International Trends in Primary Education: INCA Thematic Study No. 9
The International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks (INCA) is an on-going compilation of information about education structure and policy in 18 countries worldwide. Thematic Study No 9, published in 2003, examines the extent and nature of reforms in primary education within these countries over the previous 20 years. Given the range of countries involved in the study, the report provides useful information about international trends in educational policy and comparative information
Teachers TV Reading Week
To mark International Children’s Book Day on 02 April 2009, Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 30 March) about reading and books.
Transforming Teacher Education: Redefined Professionals for 21st Century Schools
This report focuses on teacher education and was commissioned by ‘The International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes’, which is made up of nine leading institutions from around the world. The report suggests ways to improve the preparation and quality of teachers for the economic and social changes taking place in the world by pooling the experience of the institutes in the Alliance and examining the literature available.
Teachers Matter: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers: Overview
This resource is a report published by the OECD focusing on the preparation, recruitment, work and careers of teachers. It is an overview document based on a major study of teacher policy carried out between 2002-4 involving responses from 25 countries around the world, including the UK. It would be of interest to ITE tutors and student teachers as it raises a number of important issues that are of international concern, but which can also be directly linked to current educational policy initiat
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
Teachers TV Teacher Wellbeing Week
Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 8 June) concentrating on some of the main issues affecting teachers' wellbeing, including stress, mental health, work/life balance and bullying.
Teachers TV Teen Wellbeing Week
Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 15 June) exploring some of the emotional, mental health and social issues affecting teenagers today.
Teachers TV Child Safety Week
To coincide with Child Safety Week, Teachers TV has a week of programmes (w/c 22 June) looking at health and safety and safeguarding children in and out of school.
Exercise to Improve Self-Esteem in Children and Young People
This systematic Campbell Collaboration literature review by Norwegian authors investigated if exercise interventions have benefits for children and young people’s mental health, namely their self-esteem.
Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS
This report presents the first findings of an international, collaborative programme of TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) reviews of education systems within OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. Its focus is on the provision of lower secondary education in both the public and private spheres across the 23 participating countries. The initial remit embraces an investigation of the professional development of teachers, their practices, beliefs a
A briefing for trainees in initial teacher training (ITT)
These web pages from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) website clarify the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the induction process of newly qualified teachers (NQTs). These pages form part of a larger section on this website which describes other aspects of the induction process, including the function of the Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP).
BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society)
BELMAS seeks to advance the practice, teaching and study of educational management, administration and leadership in the United Kingdom, and to contribute to international development in these areas.
The "Oh, nothing much" report: The value of the after-school conversation
This report, commissioned by Becta to support its Next Generation Learning Campaign, is written by Professor Tanya Byron, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health. It reports on an investigation into the role that successful communication between parent and child can have on raising attainment. It also considers the impact that technology can have in improving parent-child communication. The research surveyed 1000 children aged 7-14 years of age prima
citizED: International Journal: Citizenship Teaching and Learning
International journal focusing on theoretical and professional issues concerning education for citizenship and democracy.
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
International perspectives on quality in initial teacher education: An exploratory review of selecte
The resource is an information document, written by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London. The document presents an international overview of existing literature on the regulation and provision of initial teacher education (deriving mostly from three countries: the UK, USA and Australia), and detailing a comparative assessment of different approaches in
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Skeletal system Module 2: The Functions of the Skeletal System
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Newsletters A scenario for a greener, but tougher, future
In the near future, an international alliance of countries committed to reducing worldwide carbon emissions might have to use force to bring recalcitrant states into line, according to new research from Dr William J. Nuttall at Judge Business School.
A scenario for a greener, but tougher, future