Education & Skills

Education & Skills

Education

A student reading in a library (Image: Tulane University, under Creative Commons)
Economic impact of cuts to the Higher Education sector

Reading Time: 3 minutes Education and training are key factors in economic progress, acting as a means of raising productivity. Whilst other factors can result in short-run economic improvements, education and training are critical to embedding long-term growth. As

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Nurture unit at Blackmountain Primary School, Belfast
An equal start? Overcoming early disadvantage

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we ensure that children’s early years lay firm foundations for the future? During the first five years of life children develop at a rapid rate, and their experiences during this period profoundly influence

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Illustration of STEM education word typography: strengthening the STEM ‘artery’ will require a range of approaches
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

Reading Time: 3 minutes How well is the compulsory education system supporting demand for STEM skills in Northern Ireland? Skills development is critical in driving economic growth, and evidence highlights the importance of STEM subjects in contributing to innovation

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