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Evaluating social interventions: What works? In whose terms? And how do we know it works?

Sandy Oliver What do farmers attending schools in the African fields have in common with women attending maternity clinics in England? Both groups have played a role in rigorous academic research. They have influenced studies evaluating programmes that were designed

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Posted in International development

TAs: only a research-policy-practice trialogue will lead to evidence-based policy-making

Rob Webster The economists are at it again! This time last year, the Reform think tank outlined cost-saving measures that, it claimed, could be made without damaging pupils’ education. Chief among them was cutting the number of teaching assistants (TAs)

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

‘Knowledge exchange’ between researchers and practitioners must be a two-way street

 Louise Stoll and Chris Brown Both of us are fascinated by how research finds its way into policy and practice. Most researchers hope their findings will be used, but engaging people isn’t always easy or straightforward. It’s good to see

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Understanding impact: what does it actually mean?

Chris Husbands  Research changes lives. Somewhere along the way, every research project involves a question which is about making a difference to the way people think, behave or interact. In applied social science – the field in which the IOE

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