It's the economy, stupid!
Michael Kitson considers the effectiveness of the economic policies of the three main parties to continue Britain's recovery. He warns of the dangers of a quick deficit cut, why the public sector needs to step in to maintain economic activity and rates the claims a coalition government will lead to an economic crisis as scaremongering. Wealthy countries, he says, do spend more on the public sector; however it is up to the electorate to vote for what they want - a bigger public sector with better
citizED Secondary Strand: Educating for real and hoped for political worlds: ways forward in develop
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on developing political literacy.
Learning by Comparison: International Experiences in Education and Training
This is a publication reporting the proceedings of a DfES research conference with 250 delegates in 2003. The main theme is the importance of international comparisons in education and training.
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: International Developments
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: International Developments
ESD Chapter 1:The International Context
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document : Chapter One : The International Context
What Works in Parenting Support? A Review of the International Evidence
This is a review, completed in 2004, of the international evidence regarding the effectiveness of parenting support programmes, carried out by the Policy Research Unit on behalf of the DfES.
Early Years Education: An International Perspective
Funded by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and other key stakeholders, this 2002 report focuses on trends in Early Years Education around the world. The report is the result of collaboration between the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and QCA. The International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Archive (INCA) was a major source of the data presented.
NASA CONNECT International Space Station: Up to Us
In NASA CONNECT International Space Station: Up to Us learn how ground research + space research = true science as international researchers anticipate working together onboard the International Space Station.
Report from the International Society for Teacher Education 27th International Seminar
The International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE) 27th International Seminar was held at the Institute of Education, University of Stirling, Scotland. This was a truly international conference that welcomed delegates from all over the world to explore the theme ‘The Future of Teacher Education and Professional Development'.
citizED: The Individual and the Political Process: Nazi Ideology and its Genesis
An extended case study from CitizED which investigates the impact of the Nazi regime on people in Germany, 1933-39. Included are exercises to use the material and the activities to research, investigate and discuss important issues connected with citizenship today.
Early Years Education - perspectives from a review of the international literature
This resource is an article from NFER's "Practical Research for Education" and focuses on the national review examining reforms for the education of 3-18 year olds in the UK. The review draws on international literature to concentrate on key issues and to critically review existing evidence.
Report on the 1o Congrès Internacional Noves Tendències en la formació Permanent del Profesorat (
By the start of this largely Castillian language conference, 612 people had registered and there were almost 200 papers, including oral and poster presentations. The participants included a Minister of Education, representatives of local and regional authorities, teacher educators and researchers. They came from many European countries and virtually all Latin American countries.
International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Internet Archive (INCA) website
This a brief guide to using INCA, a QCA funded website providing descriptions of government policy on most aspects of education in over 20 countries. It addresses the following issues: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
Aims and Values in Primary Education: national and international perspectives
The Primary Review published its most recent research surveys on 18th January 2008. These are interim reports, part of the thirty research surveys commissioned by the Review as evidence and drawn from more than 280 published sources. They ‘offer historical, contemporary and international perspectives on the question of what in a fast-changing and uncertain world the central aims of England's system of primary education should be, and by what values that system might be underpinned'.
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".
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.
Standards in English Primary Education: the international evidence
This report, one of a series of interim reports from the Cambridge Primary Review, is an independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England with a specific focus on the comparative performance of English pupils in reading, mathematics and science.
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
citizED: International Journal: Citizenship Teaching and Learning
International journal focusing on theoretical and professional issues concerning education for citizenship and democracy.