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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

Welcome to a new ROC International Associate: Dr. Carol Campbell

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Dr. Carol Campbell is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change and Co-Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Secretariat at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is an appointed Education Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Education in Ontario, a member of the… 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

Capacity Building of Schools in Vietnam

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Congratulations to Clive Dimmock, who with Michele Schweisfurth and Chris Chapman, has won a grant from The British Council (Higher Education Partnership Fund) to build capacity of Vietnam schools to implement fundamental and comprehensive reforms through designing and piloting interventions through professional development. This complements a previous grant from the Head Foundation. More details of the work… 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

Who is to blame for overeducation: graduates, employers or policy makers?

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Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education, University of Glasgow It is not exceptional to read or hear from time to time in the media statements and comments about the current excess of graduates and how it is going to negatively affect the economy. The main claims are that if… Continue reading

Brittle Britain: the hidden impacts of Brexit on our education system?

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Professor Anthony Finn, School of Education, University of Glasgow The United Kingdom’s narrow [1] vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) has led to consternation within the UK and across Europe, as different states have attempted to evaluate its impact and consider its implications. Although the triggering of Article 50 will initiate negotiations about the… 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

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

ESRC IAA funding for Robert Owen Centre

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Post by Oscar Odena. A grant from the Economic Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (ESRC IAA) has been awarded to ‘Music Education for Integration’ (Odena PI, 2016-2017). The funds will support a programme of activities aimed at enhancing practitioners’ and education stakeholders’ understanding of music as a tool for integration locally, nationally and internationally.… Continue reading