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Sustaining success: high performing government schools in London

London schools continue to constitute an extraordinary ‘success story’. By common consent, the government school system in London achieves extremely good results compared to the rest of England, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds do ...  

Technology-supported professional development for teachers: lessons from developing countries

This report captures what might be learnt from a selection of the world’s most interesting examples of technology-assisted in-service professional development in lower-income countries and from wider reflections about the potential of technology ...  

Promising practice: government schools in Vietnam

Promising practice: government schools in Vietnam

This report investigates what lies behind Vietnam's learning success.  

Teachers of refugees: a review of the literature

Education Development Trust and IIEP UNESCO joined forces to conduct a much-needed review of the main aspects of management relating to teachers of refugees – from recruitment to certification and professional development as well as incentives and ...  

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.