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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

Cutting further education is imprudent

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By Kristinn Hermannsson According to Audit Scotland, resources of Further Education Colleges in Scotland have shrunk in real terms, with staffing reduced by 9.3% between 2011 and 2014. FECs in England are bracing for further cuts (see: http://fefunding.org.uk/background/), which in turn put additional pressure on the sector in Scotland. From an economic perspective this is… Continue reading

The Crisis in Adult Education

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  By Paul Stanistreet- It won’t grab many headlines, even in the specialist education press, but there is a growing crisis in adult participation in education and training, with stark implications both for our economy and our democracy. If the trend continues it will soon be necessary to reinvent from scratch a part of the… Continue reading