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Deadline extended for PhD scholarship

Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Part of an ESRC White Rose DTC Network, the studentship will focus on “Understanding and enhancing reading and language skills in children learning English as an additional language.”

Selecting the teachers of tomorrow

Posted on Monday 16 March 2015

A new approach to selecting candidates for teacher training, aimed at identifying the inter-personal attributes necessary for successful teaching, is the focus of new research at the University of York.

Why is social mobility so low and what can we do about it?

Posted on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Sutton Trust Chief Executive Dr Lee Elliot Major explored how low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity affect talented children from poorer backgrounds, in a public lecture hosted by the Department and RCSS.

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