NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ770564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Celebration of the Success of Distributed Research with Schools: The CEM Centre, Durham
Tymms, Peter; Coe, Robert
British Educational Research Journal, v29 n5 p639-667 Oct 2003
The Curriculum, Evaluation and Management (CEM) Centre has grown in just 25 years to become the largest educational research unit in a UK university. It has influenced schools and teachers in unprecedented numbers and has had a considerable impact on policy and practice both directly and indirectly in the UK and beyond. This article summarises this growth and points to key features of its success. It recounts the philosophical approach of the centre and gives examples of its work to illustrate the way in which it has worked. This includes the development of monitoring systems, the creation of innovative tests, the use of monitoring data in research projects, evaluation and the centre's commitment to evidence-based work. The article does not report findings in the manner of many journal articles. Rather, it describes the growth and key features of a remarkably successful centre. It seeks to justify this claim and to outline the manner in which it has been successful. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 1 footnote.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom