03. Staff

WISERD Staff Members

Is Education Wasted on the Young?

Posted on 19 February 2015 by Natalie Richards

The following discussion provided the basis of some opening remarks Professor Chris Taylor was invited to give at the launch of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, led by NIACE Cymru with support from the Welsh Government and Big Lottery Fund Wales, on 10th February 2015, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. This first event involved a panel
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WISERD Civil Society Research Centre Launch – In Pictures

Posted on 6 February 2015 by Natalie Richards

On Thursday 5th February, 2015, WISERD’s flagship Civil Society Research Centre enjoyed its official launch. The event was attended by some of the world’s foremost academics, public and policy stakeholders, and civil society organisations. Speakers included: Ruth Marks (MBE), Chief Executive of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA); Rhodri Morgan, former First Minister for Wales;
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The Foundation Phase Evaluation – an update.

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Natalie Richards

Since the publication in mid-January of the second report on educational outcomes using national administrative data was published, the Foundation Phase has been under considerable media scrutiny. Over the past three years WISERD has undertaken an independent evaluation for the Welsh Government of the Foundation Phase for three to seven year olds in Wales, and
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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 26 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

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 5 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

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 5 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

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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