07 January 2013
- IOE professor honoured at royal reception
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor Equalities Studies in Education at the IOE, joined guests from the world of business, politics, sport, entertainment, charity and the media at a reception at St James's Palace last week, hosted by Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to recognise the contribution of Caribbean Communities in Britain.
15 May 2013
- IOE ranked 7th in world university rankings
The Institute of Education is now ranked 7th worldwide in the annual World University Rankings by Subject published by the QS Intelligence Unit this week - an upward move of some ten places from the 17th place recorded in last year's listings.
15 May 2013
- IOE researcher wins prestigious award for excellence in research impact
Dr John Jerrim, Lecturer in Economics and Social Statistics at the Institute of Education, University of London, has won a prestigious award for his research on the attainment of UK pupils compared to their peers in other countries.
15 May 2013
- For those with psychological issues, cosmetic surgery may not be the solution
Patients who have suffered from domestic violence, or who have underlying psychological issues, are more likely to undergo cosmetic surgery. Their conditions may also actually worsen rather than improve following surgery.
29 April 2013
- IOE researchers contribute to major research conference
Researchers from the IOE will join more than 14,000 education researchers at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco this weekend and many will be presenting papers. With the theme of Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis, the conference aims to examine the major issues and challenges facing students, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
26 April 2013
- IOE Students' Union wins NUS Green Impact Award
The Institute of Education Students' Union (IOESU) has been awarded the Green Impact Students' Unions Bronze Award at the recent annual NUS Services Convention. The award recognises the Students' Union's dedication to sustainability.
26 April 2013
- Researchers urge greater autonomy for employees in the workplace
Employees' ability to influence decisions at work is one of the most important factors affecting their motivation and psychological well-being. Yet, first findings from the 2012 Skills and Employment Survey (SES), published today (Wednesday), show a growing sense of disempowerment amongst Britain's workforce.
26 April 2013
- Survey shows a rise in demand for people with degrees
A national survey of more than 3000 workers aged 20-60 published today shows that across the job market there are now more posts requiring degrees than ever before.
24 April 2013
- IOE Library Team shortlisted for THE Leadership and Management Award
The Institute of Education's Library team has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Library Team category of the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2013.
22 April 2013
- New Dean of Faculty of Policy and Society at IOE appointed.
Professor Andrew Brown has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Policy and Society at the Institute of Education (IOE). Andrew was formerly Dean of the Doctoral School where he was responsible for overseeing considerable growth in the IOE's doctoral training and research student population.
17 April 2013
- Professor Chris Husbands to judge 9/11 National Schools Competition
Professor Chris Husbands, Director, the Institute of Education, University of London is to be one of the experts on the judging panel for the 9/11 National Schools Competition.
11 April 2013
- We don't need another hero. It takes the whole staff to inspire children
It takes a whole school to teach a child. No one teacher or leader can carry this responsibility alone. This is one of the key messages to be proposed by the distinguished New Zealand school leadership expert Professor Viviane Robinson when she gives the annual London Centre for Leadership in Learning lecture next month.
26 March 2013
- The selling of schooling: how the profit motive has become acceptable
Education has become increasingly "commodified" under the last two governments, while the ethics that formerly underpinned the education service no longer seem to matter, says Stephen Ball, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education, London, in his latest book.
19 March 2013
- Two thirds of adults gain new qualifications, study finds
Over two thirds of people gain qualifications in adult life – often to enhance their career prospects, new evidence suggests.
15 March 2013
- Money worries are keeping us from a good night's sleep
Many of us lie in bed counting money rather than sheep, it seems. And it is causing us to lose a huge amount of sleep. New research from the Institute of Education (IOE) suggests that almost half of women with financial worries – and more than a third of men who struggle to "get by" -- have trouble falling asleep at night.
13 March 2013
- Ability grouping in primary school may reinforce disadvantage of summer-born children, study finds
Ability grouping may be intensifying the disadvantages experienced by summer-born children, new research suggests.
