prof Tony Finn (University of Glasgow) is the former CEO of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. The UK’s vote for Brexit has led to confusion across Europe, as different states have attempted to evaluate its impact and consider its implications. Within the UK, Brexit has placed a strain on relations between communities which supported… Continue reading

The orthodox and the critical approaches to TVET in international development: competing policy agendas in Chile.

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Seminar: Dr Oscar Valiente, Senior Lecturer (School of Education: Robert Owen Centre), University of Glasgow Drawing on development theories and critical policy studies, the paper aims to understand the competing orientations and objectives of TVET policy agendas in Chile from 2009 to 2016 with a specific focus on the changing educational, economic and social goals… Continue reading

The Regional Governance of Skills Supply and Demand in Scotland: Glasgow City, Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

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Seminar by: Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Postdoctoral Researcher (School of Education: Robert Owen Centre), University of Glasgow The skills agenda has been growing in the UK, strengthening the focus on youth skills given the raise of youth unemployment. So far, most of the analyses on the governance of skills system and the skills (mis)matches have been… Continue reading

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

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

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

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