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Applications invited for funded PhD studentship opportunity in partnership with Christian Aid

4 December 2017

A new funded PhD studentship is being offered by The Open University and Christian Aid (Centre for Excellence in Research, Evidence and Learning), as part of the ESRC-funded

Ghana’s teachers need permission and support to incorporate local languages into EMI teaching

11 December 2017
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Teachers in Ghana recognise the difficulties caused by using only English but feel constrained from adopting more flexible approaches.


Rethinking Labour’s international development policy: opposition, policy process and challenges

13 December 2017

This paper outlines the policy process by which Labour has conducted its UK development policy rethink, the key initiatives and policy changes it pursued between 2010 and 2017, and the significant current challenges the party faces.

Rethinking Research Partnerships: Evidence and the Politics of Participation in Cross-Sectoral Research Collaborations

7 June 2017
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The OU's Dr Jude Fransman explores the relationship between evidence and participation in research partnerships.

Practice Policy Briefing: Engaging marginalised communities in policy and practice

7 December 2017

This briefing explains the use of Participatory Action Research (PAR) with marginalised groups of people experiencing barriers to interacting with representatives of social policy and practice on a daily basis.

5 December 2017

In December’s newsletter, award-winning research in English language teaching, a focus on citizenship today, land reform in Zimbabwe and opport