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School grant to boost region

Thursday, 19th August 1999.

LOCAL students with learning difficulties stand to benefit from a National Lottery grant to Cambridge University's School of Education.
The 222,593 award follows criticism from chief school inspector Chris Woodhead in July last year, who said much academic research was "at best no more than an irrelevance and a distraction".
The cash boost will allow academics at the School of Education, in Shaftsbury Road, Cambridge to develop programmes to help students with learning difficulties.
In particular the programmes are designed to help the students move from adolescence to adult life and to explore the potential of information technology.
The research will also examine existing learning opportunities and address the feeling of isolation which is often experienced by parents and carers of disabled students.
Barbara Shannon, Research Administrator at the School of Education, said: "It is extremely important to continue research in this field."

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