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Less uncertainty is a good thing
The Tory-DUP deal at Westminster will remove some of the many layers of uncertainty plaguing local politics and policy – overall, good news for the third sector.
Redressing the balance: Early Years and the absence of men
Scope asks why 98% of employees in Early Years education are female, and whether that gender balance needs to be addressed.
Making the Global Goals relevant for citizens
Scope talks with the Northern Ireland Environment Link about their plans to improve awareness and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Fostering confidence: the importance of education in care
The children’s care system has always faced an uphill battle but nowadays there is plenty of cause for positivity. Scope talks to the Fostering Network about ongoing reform and successful initiatives.
How digital technology can help unite a divided society
Professor Roger Austin from Ulster University tells Scope how online interactions can be a huge help to shared education - and allow the educational model, designed to help heal social rifts and increase educational choice, to flourish.
Shared Education - inclusive and practical
In the latest in our series on education, Scope speaks with Prof. Joanne Hughes from QUB's Centre for Shared Education, about how sharing can offer practical positives for our local system in a number of ways.
Another fudge for Integrated Education
Integration is an oversubscribed aspect of our education system but continually faces barriers to growth. The burial of a new, independent and departmentally-commissioned report is just the latest example.
Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Sight loss and schooling - an afterthought
In the latest article in our series on education, we look at how the system helps - or, rather, does not really help - people with sight loss.
Sex education in schools – it’s not about sex
Scope speaks with the Family Planning Association about how and why they think local sex education – or, rather, relationship and sexuality education – is inadequate.
Four years and two months can be too young for school
Scope takes a look at the school starting age and asks if it is too inflexible, and whether it should be the starting point for a revision of some of our methods in early-years development.
The benefits of learning Irish
Scope continues its focus on education in Northern Ireland with a look at the Irish language – discussing lifelong learning, bilingualism, immersion and increasing access.
The draft Programme for Government and education
Scope takes a look at the draft PfG, currently out for consultation, and the educational aspects of its strategic aims and associated indicators.
Debate of the Week: Middletown Centre for Autism
This week’s look at Stormont touches on autism provision – something of which there is a serious shortfall in NI.