Education and Skills

At NIESR we have a strong programme of research into education, training and skills from Early Years provision upwards, including interventions in schools to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.

We seek better to understand – and ultimately to help improve – education and skills policy by evaluating the impact of policy options compared to a range of alternatives . By linking data from a variety of sources, including individual education and skills data from Central Government registers, and using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, we ensure our work is based in a real-world context.

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Father looking at phone with daughter doing homework
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Can Texting Parents Help Improve Children’s Development?

Lucy Stokes

Ceri Williams

Anneka Dawson

5 min read

A father reading to his young son, Covid-19 and the Impact
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Covid-19 and the Impact on Early Years Education

Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Adrian Pabst

6 min read

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How well do community evidence-based interventions scale up to other communities?

Claudine Bowyer-Crane

5 min read

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Solving the School Exam Dilemma: how to mark the markers

Jagjit S. Chadha

4 min read

Child holding a drawing of a rainbow with the words 'stay at home' written in the middle
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The impact of Covid-19 on children’s language, socio-emotional and educational outcomes

Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Chiara Manzoni

Silke Fricke

Sara Bonetti

4 min read

Chalk board with bacteria drawn on it, and a face mask - Covid recovery in the
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Covid recovery in the education sector – let’s not forget the teachers

Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Louise Tracey

Sara Bonetti

Dea Nielsen

Sarah Compton

4 min read

Child practising handwriting - Investing in establishing evidence
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Investing in establishing evidence is investing in achieving the best outcomes for our children

Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Dea Nielsen

5 min read

school work hanging in a classroom - Safeguarding the safeguards
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Safeguarding the safeguards – A case for more support in schools

Lucy Stokes

Chiara Manzoni

Johnny Runge

Lei Xu

Richard Dorsett

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