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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.  

Inspiring Teachers

Inspiring Teachers: how teachers inspire learners

This report contains the findings from an enquiry that looked at 36 ‘inspiring’ teachers nominated for the project by headteachers and principals of CfBT Schools Trust schools and academies.  

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.  

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.  

The quantitative impact of armed conflict on education

The quantitative impact of armed conflict on education

Commissioned by PEIC, this research sheds fresh light on the numbers of children affected by conflict and estimates the impact of conflict and insecurity on education in terms of direct and indirect costs.  

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.  

School self-evaluation

School self-evaluation for school improvement

School self-evaluation can be a fundamental force in achieving school improvement and this review establishes key debates and what the implications are for self-evaluation as a means of leading school improvement.  

Quality assurance and accountability

Quality assurance and accountability

This review focuses on quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and the use of these methods to drive educational improvement and accountability; addressing structures, responsibilities, processes, tools and models of evaluation.  

Making external school review effective

Making external school review effective

This report considers how learning outcomes can be improved based on findings from the 2012 Windsor International Conference on School Improvement through Inspection and External Review.