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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.  

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.  

The quantitative impact of armed conflict on education in Pakistan: counting the human and financial costs

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.  

Higher Education and Developmental Leadership

Higher education and developmental leadership - the case of Ghana

This research paper highlights the important role that quality secondary and higher education has played in the formation of developmental leadership in Ghana. It was commissioned by the Developmental Leadership Program.  

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.  

The teacher salary system in Afghanistan

This case study, which was undertaken as a desk-based rapid review of recent publicly available English-language literature (academic and grey), provides an overview of the teacher remuneration system in Afghanistan, with particular attention paid ...  

Building effective teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict-affected states

Building effective teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict affected states

This report argues that policy makers need to have a dual focus - not only on increasing national and international resources for teacher salaries, but also on supporting teacher salary systems and the individual parts within them to ensure that ...  

Action research in Abu Dhabi III

Action Research Abu Dhabi

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