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Language learning in secondary schools in England

Language learning in secondary schools in England: findings from the 2011 Language Trends survey

Language Trends 2011 is one in an annual series of reports charting the health of language learning within the secondary curriculum in English secondary schools.  

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 Sierra Leone

This case study was part of a desk-based rapid review of literature, providing an overview of the teacher remuneration system in Sierra Leone.  

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 ...  

The teacher salary system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

This case study was part of a desk-based rapid review of literature, providing an overview of the teacher remuneration system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

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 ...  

A review of the literature on the role of the board chair

A review of the literature on the role of the board chair: What are the messages for chairs of school governing bodies?

This report reviews the literature on board chairs to inform all those involved in school governing in England about the responsibility, the role and the knowledge, the capabilities and characteristics required of the chair of the school governing ...  

Action research in languages teaching schools

Action Research in languages teaching schools

This publication is a collection of practitioner research reports produced by teachers from languages departments in secondary schools across England.  

State-building, peace-building and service delivery in fragile and conflict-affected states

State-building, Peace-building and Service Delivery in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

The research question examined in this one-year research project is: How does the fulfillment of people’s expectations for services relate to their perception of the legitimacy of the government?  

School2School

'School 2 School': How to Make Teaching Schools a Success

This paper aims to analyse and describe the potential of the Teaching Schools initiative to improve teaching and raise standards, identify some of the risks that might jeopardise its successful implementation and propose possible mitigations.