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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

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

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

Social class, school track choices and parents’ involvement in school – past and upcoming evidence from France

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Katherin Barg April 2017: We know from research conducted for many Western countries that students’ social background has a strong impact on important educational transitions and their educational pathways. Students from higher social classes are more likely to access general school tracks as compared to vocational ones, or to go to university instead of following… Continue reading

ESRC-SDS funding to Robert Owen Centre

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A grant from the ESRC-funded Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in partnership with Skills Development Scotland has been awarded for a PhD Studentship at Robert Owen Centre. Applications are invited for a period of either three years (+3) for those with an ESRC recognised training qualification or four years (1+3) for those without. The successful candidate… Continue reading

Welcome Dr. Cheng Yong Tan as an International Associate of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

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At the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education at the University of Glasgow, we are delighted Dr Cheng Yong Tan has accepted our invitation to join us as an International Associate. Cheng Yong Tan is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. His concerns with the uneven… Continue reading

Two models of reforming education systems – sequential and simultaneous: Vietnam principals’ and teachers’ reactions to the simultaneous model

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Clive Dimmock, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education For decades, we have grown accustomed to the notion of major system reform, typically involving changes to the national curriculum, followed by changes to assessment, school leadership and governance, teacher professional development and other areas – all or some of which follow in sequential… Continue reading