Community, capital and calculation: secondary school choice and the middle class self
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The paper reports on the interviewing of parents and children in over 130 white middle-class households in London and two provincial cities in England. In each case, a positive choice has been made in favour of a state secondary school that is performing at or below the England average according to conventional examination league-tables.
Windows on links between education and poverty: what we can learn from 11-year-olds researching chil
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The research, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, explores what we can learn about education and poverty from children, acting as researchers with adult support.
Literacy Information technology
I'm writing my dissertation on how the use of ICT can enhance and benefit the teaching of literacy in the primary school (key stage one and two) I’ve looked through your research bank and found a lot of positive journals and links that support this statement, but I need to find some contradicting arguments, can you help? I would list the journals I’ve found so far, but there are loads, these are just some that I’ve looked at and found very helpful… Net Library Developing the ICT capable
Primary pupils' experiences of different types of grouping in school
This research summary appears in the digest section of the DfES Standards Site (TRIPS). The paper it refers to, published in the British Educational Research Journal, 30 (4) August 2004, takes as its focus pupils’ perceptions, hitherto an uncommon perspective in researching the efficacy of different pupil groupings. Whilst the use of case study precludes widely applicable recommendations, the report does suggest some worthwhile implications which should prompt teachers and others to think abou
Personalised Learning and Pupil Voice: The East Sussex Project
This booklet is a 2006 report of Personalised Learning: The East Sussex project, funded jointly by the Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) and the DfES Innovation Unit.
Building on Progress: Public Services - Policy Review from the Cabinet Office
Tony Blair has presented his vision of public services emanating from the newly published policy review.
An Evaluation of the Impact of the NW Museum Hub’s Primary Consultant (Museums and Galleries) with
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. This final report reviews the progress and educational outcomes arising from a partnership between the NW Museum Hub and Manchester Education Partnership which started in autumn 2004.
Language learning strategies across the curriculum: government policy and school practice
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. Forming part of a project funded by the Society for Educational Studies, it explores the impact of strategy instruction (SI) directed towards the transferability of learning strategies across English and French.
An introduction to science investigations: student teachers learning to work on process skills with
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, at the University of Warwick on the 6-9 September 2006. This paper seeks to establish if previous qualifications in science impact on student teachers’ confidence and ability to manage science investigations. It also evaluates the effects of the students’ college course on their confidence.
Assessment for Learning (AfL) across the school: a case study in whole school capacity building
This is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Warwick, 6-9 September 2006. The report lies within the wider context of a changing agenda in Jersey, in which traditional summative assessments and teacher assessments have been replaced by ‘ever more formative practices’ across schools. This paper analyses data drawn from one primary school.
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