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Tim Morris Award

Education Development Trust's Tim Morris Award offers £2,000 financial support to a PhD or MPhil student in the field of education or international development to support field research in a developing country.  

Education Development Trust research

The rapid improvement of government schools in England

This study investigates the experience of an unusually interesting group of government-funded primary and secondary schools in England.  

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Evidence that counts: what happens when teachers apply scientific methods to their practice

As the debate about the nature and generation of education evidence becomes centre stage globally this report leads the way. Twelve teacher-led randomised controlled trials and other styles of experimental research demonstrate the potential of ...  

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Language trends 2015/16

Language Trends 2016 is the 14th in a series of annual reports charting the health of language learning in English schools.  

Interesting cities

Interesting cities: five approaches to urban school reform

Our latest report is a pioneering comparison of the approaches used to improve school standards in five diverse cities around the world: London, New York, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Ho Chi Minh City.  

Effective Teaching

Effective teaching

Teachers are one of the key elements in any school and effective teaching is one of the key propellers for school improvement - this review uses relevant literature to identify what makes an effective teacher.  

Successful school leadership

Successful school leadership

School leaders are under considerable pressure to demonstrate the contribution of their work to school improvement - this review addresses what successful school leadership looks like in a variety of contexts.  

School improvement in London

School improvement in London: a global perspective

This report considers how successful London's schools have been over the past decade and identifies what might be learned from the transformation that is relevant to policy makers and educationalists worldwide.  

Language Trends Wales

Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools in Wales

The first national survey of modern foreign language (MFL) teaching in Welsh secondary schools, carried out by Education Development Trust and the British Council, highlights the decline of modern foreign language learning in Welsh schools.  

The quantitative impact of armed conflict on education in Syria: counting financial costs

The quantitative impact of armed conflict on education in Syria

This paper investigates the extent to which conflict has impacted on education in Syria. Using a variety of data sources, it attempts to quantify the impact in terms of the financial implications of the damage done to the education system.