Teaching and pedagogy
Evaluation of Birmingham Local Authority's Action Research StrategyJune 2007, Research Summary
This evaluation examined the impacts of teacher-led research in Birmingham schools and focused on the role of teacher-led research within the local authority and teachers’ experiences of conducting research.
London Challenge: Survey of pupils and teachers 2006February 2007, Research Report
DfES commissioned the NFER to carry out a survey of Year 7 pupils, Year 10 pupils and teachers from maintained schools in London.
Schools' concerns and their implications for local authorities: Annual survey of trends in education 2006October 2006, Research Report
This report, contains a series of papers, funded by the LGA, reporting the findings from the Annual Survey of Trends in Education 2006 in both primary and secondary schools.
Some perspectives on home educated childrenAugust 2006, Research Report
This was a small-scale, scoping study focusing on the local authority’s role regarding elective home education (EHE).
General Teaching Council Survey of Teachers 2005June 2006, Research Report
A large-scale survey of a representative sample of 10,000 registered teachers was conducted for the General Teaching Council (GTC) by the NFER in spring 2005.
Using research in your school and your teachingJune 2006, Professional Development
This short booklet is designed for teachers who are interested in using research in their school and offers practical guidance and case study examples.
London Challenge: Surveys of pupils and teachers 2005January 2006, Research Report
London Challenge commissioned the NFER to carry out a survey of Year 7 and 10 pupils and teachers from maintained schools in London, and comparison schools in other metropolitan areas.
Postcards from research-engaged schoolsSeptember 2005, Practical Guide
This book presents ‘postcards’ from the journeys made by the teachers in these schools and offers practical guidance to others.
Schools' use of data in teaching and learningAugust 2005, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by the DfES to conduct a study of primary, secondary and special maintained schools in England to assess the use of data in teaching and learning.
Evaluation of the NERF bulletin trial: Phase two reportJuly 2005, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by the National Education Research Forum to evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based Bulletin for practitioners by obtaining a cross-section of views from teachers and LEA staff.
Basic skills and key skills: A review of international literatureJanuary 2005, Research Report
This is a National Council Education and Learning Wales (ELWa) commissioned report on evidence-based research into international good practice in the provision of basic and key skills.
Review of the evidence relating to the introduction of a standard school yearAugust 2004, Research Report
This review considered existing research evidence on changing the school year in order to provide helpful information for policy makers and practitioners and to inform further empirical research.
But what does it mean? The use of effect sizes in educational researchJune 2004, Research Report
This book details six papers presented at an invitational seminar, on how the concept of ‘effect sizes’ can be applied to complex educational analyses.
The employment and deployment of teaching assistantsMarch 2004, Research Report
This research was based on a literature review which focused on the current role of teaching assistants in school.
Evaluation of Excellence in Cities Primary Extension: A report of the Gifted and Talented Strand StudyMarch 2004, Research Report
The research reported here focused in detail on the implementation and operation of the Gifted and Talented Strand in eight primary schools.
Mapping work on the future of teaching and learningFebruary 2004, Research Report
This report presents the findings from a GTCE initiated study aimed at identifying and charting current thinking on the future of teaching and learning.
What works for gifted and talented pupils: a review of recent researchDecember 2003, Research Report
This systematic literature review aimed to inform the Local Government Association about the findings from the literature which focused on implications for the practice of teaching gifted and talented pupils.
School starting age: European policy and recent researchNovember 2002, Conference Paper
This paper reviews school starting ages for children across the world in the light of national policies.
The impact of school size and single-sex education on performanceJuly 2002, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore two issues of enduring interest: the impact on performance of school size and single-sex education.
Is the curriculum working? The key stage 3 phase of the Northern Ireland curriculum cohort studyJanuary 2002, Research Report
This report presents the findings from the KS3 phase of the Northern Ireland Curriculum Cohort Study, a major piece of longitudinal research tracking pupils' experiences and perceptions of the curriculum.
Homework: A review of recent researchJune 2001, Research Report
This thorough and wide-ranging review focuses on the best available evidence from research in an attempt to answer some fundamental questions about homework.
Who would be a teacher?October 2000, Research Report
The aim of this review was to examine research that has explored the factors influencing the motivation, morale and job satisfaction experienced by teachers.
Raising attainment in secondary schools: A handbook for school self-evaluationSeptember 2000, Practical Guide
This handbook is designed to assist with raising attainment and has been thoroughly tested in the field with different kinds of secondary schools.
The development of values, attitudes and personal qualities: A review of recent researchFebruary 2000, Research Report
This comprehensive review of research published in English interprets key concepts in the area of schools’ responsibilities in developing young people's values, attitudes and personal qualities alongside their academic abilities.
An investigation into gender differences in achievement: Phase 2: school and classroom strategiesJanuary 2000, Research Report
The report describes the findings of Phase 2 of a study which carried out in-depth case studies in 19 schools looking into gender differences in achievement.