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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

Tackling educational inequity: between and beyond school improvement

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By Chris Chapman Traditionally, we have focused on change within schools. This has delivered some returns: at worst – tactically ratcheting up test scores at the expense of capacity building and at best – increasing schools’ capacity to manage change for the longer term. In addition, improving the learning level is crucial and within-school approaches… Continue reading

Knowledge is the route to emancipation: Lawrence Stenhouse on teacher work

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[image (c) Todd Berman] By Clive Dimmock Since joining the Robert Owen Centre I am experiencing constant resonances with the work of a man I have admired for most of my 30-year university career. If you espouse these – teachers researching their own practice, action research, use of data to inform improved practice, the centrality… Continue reading

The challenge of accessing data: My PhD journey so far, Part 2

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[cover image (c) Phillippa Willetts] By Nighet Riaz THIS is a follow-up to my recent post on the website socialtheoryapplied – to access the first part of this post click here). The research for my PhD was originally designed as an ethnographic study. I wanted to be part of delivering the intervention in order to… Continue reading