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Issue LB.113

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How Children Use Mobile Devices at School and at Home

This research by Techknowledge for Schools (formerly Tablets for Schools) and research agency Family Kids & Youth includes analysis of over 21,000 open ended responses from the children and young people to understand young people’s use of mobile devices at home and at school.

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26/11/2015
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Further Education: Social Mobility, Skills and Second Chances

This new research by Education Datalab, carried out over the last five years, overturns the existing evidence on the value of FE learning and shows how important it is for social mobility. FE is likely to suffer severe cuts in the forthcoming spending review which will have the biggest impact on the most disadvantaged in society, and is likely to have a negative impact on widening participation in HE.

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26/11/2015
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Education at a Glance 2015

This OECD report addresses the needs of a range of users, from governments seeking to learn policy lessons to academics requiring data for further analysis to the general public wanting to monitor how schools are progressing in producing world-class students. The publication examines the quality of learning outcomes, the policy levers and contextual factors that shape these outcomes, and the broader private and social returns that accrue to investments in education.

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26/11/2015
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Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice

This green paper by The Higher Education Commission (HE Commission) puts forward a number of key policy recommendations to reshape the higher education landscape to have students at its heart. Its core aims are to raise teaching standards, provide greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education, and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants.

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26/11/2015
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Are SEND Reforms Fully Supporting Children?

In June 2014, a new special education needs (SEN) code of practice was introduced, implementing changes that hoped to improve education planning for children and young adults with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). Samantha Hale, Education Law specialist at Maxwell Gillott, a trading style of Simpson Millar LLP, looks into current research on how the law is performing and avenues for legal redress.

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26/11/2015
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The Future Of Teaching And Learning About Religion And Belief

This report by the University of London argues that religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century because religious belief has changed sharply in recent years but religious education has not kept pace.

Date:
02/12/2015
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Ofsted Annual Report

The Ofsted Annual Report sets out the evidence and findings on the quality of schools and the further education and skills sector. The report is underpinned by the findings of over 5,000 inspections of schools, colleges and providers of further education and skills.

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02/12/2015
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Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice

In this new green paper, the Government has outlined its plans to boost teaching standards, increase participation in higher education by people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and ensure students get value for money from higher education.

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02/12/2015
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Supporting The Attainment Of Disadvantaged Pupils: Articulating Success And Good Practice

This NFER research investigated the role of school characteristics; school strategies; and implementation approaches in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment. The report highlights what the most successful schools are doing and confirms that while school intake and pupil characteristics are influential they do not solely determine pupils’ outcomes.

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02/12/2015
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How Does The Use Of Mobile Technology Prepare Students For Future Employment?

This research by Techknowledge looks at how technology in schools can prepare students for future employment by developing key characteristics, including resilience, curiosity, creativity, self-control, confidence, determination, ambition and emotional intelligence.

Date:
09/12/2015
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The NAHT School Recruitment Survey 2015

This NAHT survey shows that schools in England face a deepening problem in recruiting enough teachers, creating a growing role for teacher recruitment and supply agencies, adding cost and complexity to teacher recruitment for schools.

Date:
09/12/2015
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The Impacts of the Bedroom Tax on Children and Their Education

The effects of benefit cuts and poverty are causing children emotional distress and affecting concentration at school, according to this study by Manchester University.

Date:
09/12/2015
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The Importance Of Neuroscience In Education

This research by psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw, shows that concepts and techniques derived from brain research and psychology can play a crucial role improving individual and general performance in education.

Date:
09/09/2015
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