Students from more socially advantaged backgrounds continue to be over-represented at the most selective universities in England and Scotland, an audience of academics and policymakers will hear next Tuesday (8 October) at a seminar at the University of Edinburgh
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A new report highlighting the impact that university business schools are having on businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
A team of University of Edinburgh researchers is launching a series of events addressing major issues around the funding and future of higher education in Scotland, beginning with a one-day seminar this Wednesday (22 May) in the Scottish capital.
Recent research into how we learn is set to help people in their efforts to read a second or foreign language (SFL) more effectively. This will be good news for those struggling to develop linguistic skills in preparation for a move abroad, or to help in understanding foreign language forms, reports, contracts and instructions.
Schools can promote social inclusion by helping children to discover a version of British history that acknowledges how people from a range of ethnic backgrounds have contributed to contemporary British society, according to new research.
A unique approach to early literacy work with families where children develop their language skills and their ability to read and write from an early age has had a huge success.
Schools and college maths courses are paying little attention to preparing students to use maths in other areas of study according to a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Researchers from the UK and Hong Kong will be researching themes that arise in our everyday lives including parenting styles, education and management practices as well as global issues including sustainability and migration.
Teaching and learning in the 21st century needs to be 'turbo-charged' by educational technology rather than using technologies designed for other purposes, according to a new TEL report.
Understanding linguistic diversity among London’s schoolchildren is key for the city’s future as a ‘global player’, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
A small minority of today's university students don't use email and others are confused by the array of technologies available at universities. Yet many students couldn’t bear to be without their mobile phones and find themselves distracted by social networking sites during study.
In April 1947 the Labour Government raised the school leaving age from 14 to 15. It was raised to 16 in 1972. As the UK prepares to raise the 'education participation age' to 17 in 2013 and to 18 in 2015, new research reveals that the 1947 and 1972 transitions met with more controversy and difficulty than previously thought.
New research from Understanding Society, a study of more than 40,000 UK households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a ‘double-penalty’ in their attempts to find and keep a job.
Initiatives by successive governments to provide better access to higher education for young people from less-privileged backgrounds have failed according to Understanding Society, the world’s largest longitudinal study
New software has significant benefits for primary school children and their understanding of elementary physics, research shows. Studies funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) focused on what primary school children know when they begin studying physics, and how much they still have to learn. The studies looked at how much children understand about the movement of objects such as direction and speed.
Analysing 600 years of music, drilling down into population databases, understanding social unrest through digitised newspapers – these are just some of the new lines of research that the winners of the second Digging into Data Challenge.
New research suggests that far from disengaging young people from real life, virtual worlds can provide unique environments that can help them learn and negotiate new situations.
A more flexible approach to teaching methods and better community support could reduce school drop-out in high HIV-prevalence areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
Researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have developed a software toolkit that shows how such an approach sparks and sustains students’ interest in science.
The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting five new projects in partnership with business which will continue to apply academic knowledge and thinking to business problems.
The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting 15 new projects in partnership with civil society and public sector organisations, with the aim of applying academic knowledge and thinking to organisational challenges.
Science is not all about people in white lab coats blowing things up. Social science research gives a different picture. Social Science can answer questions on large issues facing society such as understanding factors affecting voting behaviour, how labour markets work and how effective schools are in educating our children.
New research, presented at a major international conference in London, demonstrates how inequality in education, skills and incomes reduces opportunity and undermines social cohesion. In education, for example, the social and ability mix of the school has a major impact on how well a child performs.
Progress towards teaching children to have positive attitudes towards disabled people has been slow and 'patchy', according to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
A fascinating event looking at sign language research is to be held at University College London on 20 March as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (21-21 March).