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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

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

Glasgow Q-Step Centre Celebration

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Wednesday 17th May, 5.30pm   Yudowitz Seminar Room Wolfson Medical School Building   “Refusing to deal with numbers rarely helps the poorest: Insights from quantitative approaches in social science research” Professor Steve McKay University of Lincoln   It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the University of Glasgow’s Q-Step Centre Celebration Event,… 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

New Bloomsbury book series: Social Theory and methodology in education research. Edited by Mark Murphy

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Education research has a long history of adapting ideas from social theory. While this has always been the case when it comes to educational foundations, in recent years there has been an enormous growth in the adoption of social theory in the field of educational research. The names of theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen… Continue reading

Seminar: Education, mental health and wellbeing: are the kids alright? Professor Neil Humphrey

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Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Seminar Series 23rd May 2017 5.00 pm – 5.50 pm Reception in the Wolfson Medical School Building, Seminar 6.00pm – 7.30 pm in the Kelvin Building  As places at the seminar are no longer available please note the presentation will be streamed live via the following link: https://lectures.gla.ac.uk/ess/echo/presentation/3a5f461c-4411-4c6e-8388-63a8d606d651 We… Continue reading