Articles from Stephen Lambert

FIND THOSE MISSING VOTERS! To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the younger generation

ON the day the Prime Minister called a general election last month 350,000 people registered to vote on line. Yet it's estimated that up to 9 million people across the UK are still 'missing' from the official electoral register.

What can educational practitioners learn from academic social research?

CONTRARY to popular belief educational practitioners and social enterprises can learn much from the research produced by university academics.

Terror in the UK

IN DEFENCE OF PREVENT: WHY BRITAIN’S ANTI-RADICALISATION STRATEGY MUST BE REFORMED RATHER THAN SCRAPPED.

A RADICAL HOUSING PROGRAMME NEEDED TO ALLEVIATE HOMELESSNESS AND BOOST PARTICIPATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION

HAVING a home is a basic human need. It should also be a human right. For those without a home life is barely tolerable. For a rich society like ours the problem of homelessness is an indictment of its ability to meet one of its citizens’ key welfare needs.

THE SOCIAL DIVIDE HASN’T GONE AWAY

THAT’S WHY THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND REGION NEEDS A  NORTH OF THE TYNE LEARNING CHALLENGE TO HELP RAISE ALL KID’S LIFE-CHANCES.  IT’S becoming blatantly clear that social class or socio-economic status and not gender or race determine how well a child does at school. The more affluent the family, measured by wealth or job, the more successful a youngster will be and the greater their ‘’life-chances’’. 

COULD A GENERATION OF TEACHERS BE LOCKED OUT OF THE PROPERTY MARKET FOR EVER?

In 1914 90 per cent of British householders rented their homes from private landlords. Today two-thirds own them. Home ownership grew from the 1930s and expanded rapidly after the war. In 1951, 3 out ten people were home-owners. By 2000 this had risen to 7 out of 10. Today it has slumped to under 65% with thousands of teachers unable to get a foothold on the property ladder. How and why?

Ageing Population: Do employers and the FE sector do enough to give older workers a chance?

ALTHOUGH UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen again across the country with more people in full-time and part-time paid work, one group that has been ignored is the over-50s – a growing demographic in Britain.

Who Runs Our Colleges In The North East And What Can Be Done About It?

AMONGST several commentators there remains a debate as to where real power lies with unelected public services across the North East of England – known as the quango-state.

UTCs GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE THE SKILLS TO DO THE JOB: OVERCOMING THE ACADEMIC-VOCATIONAL DIVIDE

“If we are to overcome the divisions in society, all need to feel valued. We should stop talking about social mobility as a way of 'rescuing' people from working-class backgrounds and place more emphasis on valuing the full range of worthwhile occupations.” - Barnaby Lenon ‘Other People’s Children’ (2018.)

The entrenched and unbroken correlation between class and educational success

WORKING CLASS KIDS HAVE BECOME THE REGION’S UNDER-ACHIEVERS AT SCHOOL. THAT’S WHY THE NORTH’S SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES NEED MORE INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT TO GIVE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE A CHANCE.

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