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Top research websites for teachers
There is a wealth of research and data available online, which teachers can use to inform their practice. Here’s our pick of the web:
National Foundation for Education Research (NFER)
NFER’s research and practitioner guidance covers a large range of topics that are relevant to teachers, including pedagogy, narrowing the gap and leadership across the UK and also internationally.
Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
The EEF funds and evaluates projects on raising disadvantaged learners’ attainment. The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit shows you how effective and cost-effective different teaching and learning approaches are at a glance. It is based on over 5,500 studies.
The Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)
CUREE supports the effective use of educational research to improve practice and policy. It systematically searches for, collates and publishes education research from many organisations.
National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL)
The NCTL’s online leadership library features research, guidance and tools for early years and school leaders. Topics include succession planning, multi-agency working and leadership models. Free membership gives you access to the library.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is a vast database of educational research, much of which is American. You can search ERIC for free, but you have to pay to access some content.
This webpage draws on information from our guide Education on the Web.