Education & Labour

Publication date: 8 Dec 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Speckesser, S | External authors: Hedges, S | JEL classification: I2, J24 | NIESR discussion paper number: 483
This paper investigates whether the educational choices that young people make after the completion of their GCSEs (at age 16) are influenced by their peers. More specifically, it takes advantage of the variation in peer groups that arises when students move from primary to secondary school in...
Publication date: 31 Aug 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Van de Ven, J | External authors: Polidano, C, Voitchovsky, S | JEL classification: I22, I28, H31 | NIESR discussion paper number: 480
Education and training among the working-age population has become an increasingly important policy issue as working lives have lengthened and the pace of technological change has quickened.  This paper describes the effects of a reform that broadened access to public subsidies for adult Vocational...
| Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy
The URLEY programme aims to improve children’s language and social-behavioural outcomes, by training nursery and reception teachers to use self-assessment tools called the Environment Rating Scales. These scales are highly regarded research tools used for assessing the quality of early years...
| Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy
The Mathematical Reasoning programme, developed by Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Peter Bryant at the University of Oxford, develops children’s understanding of the logical principles underlying mathematics. A previous efficacy trial, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)...
| Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy
The Employers’ Pension Provision (EPP) survey is a well-regarded source of information on pension provision among private sector employers in Britain. Since the mid-1990s, the EPP surveys have provided comprehensive and authoritative data on key aspects of private sector pension provision,...
| Theme: Education & Labour
The Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) was launched in March 2015, funded by the Department for Education. The Centre brings together four partners, all with significant and acknowledged expertise in vocational education: the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of...
Publication date: 18 Jun 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Rienzo, C, Rolfe, H, Wilkinson, D. | Pages: 54 | Report to: Education Endowment Foundation
Evaluation report and Executive summary The Changing Mindsets project sought to improve academic attainment by supporting pupils to develop a growth mindset: the belief that intelligence is not a fixed characteristic and can be increased through effort. Previous research (Good et al., 2003;...
| Theme: Education & Labour
This project will test a two-year professional development programme on formative assessment. This is based around a pack, “Embedding Formative Assessment” (EFA), which includes materials schools need to deliver 18 monthly internal workshops (“Teacher Learning Communities”) involving all teachers...
Publication date: 24 Mar 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | External authors: Smith, D, Pryce, V, Blanchflower, D, Brinkley, I, Groom, B, Royles, D, Hall, K, Cheese, P, Mayfield, C, Barber, B, O'Grady, F, Hughes, S, Rafferty, S, Hackett, P, Baroness Prosser, Sweeney, C, Benjamin, F, Altmann, R, Memmott, C, Bravo-Biosca, A, O'Leary, D, Dorling, D, Alder, M
A collection of essays, including "Migration, growth and jobs: a positive agenda" by Jonathan Portes

Pages