The Structure and Content of English Primary Education: international perspectives
Three further research surveys from the Primary Review were published on 8th February 2008. The reports, entitled ‘The Structure and Content of English Primary Education: international perspectives', focus on international comparison in order "to consider the structure of the national primary system and the content of the primary school curriculum".
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.
Mason & McCall (1997) describe Visual Impairment (VI) as a general term that can be used to indicate the continuum of sight loss. VI is a low incidence disability that affects an estimated 2.1 per thousand of the total school population. Since it has been suggested that approximately 80% of school tasks are based on vision, sight loss of any kind can have a significant impact upon learning, and as Lomas (1997) goes on to say, the success of many children with VI in mainstream schools depends a
Teachers TV Mental Health Week
This week, 9 - 15 June, Teachers TV is focussing on some of the mental health issues teachers and pupils experience.
The Institute of Education Library Catalogue
The Institute of Education Library (Newsam Library and Archives), University of London, covers all aspects of UK and international education and houses the largest collection of materials on education in the United Kingdom. Even though you may not be able to visit the library physically, the online library catalogue can help to pinpoint books or journals that you may be able to find in your own library or educational institution.
Innovation - Extended school
A 15 minute video which outlines the variety and function of after school activities in an inner city primary school. The commentary and interviews introduce key issues in thinking about extended schools; finance, staffing, quality, accommodation and range. The clips from a wide choice of after school activities show Every Child Matters in action as well as a vision of the government expectations for all schools by 2010 as part of its extended schools policy.
Q16: the professional skills tests in numeracy, literacy and information and communications technolo
From September 2008, all relevant skills tests must be successfully completed by trainees before QTS can be awarded. The TDA has put together the attached text to provide some background to the tests, and information about recent changes to the format, and disability arrangements.
Childnet International website
This is the website of Childnet International, a non-profit organisation started in 1996 by Nigel Williams. It is concerned not only with child protection issues from the use of new technologies, but also the positive, transforming ways they can help young people and empower them. The website gives information about its work and it serves as a portal to its various projects on education, awareness and protection work regarding new technologies.
PISA, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was first employed in 2000. It is "an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating countries and administered to 15-year-olds in schools". These assessments have been applied every three years with different numbers of countries participating. In 2000 there were 47 countries, in 2003 42 countries and in 2006 57 countries, with the 2009 tests having 62 participating countries.
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