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The impact of COVID-19 on children and families with special educational needs and disabilities: What's next?

We are pleased to invite you to our online event on the impact of COVID-19 for children and families with special educational needs and disabilities. The event will take place on Tuesday 24th May from 4pm.

The session will include talks discussing what research has under-covered so far on the topic, followed by panel discussion concerning next steps on how to best support children and families during the recovery phase from COVID-19. There will also be the opportunity to share your own experiences, helping us to develop evidence-based resources to support children and their families during the recovery phase from COVID-19 and in any related crisis in the future.

The event is free to attend but registration is essential. To register, please visit: opens in a new window 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Olympia Palikara:

New Fair Chance Foundation Research Project on Higher Education in India

The first Fair Chance Foundation-funded project, a five-year study (2017-2021) entitled 'A Fair Chance for Education: Gendered Pathways to Educational Success in Haryana, IndiaLink opens in a new window' found that young people in rural areas and their families have little to no contact with higher education colleges in their vicinity before making higher education choices. This means that they are making choices about their futures without reliable information, which means that choices are being made on the basis of hearsay – and often reinforce stereotypes associated with gender, class and caste.

Following on from the first project, the Fair Chance Foundation has funded a follow-up project lasting four years which will launch in April 2022. The focus of the second project is to develop the capacity of state higher education institutions in rural and semi-urban areas of India so they can become ‘college knowledge hubs’ in their locations, and empower college principals and staff to become ambassadors for equity in access to higher education.

The research team for the new project is led by Dr Emily Henderson (Education Studies) and Professor Ann StewartLink opens in a new window (Law) from the University of Warwick, and Dr Nidhi Sabharwal from the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration in India.

You can follow the progress of the project on TwitterLink opens in a new window.

Stuck and Sticky in Mobile Academia - Special Issue Launch event with Dr Emily Henderson

This special issue launch panel presents an edited collection of papers on academic mobilities, entitled Stuck and Sticky in Mobile Academia. It has been published in Higher Education and co-edited by Charikleia Tzanakou (Oxford Brookes University) and Emily F. Henderson (University of Warwick). The core aim of this special issue was to explore the assumptions and norms underpinning the concepts of mobility and immobility and think beyond this binary, querying the conceptual certainties that are inherent to discourses around academic mobility itself. In this collection of papers, they have aimed to capture ways in which mobility and immobility intersect and overlap, where an academic may be both mobile and stuck, for instance.

The panel event is taking place on Friday 11 March 2022 12:00-14:00 and you can register to attend onlineLink opens in a new window.

Thu 24 Feb 2022, 15:07 | Tags: Emily Henderson, Events, Research, Publications

The call for abstracts for the 9th annual Warwick Education Studies Postgraduate Research Conference is now open

The 9th Education Studies PGR Conference offers a dynamic environment for postgraduate research (PGR) students to showcase and discuss their research. This year's conference keynote programme theme is "Education, Conflict and Displacement". For postgraduates who aim to present at the conference, abstracts should be submitted by Monday 21 March 2022.

This year's conference will take place online over 22-23 April 2022. Attendance at the conference is open to all Postgraduate students and the academic community, and is free. You can register online and find out more on the Conference webpages.

New Research Publication- Paul Martin, PhD Student

We are pleased to share a new article published by the Times Education Supplement, from one of our current PhD students, Paul Martin. Paul's research looks at the impact that socio-economic disadvantage has on student's progression through education. Paul's research is being supervised by Professor Emma Smith, Head of Department.

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