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12 December 2014
More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows. A study by the University of Birmingham involving more than 5,000 young people from across England found...
04 December 2014
Aspects of the culture of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can encourage poor research practices and hinder the production of high quality science, according to scientists who took part in a project exploring the ethical...
24 November 2014
Research on what works in school spending finds teaching assistants are effective in supporting low achieving pupils but able girls from poorer backgrounds make the least progress. The study, Spending it Wisely: How can schools use their resources...
19 November 2014
Children with only mild hearing losses are being overlooked in schools, resulting in academic achievement no better than profoundly deaf children, according to a study published today by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Nuffield...
17 November 2014
Changes to direct taxation and benefits made by the Coalition Government since 2010 have resulted in the poorest losing a greater share of their income than the richest. Overall, these changes have not reduced the deficit because revenue gains were...
10 November 2014
Government is making significant changes to initial teacher training (ITT) in England, with a shift towards school-based training and away from traditional university-based routes. New school-based routes trained around 20% of trainee teachers in...
04 November 2014
Amongst those who go to university, students from less affluent backgrounds are more likely to drop out and less likely to graduate with a first or upper second class degree than their peers from more affluent backgrounds. This is true even amongst...
30 October 2014
Graduates who went to private schools earn substantially more than those who went to state schools. Part of that difference is explained by the fact that, on average, they attend more prestigious universities and study subjects which tend to be more...
28 October 2014
The increase of tuition fees to £9,000 in 2012 was accompanied by a major change to the support for disadvantaged students. Universities were required to provide details of their proposed financial support schemes and access programmes before...
22 October 2014
A report presented to the House of Lords today reveals that free part-time nursery places for three-year-olds enabled some children to do better in assessments at the end of Reception, but overall educational benefits are small and do not last. The...
29 September 2014
A study of family breakdown by Professor Mike Brewer and Dr Alita Nandi at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that women and children suffer most when couples split...
11 September 2014
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of The Right Honourable Lord Justice Ryder to its Board of Trustees. Lord Justice Ryder is a judge of the Court of Appeal (to which he was appointed in 2013) and a member of the Family...
09 September 2014
The University of Leeds will receive £718,980 to deliver a step-change in its social science teaching as part of an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of quantitatively skilled social scientists. It will join a network of...
03 September 2014
The Nufield Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Nuffield Foundation, regardless of whether they are...
27 August 2014
The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought according to a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation, supported by Barnardo’s and carried out by NatCen and UCL (University College London)....
04 August 2014
The Nuffield Foundation has awarded a grant of £325,000 to fund the UK's first Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI), a collaborative project designed to kick start the expansion of empirical research into administrative justice...
31 July 2014
Twenty First Century Science – a suite of GCSE courses introduced in 2006 – has not had a negative effect on student progression to A level sciences, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation. Twenty First Century...
23 July 2014
An 18 year study which followed up 65 children placed for adoption under the age of 4 has found that for the vast majority adoption had worked well in providing a loving and supportive family base. It is unsurprising however that in this sample of...
23 July 2014
University applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to receive conditional offers than comparable white British applicants according to research from LSE.  The research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, shows that...
11 July 2014
Researchers have discovered that that the use of “textisms” does not appear to have a negative impact on the development of children’s grammar and spelling. Findings from a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by...

 


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