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Beyond the digital divide

Beyond the digital divide: young people and ICT

The concept of the 'digital divide' has long been used to justify provision of free or discounted computer equipment to school students in the UK, yet 95% of households with children now have access to the internet.  

Raising maths attainment through enhanced pedagogy and communication

Raising maths attainment through enhanced pedagogy and communication

Results from a large-scale 'teacher-level' randomised controlled trial which investigated adult learning in numeracy.  

The quiet revolution

The quiet revolution

This action research project focuses on the teaching and learning of languages and covers topics such as understanding language structure, writing skills and finding ways to get pupils to speak in the target language.  

To the next level

To the next level: improving secondary school teaching to outstanding

Building upon a previous report, this research focuses on schools that either achieve and maintain high-quality teaching or succeed in rapidly improving the effectiveness of lessons.  

Community based accountabiltiy in India

Community-based accountability for school improvement

A report of a research project which used a novel approach to improve school standards in India: the training of illiterate mothers to inspect and report on local school quality using a traffic-light scorecard process.  

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.  

Enhancing primary mathematics teaching and learning

Enhancing primary mathematics teaching and learning

This report outlines a sustainable method of enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary phase of education.  

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 ...  

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.  

Action research at St Mark's Academy II

Action Research at St Mark's Academy 2012

The aim of St Mark's 2012 action research was to analyse the role of partnership teaching in a classroom where different levels of linguistic ability constitute barriers to academic progress in English.