Please join us at the launch of the latest booklet from the Academy and its Campaign for Social Science, Making the Case for the Social Sciences – Education, on Wednesday, 7th December 2016.
The booklet will be launched by Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, and Lucy Powell MP, former Shadow Secretary of State for Education. The seminar will feature an expert panel of leading researchers and senior policy makers, including Dame Alison Peacock and Professor David James FAcSS, Chair of the Advisory Group that oversaw this publication.
Education is instrumental in shaping the prospects and futures of students of all ages. As one of the largest areas of government expenditure (£85bn in 2017), it is important to get it right. Educational research generates insight, evidence and analysis that can be used to improve policy and practice for greater efficiency and effectiveness. At the same time, it is a source of new understanding, ideas, and approaches. This booklet highlights examples of how UK social scientists are leading progress across the sector. It includes research on improving reading comprehension to making Ofsted categories more helpful to school improvement; from educating about diversity, ethnicity and Britishness to raising ambition amongst disadvantaged pupils; and helping young children learn in a digital world.
This issue, the twelfth in the Making the Case for the Social Sciences series celebrating the benefits of social science research to society, is supported by the British Educational Research Association, the Scottish Educational Research Association and the publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
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Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy of Social Sciences is the National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences. Its mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.