Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS)
The Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support administrative data based research in the UK. The main objectives of the service are to raise awareness of administrative data, support academic researchers to access and use administrative data in a safe, legal and ethical manner and work with data holding organisations to improve access and quality of their administrative data. The site provides information on the major admi
Fulfilling and rewarding lives
Published by the Department of Health in the UK on 3 March 2010, this document sets out the government strategy for adults with autism in England. This strategy came about finally, some months after a private member's bill was presented to the House of Commons last year. Aims of the strategy include: increasing awareness of autism, improving access for adults to services and support, helping them into work, and enabling local partners to develop further services for autism. The strategy is in
Storting and Sameting elections: Statistics Norway
This website is maintained by the Norwegian national statistical institution Statistics Norway. This section of its English language website provides free access to information and recent statistics about elections in Norway. It includes local elections and parliamentary elections in the Storting and Sameting. Topics covered include: historical trends in voter turnout levels, recent election results, numbers of member by party and sex in the Norwegian Parliament. Information on copyright and me
Improving data visualisation for the public sector project
The Improving data visualisation for the public sector project was launched by the UK Department of Communities and Local Government and implemented by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI). It is aimed at improving data visualisation for public sector researchers in local, regional and national organisations. This is defined as creating better tables, visual images and mappings to enable researchers to manipulate and understand statistical datasets( relating particularly to local gover
Launched in 2010 this official UK government site seeks to increase greater transparency and accountability by providing free open access to many government datasets and official statistics. These cover all areas of government policy ranging from health, to the economy, crime rates and education. Users can search by theme or keyword or browse the latest additions. There is also a section with new apps and widgets. The site also includes a blog, twitter feed and forum where users can share ideas
World government data
This excellent site was created by the Guardian newspaper to provide a single portal to the increasing number of free open access data websites maintained by national governments worldwide. Many of these sites include full text data sets, statistics which the public can download free of charge. Search the list for individual subject areas (covering all forms of domestic policy - health, education, defence, crime, economic policy, finance and census and population materials) or browse the directo
JRF Housing and neighbourhoods monitor
The Housing and Neighbourhoods monitor site is maintained by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It aims to provide a snapshot of housing and neighbourhoods trends across the UK. This includes the ability to view maps, charts and associated analysis for locations in the UK. Users may search by postcode to view such indicators as housing market supply, demand, and housing, levels of affordable housing, prices, demography and recent trends in relation to the rest of Britain. Copyright and technical in
Google Public Data explorer
Google Public Data Explorer is a tool developed by Google Labs which enables members of the public to search for statistical data, explore it and visualize it in graphs and tables. It is intended to cover nations worldwide and all areas of social, economic, demographic and political data. The site is still in Beta with collections being added. It currently includes population data worldwide, some data from the World Bank, OECD and from American statistical agencies. Users should however, remembe
Leicestershire Statistics and Research Online (LSRO)
Leicestershire Statistics and Research Online (LSRO) is an excellent example of a community resource developed by a consortium of public bodies. It draws together in one place publically accessible statistics, data sets and official reports relating to Leicestershire. It is possible for users to search for the latest information and generate graphs and data relating to their local community. All aspects of local government services, policing, health services and population areas are covered. Tec
Fabian Society online archive
The Fabian Society online archive is maintained by LSE Archives, which is based at the London School of Economics and political Science. It provides free access to an online library of over 580 full text pamphlets, minute books and tracts from the Fabian Society. The items have been published from 1884-1997 and cover a wide range of topics relating to British social, economic and political history. They include: electoral reform; foreign policy (such as colonialism, the Cold War and relations wi
Assessment SATs I am completing a study on SATs. I am concentrating on what TGAT intended, how these first thoughts have changed and how SATs are completed now. I have found some articles written by Paul Black but am finding it difficult to find articles written by other authors. I am concentrating on Year 2 and Year 6 SATs, however a tutor said that Year 2 SATs have now been abolished, I cannot find any evidence that this is correct.
Modern languages Primary
Modern languages Primary I am a Scitt student preparing a research assignment for my course. I have decided to research how successful two local primary schools have been in translating the 'languages for all:languages for life' policy. Unfortunately, as MFL in primary schools is a very new concept there isn't a great deal of literature out there. I have looked at CILT, several government policies and a few other articles in TES. Are there any articles or books you can suggest to help me comple
Special schools I am a year 3 student currently writing my individual study. I have chosen to write about special schools and the arguments around why they should close, including setting up an inclusive education syestem, etc. In doing this I am also looking at how special educational needs are looked after in school and if this is the best thing for the children. I have used the Ebsco search engine and have found quite a lot and found the salamanca statement useful, any help on where else i c
Plenaries The national strategy seems to insist that every lesson follows the 3 part format of starter, main activity, plenary. As an AST in tend to network with colleagues in other schools where the view for specialist ICT teachers is that plenaries are often inappropriate in the context of ICT lessons where pupils are working on ongoing coursework tasks [e.g building and documenting a database for GCSE coursework over a series of lessons for 2 months]. Plenaries seem to be effective in lesson
Education act Where can I find infomation on the educational ideologies that helped form the education acts of 1944 and 1988? Also what are the following educational issues and their supporting ideologies? 1.comprehensivisation 2.vocationalism 3.privatisation 4.progressivism Ive done a google search which didn't help and looked in wikpedia which did help. This is for a year 1 education BA essay.
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills
The Education and Inspections Act 2006, which established the new Ofsted, set out three overriding considerations for Ofsted 1) to promote improvement in the public services they inspect or regulate 2) to ensure that these services focus on the interests of the children, parents, adult learners and employers who use them 3) to see that these services are efficient and effective This is the first annual report undertaken within Ofsted's wider remit, and is intended to establish some form of b
Promoting children’s social and emotional wellbeing in primary education
In March 2008, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published public health guidance on how to develop social and emotional wellbeing in primary education. It is written for a wide audience including the NHS, local authorities, the wider public, voluntary and community sectors and the private sector. As such it has wide influence.
Working Together: The Reform of Public Services
The Prime Minister has announced changes to education as part of the Government’s reform of public services entitled 'Working Together'. The policy is underpinned by a model of public involvement in the evaluation of services that the report likens to the feedback on websites such as Amazon and eBay. Choice and Personalisation for users of services are also emphasised, whilst proposing greater professional autonomy for some service providers in shaping provision to meet local needs.
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SP.784 Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (MIT)
This class will give students the chance to better the lives of others by improving wheelchairs and tricycles made in the developing world. According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of the need in Africa is being met by local production. Lectures will focus on understanding local factors, such as operating environments, social stigmas against t