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Burge, Peter; Lu, Hui; Phillips, William – RAND Europe, 2021
Maintaining an adequate supply of teachers is a challenge in the education sector and an area of significant concern. Previous evidence shows that pay is deemed to be one of the most important factors influencing a teacher's decision to stay in a role, together with the workload and flexibility of working hours. However, up until now, no study has…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Burge, Peter; Lu, Hui; Phillips, William – RAND Europe, 2021
Maintaining an adequate supply of teachers in the education sector is both a challenge and an area of significant concern. Of the teachers who qualified in 2013, 67.7 per cent remained in service after five years. The number of secondary school teachers has been falling since 2010 and the number of teachers leaving for reasons other than…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Salaries
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Jarke, Hannes; Broeks, Miriam; Dimova, Sashka; Iakovidou, Eleftheria; Thompson, George; Ilie, Sonia; Sutherland, Alex – RAND Europe, 2020
RAND Europe evaluated the implementation of a technology-based intervention that made use of the Microsoft Immersive Reader (IR) in UK classrooms for eight- and nine-year-old pupils. This is the first evaluation of this intervention that uses a randomised control trial (RCT) design, following promising findings related to the use of IR from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Nightingale, Madeline; Iakovidou, Eleftheria; Janta, Barbara – RAND Europe, 2020
This report, commissioned by Cambridge Ahead, examines the provision of career guidance in schools and colleges in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. Findings are informed by analyses of primary data collected via an online survey of staff at 54 secondary schools and colleges in the region and interviews with 10 career guidance service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Career Education, Guidance Programs
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Deshpande, Advait; Guthrie, Susan – RAND Europe, 2019
This working paper is intended to provide an overview of the key concepts associated with an entrepreneurial-university ecosystem. It also briefly discusses the entrepreneurial-university ecosystem around London (UK) and potential data sources to analyse such an ecosystem. The main research method used for the working paper is a simplified form of…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Universities, Foreign Countries, Technology Transfer
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Janta, Barbara; Dimova, Sashka; Pollard, Jack; Bélanger, Julie – RAND Europe, 2018
The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough (GCGP) region is a highly prosperous area, with prodigious job growth. Assessing and understanding the skills demand of the present and future local labour market is therefore of great importance to inform policy discussions about skills development at the local level. This report uses the Employer Skills…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Supply and Demand, Labor Market, Industry
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Sutherland, Alex; Prideaux, Rob; Belanger, Julie; Broeks, Miriam; Shenderovich, Yulia; van der Staaij, Simon – RAND Europe, 2018
While performance-based compensation systems in primary and secondary education are no longer a novelty in the US, they are still not yet common in the UK. Research from the US finds mixed results regarding the effects of performance-related pay on pupil achievement, but there is limited evidence around this concept from the UK. Therefore, RAND…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Incentives, Performance, Merit Pay
Grand-Clement, Sarah – RAND Europe, 2017
The report gives an overview of an expert consultation on the role and future of education and skills in the digital world. It looks at which skills are important and necessary to undertake the different types of jobs available, and what skills we need to be thinking of developing now and in the future. It explores how we ensure that people are…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Trends, Job Skills, Skill Development
Devaux, Axelle; Bélanger, Julie; Grand-Clement, Sarah; Manville, Catriona – RAND Europe, 2017
This Perspective explores the ways in which the growth of digital technology is impacting education and skills. The authors state that technology is not only more prevalent in people's lives, but its growing use will affect schools' curriculum, new digital skills in jobs, and the changing use of services. However, they point out that education…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Technological Advancement, Social Isolation
Hafner, Marco; Stepanek, Martin; Troxel, Wendy M. – RAND Europe, 2017
Numerous studies have shown that later school start times (SST) are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety. While the benefits of later SST are very well documented in the literature, in practice there is opposition against delaying SST. A major…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Cost Effectiveness, Sleep, Educational Attainment
Bélanger, Julie; Broeks, Miriam – RAND Europe, 2016
This report explores the working conditions and flows of state-funded secondary school teachers in Cambridgeshire compared to a select number of other local authorities and to the English national landscape as a whole between 2010 and 2015. It also presents findings for different subjects, highlighting the situation for science, technology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
Janta, Barbara; Harte, Emma – RAND Europe, 2016
This policy brief investigates policies relevant to the education of migrant children across the EU. It outlines the main challenges facing migrant children in schools across Europe, and the existing policy options that aim to redress the disparities in educational outcomes between native children and children with a migrant background. Roughly 10…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Migrant Education, Migrant Children
van Belle, Janna – RAND Europe, 2016
United States studies have shown that the provision of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is associated with positive social and economic outcomes, both in the short and long term. This brief reviewed the available evidence on the short and long term outcomes of ECEC within the European context: how do existing differences between EU…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
McGrath, Cecile Hoareau; Hofman, Joanna; Bajziková, Lubica; Harte, Emma; Lasakova, Anna; Pankowska, Paulina; Sasso, S.; Belanger, Julie; Florea, S.; Krivogra, J. – RAND Europe, 2016
At a time when more students than ever are attending higher education, its provision is becoming more fluid, global and competitive. For example, developments in new technologies mean that higher education institutions (HEIs) can make their courses available all over the world. These developments bring into question the traditional delivery model…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Educational Innovation, Online Surveys
Janta, Barbara; van Belle, Janna; Stewart, Katherine – RAND Europe, 2016
There is a strong association between the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision and the outcomes for children, with high quality ECEC being associated with better child outcomes later in life. This brief reviewed the broad range of indicators that have been linked to quality, with a focus on understanding how these…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Child Care, Outcomes of Education
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