(R&DA 32) The Role of Human Rights-Focused NGOs in ITT Citizenship
This project examined the relationship between HEI providers of citizenship ITT and non governmental organisations (NGOs) with particular reference to the construction of curricula concerning human rights. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
How mentoring can raise standards of achievement
This research looked into ways to increase the level of achievement among Year 7 and Year 12 pupils in a girls’ comprehensive school through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
Futurelab Literature Review in Primary Science and ICT
This report summarises research in primary science and ICT, including a focus on scientific literacy and children’s learning. The contribution and potential of ICT in primary science is evaluated.
Why Don’t Boys Do Well in English?
This short 'Hot Research' report from Teachers TV looks at how to improve boys' performance in school, with a focus on English, where the gender gap is most pronounced.
EPPI-Centre Systematic Reviews
A summary of the EPPI-Centre systematic review of research literature protocol
Poorer pupils significantly underrepresented at top state schools
Pupils from less well-off backgrounds are significantly underrepresented at the country's top 200 state secondary schools (6% of schools) according to a study by the Sutton Trust based on data provided by the National Foundation for Educational Research, published today (Monday October 10th, 2005).
Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
The aims of this systematic review of research using the EPPI protocol were to identify and evaluate the primary research on strategy training for the first time, in order to comment on the strength of evidence about its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of languages
Ralph Leighton entered teaching from a background in social work and involvement in community politics. He has taught for twenty five years in a range of educational settings and currently leads the PGCE(s) Citizenship team at Canterbury Christ Church University. Ralph has been involved in the production of materials used nationally to train PGCE Citizenship students, particularly relating to assessment. His published research concerns the nature of school provision of Citizenship education and
Subject Resource Networks for ITE
The Subject Resource Networks (SRNs) provide ITT trainers with an introduction to current thinking, research and professional networks, both within the UK and internationally, and to a range of other material.
Mike Potter was an HMI for twenty years during which time he inspected many teacher training courses as well as inspecting different aspects of education in both primary and secondary schools. Before entering the inspectorate, Mike had experience as a tutor in initial teacher training specialising both in primary education and in science education (primary and secondary). He has also taught in primary, middle and secondary schools. Mike has written many inspection reports and has published rese
Towards Extended Schools: A Literature Review
This DfES 2003 review of research and literature focuses on the development of extended schools within the UK, drawing also on international evidence. The remit was to portray the potential/actual impact of extended schooling on professional practice and pupil outcomes, as well as challenges to its development.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the statutory arrangements for the induction of newly qualified t
This substantial report is based on the outcomes of research, commissioned by the DfES, carried out by the Institute of Education of the University of London. The research was completed 2000-1 but the findings raise important issues still relevant today.
Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2
This is a study undertaken to identify which features of written English primary aged learners of English as an additional language (EAL) may find more difficult to use well. It adds to previous evidence gathered about EAL writing at Key Stage 4 (KS4) in a project by the same author (Cameron 2003). The publication of this research was followed by a survey of the teaching of writing to advanced bilingual learners undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED, 2005).
Futurelab Literature Review in Games and Learning
The report reviews current research about the nature and characteristics of computer games, considers their relationship with learning inside and outside school, and explores their possible contribution to the design of school-based learning resources.
Research and Development Awards
A description of the Research and Development Awards funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.
Learning in and for Interagency Working (2004 - 2007)
This resource provides access to a Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) project which focuses on a very topical issue – interagency working (IW) and how professionals can learn in an interagency manner.
Specialist schools : Rather Too Specialist?
The specialist schools policy is based on "suspect" evidence according to a study undertaken at the London University Institue of Education and funded by Research and Information on State Education Trust (Rise).
Effective teachers of numeracy
This GTC 'Research Of the Month' resource is a report of research from 2001 which aimed to identify and describe characteristics of effective teachers of primary numeracy, to enable these to be more widely applied. Teachers’ practice was analysed and their beliefs, knowledge and understanding explored.
Students' experiences of ability grouping and disaffection, polarisation and the construction of fai
This is a TRIPS digest of a journal article by Jo Boaler of Stanford University, California, and Dylan William and Margaret Brown of King's College, London. The original article is based on research examining the mathematics achievement of a cohort of approximately 1000 students in 42 classes in six secondary schools over four years, in order to draw conclusions about the effects of ability grouping. The digest on the Standards site makes use of additional information and an update to the projec
Becoming a Teacher Educator: improving the induction and professional development of new university-
Research papers and slides from the presentations given by Jean Murray and by Pete Boyd & Kim Harris at the ESCalate ITE seminar at the University of Birmingham on 10th March 2006.