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Observing effective mathematics teaching: a review of the literature

This review examines a range of lesson observation frameworks designed for and used in the observation of teaching in mathematics.  

England’s approach to school performance data – lessons learned

This report distils down what others can learn from three decades of England’s approach to school performance data.  

Constructing schools in a recurrent armed conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo

​This report is by our fourth Tim Morris Award winner, Cyril Brandt, investigating construction of schools in conflicted affected regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo  

Multilingual classrooms: opportunities and challenges for English medium instruction in low- and middle-income contexts

Multilingual classrooms: opportunities and challenges for English medium instruction in low- and middle-income contexts

This research report considers the complex field of English medium instruction (EMI) policies in low- and middle-income countries. Its purpose is to provide insight and support to those responsible for setting policy or enacting it in complex ...  

TALIS Video Study

The TALIS Video Study

Education Development Trust has joined forces with Oxford University to head up, on behalf of the Department for Education, the England arm of a pioneering international study.  

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.  

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.  


Disadvantaged girls in Kenyan schools

This report explores aspects of school and schooling that affect the participation and learning of marginalised girls in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Turkana and the slums of Nairobi.  

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  


A study on children with disabilities and their right to education: the Union of Comoros

This study is one of a series of three case studies conducted in Madagascar, Comoros and Rwanda into the right to education of children with disabilities