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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.  

Education in fragile situations

Education in fragile situations: a review of political economy and conflict analysis literature and tools

This literature review outlines key developments, methodological tools and analytical frameworks in governance, political economy and conflict analysis, particularly in relation to the education sector in fragile situations.  

The impact of sector-wide approaches

The impact of sector-wide approaches: where from, where now and where to?

This research reflects upon and reviews the global progress of education sector wide approaches in developing countries since their introduction in the late 1990s  

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  

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  

School inspections

School inspections: what happens next?

The purpose of this paper is to consider the question: ‘How are inspection findings expected to improve schools?’ in education systems with different inspection regimes  

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