• Best education research of 2017 for schools

    Having scoured the international academic journals for the best research applicable to schools in England, Stuart Kime shares his top five treasures Making decisions means engaging with information, either consciously or not. As I set about finding the shining jewels of rigour in methodological research and substantive brilliance in 2017, I couldn’t help but think

    5.00 Dec. 18th, 2017 | Opinion

  • How to test interventions in the classroom

    Don’t get hung up on methodology – good classroom research starts by establishing meaningful, measurable outcomes, explains Dr Lauren Ballaera It’s August in a classroom in west London and eight new teachers are discussing ways they can use education research to improve outcomes for their pupils. All of them are PhDs – mainly mathematicians and

    5.00 Nov. 4th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Teacher-student interactions, reading and the social and emotional aspects of learning

    In this edition of the British Educational Research Journal, three studies caught the eye. 1. Maria Poulou: “The effects on students’ emotional and behavioural difficulties of teacher-student interactions, students’ social skills and classroom context” When thinking about student behaviour it is often easy to think it is a one-way street, but this paper thinks of behaviour

    19.00 Jan. 18th, 2015 | Reviews

  • Research: Nowhere that fits – the dilemmas of school choice for parents of children with statements of special educational needs (SEN) in England

    Authors: Meanu Bajwa-Patel and Cristina Devecchi Support for Learning, Volume 29, Issue 2, 2014 Publisher: Wiley Science A dilemma every parent faces: “Which school is going to help my child reach their potential?” Parents of children with no special educational needs often have upwards of eight schools in their local area to choose from and

    7.00 Oct. 5th, 2014 | Reviews

  • Research: Truancy and well-being among secondary school pupils in England

    Published: Taylor & Francis                   Publishied in: Educational studies, 10 September 2014 Research: The trouble with truancy: satisfied students stick at school Picture an average class of 30 pupils, studying attentively. Now imagine that seven disappear. But truancy is not a magic trick, it is a serious problem. Nearly a quarter of Year 10 students interviewed

    19.00 Sep. 28th, 2014 | Reviews