Teaching and pedagogy
Focus on educational research in the United Kingdom 1997-1999December 1999, Research Report
This report will be invaluable to all those who want to find out about educational research and will be is an especially useful resource for fellow researchers, teachers and students.
A lasting legacy? The persistence of season of birth effectsSeptember 1999, Conference Paper
This study used reading test data from three cohorts of children in one LEA to investigate the persistence of season of birth effects between the ages of six and 12.
Real Curriculum: At the start of Key Stage 3. Report Two from the Northern Ireland Curriculum Cohort StudySeptember 1999, Research Report
This report attempts to look beyond intended and official versions of the curriculum to the reality of learners' experiences of the whole curriculum.
Creating a climate for learning: Strategies to raise achievement at key stage 2July 1999, Research Report
The book contains examples of strategies aimed at improving teaching and learning, providing additional support, and equipping children with a positive attitude towards learning.
An investigation into gender differences in achievement: Phase 1: a review of recent research and LEA information on provisionJune 1999, Research Report
NFER is carried out a project, as part of the Local Government Association research programme, to investigate the issue of gender differences in achievement.
Real Curriculum: at the end of Key Stage 2: Report One from the Northern Ireland Curriculum Cohort StudyApril 1999, Research Report
This report attempts to look beyond the intended and official versions of the curriculum to the reality of learners' experiences of the whole curriculum.
Boys' achievement, progress, motivation and participation: Issues raised by recent literatureMarch 1999, Research Report
This report reviews the recent literature on the topic reported that boys’ standards of achievement fell below those of girls.
Streaming, setting and grouping by ability: A review of the literatureNovember 1998, Research Report
This report, based on an analysis of more than 20 major studies in the UK and the USA, challenges some of the assumptions about streaming, setting and grouping by ability.
Age of starting school and the early years curriculumOctober 1998, Policy Paper
This paper presents an overview of research into early childhood education.
Spatial ability: A handbook for teachersOctober 1998, Research Report
This handbook offers teachers a straightforward introduction to some of the research which helps to explain the different ways in which our pupils think and learn.
Learning from differentiation: A review of practice in primary and secondary schoolsSeptember 1998, Research Report
This report considers how primary and secondary schools have actually interpreted and applied the advice they have received from national and local experts and advisers.
Every pupil counts: The impact of class size at key stage 1September 1998, Research Report
This study sets out to explore the influence of class size on classroom practice and on pupils' learning as well as its effect on the workload of teachers.
The role of research in mature education systemsSeptember 1997, Conference Paper
This book distils conference presentations from NFER’s 50th Anniversary event and debates into a cogent statement on educational research in our time.
Reflections on guidance and learning: A study of adults' experiencesMarch 1997, Research Report
This report provides a detailed study of the role of guidance and learning support and its impact on adults' progress and achievements.
Talking back: Pupil views on disaffectionMay 1996, Research Report
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of existing research and commentary on the roles of teaching assistants in schools.
Research into season of birth and school achievement: A selected annotated bibliographySeptember 1995, Research Report
Originally published in 1995, this bibliography provides annotated references to research examining season of birth and achievement.
Education for life: The cross-curricular themes in primary and secondary schoolsJune 1995, Research Report
This study looks at key differences between cross-curricular themes in primary and secondary schools.
School and teacher effectivenessSeptember 1994, Research Report
Staffordshire LEA asked NFER to provide guidance by drawing on key research studies and reviews which would shed light on resource issues.
Initiation rights: Effective induction practices for new teachersFebruary 1994, Research Report
This report from NFER draws on case studies of 'good practice' schools and LEAs to document the key features of effective induction for newly-qualified teachers.
What do students think about school? A report for the National Commission on EducationJanuary 1993, Research Report
This report for the National Commission on Education gives valuable insights into students' attitudes and motivation to learning in the first and third year of secondary school.
The key stage 3 national strategy: LEA and school perceptionsJanuary 1940, Research Report
As part of the evaluation of the key stage 3 strategy: a questionnaire was sent to all 150 LEAs in England.
How to... Run action research: Do it yourselfJanuary 1940, Professional Development
This short guide provides an introduction to action research for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff who are interested in carrying out research, with a view to improving practice.
How to... Plan your research: Meet your objectivesJanuary 1940, Professional Development
This short guide provides an introduction to planning a research project for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff. The guide offers practical tips to assist research project planning.
How to... Run qualitative and quantitative research: From definitions through to analysisJanuary 1940, Professional Development
This short guide gives an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff who are interested in carrying out educational research.
How to... Use focus groups: Get the most from themJanuary 1940, Professional Development
This short guide provides an introduction to focus groups for senior leaders, teaching staff and other school staff who are interested in running focus groups in an educational setting.