These combined projects involve evaluation of area-based school improvement projects funded under the Department for Education’s Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF).
This project aims to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young children by supporting early years practitioners to offer high-quality language-learning environments.
This study will explore international measures of child development in language, numeracy, self-regulation, social, emotional, trust and empathy for 5 year olds across 3 pilot OECD countries.
ISOTIS aims to build on the strengths of culturally and linguistically diverse families in ten European countries to create inclusive and effective education and support systems.
This project will determine the link between EAL pupils’ proficiency in English and their educational achievement and explore how long it takes pupil’s to acquire proficiency in English over time.
This project explores the experiences and trajectories of East African doctoral students in transnational research collaborations using biographical portraits.
A comparative collective biography of Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals-Borda, and Muhammad Anisur Rahman, three influential scholar-activist-educators of the Global South.
This project will examine the effects of a fully integrated phonics and language whole-class approach to teaching reading in a sample of children, some of whom will be deaf.
The aim of this project is to understand how argumentation works in science and religion, both in terms of the nature and development of arguments, and also in terms of teaching and learning.
A reading programme, co-designed with Queen’s University Belfast for children aged 7-9 in foster care using an approach called 'paired reading'.
A project exploring the current childcare and early education model in England.
Investigating the educational aspect and effects of the 'A Better Start' programme with particular attention to the foundational skills children need for a successful start to school.