UNESCO release report on Early Childhood Care and Education
UNESCO has published "Strong Foundations: Early childhood care and education", an Education For All Global Monitoring Report, which is an annual publication prepared by an independent team based at UNESCO. It monitors progress towards the six Education for All goals adopted in Dakar, Senegal in 2000.
Inclusion Special needs
Inclusion Special needs I am researching the impact of inclusion of children with SEN on mainstream children in primary school. I would like to find evidence that suggests that children's social and academic achievement is affected. I have found a lot of support for the inclusion of children with SEN but none that criticises it. I have found articles on bullying due to inclusion but my focus is on the mainstream children.
Achievement Disadvantaged I am looking for information on the correlation between schools in deprived/poor socio-economic areas and the achievement of the pupils in such schools. Is there evidence that schools in deprived areas perform less well than schools in middle class areas? Why might this be the case? What can be done to reverse the effects?
English as an additional language
Can you find examples of the use of children's first language (EAL) in the mainstream subject classroom for teaching and learning from KS1 to KS4? I might add that I am aware of DfES/National Strategies documents/policies on this. I am looking for actual examples perhaps from local authority projects, HE action research projects – with evidence of effectiveness, etc.
Yes he can: Schools where boys write well (HMI 505)
This is a report from her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) into the factors which contribute to boys’ success in writing. Seven primary and eight secondary schools, identified as achieving good results overall and demonstrating success in closing the gender ‘gap’ in performance, were visited between April 2002 and March 2003. A literature search and an analysis of existing inspection evidence were used to identify factors to be evaluated on these inspection visits. As is perhaps to
Visual displays For part of my dissertation I am looking for evidence/research on the use of visual displays/wall displays in regards to learning in school. I have searched the ttrb resource bank using keywords and cannot access anything specific enough. I really would like evidence to support my claim that displays can be effective, inclusive teaching and learning tools.
Developing young children's creativity: What can we learn from research?
In this Topic (now PRE-Online) article, Caroline Sharp of the NFER considers evidence from research and theory as it applies to developing young children’s creativity. She explains how creativity is defined, and identifies the implications for staff working in early childhood settings. She also identifies some common myths about developing young children’s creativity.
Teacher qualifications I am researching in the area of how evidence-based research in the primary classroom through action research and teachers as researchers makes for more effective practitioners. One of the problems I have discovered is that the majority of teachers feel ill-equipped to carry out such research, amongst other issues surrounding their attitudes to research. This led me to question if the qualification of BA was enough and if the route to go was to require teachers to have MAs
Do summative assessment and testing have a positive or negative effect on post-16 learners’ motiva
In January 2003, the Learning and Skills Research Centre commissioned a review of research to investigate the effects of summative assessment and testing on learners’ motivation in the learning and skills sector. This comprehensive review of existing evidence – 105 books articles and research reports - was intended to establish the basis for a subsequent primary research programme to collect and evaluate the quality of this evidence.
Learning Skills and the Development of Learning Capabilities
This resource is a systematic review using the eppi protocol, which gathers together research evidence from a number of teaching approaches that aim to develop pupils’ learning capabilities. The authors’ intention is to show which of these provide evidence of improvement.
Parental Involvement in Children’s Education
This survey (2004) was commissioned by the DfES, following an earlier survey in 2001. The purpose was to assess the impact of measures taken to increase parental involvement in education and to identify an evidence base for future policy development. It is a very detailed investigation of levels of parental involvement in their children’s education, based on a telephone survey of over 2,000 parents and carers of children between the ages of 5-16, conducted in early 2004.
A systematic review of the impact of citizenship education on student learning and achievement
Following a previous research review (Deakin Crick et al 2004) which took as its focus international evidence relating to the provision of citizenship in schools, this review is an in-depth synthesis of thirteen studies which address a range of types of citizenship education and learning processes. While explicitly aware of the complexities of the relationship between one subject and general measures of pupil progress, the authors clearly conclude that the research evidence demonstrates that Cit
Individual Teacher Training: A systematic map into approaches to making initial teacher training fle
This review is concerned with the research literature on school-based initial teacher training and how it can be made flexible and responsive to trainees’ individual needs. It was commissioned by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordination Centre (EPPI-Centre) against the backdrop of a growing number of non-traditional routes into teaching and an agenda of widening access in addition to the more traditional routes. In view of the diversity of options available there is a
Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools
This is the second commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) which describes what their researchers have found out about improving education in UK schools. The work has concentrated on issues such as solving classrooms problems; the best ways of using new technology in schools; involving pupils more successfully and the links between home and school. The resource includes evidence informed principles for teaching and learning developed as collaborative projects between s
'Social bias' in setting pupils
This BBC news item reports on a study presented as a paper at the recent BERA conference, September 2007. This research found evidence that social class plays a significant part in the setting of pupils, with middle class children being more likely to be placed in the higher sets.
Early Years Education - perspectives from a review of the international literature
This resource is an article from NFER's "Practical Research for Education" and focuses on the national review examining reforms for the education of 3-18 year olds in the UK. The review draws on international literature to concentrate on key issues and to critically review existing evidence.
Children in Primary Schools: research on development, learning, diversity and educational needs
A further group of interim reports from the Primary Review were published on 14th December 2007. These form part of a number of research surveys, which have been commissioned for use as evidence by the review team.
Governance, Funding, Reform and Quality Assurance: policy frameworks for English primary education
On February 29th the Cambridge based Primary Review, which is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and directed by Professor Robin Alexander, published its four most recent interim reports. The review has commissioned thirty research surveys to be used as evidence and these four reports surveyed more than 200 sources whilst focusing on three from the ten Primary Review themes: Curriculum and Assessment Quality and Standards Funding and Governance
2010 Game Based Learning Conference in London March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
Latest and emerging evidence on pedagogical approaches to tackling gender-related underperformance
This research seminar, which took place at the DCSF on 8 April, forms part of the Department's 2008 themed series of events on tackling the 'gender agenda': “an 18 month themed series of activities working with schools, universities and local authorities and others to identify, develop, and share evidence and good practice in improving the educational outcomes and life chances for specific groups of underperforming boys and girls”.