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Can we stop pushy parents from ruining kids’ education?

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Can we stop pushy parents from ruining kids’ education?

Ever since the 1850s, report after report has noted the wretched state of provision for practical learning skills in this country. The reasons for this failure lie deep in our social and economic history. Until we can focus public resources on the needs of the millions in our society who are still dominated by inequalities based on class, it seems that little will change.


By IPPR,UK.


Education Policy Resource.


Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: evaluation of the pilot/programme

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Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: evaluation of the pilot/programme

NFER carried out an evaluation of a pilot/programme that was introduced in 2004 to help raise the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools. Within participating authorities, pilot consultants were appointed and were managed by the Primary National Strategy managers and the Ethnic Minority Achievement managers, to help embed the pilot/programme within the Primary National Strategy. In the qualitative phase of the research local authority personnel and practitioners were consulted in 21 schools within seven local authorities. Kerensa White, Karen Lewis and Felicity Fletcher-Campbell


By NFER,UK.


Education Policy Resource.


Guidelines for official publications in local authorities

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Guidelines for official publications in local authorities

All local authorities produce a large variety of documents, both in printed and electronic formats, ranging from reports to minutes of meetings to publicity for local initiatives. It is essential that documents include certain standard information so that users may find, trace, refer to and use them correctly. This guide is designed to help all those who have responsibility for writing, compiling and publishing official documents to make their publications as easy as possible for others to find, use, refer to and cite. Librarians and information professionals may also find the information in this guide useful.. By Alison Lawson with Pauline Benefield, Richard Downing and Sue Woolmer


By NFER, UK.


Education Policy Resource.


Submission to the Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Testing and Assessment

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Submission to the Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Testing and Assessment

NFER’s submission provides an overview of the roles and requirements of assessment and sets out the NFER’s view on these, also commenting on some current proposals for changes to the National Curriculum assessment system. NFER’s stance in relation to assessment is that there must be a clear statement of the intended purposes of the assessment system and that its processes and instruments should have an appropriate level of validity and reliability to provide sound evidence for those purposes. This implies that there should be a sound development process for instruments, and evaluative research to demonstrate that the judgements being reached on the basis of the system are soundly based.


By NFER, UK.


Education Policy Resource.