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No guarantee of success for well-intentioned mentoring programmes

Despite their widespread popularity, our new research suggests that mentoring programmes are no magic bullet for vulnerable young people. There are hundreds of mentoring programmes across all regions of England. Our new report, “Forging Futures Through Mentoring: A risk worth pursuing?” finds that many focus on vulnerable young people. This includes young people growing up …

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When and how do children learn prejudice?

I was shocked by the level of educational inequality I heard about when researching ‘The underrepresentation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in higher education’, for King’s College London. Perhaps the starkest finding though, was the scale and severity of discrimination faced by pupils from these communities in UK schools. It got me thinking about …

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#003 – Will Millard: Oracy. Learning well through talk

In this episode of the LKMco Youth and Education podcast, Iesha talks to colleague Will Millard. Will is an educational researcher and former English teacher.

They discuss Will’s report Oracy: The state of speaking in our schools. They also explore how teachers can be more intentional in using talk effectively in the classroom to improve learning.

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