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If childhood is an invention, how did children once grow up?

‘Education’ stands for blackboards and computers, school benches and sculleries, china dolls or rag dolls, pies and puddings and a roast goose or bowls of pallid porridge. At the Institute of Education, beyond schooling, studying, and training, ‘Education’ encompasses bringing … Continue reading

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“Outdoor learning and Physical Education in Schools – what DERA has to say?”

The IOE Library has always collected documents published by government and other relevant bodies in the areas of education, training, children, and families. Today, the Official Publications Collection here at the Library is the largest of our special collections and … Continue reading

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‘Better Backs For Children. A guide for teachers and parents’ by The National Back Pain Association (1990)

As you may already be aware, in late 2016 we received a wonderful donation from the National Union of Teachers (NUT) which included 380 pamphlet boxes containing material published by the NUT itself and many other organisations operating in the … Continue reading

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Trial access to Childlink and Child Protection Hub from UCL Library Services

UCL has trial access to Childlink and Child Protection Hub until 25th November 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere Childlink is a one stop source of information on children, young people and families. This database focuses on legislation, … Continue reading

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Television nostalgia

Two recent additions to ‘Education in Literature Collection’ are DVDs of contrasting British children’s television series about school children. Between 1978 and 2008 the BBC’s television show Grange Hill kept children entertained. At its height the programme was regarded as … Continue reading

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S. F. Said writes about the opening of the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at UCL IOE

On 30th March, the children’s author, S.F. Said, opened the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at the UCL Institute of Education.  The brain child of Sue McGonigle, Tutor in Primary Education and Sally Perry, Curriculum Resources Librarian, the … Continue reading

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Stories of conflict: Curriculum Resources display

Whilst selecting books to include in the current Conflict in Children’s Literature display I was struck by the prevalence of works by one author. The writer in question is Michael Morpurgo and I could find books by him to cover … Continue reading

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The OTHER great library at our doorstep: Social Science Collections at the British Library

We often forget that we are a stone’s throw away from the other great library – the British Library which is our national library. Last Tuesday, thanks to a timely reminder from an esteemed colleague, I attended a lunch time talk … Continue reading

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Conflict and children’s books display

By our guest blogger, Beverley. A recent visit to the Imperial War Museum (IWM) was the inspiration for the current display in the library ‘Conflict and Children’s Books’. The IWM’s exhibition entitled ‘Once Upon a Wartime’ concentrated on five books … Continue reading

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The lost voice in the archives…?

They also contain artwork, poetry and creative writing which often give a real insight into the hearts and minds of the pupils, such as this poem about war by a pupil at St John’s School, a British Forces’ school in … Continue reading

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