The impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on Three Year Olds and Their Families
This resource is a detailed report with extensive appendices describing the research conducted as part of the national evaluation of Sure Start and analysing the findings from this work.
EPPE: Influences on Children's Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2: Cognitive Outcomes in Year 6
This is one of a series of documents reporting findings of a research project entitled ‘Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11’ (EPPE 3-11) commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). This longitudinal study tracked a cohort of 2701 children from 950 primary schools from age 3 to the end of primary school (age 11 years) in order to investigate what kinds of early childhood provision are most effective in promoting children’s development during pre-sch
Primary teachers' changing attitudes and cognition during a two-year science in-service programme an
This is a research digest from the DCSF Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The research raises some useful questions about the effectiveness of continuing professional development (CPD) in primary science.
The Children's Plan: One Year On
One year after the publication of the Children's Plan, this document sets out the steps the government plans to make in 2009 to "continue to work to make sure that every child and young person gets the best start in life".
Influences on Children’s Development and Progress in Key Stage 2: Social/behavioural Outcomes in Y
The resource is a DCSF research report. It is linked to the Effective Pre-school Provision Evaluation conducted jointly by researchers from University of Nottingham, Oxford, University of London and the Institute of Education (University of London). The findings of the report focus on the social and behavioural outcomes for children in year 5.
The Children's Plan One Year On: a progress report
The Children's Plan One Year On: a progress report is written and produced by the DCSF. It outlines in great detail (230 pages) the progress made by the UK government on fulfilling the aims of the Children's Plan which was presented to Parliament in December 2007. It sets out the steps the government plans to make in 2009 and beyond for integrated services (professionals in education, children support services, health services and the police) to work together to ensure that every child and young
Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Pupils’ Self-perceptions and V
The resource is a research brief that reports the findings of ‘Pupils’ Self-perceptions and Views of Primary School in Year 5’, part of ‘The Effective Pre-School and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11)’, which was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
An examination of beginning teacher learning during the induction year
This paper describes a study carried out to examine the developing thinking and practice of a group of secondary Newly Qualified Teachers of mathematics and science during their first year in school, and the influence of their mentors upon them.
Education for all: the future of education and training for 14-19 year olds: Summary, Implications a
The resource is a summary of the main findings, implications and recommendations from the independent Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and Training in England and Wales, which is the largest review of this phase of Education since the Crowther Report of 1959. The full report is published by Routledge (2009).
Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on children's cognit
This a DCSF Research Brief which builds upon the original Effective and Pre-school Primary Project (EPPE) 3-11, which investigated children’s intellectual and social/behavioural development between the ages of 3-7 years (Sylva et al, 2004). The EPPE 3-11 extension follows up the sample to the end of primary school (age 11 years, the end of Key Stage 2). This Research Brief provides an overview of the latest findings. It reports on the long term impact of the Home Learning Environment (HLE) an
Year of Music
The National Year of Music, a new initiative that will run throughout the 2009/10 academic year, was launched in September 2009 by Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. The ambition is to bring together and showcase the wide range of music-related experiences available to children and young people across England, and to encourage each one of them – whatever their talent – to get involved in music. Taking part in music and associated cultural activity can positively
Equally prepared for life? How 15-year old boys and girls perform in school
This report uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to explore gender differences in educational experiences. Student background, attitudes and characteristics are all seen to influence performance. Despite the fact that girls tend to outperform boys in school, boys are more likely to go on to earn more and hold positions of political and economic power. The authors argue that, if government policies are to aim for parity, education could be key. The rep
The Building of a New Academic Field: the case of French didactiques
This journal article traces the creation and development of French disciplinary didactiques, a cultural term coined by the French educational system. It may be of interest to those who are interested in drawing comparisons between English and French education systems and pedagogy.
Creative teaching and learning in Foundation Stage and Year 1: indications from observations inside
The resource is a draft research paper, presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference 2009. The paper discusses the findings of a small-scale research project that investigated the potential of using the outdoor environment as a catalyst for encouraging motivation, social interaction and creative curriculum planning. Early in the paper, the comment is made that, "current educational policy in the UK appears to be shifting from an emphasis on teaching to learn
When the World Spoke French: The Empire of Culture
Paris, France, language, linguistics, roman empire, Latin, Europe, customs, civilization, salon, society, literature, sophistication, salon, society, literature, sophistication, Moliere, monarchy, Versailles, nobility, Louis XIV, revolution, aristocracy,
Switzerland in the United Nations: A Five-Year Report Card
human, rights, controversy, debate, size, economy, competition, wealth, society, social, politic, participation, achievement, Europe, trade, member, impact, alliance, union, EU, benefit, security, policy, advise, terror, organization, reform, council, reg
8. Can Nuclear Energy be a Sustainable Contribution to Address Climate Change Concerns? The French E
science, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, engineering, electricity, greenhouse gas, GHG, emission, renewable, consumption of fossil fuel, pollution, oil crisis, energy independent, carbon dioxide, solution, low cost, initial capital investment,
From Upstart to Startup to Grownup: Lessons Learned in the First Year of an iPhone Company (May 15,
Software engineering, application development, iPhone operating system, OS 3.0, Apple, Macintosh, internet, App Store, business, entrepreneur, high tech, Tapulous, Tap Tap Revenge 2, scrum, project management, hiring, applicant, employment, skill set, job
The French Party System
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