Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
This is a glossary item that summarises the evidence base and policy context for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). Gifted education can be broadly defined as the practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children identified as gifted and/or talented. Gifted and Talented Education is therefore the programmes which provide this education.
Technology and school improvement: reducing social inequity with technology?
This resource is a 124-page description of a survey of schools to investigate the degree to which technology enhances social equality and school improvement. The schools selected are those being removed from special measures or are under notice to improve (following Ofsted inspection). The Becta funded project was conducted by the Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE) at London Metropolitan University. The conclusions are clearly stated over three pages. The research “found no direc
Initial Teacher Education Research Reports 2004 - 2006
This website presents a series of four research reports from the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education. These reports provide an evidence base for policy development in initial teacher education in New Zealand. Two of the reports can be accessed directly from the site, together with a summary of findings providing an analysis of these four research reports. The two other working papers are available on request from the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council.
Lessons From The Front 2009
Lessons From The Front is a policy-focused report based on the views and recommendations of 500 Teach First teachers reflecting on their experiences in urban complex schools in the UK in a national survey, focus groups and discussions. The principle findings of the report are addressed in two chapters: the first focuses on developing teachers and teaching though improved CPD, promoting both teacher inquisitiveness and professional collaboration; the second focuses on some wider issues facing sch
Transforming the young people's workforce: 3rd annual conference
"Aiming High for Young People", the Government's ten-year strategy for young people, emphasises the need for a young people's workforce of skilled, knowledgable and trusted adults. This conference focused on how this workforce is developing as a result of initiatives to strengthen leadership and management, developing a common platform of skills and building capacity in the third (charity and voluntary) sector. It aimed to provide commentaries and expert analysis on these changes, as well as per
Governing by Numbers? Shaping Education through Data
This resource is a CES (Centre for Educational Sociology) briefing paper sketching an analysis of the effects of European Union-sponsored collection of data on the education systems of the member states. The analysis is part of a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), "Governing by Numbers", itself part of a larger study funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF), Fabricating Quality in European Education Systems (FabQ).
UK Child Poverty
Save the Children reports that the number of children living in severe poverty in the UK has increased to 1.7 million, which is an increase of 260,000 since 2004. One fifth of these children live in London. This claim is based on a policy briefing, "Measuring severe child poverty in the UK", commissioned by them from the New Policy Institute. According to Save the Children, 4 million children live in poverty in the UK. They claim that 55% of families earning less than £12,000 or less a year wil
The DCSF Research Conference 2010
The DCSF Research Conference 2010, The Use of Evidence in Policy Development and Delivery, took place at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 9 February. The day consisted of a series of addresses, followed by two workshop sessions, and a panel discussion in the afternoon. Carole Willis, Director of Research and Analysis at the DCSF, welcomed delegates, and spoke of the need to make decisions to use money for the best impact in terms of delivering better outcomes, based on evidence. A central
Sci-tutors: Monitoring and Assessment
This article from the Sci-tutors website provides ideas relating to assessment to answer questions such as: Why do we assess? What is assessment? Who is it for? How do monitoring and assessment support teaching and learning? and How is a school assessment policy interpreted within the science department? A substantial number of downloads is provided that give access to materials used in some institutions for ITT courses.
Educational Research and Policy: How can we ensure that our findings are used?
This paper, presented at BERA 2009, considers the impact that educational research has on policy, largely by reviewing relevant literature and by evaluating the impact that three very different NFER research projects (TIMSS, Gifted and Talented Evaluation, and National Monitoring Surveys) have had on policy.
CPD for the Wider Workforce - Heywood Community High School
This Teachers TV resource, available online and on television, is a video of how a secondary school in Rochdale has encouraged its entire workforce to participate in ongoing staff training and development, and shows how the policy appears to have benefited both staff and students.
A Phenomenographic Investigation of Teacher Conceptions of Student Engagement in Learning
This journal article explores the meaning of the term ‘student engagement’ in learning. The article draws attention to disagreements about what counts as student engagement and contends that it means different things to different people. It highlights the fact that certain conceptions of engagement (for example, students physically participating in class activities) may not be educationally fruitful. This is because mere participation is not a guarantee that students are cognitively engaged
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
Web Analysis and Design - Quality Planning
This reading material forms part of the "Quality Planning" topic in the Web Analysis and Design module.
An approach for the interoperation of web-distributed applications with a design model
This paper defines the data and inference requirements for the integration of analysis applications with a product model described by a CAD/CAE application. Application input conditions often require sets of complex data that may be considered views of a product model database. We introduce a method that is compatible with the STEP and PLIB product description standards to define an intermediate model that selects, extracts, and validates views of information from a product model to serve as inp
Topology Conservation in Polymer Knots
By: icamvid Topology Conservation in Polymer Knots Institute of Theoretical Physics University of Stellenbosch
Repair of Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation
By: mcgheek Video showing cases of mitral valve degeneration, before (via imaging used in diagnosis) and after repair using the minimally invasive Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see the sister article "Restringing the Heart's Cords" at http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive valve repair.
Rescuers start bringing trapped illegal miners to surface
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Four of a group of at least 30 illegal South African miners trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg are brought to the surface. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internation
Deadly floods threatening livestock across Bolivia
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Feb. 16 - Ranchers in Bolivia are racing to rescue their livestock before floodwaters rise any further. Nathan Frandino reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maint