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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.  

Language, literacy and learning in Tanzanian secondary schools

This report is by our third Tim Morris Award winner, Laela Adamson, investigating the teaching of English in Tanzanian secondary schools.  

Research, Review, Report

This report showcases nine research studies conducted by two CfBT Education Trust Academies: St Marks Church of England Academy and Oxford Spires Academy  

Community based accountabiltiy in India

Community-based accountability for school improvement

A report of a research project which used a novel approach to improve school standards in India: the training of illiterate mothers to inspect and report on local school quality using a traffic-light scorecard process.  

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.  

Enhancing primary mathematics teaching and learning

Enhancing primary mathematics teaching and learning

This report outlines a sustainable method of enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary phase of education.  

Action research at St Mark's Academy II

Action Research at St Mark's Academy 2012

The aim of St Mark's 2012 action research was to analyse the role of partnership teaching in a classroom where different levels of linguistic ability constitute barriers to academic progress in English.  

Rooted in reading

'Rooted in Reading' Passports

‘Rooted in reading’ is a reading promotion project offering primary and secondary school students a suite of 12 reading ‘passports’ to encourage reading for pleasure.  

Action research in Abu Dhabi III

Action Research Abu Dhabi

This is the third edition of Action Research in Abu Dhabi.  

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.