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Language Trends 2013/14

Language Trends 2013/14

The Language Trends survey 2013/14 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises, charting the health of language teaching and learning in schools in England, this year conducted in partnership with the British Council.  

Educational blogs and their effect on pupils' writing

Educational blogs and their effects on pupils' writing

This research report explores the effect that writing on online blogs can have for primary school pupils. The research project was led by the London Connected Learning Centre.  

Action research for school improvement

Action research for school improvement

This report is based on seven action research projects undertaken by teachers in CfBT (now Education Development Trust) academies in the school year 2012/13. The action research focused on key aspects of school improvement.  

Bilingual education in Brunei

Bilingual education in Brunei

This research, carried out by the University of Oxford, addresses the evolution of the Brunei approach to bilingual education and the role of CfBT (now Education Development Trust) in promoting educational change.  

Employer engagement in education

Employer engagement in education

This important report was undertaken for CfBT (now Education Development Trust) by the Education and Employers Taskforce. It reviews existing and new evidence about how employer engagement can improve on the learning and progression of young people.  

An awareness of neuroscience in education

An awareness of neuroscience in education

This project sought to establish whether teaching pupils about the brain could impact upon their beliefs about their own intelligence and ultimately positively impact on their academic performance.  

Girls' education in pastoral communities

Girls' education in pastoral communities

This report by Adella Raymond, the first winner of the Tim Morris Award, focuses on the particularly challenging situation facing women and girls in pastoral communities and the marginalisation they suffer.  

Higher Education and Developmental Leadership: The Case of Ghana

This study highlights the important role that quality education, at both secondary and higher level, has played in the formation of developmental leadership in Ghana  

Leadership

Leadership

This review looks at key aspects of policy and practice relating to headteachers: their changing role; management of supply; recruitment; performance management; training and development.  

Systems and structures

Systems and structures

This review looks at the way high-performing and improving education systems share out power and responsibility. Resources can be critical to achieving policy implementation.