Author: Cathy Howieson

“What happened to Excellence?”: Lord Jack McConnell

The 2020 David Raffe Memorial Lecture Thursday 30 April (new date), 17.30, in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre (rm 425), doorway 3, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh (doors open 17.00). Book here (opens on Eventbrite page) Abstract by Lord McConnell: “Education is back at the centre of debate in Scotland. Serious concerns about … Continued

CES briefings downloaded over 1/4 million times in 5 years

An analysis of people accessing our ‘CES Briefings’ shows that over the 5-year period from 2014-2018, the 66 pdfs were downloaded a total of 266,000 times – note that these were not ‘hits’ but actual successful downloads of whole pdfs. The single most downloaded briefing was no. 35 ‘Does Education Promote Social Mobility?’ by Cristina … Continued

High turnout for public lecture in honour of David Raffe

There was a great response to the lecture in honour of Professor David Raffe, chaired by Professor Rowena Arshad OBE (above) and delivered by Professor Lindsay Paterson, with over 125 people squeezing into the venue. David, in his roles as Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Edinburgh and Director of its Centre for Educational Sociology, … Continued

Qualifications across borders

CES Associate John Hart is a member of the UNESCO Expert Group on World Reference Levels (WRLs). The group was set up in at the end of 2015 to respond to the growing need for a reliable and manageable way to supplement and simplify the current processes of comparing, matching and recognising qualifications and credentials world-wide.  John … Continued