The impact of the social sciences

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Professor Patrick Dunleavy London School of Economics and Political Science 24th February 2014 Abstract University social science plays an essential role in the ‘human-dominated’ and ‘human-influenced’ systems that are central to our modern civilization. Across the world around 40 million people now work or study in university social science, or work in jobs where they […]

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Professional foster carers and committed parents: the challenges of providing permanence in long-term foster care

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Professor Gillian Schofield University of East Anglia 17th February 2014 Abstract There are concerns for the stability and outcomes for children in long-term foster care among policy makers in England and many other countries. The goal of permanence for children separated from their birth families and in the care of the state has dominated child […]

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Heritage speaker bilingualism: input issues in grammatical outcomes

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Professor Jason Rothman University of Reading 10th February 2014 Abstract In this talk, I will first discuss with you what a heritage language is and who heritage speaker bilinguals are.  From there, I will present a survey of experimental research examining their grammatical knowledge and performances, most of which demonstrate that as a group they […]

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Educational testing as an accountability measure

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Dr Christian Ydesen Aalborg University 3rd February 2014 Abstract In this presentation Dr Ydesen will reveal perspectives based on experiences from twentieth-century Danish educational history by outlining contemporary, test-based accountability regime characteristics and their implications for education policy. He will introduce one such characteristic, followed by an empirical analysis of the origins and impacts of […]

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