08 March 2013
- Strategic Partnership for IOE and UCL
Following discussions on the potential for increased collaboration, the Institute of Education (IOE) and University College London (UCL) are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into a formal strategic partnership.
07 March 2013
- Every Child a Reader more than trebles school's success in reading
Every Child a Reader (ECaR), a whole school improvement strategy for literacy, transforms schools with a high proportion of pupils falling behind into ones 'oozing' with successful and happy readers. This is a key conclusion of a report published today by the European Centre for Reading Recovery, at the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.
01 March 2013
- IOE Academic awarded for work on developing black and minority ethnic school leaders
Dr Dolapo Ogunbawo is to be recognised for her pioneering work on developing black and minority ethnic (BME) school leaders.
27 February 2013
- Brightest English pupils fall two years behind Far Eastern peers between ages 10 and 16
The highest-achieving pupils in England can almost match the most able children in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths tests at the age of 10. But by the time they take their GCSEs they have fallen nearly two years behind their Far Eastern counterparts, a study has found.
22 February 2013
- Curriculum aims should take precedence over traditional subjects
The National Curriculum should not be built around a well-worn list of separate subjects, say two leading academics in a book published today. Instead, educators and policy-makers should begin by asking what schools are for.
14 February 2013
- Pupils with most serious special needs spend too much time apart from classmates and teachers
Pupils with the most acute special educational needs (SEN) spend over a quarter of their week away from their class, teacher and peers, new research from the Institute of Education (IOE), London, shows. This "high degree of separation" means that both their education and their social development suffer, the study concludes.
08 February 2013
- Both parents and poverty matter to children's outcomes, according to a new government report
Tackling child poverty and promoting positive parenting environments are both important for ensuring children achieve their potential, according to a report published by the Department for Education.
04 February 2013
- Honorary degrees for Professors Kingdon and Whitty
Two distinguished IOE academics have recently been conferred honorary degrees for the outstanding services to education.
04 February 2013
- How good music teaching can support children's literacy
Empowering teachers with the skills to use music in the classroom can boost not only music skills in children, but also helps to improve aspects of literacy, particularly reading.
28 January 2013
- Key policy areas will be affected by the dynamic and volatile nature of UK identities, report finds
The rapidly-changing nature of identities in the UK will have an important impact on future policies in crime, environment, health, education and skills, social mobility, social integration, and extremism, according to a recent report.
23 January 2013
- Nominations open for the Reading Recovery Awards 2013
The search is on across England to find Reading Recovery practitioners who have made an outstanding contribution to children's literacy through the school-based literacy programme. The European Centre for Reading Recovery, based at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, has opened nominations for its annual Reading Recovery Awards.
21 January 2013
- UK plc -- sweat shop, worker's paradise?
Do the British really have longer working hours than any other country in Europe? That claim is often made but a new analysis of employment data by a leading labour economist suggests that it is no more than a partial truth.
18 January 2013
- The Benefits of Reading Recovery Continue into Secondary Education
The positive impact of Reading Recovery for pupils who struggled with literacy at the start of primary school lasts up to and into secondary school, a study from the Institute of Education (IOE), London, has revealed.
14 January 2013
- Local authorities should be 'children's champions' under an academised school system, says IOE director
Academy status has energised individual schools, and could do the same for the system as a whole, says Chris Husbands, director of the Institute of Education (IOE), London. Professor Husbands is a member of the RSA/Pearson Academies Commission, which reported today (January 10).
11 January 2013
- The IOE's EPPI Centre to work with NICE
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), has awarded a contract to the Social Care Insitute for Excellence (SCIE) and its partner organisations, which includes the Insitute of Education's EPPI-Centre (Evidence for Policy and Co-ordinating Centre) – to support the development, adoption and dissemination of social care guidance and quality standards.
08 January 2013
- IOE top-rated for student satisfaction by Which? magazine
The IOE is number one when it comes to student satisfaction according to new data published by Which? magazine.
08 January 2013