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Author(s): Bev Webber

We start another year of set: Research Information for Teachers with a group of articles which highlight some of the newer angles of educational research, particularly the parent and student...

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Author(s): Keith Greaney and Jan Ryder

Specific phonological-based deficits may hinder student’s reading progress. This study found evidence for the presence of these deficits among a sample of older pupils with reading difficulties...

Author(s): Tracy Riley and Brenda Bicknell

A comprehensive study in 2003 looked at the extent, nature, and effectiveness of identification strategies and educational programmes for gifted and talented students. Key findings are...

Author(s): Judy Bruce

This action-research project investigated the efficacy of negotiation and power sharing during a physical education unit in an alternative education programme for students at risk. The students...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

While a wide variety of activities can contribute to students’ experiences of carrying out research, comments from secondary school students involved in the Learning Curves project suggest that...

Author(s): Caroline Sharp

How is creativity defined and what are the implications for staff working in early childhood settings? In this article, Caroline Sharp considers evidence from research and theory as it applies...

Author(s): Carey English and Pat Broadhead

How can theatre and education be combined to benefit pupils? In this article, Carey English and Pat Broadhead look at play-based learning and the growth of creativity in young children, as...

Author(s): Noeline Alcorn

The last few years have seen a burgeoning of official interest in educational research as the Ministry of Education espouses evidence-based policy making and teaching. A number of best evidence...

Author(s): Anne Lawrence and Marc Paterson

In an exploratory study that raises questions for the future teaching of problem solving, algebra, and context-based problems, Year 12 students were questioned about their thought processes...

Author(s): Brenda Bicknell and Tracy Riley

This article presents results from a national survey on the extent, nature, and effectiveness of planned approaches for identifying and providing for gifted and talented students. Recent...

Author(s): Gayle Eyers and Jenny Young-Loveridge

Six parents of Year 4–6 students at a rural primary school were interviewed to explore their perspectives on the mathematics education of their children.

Author(s): Alex Neill

Instruction can help students develop a richer understanding of estimation and a wider range of strategies.

The students in this study started with a fairly limited understanding of...

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Author(s): Jonathan Fisher


Outline of changes to the ARB website, designed to improve finding relevant and useful resources and their supporting information. 

Outlines components of formative assessment...