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Childhood Behaviour Problems and Academic Outcomes in Adolescence

Children who display increasing levels of inattention at the age of seven are at risk of worse academic outcomes in their GCSE examinations, according to this research led by the universities of Bristol and Nottingham and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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27/05/2015
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Generating Philanthropic Support for UK Higher Education

This Ross-Case report by NatCen on higher education shows that the bulk of the funds raised via donations and gifts went to Oxbridge and other members of the Russell Group of leading research universities such as Manchester and Imperial College.

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27/05/2015
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Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying

This American survey by the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey shows that fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

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27/05/2015
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Young Adults Returning to the Parental Home after Graduation in England

Many graduates return to live in the parental home at some stage after graduation. But parents of young adults who return to the family home after university are often puzzled about how to manage the relationship. This study by the London School of Economics explores young graduates’ coresidence with their parents.

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27/05/2015
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Modern Foreign Languages In Secondary Schools In Wales

Modern foreign language learning in secondary schools in Wales is declining rapidly according to this major study carried out by CfBT and the British Council.

Date:
04/06/2015
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Quality of Worklife Survey

This new survey by the American Federation of Teachers on well-being, working conditions and stressors for educators completed by more than 30,000 educators indicates that teacher stress levels are rising.

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04/05/2015
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An Intervention in a Secondary School and its Impact on Students’ Plant-based Food Choices

This research study undertaken at Leeds Beckett University has found that behavioural 'nudges' are effective in encouraging healthy eating in the school canteen.

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04/05/2015
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How Well Do Further Education Institutions Manage Learner Complaints?

This Estyn report looks at how well further education institutions manage complaints from learners, and how well they use these to improve the quality of their provision for learners.

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04/05/2015
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Developing Great Teaching: Effective Professional Development

Report summary: This report, by the Teacher Development Trust, provides teachers, school leaders, CPD providers, policy makers and the wider education sector with an in-depth insight into what constitutes effective CPD, and concludes that longer-term programmes of support and engagement result in more effective CPD.

Date:
11/06/2015
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Stereotyped at Seven? Biases in Teacher Judgement of Pupils’ Ability and Attainment

This new research from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education has found teachers are prejudiced against poorer children, automatically believing that they will do worse in tests than wealthy children.

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11/06/2015
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A Literature Review Of The Value Of Vocational Qualifications

This NFER report for The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) looks at the value of vocational qualifications offered in the UK by JCQ members. The review is evidence-based so will be helpful for the JCQ in informing discussions with Government, regulatory funding bodies, and funding agencies about future investment in vocational qualifications.

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11/06/2015
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Examining The Effects Of Texting, Twitter, And Message Content On Student Learning

Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is messaging interfering with student learning? Can students concentrate with the same intensity while exchanging texts with their friends and family?. This study published in Communication Education evaluates how different types of messaging impact student retention of classroom material.

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11/06/2015
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A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools

Britain is no longer a Christian nation, but there is still a place in the curriculum and in school life for religious education that reflects today’s realities. This report by Charles Clarke advocates that religious education should be overhauled and should have a nationally set curriculum, while parents should no longer be allowed to take their children out of RE lessons.

Date:
18/06/2015
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Characteristics Of Pre-School Provision And Their Association With Child Outcomes

This ScotCen Social Research report explores the relationship between children’s experience of pre-school provision and change in their social and cognitive development between ages 3 and 5.

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18/06/2015
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Growing Up In Scotland - Additional Support Needs Of Children Aged 8

This analysis of data from ScotCen's ‘Growing up in Scotland’ study shows boys are far more likely than girls to need additional support for learning; at age eight, nearly one in five (18%) boys compared to less than one in ten (8%) girls.

Date:
18/06/2015
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Generation Inactive

This report by ukactive calls for routine testing of children’s fitness, after finding that less than half of primary schools are recording time spent being physically active.

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18/06/2015
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The Class Of 2035: Promoting A Brighter And More Active Future For The Youth Of Tomorrow

This report by the Youth Sport Trust is calling for smartphones and tablets to become an integral part of physical education, as wearable technology and gamification apps could yield benefits for PE lessons.

Date:
24/06/2015
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What Doesn’t Work in Education: The Politics of Distraction

This new research by Professor John Hattie, Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, suggests that teacher expertise matters far more than class size or what school a child attends, because teachers tend to stick to their teaching approach regardless of the number of students.

Date:
24/06/2015
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The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2015

This twenty-first annual survey of graduate recruitment at the UK’s leading universities shows that student debt is soaring but graduates are positive about the job market.

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24/06/2015
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School-To-School Support And Collaboration

This Estyn report gives examples of school-to-school support, including informal self-generated or brokered arrangements, collaborations and federations. The report considers what works, how and why it works, and the support mechanisms that sustain it. It also discusses the impact, success factors and obstacles facing these school-to-school initiatives.

Date:
24/06/2015
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