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Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

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Where have we gone wrong in our battle against teacher shortages?

Beng Huat See from the Durham Evidence Centre for Education, Durham University, looks at the chronic issue of teachers shortages and how to fix it.
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Knowledge through scientific research for innovation

Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, describes the role of knowledge generated through scientific research for innovation and future societal development.
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Levelling Up White Paper: Six UK capitals and what they mean for universities

Following on from a recent Institute of Economic Development event, Professor Andy Westwood unpicks the challenges facing universities around Levelling Up and addressing inequalities.
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A lack of green STEM jobs could lead to a net zero skill shortage

The UK could experience a net zero skills shortage due to the lack of understanding and of education of skills required in green STEM jobs.
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Can university leaders deliver what students want from future education?

Research looks at what university leaders can do to improve higher education for students to make them stay in education.
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The digital higher education expectation gap and universities

The digital higher education expectation gap is larger than most would think, so we look at what it means for universities and the student’s digital experiences.
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Department for education: Is our ICT equipped to support net zero targets?

Jenna Pipchuck discusses how ICT can play a part in the Department for Education's Sustainability and Climate Change strategy.
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The role of teachers and teacher educators in addressing the gender digital divide

Gender equality is essential to develop and sustain the capacity for sustainable development although, ironically, STEM subjects and professions see the greatest gender digital divide and especially in developing economies.
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Education priorities and STEM skills in the US

The US Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence, advancing STEM skills, and ensuring equal access
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EX-PED-LAB- Sustainable designs for Early Childhood Education Professional Development through workshop methodology

EX-PED-LAB is a response to the call for generating scholarly knowledge about exploration as a methodology for early childhood education.
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Reform in the Chinese college admissions policies

Chinese college admissions policies affect the educational experiences and labour market outcomes for millions of students each year.
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Japan: Inter-university research to generate more knowledge

Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, discusses how to promote academic and inter-university.
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Language can be a barrier for girls in education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Girls in education are at a higher chance of success at school in Sub-Saharan Africa if they can already speak ­­English – as taught language can affect academic accomplishment.
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Addressing barriers to inclusive higher education in China

James Pitman, Managing Director UK and Europe, Study Group, addresses the barriers to inclusive higher education (HE) in China.
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Female incarceration rates decrease with gender equality in education

Research finds that with greater gender equality in education there is a lower prison admission rate for females – but not males.
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The failed promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the right to...

Anantha Duraiappah, Director at UNESCO, MGIEP, details failed promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the right to education.
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We develop our language learning skills through speech patterns

Looking at speech patterns throughout history, the processing of language is based on how frequently we hear sounds - which causes gradual language change.
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What key changes could improve higher education institutions?

Three key changes to expect in higher education institutions include engaging hands-on courses, technological advances and upskilling.
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Closing the literacy gap via catch-up programmes in education

Andrea Welter, assistant head teacher from Pheasey Park Primary School, explains why successful catch-up programmes in education need to focus on closing the literacy gap.
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Private school education does not lead to better mental health

A national survey finds that state school pupils are just as happy with their lives as counterparts who received private school education.

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