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26 March 2010
Good textbooks are more important for high attainment in maths than factors such as setting or expensive IT equipment, according to a new study into international comparisons of maths attainment in schools. The study was commissioned by the...
18 March 2010
Thomas Hearing was named Young Scientist of the Year in this year’s annual National Science & Engineering Competition at The Big Bang Fair in Manchester. Thomas’s winning project was undertaken in summer 2009 while on a Nuffield...
15 March 2010
Academics at the University of Surrey have concluded that ethnic minority football players in the English Premiership are not treated unfairly by referees when being disciplined on the pitch. Dr Rob Witt, head of the Economics Department at the...
15 March 2010
Reforms to public sector pension provision will need to balance the needs of public sector workers, the Government as an employer and the impact on taxpayers according to a new report by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI). The report, funded by...
15 February 2010
A study about childhood aspirations and reality that has been ongoing for 50 years will feature in a new BBC Radio 4 series. In 1969 when they were 11 years old, 14,000 British children were asked to write 30-minute essays predicting what they...
27 January 2010
The Government will consider rolling out successful new therapies for improving language and communication skills amongst 11-13 year olds, currently being trialled in schools in two east London boroughs. Speaking in the House of Commons,...
12 January 2010
A groundbreaking new research project will examine the relationship between parents’ marital status and their children’s development of key cognitive, behavioural, social and emotional skills. The project will be undertaken by the...
18 December 2009
The overall level of teenage mental health problems is no longer on the increase and may even be in decline, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation. There was no rise in the level of emotional problems such as anxiety and...
14 December 2009
Fair Trials International, an organisation defending the rights of those facing charges abroad, has published new research into the provision of consular assistance to people facing criminal charges abroad. Consular assistance is a vital public...
03 December 2009
New legislation to relax the restrictions on media reporting of family court cases lacks sufficient clarity about what can be reported and could put the privacy of vulnerable children at risk, according to a new briefing paper published by the...
26 November 2009
A study by a research team from the University of Oxford has found a direct association between the programme and improvements in fair employment, both for Catholics and Protestants. Since 1989, Northern Ireland's affirmative action...
26 November 2009
Specialist resources aimed at improving literacy amongst deaf children are now available online and are already proving popular with teachers. The resources have been developed by Professor Terezinha Nunes from the University of Oxford and...
25 November 2009
Social workers in England have more responsibility and a wider remit than many of their continental European counterparts, according to a new report published by the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, and funded by the...
17 November 2009
Daycare Trust, the National Childcare Campaign, will this week publish ground-breaking new research supported by the Nuffield Foundation defining high quality childcare and setting out how much it will cost to fund its roll-out across England....
30 October 2009
A new report from JUSTICE has called for a new system for freeing prisoners in England and Wales, to replace the current Parole Board. The Parole Board currently decides whether and when to free all prisoners serving life sentences and those...
20 October 2009
Research and practice organisation One Plus One has published a major review of the international research literature on the impact of relationship breakdown on the physical and psychological health of adults and children. The review also...
11 September 2009
The new model Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) has the potential to improve outcomes for children by tackling the substance misuse of parents at an early stage of care proceedings, according to an independent report published today. ...
09 September 2009
A new charity funded by the Nuffield Foundation will take a stand against walk-on-by culture that fuels violent crime, feeds fear and fractures communities. Witness Confident has been set up to promote greater public participation in the...
08 September 2009
Scientists from Aberdeen University, including one of the Nuffield Foundation's Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme's PhD students, have discovered a new way in which cells that destroy bone can be controlled. The University of Aberdeen...
27 August 2009
More teenagers are studying science beyond GCSE level thanks to a course designed by University of York and Nuffield Foundation experts. A new survey shows schools using the Twenty First Century Science GCSE curriculum are experiencing much...