Research from Education Development Trust

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EVIDENCE THAT COUNTS: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TEACHERS APPLY SCIENTIFIC METHODS TO THEIR PRACTICE

As the debate about the nature and generation of education evidence becomes centre stage globally this report leads the way. Twelve teacher-led randomised controlled trials and other styles of experimental research demonstrate the potential of ...  

Effective Teaching

EFFECTIVE TEACHING

Teachers are one of the key elements in any school and effective teaching is one of the key propellers for school improvement - this review uses relevant literature to identify what makes an effective teacher.  

Successful school leadership

SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

School leaders are under considerable pressure to demonstrate the contribution of their work to school improvement - this review addresses what successful school leadership looks like in a variety of contexts.  

Lessons from London schools

LESSONS FROM LONDON SCHOOLS: INVESTIGATING THE SUCCESS

Research demonstrating that London schools have improved dramatically since 2000, at a faster rate than anywhere else in the country.  

Partnership working in small rural primary schools

PARTNERSHIP WORKING IN SMALL RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

CfBT Education Trust (now Education Development Trust) commissioned Robert Hill and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to investigate partnership working in small rural primary schools.  

Action research for school improvement

ACTION RESEARCH FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

This report is based on seven action research projects undertaken by teachers in CfBT (now Education Development Trust) academies in the school year 2012/13. The action research focused on key aspects of school improvement.  

Bilingual education in Brunei

BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN BRUNEI

This research, carried out by the University of Oxford, addresses the evolution of the Brunei approach to bilingual education and the role of CfBT (now Education Development Trust) in promoting educational change.  

HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL LEADERSHIP: THE CASE OF GHANA

This study highlights the important role that quality education, at both secondary and higher level, has played in the formation of developmental leadership in Ghana  

Leadership

LEADERSHIP

This review looks at key aspects of policy and practice relating to headteachers: their changing role; management of supply; recruitment; performance management; training and development.  

School self-evaluation

SCHOOL SELF-EVALUATION FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

School self-evaluation can be a fundamental force in achieving school improvement and this review establishes key debates and what the implications are for self-evaluation as a means of leading school improvement.  

  1. Confident school leadership: a Canadian perspective
  2. Establishing and developing high performing leadership teams
  3. Joint practice development: What does the evidence suggest are effective approaches?
  4. Powerful professional learning: a school leader's guide to joint practice development
  5. Helping schools to use evidence on joint practice development to improve their practice
  6. A self-improving school system: towards maturity
  7. What makes great pedagogy? Nine claims from research
  8. Leadership of great pedagogy in teaching school alliances: evidence from the literature
  9. Connecting professional learning: leading effective collaborative enquiry across teaching school alliances
  10. Closing the gap for groups of pupils: a primary leadership perspective
  11. A guide to recruiting and selecting a new headteacher
  12. Leadership skills and behaviours of executive headteachers in secondary schools
  13. Towards a self-improving system: the role of accountability in schools
  14. A framework for excellence in the leadership of church schools and academies: qualities and behaviours
  15. Leadership for embedding outdoor learning within the primary curriculum
  16. Distributed leadership: case studies of the effective creation and deployment of pastoral teams
  17. Designing a creative contextualised primary curriculum
  18. A self-improving school system in international context
  19. System leadership: does school-to-school-support close the gap?
  20. How to involve hard-to-reach parents: encouraging meaningful parental involvement with schools
  21. Managing pupil mobility to maximise learning
  22. Promoting the conditions for positive behaviour, to help every child succeed
  23. The journey of sustainable schools: developing and embedding sustainability
  24. Leading a self-improving school system
  25. Student-focused strategies: supporting achievement
  26. Performance beyond expectations
  27. Leadership Targeted Support Fund 2015 to 2016: participant survey analysis
  28. Closing the gap: test and learn
  29. Evidence-based teaching: advancing capability and capacity for enquiry in schools interim report
  30. Research and development network: leadership of pedagogy report
  31. Research and development network reports: school-based research in a self-improving system
  32. Outstanding primary school leadership in England
  33. Middle Leadership Development programme evaluation report
  34. Closing the gap with the new primary national curriculum
  35. Headteacher performance: effective management
  36. School leadership evidence review: using research evidence to support school improvement
  37. Report on research into maths and science teaching in the Shanghai region
  38. Confident school leadership: an East Asian perspective
  39. School leadership for a self-improving system: seminar report
  40. Leadership and faith schools: issues and challenges

 

Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University and a leading researcher in the field of motivation, examines the mindsets people use to understand themselves, guide their behavior and affect their achievement.

 

Leadership Pressure

 

Successful leadership School leaders are under considerable pressure to demonstrate the contribution of their work to school improvement, which has resulted in the creation of a wide range of literature which addresses leadership in the context of school improvement. This review pays particular attention to issues including transformational leadership, instructional/pedagogical leadership and distributed leadership.

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Strategies for Addressing Mindsets

RSA ANIMATE: How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential.  

There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate. One that embraces problems as opportunities to learn, and one that avoids them, often out of fear to fail. People that avoid conflicts can be described as having a fixed mindset. Those who see problems as interesting challenges have a growth mindset. Sometimes we like to switch from one to the other.