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Evaluation of the Languages Support Programme in Teaching...

Date: 01.08.2013

Languages education in England faces a major challenge to raise the status of languages in the school curriculum and improve young people’s foreign language proficiency. The Languages Support Programme was delivered by the CfBT...

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Teaching schools: first among equals?

Date: 01.08.2013

This paper considers the antecedents, role and early development, and future of teaching schools as agents of change in our evolving pattern of schooling. The story is in three parts Evolution - traces the concept of teaching schools...

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Confident school leadership: an East Asian perspective

Date: 01.08.2013

In this short thinkpiece, Dr Ben Jensen examines the high-performing education systems of East Asia. He considers how these systems support the development of confident school leadership professions empower school leaders to make...

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Findings from research into the impact of non-teaching...

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER recently undertook a study to explore the impact of non-teaching Teach First ambassadors on the Teach First vision that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background. Commissioned by Teach...

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Head teachers` experiences of school inspection under...

Date: 01.08.2013

This article focuses on head teachers` experiences of inspection under Ofsted`s revised school inspection framework, their views of its principles and its implications for school leaders and leadership. The article draws on findings from...

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Evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check: First Interim...

Date: 01.08.2013

Technical Appendices;NFER is currently undertaking an evaluation to identify and track the impacts of the phonics screening check. Commissioned by the Department for Education, this first interim report provides an overview of...

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Headteachers` readings of and responses to disadvantaged...

Date: 01.08.2013

Existing research demonstrates the impact of context on school organisation and management, curriculum and pedagogy and on student peer relations. New developments in English education policy will devolve more responsibility for dealing...

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Evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST)...

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER and SQW recently undertook a national evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide each participating teacher or ‘MaST’ with a Masters-level programme of training and...

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Effectiveness of Music Education for the Improvement of...

Date: 01.08.2013

Introduction: Difficulties in word-level reading skills are prevalent in Brazilian schools and may deter children from gaining the knowledge obtained through reading and academic achievement. Music education has emerged as a potential...

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Qualitative Evaluation of the National Science Learning...

Date: 01.08.2013

This report presents the Qualitative Evaluation of the National Science Learning Centre undertaken for Myscience. The research explored the impact on pupils of continuing professional development (CPD) undertaken at the National Centre....

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Multicultural desires? Parental negotiation of...

Date: 01.08.2013

This paper considers the ways in which parents talk about choosing secondary schools in three areas of Greater Manchester. It argues that this can be a moment when parents are considering their own attitudes to, and shaping their...

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Creative learning environments in education: a systematic...

Date: 01.08.2013

This paper reports on a systematic review of 210 pieces of educational research, policy and professional literature relating to creative environments for learning in schools, commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS). Despite...

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Organizational philosophy as a new perspective on...

Date: 01.08.2013

Objective. To define the concept of "organizational philosophy" through identification of elements within undergraduate pharmacy curricula in the United Kingdom that contribute to students` learning of professionalism. Methods. A...

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Employer involvement in schools: A practical guide for...

Date: 01.08.2013

Against a backdrop of economic recession, high youth unemployment and a;sustained reduction in public funding, the task of supporting young people to;make effective post-16 transitions into further education or employment is;highly...

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Home–school agreements: explaining the growth of...

Date: 01.08.2013

Since 1998 all maintained schools, academies and city technology colleges in England and Wales have been required to publish a home–school agreement. This documents the school’s responsibilities and the obligations of parents, and...

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