May 2016 Research Publications Schools About
Lost in translation? The challenges of educational policy borrowing

Why do useful lessons from the educational systems of different countries so often get lost in translation between their origin and destination? A special issue of the quarterly journal Educational Research brings together an international collection of research papers on this theme. The editorial is free to access online.
Our international voice on evidence-informed practice
Senior Research Manager, Dr Julie Nelson, joined international experts to participate in a two-day meeting in Washington DC, focusing on the use of research evidence in public policy and practice.

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Research Update for teaching schools
This new newsletter explores what it means to be a research-engaged teaching school or teaching school alliance, how this can be achieved, and what the benefits can be for teachers and pupils.

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The future of technical and professional education: joining up the dots

Tami McCrone anticipates the much-awaited White Paper on skills and the forthcoming report from Lord Sainsbury's expert panel. What help will young people need to make the most of any changes in the provision of technical and professional education and to secure meaningful and fulfilling future employment? More...
The power of collaboration: what schools can achieve through effective school-to-school partnership working

Robert Smith describes the activities that resulted from school-to-school collaboration in Wales under the Lead and Emerging Practitioner Pathfinder Project, and their perceived contribution to school improvement. More...
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14 June 2016
Free Webinar: ‘How research-engaged is your teaching school alliance?’

In this 45 minute free webinar NFER's Head of Enquiring Schools, Gareth Mills, will share knowledge on why and how engaging with research has helped schools. More...
8 September 2016
Reforming careers advice and guidance in England

Senior Research Manager Tami McCrone will be speaking on a panel on options for schools to improve the quality of their careers provision at this seminar. More...
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