Jill Wilmott-Doran

Jill Wilmott-Doran


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What role do the political parties think the voluntary sector should play in delivering welfare services? How have parties’ ideas changed over the post-war period? And, what impact has devolution had… ?

Posted on 26th June 2014 by

By Dr Paul Chaney, WISERD Co-Director. These are some of the questions that I set out to address in a study that is to be published this month. Despite an extensive academic literature extending back decades – perhaps surprisingly, there has been little work on elections and how the political parties envision the role of
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Bilingual education: Why it makes sense

Posted on 5th June 2014 by

By Dr Kathryn Sharp. The Welsh Government, with their Welsh Language Scheme 2012-2017, (A Living Language: A Language for Living), aim to increase the use of Welsh in Wales. Though the Welsh Language Scheme aims to increase the use of Welsh in all domains, education plays a crucial role. The Welsh Government have strategic plans
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Civil society and participation: reactions to the European Parliament elections

Posted on 5th June 2014 by

By Professor Howard Davis, WISERD Co-Director. The recent European Parliament elections grabbed the headlines across Europe as some remarkable results were announced. Protest is in the air, coming from all political directions. Voices of reaction have been most strident but we should not forget that the almost universally low turnout of voters also indicates a kind
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Project Update: Professor Sally Power

Posted on 8th April 2014 by

By Professor Sally Power. WISERDEducation is a really exciting initiative which is designed to promote educational research in Wales. The core programme of research is funded by HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council of Wales) and is designed to increase the quantity and quality of educational research in Wales. We are now into our second year,
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Hopes and Dreams

Posted on 30th January 2014 by

By Kimberley Horton. Welsh pupils should leave school as young adults prepared for living and working in Wales, or in other parts of the world. The WISERD Education project has given us the opportunity to ask pupils about their hopes and expectations for their futures, including, but not limited to, careers. These questions were varied
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Curriculum, Culture and Citizenship in Wales

Posted on 22nd January 2014 by

by Dr Kevin Smith. Recently, the Welsh government has committed to raising standards of literacy and numeracy amongst pupils in schools across Wales by developing the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). The LNF was developed with the intention of enabling pupils to “develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time in school.” Literacy
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