The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools 2004/05: Information and communication
This report on primary information and communication technology (ICT) is the latest in the series published by Ofsted over several years, based on evidence drawn from Ofsted inspections of schools and colleges in the period from September 2003 to July 2005.
The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools 2004/05: English in secondary schools
The resource is a report on secondary English based on evidence from whole-school inspections and surveys by Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI). It draws on data from Ofsted inspections from September 2003 to July 2005. The report also reflects upon changes since Ofsted inspections began, referring to subject issues identified in Secondary education 1993-97: a review of secondary schools in England and inspection judgements from 1998/99.
How do teachers use research findings to improve their professional practice?
This DfES TRIPS resource is a brief seven-page digest of an article first published under the title, "The use of research to improve professional practice: a systematic review of the literature". The resource is of interest to any ITE tutor or mentor who wishes to reflect upon the relevance of research to practice, comprising details apposite to any consideration of what some ITE students perceive as a divide between theory and practice. The resource is significant because it asks students to th
SPEEL: Study of Pedagogical Effectiveness in Early Years Learning
This is a DfES research report produced by the School of Education Research and Development at Anglia Polytechnic University. It is based upon ethnographic research carried out in 2000-2001 in twenty-one Early Years (EY) settings in England, where the Foundation Stage (FS) curriculum was being followed.
What the research says about using ICT in English
The resource (a pdf document) is a brief four-page report based on an analysis of current research about how primary and secondary teachers are using ICT in the English curriculum. It summarises the key findings and suggests resources for further reading.
The Rose Report: Independent review of the teaching of early reading
The 'Independent review of the teaching of early reading' presents an interpretation of the evidence that Sir Jim Rose and his team of five advisors collected during their review of early reading and synthetic phonics. The review addresses five aspects. The first aspect is the most significant: "what best practice should be expected in the teaching of early reading and synthetic phonics", because the other four aspects which cover the development of national curricula; children with literacy dif
The Education and Inspections Bill 2006
In the attached review article, Sue Field considers the implications of the Bill in relation to relevant evidence bases and attempts to clarify some of the issues addressed by the Bill.
The effects of an integrated, activity-based science curriculum on student achievement, science proc
This is a DfES digest from the Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) of a study, carried out in the United States which compared the science achievement, skills and attitudes of a large group of Year 7 students who were taught an integrated, activity-based (IS) curriculum with those of a control group taught in a traditional manner.
Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Science Education: (2000-03)
This ESRC-funded Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) project consists of research briefings and a research summary to report the work done by the Evidence-Based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network.
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools 2004/05: Citizenship in secondary sc
This is the final report on secondary citizenship based on whole-school inspections and surveys by Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI). It draws on data from Ofsted inspections from September 2003 to July 2005.
Literature Review in Languages, Technology and Learning
The report, published in 2002, provides a critical review of issues relating to technology in foreign language learning and teaching. It maps the relation of several learning theories to current practice and considers implications for policy, curriculum and materials design.
QCA: History 2004/5 annual report on curriculum and assessment
A summary of recent developments and the ‘state of play’ relating to current provision in history in schools 4-19, based on a range of activities and enquiries to investigate curriculum, assessment and qualifications issues in history.
What do we know about teaching young children?
This is a professional user review of UK research into teaching young children between 1990 and 2000, based on the BERA academic review, ‘Early Years Research: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Adult Roles, Training and Professionalism’ (2003) and initiated by the BERA Early Years Special Interest Group.
Untangling dimensions of middle school students’ beliefs about scientific knowledge and science le
This is a DfES TRIPS digest of a study, carried out in the United States, focussed on finding out whether students’ beliefs about science influence their learning in the subject. The digest is included on the theme of science within the Research Informed Practice Site on the DfES Standards Site.
Factors Affecting Teachers' Decisions to Leave the Profession
This report is based on a study commissioned by the DfES in November 2001, carried out by the Centre for Education and Employment at Liverpool University.
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series : Exeter.
As part of its response to the TDA's e-learning communities project, Exeter University has engaged with digital video as a way of capturing practice for modelling through a virtual learning environment (VLE).
Supporting E-learning Communities in ITT Series - Marches Consortium
The Marches Consortium is one of the largest geographical School-based Initial Teacher Training Partnerships and has used its grant to 'join up' many of the institutions participating in the training of teachers in this area.
The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools 2004/05: Geography in primary schools
This resource is the final report from Ofsted reviewing primary geography. It is based upon school inspections carried out between September 2003 and July 2005.
Teaching and Learning Primary Numeracy: Policy, Practice and Effectiveness
This resource is a review of research in mathematics education following a national seminar held by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) in 2000. It aims to identify and to provide brief reviews of research which has significant implications for educational policy and practice.
An employment-based route into teaching 2004/05
This is a report compiled by the office for standards in education (Ofsted) into employment-based routes into teaching for 2004/05. It is an overview, from an Ofsted perspective, of the second year of inspections of the designated recommending bodies (DRBs) for the graduate teacher programme (GTP).