Room at the top? Implications of the hourglass labour market for earnings, mobility and skills

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Dr Craig Holmes, SKOPE Research Fellow, Department of Education 26 November 2012 Abstract Much of the expansion of educational attainment across the OECD is linked to the belief, arising from human capital theory, that better educated individuals are more productive in the labour market and will benefit from their investments due to the premium placed […]

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The personalisation of education

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Professor David Hartley, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Education 19th November 2012 Abstract Since the 1980s, schools in England have been subjected to three kinds of accountability: to market accountability; to bureaucratic accountability; and, much less so, to professional accountability. For the most part, bureaucratic controls – such as the national curriculum, national testing, league […]

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Diverse teachers, diverse learners

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Professor Geri Smyth, School of Education, University of Strathclyde 12 November 2012 Abstract When the pupil population of schools in the UK and across the Western world is becoming increasingly heterogeneous why is the teaching population remaining relatively homogeneous? This lecture will draw from the ESRC funded seminar series on Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners […]

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What is expected of higher education graduates in the 21st century?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Professor Rolf van der Velden and Martin Humberg, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Maastricht 5 November 2012 Abstract Expectations towards higher education institutions and their graduates have always been high. For centuries, universities have been the place where higher order knowledge and skills have been developed, refined and nurtured. […]

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