The Impact of ICT in schools – a landscape review
This report aims to provide an exhaustive review of recent literature on the impact of ICT in schools, to draw up the key points made in the literature, and to make recommendations for further research The review looks at the impact of ICT under three broad headings: • Provision and access • Learning and teaching • Communication within school and the wider community
The Impact of Trainee Teachers on School Achievement
This is a review of research carried out at the Centre for Research and Development in Teacher Education at the Open University. The review highlights the impact of trainee teachers on schools in a range of areas such as academic achievement, inspection, school resources, teacher workload and the learning climate.
When you are born matters: the impact of date of birth on child cognitive outcomes in England
The Institute of Fiscal Studies have published their report on the impact of the date of birth on children's cognitive outcomes. The report studied only English children. Media articles have focused on the disadvantages to August-born children and ministers are reported to be taking the findings seriously (see the Guardian report 25th October).
From idea to impact : a guide to the research process. Building effective research : 1
This is one of the titles in the Learning & Skills Research Centre Series which is intended to increase the effectiveness of research on and for the Learning & Skills Sector. This title focuses on the research process as a whole.
Making a Difference in Schools; The Big Brothers Big Sisters Schools Based Mentoring Impact Study
A comprehensive research study on the impact of a School Based Mentoring (SBM) scheme in the United States. The efficacy of this ten year old scheme is compared and contrasted with existing Community Based Mentoring (CBM) schemes (based in clubs and community centres around the US) which have been in operation for the past century. Both schemes operate under the auspices of the US nation-wide and voluntary, ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’ (BBBS) organisation.
Working with Adults: A systematic literature review on how training and professional development act
This resource is the report from a study conducted by the Working with adults Review Group, for the EPPI-centre (part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, London). The study investigated the international research literature published between 1988 and 2006 from studies concerning the training and professional development of teaching assistants (TAs). The aim was to provide an overview of current training and professional development of TAs for policymakers, teachers
When You Are Born Matters: The Impact of Date of Birth on Child
This is a report of research published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies designed to investigate two key issues: • What are the factors behind the comparatively poor academic achievement in cognitive tests of the youngest children in each school year cohort? • Should something be done about this disparity and if so what?
The impact of 14-16 year olds on further education colleges
This report examined colleges’ practical strategies and issues for integrating 14–16 year-old learners into the more traditional profile of FE. It is based on case studies of five colleges. The aim of this research was to explore the impact that 14–16 year olds have on FE colleges, their staff and older learners, to examine the strategies that FE colleges and their staff used to integrate 14–16 year olds successfully into their institutions and to identify the issues that remained to be
Deployment and Impact of Support Staff in Schools – Report on findings from the second National Qu
This is a DCSF report from the Institute of Education, University of London, on Deployment and Impact of Support staff in Primary, Secondary and Special schools in England and Wales. A large-scale survey (Wave 1) was carried out in Summer 2004 to obtain a baseline assessment. This report covers the results from a second survey (Wave 2) carried out in Summer 2006. The survey will be repeated in Summer 2008 (Wave 3).
Changing Minds: The Lasting Impact of School Trips
This is a study of the long-term impact of the relationship between eight schools and the National Trust through the Guardianship scheme. There are currently over 100 schools in England and Wales participating in the Trust’s Guardianship scheme which is based largely around conservation and environmental issues. The National Trust believes that regular contact, dialogue and two way relationships with schools and other groups has the potential to bring about life changing opportunities. The
DEEP IMPACT: an investigation of the use of information and communication technologies for teacher e
This resource from the Digital Education Enhancement Project is an extensive description (over 200 pages) of UK-based research of the affordances of ICT in teacher education in Egypt and South Africa conducted from 2001 up to 2004. There is a focus on literacy, numeracy and science through ICT. There is a good description of the research methods and well illustrated case studies.
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.
Research into the deployment and impact of support staff who have achieved HLTA status
This is a report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) commissioned by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to carry out research into the deployment and impact of support staff who have achieved Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status. The project took place from August 2006 to August 2007.
Language Learning at key stage 3: the impact of the KS3 Modern Foreign Languages Framework and chang
Produced by the DCSF, this research brief reports on interim findings from the first half of a two-year investigation undertaken by the University of Cambridge into the impact of the KS3 Framework for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and other initiatives on current provision and practice at KS3.
The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and A
This resource is a literature review of a wide range of reliable research evidence relating to the relationship between parenting/parents’ involvement in schools and pupil engagement and achievement. The review investigated the impact of support provided for parents, learning in the family context and parents’ level of education. The authors identified two key areas addressed by the research: how and why parents get involved with their children’s education in a spontaneous way and evaluati
The impact of a thinking skills approach (CAME) on students’ mathematical ability
This is a research digest from the DCSF Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The article is a précis of the paper entitled ‘Fostering cognitive development through the context of mathematics: Results of the CAME project’ published in Educational Studies in Mathematics (2007). It reports the findings of an intervention project, Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics (CAME), initiated in 1993. The aim of the project was to investigate whether the CAME approach would accelerate the cognitiv
Curiosity Kits: The impact of non-fiction book bags on boys’ reading at home
This 2001 NFER Topic (now PRE-Online) article reports on a small-scale pilot project which was supported by the National Year of Reading (1998–99) and the UK Reading Association, as well as publishers and other businesses. This research involved placing sets of book bags (‘Curiosity Kits’) in four Year 4 classes across the country, and monitoring the home-school reading patterns of these pupils compared with four control classes. The kits, contained in sports bags, comprised at least one
The Impact of Research on Policy
This is a publication from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) compiled by scholars based in three universities working within the education research sector, with a particular focus on Early Childhood studies. It assesses the impact of significant and contemporary education research on government policy.
The Impact of ITE Partnerships on Teachers' Professional Learning and Development: A Selection of Ca
Following the results of an initial study into the impact of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) on schools, this follow up study focuses in more detail on the contribution of mentoring to the professional learning of teachers and the reciprocal learning and development benefits of working with trainee teachers. Findings from a qualitative interview study with people involved with ITE in a range of different roles are presented as ‘case stories’ of good practice.
Harnessing Technology Review 2008: The role of technology and its impact on education
This report is an extensive review of recent research into the impact of ICT on Primary, Secondary and Further Education in England and Wales.