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See, Beng Huat; Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – Educational Research, 2016
Background: There is worldwide interest in improving the effectiveness of teachers and teaching. This paper considers two strands of that interest. It revisits the impact of using enhanced feedback from teachers to pupils as a way of improving attainment, and it looks at the feasibility of teachers using research evidence to create their own…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Information Utilization, Research Utilization, Pilot Projects
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Siddiqui, Nadia; Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Educational Review, 2016
This paper describes an evaluation of an internet-based reading programme called Accelerated Reader (AR), which is widely used in UK schools and worldwide. AR is a whole-group reading management and monitoring programme that aims to stimulate the habit of independent reading among primary and secondary age pupils. The evaluation involved 349…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Web Based Instruction
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This pilot project focused on improving teachers' understanding and use of effective feedback. Participating teachers tried to incorporate feedback into their lessons to help pupils understand their learning goals and become able to develop strategies to reach them. The project employed a cyclical action research design, through which teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Partnerships in Education, Feedback (Response)
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Siddiqui, Nadia; Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – International Education Studies, 2014
In England, some children have not reached what are considered to be expected levels in literacy and maths by the time they move from primary to secondary school. This is more likely for children living in disadvantaged areas. One proposal to address this is the provision of summer holiday schools for potentially disadvantaged pupils who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summer Schools, Transitional Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Khan, Muhammad Ahmad; Gorard, Stephen – Educational Review, 2012
We report here the overall results of a cluster randomised controlled trial of the use of computer-aided instruction with 672 Year 7 pupils in 23 secondary school classes in the north of England. A new piece of commercial software, claimed on the basis of publisher testing to be effective in improving reading after just six weeks of use in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Improvement, Computer Assisted Instruction
Keep, Ewart; Rogers, David; Hunt, Sally; Walden, Christopher; Fryer, Bob; Gorard, Stephen; Williams, Ceri; Jones, Wendy; Hartley, Ralph – Adults Learning, 2010
With 6 billion British pounds of public spending reductions already on the table, and far deeper cuts inevitable, what are the prospects for adult learning in the new Parliament? Some of the regular contributors of this journal were asked what they expected and what they would like to see. Ewart Keep warns that the coalition parties' commitments…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational Finance, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Children's University (CU) aims to improve the aspirations, attainment, and skills of pupils aged 5-14 by providing learning activities beyond the normal school day. This trial focused on pupils in Years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11), and activities included after-school clubs, visits to universities, museums, and libraries, and 'social action'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Gorard, Stephen; Hordosy, Rita; See, Beng Huat – Journal of School Choice, 2013
This article describes the social and economic "segregation" of students between schools in England, and the likely causes of its levels and changes over time. It involves a re-analysis of the intakes to all schools in England 1989-2011, and shows how strongly clustered the students are in particular schools. The pattern for primary-age…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, School Choice
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Educational Studies, 2016
This paper describes a randomised controlled trial conducted with 10 secondary schools in England to evaluate the impact and feasibility of Fresh Start as an intervention to help new entrants with low prior literacy. Fresh Start is a synthetic phonics programme for small groups of pupils, here implemented three times per week over 22 weeks. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Intervention, Program Evaluation
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – British Educational Research Journal, 2011
This paper considers enjoyment of formal education for young people aged 14 to 16, largely from their own perspective, based on the view of around 3000 students in England. The data include documentary analysis, official statistics, interviews and surveys with staff and students. Enjoyment of school tends to be promoted by factors such as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Student Attitudes, Small Classes, Foreign Countries
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See, Beng Huat; Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Word and World Reading programme aimed to improve the reading comprehension and wider literacy skills of children aged 7-9 from low income families. The programme focused on improving the vocabulary and background knowledge (sometimes labelled "core knowledge") of pupils, through the use of specially designed "knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2010
In this paper I reflect on the findings of a number of loosely related research projects undertaken with colleagues over the last ten years. Their common theme is equity, in formal education and beyond, in wider family and social settings, and with inequity expressed as the stratification of a variety of educational outcomes. The projects are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, Role of Education
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Gorard, Stephen – International Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper uses survey responses from around 13,000 grade 9 pupils in French-speaking Belgium, the Czech Republic, England, France and Italy to examine their experiences of fairness in schools. Can differences between countries, types of schools or interactions with teachers, influence what pupils regard as fair, either at school or more widely?…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Grade 9, Secondary School Students
Gorard, Stephen – Adults Learning, 2007
For nearly a century, a variety of reasons have been proposed for extending and widening adult participation in formal learning episodes. A regular theme has been the purported economic benefits of adult learning that can be estimated for nation states, industries, regional development, organisations and individuals. Countries, industries,…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Labor Market, Vocational Education
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Fresh Start (FS) is a catch-up literacy intervention for pupils at risk of falling behind their peers in early secondary schooling. It provides systematic and rigorous practice in phonics so that pupils are at an appropriate level to join the mainstream group after completion of the intervention. Pupils are assessed and then grouped according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Literacy Education, At Risk Students
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