practical research for education keeps headteachers, students, researchers and classroom teachers up to date with the latest research in all aspects of education. Articles can be used both for private study and as a starting point for group discussions, staff meetings and INSET courses.
Published twice a year, both in print and online, the journal includes regular features: Profile interviews with well-known researchers and theorists, Tool-kit articles that equip people to do their own research and Letter from the chalk-face, which offers readers the opportunity to write about their own experiences of doing or using research.
Many articles are available for free download at the journal’s website www.pre-online.co.uk.
Profile: Andrew Pollard
Tool-kit 7: Using appreciative inquiry in research
Maha Shuyab, Caroline Sharp and Michelle Judkins
Using support groups to improve behaviour
Reading – a pleasure or a pain? Attitudes to reading in years 4 and 6
Teaching inference skills in reading
Letter from the chalkface: research inspires a new professionalism
Thinking outside the box: learning from a school research project
Helen Crawley and Alison Lawson
Understanding Fischer Family Trust output
practical research for education conference 2008
Free online database of current research: CERUK plus
Switching on the light – some reflections on staff development to support inclusive learning
Maths, science and gender: messages from TIMSS