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How Do Students React To Longer Instruction Time?

This paper by Elena Claudia Meroni and Giovanni Abbiati investigates the effects on achievement, study behaviours and attitudes of an intervention providing extra instruction time in language and in mathematics in lower secondary schools in Southern Italy.

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31/03/2016
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Poverty And Children's Personal And Social Relationships

This research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores associations between poverty and children’s relationships, using Millennium Cohort Study data.

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31/03/2016
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Trends in Life Expectancy and Lifespan Variation by Educational Attainment

This research by the London School of Economics shows that modest gains in life expectancy among white high school-educated Americans obscure the fact that, in contrast to their more highly educated peers, significant numbers are increasingly dying young.

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31/03/2016
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Eliminating Unnecessary Workload Around Planning And Teaching Resources

As the workload challenge showed, all parts of the education system have a role to play in reducing the unnecessary tasks that take teachers and school leaders away from their core task: improving outcomes for children. This report by the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group looks specifically at issues around planning and resources.

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31/03/2016
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Issues Around Intellectual Property

Britain’s universities are gaining wide recognition for producing some of the most promising technology companies around today, with new technology breakthroughs never far from the headlines. This success brings its own complications, one of the most challenging being the ownership of the Intellectual Property (the “IP”).

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31/03/2016
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The Effect of Student-Teacher Demographic Match on Teacher Expectations

Teachers are an important source of information for traditionally disadvantaged students. However, little is known about how teachers form expectations and whether they are systematically biased. This report by the American University investigates whether student–teacher demographic mismatch affects high school teachers’ expectations for students’ educational attainment.

Date:
08/04/2016
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Age At School Entry: How Old Is Old Enough?

A child’s age at school entry matters, and the implications of policy changes can have long-lasting effects. This report, published on IZA World of Labor, finds that school entry age has strong effects on outcomes, including test scores, special-needs diagnosis, and leadership.

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08/04/2016
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Is It Enough To Be Bright? Parental Background, Cognitive Ability And Educational Attainment

Do social factors affect children’s educational achievements more than cognitive ability? It could be perceived that social status can be correlated with better life chances and educational achievements for children. But is it all about the social background and income of the parents, or should children’s own cognitive abilities be taken into account? This research by the Swedish Institute for Social Research studies 4 key areas of parental social background against children’s cognitive ability to decipher their impact on educational outcomes.

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08/04/2016
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Parents’ Experiences of Services and Information in the Early Years

This research by Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission was to gain insight into the activities and advice used by parents of children under four from different backgrounds.

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08/04/2016
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A comparison of Academic Achievement in Independent and State Schools

This report by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University looks at the differences in attainment between pupils who are educated in independent and state schools from junior or prep school through to GCSE, controlling for differences such as prior ability, socioeconomic status and gender.

Date:
14/04/2016
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Education in England: Annual Report 2016

This report by Centre Forum shows that White British pupils in England make less progress in school compared to other ethnic groups.

Date:
14/04/2016
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Educational Excellence Everywhere

This government white paper sets out plans to deliver educational excellence everywhere, so that every child and young person can access world class provision, achieving to the best of his or her ability regardless of location, prior attainment and background.

Date:
14/04/2016
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NEET Prevention - Keeping Students Engaged At Key Stage 4

This NFER research examines the impact of school-based programmes that are in place to support students aged 14-16 who are at risk of temporary disconnection from learning.

Date:
14/04/2016
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The State Of Language Learning In Primary And Secondary Schools In England

This report by the Education Development Trust for the British Council charts the health of language learning in English schools.

Date:
22/04/2016
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Out Of School Activities During Primary School And KS2 Attainment

This research by NatCen Social Research, Newcastle University and ASK Research, found that after-school clubs and sports can improve the academic performance and social skills of disadvantaged primary school pupils.

Date:
22/04/2016
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The state of funding in education and teachers’ working conditions in CEE countries

This ETUCE report identifies some common trends and challenges in CEE countries in relation to 1) funding of education; 2) teachers’ working conditions and trade union action; 3) social dialogue and collective bargaining; and 4) priorities for further action.

Date:
22/04/2016
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How Graduate Earnings Vary With Gender, Institution Attended, Subject And Socio-Economic Background

This research by the Nuffield Foundation has found that graduates from richer family backgrounds earn significantly more after graduation than their poorer counterparts, even after completing the same degrees from the same universities.

Date:
22/04/2016
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