£2.55m funding boost for research into impact of UK school exclusions

A team of researchers operating across Oxford, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Reading and the London School of Economics will further research into the impact of UK school exclusion after the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awarded a large grant. The four year project will be led by Professor Harry Daniels and Associate Professor Ian Thompson at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education and is due to commence today (2 October 2019).  The University of Oxford reports.

Latest figures show there were 7,900 permanent exclusions in England compared to just five in Scotland, not accounting for many informal and illegal forms of exclusion.

“Exclusion is a process, rather than a single incident, that can only be fully understood when examined from multiple professional and disciplinary perspectives,” said Harry Daniels, Professor of Education at Oxford’s Department of Education and Consultant Principal Investigator for the work.

Analyses will involve the cross cutting themes of: children’s rights, youth crime, values and the role of religion, geographical context, gender and ethnicity, social class, special needs and disability, and mental health.

Read more about the research and it’s initial findings. £2.55m funding boost for research into impact of UK school exclusions 

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