What teachers learn from children's mathematical arguments in discussion: moving to a new pedagogica
This resource is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, September 2003. It reports part of a research study of teachers’ reflection on and development of mathematical discussion in the classroom.
Children’s experiences of mathematics
This paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, University of Exeter, 12-14 September 2002. This study looked at how primary children view mathematics.
Tackling low educational achievement
This report by Robert Cassen and Geeta Kingdon, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, provides a wide ranging review of existing research and public documents alongside new analysis. The report examines why tens of thousands of young people leave school every year with no or very few qualifications. In 2006, nearly 5% of all pupils in state schools (28,000) received no GCSE passes and almost 25% (146,000) scored no passes above the 'D' grade
The National Literacy Strategy: not prescriptive enough?
This is an academic paper, concerned with the effectiveness of The National Literacy Strategy (NLS) in relation to the teaching and learning of literacy. The initial research, which supports the paper, was carried out in the summer of 2002 and the findings were presented at The British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, September 04.
Preparation for Teaching in Rural Schools
This is a research report for the British Educational Research Association Conference, 2007. It reports on findings from a collaborative project between three Providers of ITE with rural school partnerships: the University of Plymouth; the Dorset Teacher Training Partnership; and the University of Gloucester
Lake Windermere and walking with dinosaurs
British Geological Survey scientists have completed the first full geological survey of Lake Windermere in the English Lake District since the Royal Navy made a survey in the 1930s.
CfBT is an Education Trust whose aim "is to provide education for public benefit both in the UK and internationally". Founded forty years ago as the Council for British Teachers, the Trust has worked in many countries, has a staff of approximately 2000 and is now responsible for managing a "growing number of schools".
White boys from low-income backgrounds: good practice in schools
This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high levels of deprivation, although a few of them had a minority of boys from low-income families on roll,
Ensuring the Best Start in Life: Targeting versus Universality in Early Childhood Development
This is a research paper published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy – an independent Canadian national non-profit organisation. This report identifies the strategies for enhancing the development of vulnerable children in Canada and focusing on early intervention programmes. The report explores four policy issues influencing early childhood education centres in Canada. The report is supplemented by American findings of initiatives involved in providing early childhood care.
Reframing Literacy: A United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) conference about moving image medi
The UKLA conference was held at the British Film Institute (BFI) on 13th and 14th November 2008 and attended by teachers, teacher educators and representatives from the local authority and the film industry. The conference proposed that ‘media literacy’ be recognised and taught within the wider context of literacy rather than as a separate subject and offered three perspectives: • Leading learning in moving image media education – aimed at local authority literacy advisors • Developi
British Red Cross First Aid Campaign - Life. Live It
This is the supporting website from the British Red Cross campaign “Life. Live It”, which aims to support educationalists in teaching First Aid within the curriculum. The site also seeks to expand the focus from the teaching of First Aid to Humanitarian Aid concerns internationally. The site acts as both a free resource and, in effect, an advert for the British Red Cross’ First Aid Education Kit available to teachers for £120. This review is concerned solely with the free to access websit
Towards Expansive Apprenticeships, a commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme
This commentary is a contribution to the public debate on apprenticeships and on the government’s plans for the continued improvement of apprenticeship provision.
QCA - National Dimensions Conference - 12th March 2009
The National Conference for Cross-Curriculum Dimensions was held at the Congress Centre in London on 12th March 2009. This one day conference was jointly hosted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and British Council to launch two new publications, 'Cross-curriculum dimensions: a planning guide for schools' and 'Sustainable development in action: a curriculum planning guide for schools', and to provide a forum to discuss the curriculum dimensions and how the seven dimensions can work
The Impact of Research on Policy
This is a publication from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) compiled by scholars based in three universities working within the education research sector, with a particular focus on Early Childhood studies. It assesses the impact of significant and contemporary education research on government policy.
The Death of Mixed Methods: Research Labels and their Casualties
This paper was presented at the British Educational Research Association conference in 2008. It examines the labels attached to particular research paradigms, and examines the historical development, construct and concept validity and potential tendency towards bias of ‘mixed method’ research.
2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Surveys - Nursery Schools & Primary schools with nursery a
This review includes two research reports published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) based on surveys conducted by BMRB (British Market Research Bureau) during 2006. They are based on data collected on childcare and early years provision and its workforce.
Winners of BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards 2009 Announced
'Guidelines for new lecturers in Teacher Education' and 'A Virtual Learning Environment for Supporting Reading and Poetry' are the winning entries in the 2009 BERA/SAGE Practitioner Research Awards, which were announced at the annual British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Manchester on 5th September 2009. The awards recognise practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the application of research in practice, both in a school setting and in a 16+ learning environment
Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS
This report presents the first findings of an international, collaborative programme of TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) reviews of education systems within OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. Its focus is on the provision of lower secondary education in both the public and private spheres across the 23 participating countries. The initial remit embraces an investigation of the professional development of teachers, their practices, beliefs a
Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4 - Project overview
This resource presents the outcomes of a review of the place of Web 2.0 technologies in Key Stages 3 and 4. The review was carried out for Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) by the University of Nottingham in conjunction with London Knowledge Lab and Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition to outlines of the issues on the website, there are five downloadable reports plus two summaries and a set of supplementary materials:
Do teachers matter? Measuring the variation in teacher effectiveness in England
The resource, a Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) working paper, uses a primary dataset that links over 7000 UK pupils to the individual teachers who taught them for their compulsory subjects in their exams at age sixteen. The study then attempts to estimate the effect of individual teachers on student outcomes and so the variability in teacher quality.