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Language Trends 2013/14

Language Trends 2013/14

The Language Trends survey 2013/14 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises, charting the health of language teaching and learning in schools in England, this year conducted in partnership with the British Council.  

Bilingual education in Brunei

Bilingual education in Brunei

This research, carried out by the University of Oxford, addresses the evolution of the Brunei approach to bilingual education and the role of CfBT (now Education Development Trust) in promoting educational change.  

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

The paper gives a high level overview of how impact evaluation can be used in the particular context of government funded privately-provided schools. It also illustrates how more generally impact evaluation can support evidence-based policy-making.  

Lessons from abroad

Lessons from abroad: international review of primary languages

This report offers a comparative perspective on the debate on language learning in schools within England, examining the research evidence and showing how other countries are tackling the typical issues and challenges.  

The effectiveness of bilingual teaching and learning

The effectiveness of bilingual teaching and learning

This report discusses the bilingual approach used in schools supported by CfBT (now Education Development Trust) in partnership with ADEC in Abu Dhabi  

Closer to home

Closer to home: how to help schools in low- and middle-income countries respond to children’s language needs

These guidelines are for anyone active in education in low- or middle-income countries where school language is causing problems for children’s learning  

Achieving successful outcomes through Alternative Education Provision

Achieving successful outcomes through Alternative Education Provision: an international literature review

This literature review explores some essential characteristics of effective Alternative Education Practice  

Debating the evidence

Debating the evidence: an international review of current situation and perceptions

The purpose of this research was to undertake a review of what is currently known, in the hope of providing a focus for the ongoing development of debate activities  

Nurturing a thousand flowers

Nurturing a thousand flowers International approaches to government funded, privately provided schools

This paper seeks to examine how policy makers and providers operate successfully within the context of supply-side reforms  

Financial capability

Financial capability: Why is it important and how can it be improved?

This perspective piece is aimed at those with an interest in the development of national financial capability strategies and those who are developing or implementing financial capability programmes