Video Game Playing and Literacy During the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020
Video games can encourage young people’s creativity through writing, and playing video games can support young people’s literacy, creativity and empathy.
Apprenticeships and the Pay Review Body Workforces: Final Report
This report by researchers at King’s Business School explores the impact of apprenticeships on recruitment and retention in the public sector.
Online Safety: A Parent’s Perspective
This report is a follow up to the 2018 report Online Safety: A Pupil’s Perspective, surveyed 2000+ parents about their approach, and perception of, online safety in the home.
Legal Briefing: Can My Boss Make Me Go Back To the Classroom?
Schools and colleges re-open for all students as normal in September. The Department for Education (DfE) argues that most staff will be able to attend school where necessary protective measures set out in its guidance, particularly cleaning, hygiene and social distancing arrangements, are applied.
School Funding Allocations
At a time of growing concern about the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the most disadvantaged children, analysis of government education spending plans shows extra funding will be “skewed” in favour of pupils from wealthy backgrounds.
Linking Adolescents’ Gender Role Profiles to Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement
Boys who resisted traditional ideas about masculinity did well in their exams, while those who had an emotionally ‘hard’ image performed poorest.
Education in Times of Crisis: Teachers’ Views on Distance Learning and School Reopening Plans During COVID-19
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to an unprecedented level of partial school closures in the UK and the world more widely. Even though some countries are gradually reopening schools to more students, they continue to be closed to at least part of the student population in 116 countries, affecting over 60 per cent of the global student population.
Academic Freedom in the UK
Britain’s universities are world-leading. Yet there is growing concern that academic freedom in these institutions is being undermined in a way that departs from the liberal traditions and democratic norms of British society.