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24 January 2014
An evaluation of PowerTeaching Maths, a technology-enhanced teaching approach in primary schools in which pupils in Years 4 and 5 work in small groups to help each other learn has found that the approach had no effect on attainment. The evaluation...
21 January 2014
Findings from an international comparison of the provision of early education and care will be presented at the launch of a new book at the LSE on Wednesday 19 February. An Equal Start? Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged...
20 January 2014
The Nuffield Foundation has called for Ofqual to reconsider its proposal to remove the assessment of practical work from the final grade awarded in physics, chemistry and biology A levels. We believe that hands-on practical work is an integral part...
03 January 2014
Nuffield Foundation Trustee Dr Colette Bowe and former Chair Baroness Onora O’Neill have been awarded New Year's Honours. Dr Colette Bowe has been made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to media and...
19 December 2013
The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January 2014. 
18 December 2013
The Nuffield Foundation is funding a new programme of work designed to kick-start the expansion of empirical research in administrative justice. We have invited institutions with an interest in administrative justice research to apply for up to...
09 December 2013
Lone mothers who work are less likely to suffer from depression than those who stay at home, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation today. Depression among lone mothers in work fell from 32% to 23% between the mid-1990s and...
05 December 2013
We have published findings from an analysis of how four different European countries work with the families of looked-after children after they have been taken into care. The analysis was led by Dr Janet Boddy at the University of Sussex, and...
26 November 2013
Engaging with pension fund members about responsible investment and ownership activities could play a key part in getting them enthusiastic about saving, according to a new report from ShareAction.  The report, Our Money, Our Business, which...
26 November 2013
A survey of how employment is changing shows that employment relations continue to be relatively good, despite the recession. However there has been a marked rise in feelings of job insecurity in the public sector in Britain since the mid 2000s. In...
21 November 2013
It is not possible to tell whether programmes designed to increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education raise attainment or not, because none have been properly evaluated, according to a report published today by the...
25 October 2013
New guidelines to help balance the competing demands for amnesty and accountability in conflicts and political transitions have been published today. The Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability set out a framework to evaluate the legality...
25 October 2013
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published new findings from a project to examine the link between parents’ marital status and relationship stability and child outcomes. It shows that married parents are, on average, less likely to...
22 October 2013
Gang membership increases the chances of offending, antisocial behaviour, and drug use among young people according to research published by the Nuffield Foundation today. Using data from the Offending, Crime and Justice Survey (OCJS), a team from...
02 October 2013
Fifteen universities across the UK will receive £19.5 million to overhaul their social science teaching in an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of social scientists with the quantitative skills needed to evaluate...
25 September 2013
Full Fact, an independent fact-checking organisation funded by the Nuffield Foundation, will be working in collaboration with the BBC programme Question Time to fact-check the programme’s contents and the guests’ statements, providing...
21 August 2013
Thursday 22 August marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Lord Nuffield, who died in 1963 aged 85. Lord Nuffield was a pioneer in both manufacturing and philanthropy. Born William Morris in 1877, he founded Morris Motors Ltd in 1912, having...
20 August 2013
The Nuffield Foundation and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) have announced a new annual fellowship in memory of the late Lord Flowers of Queen’s Gate to run for a period of five years. The Nuffield Foundation Flowers...
09 August 2013
The first part of a comprehensive research study into the functioning and effectiveness of the role of Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs), conducted by leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau and funded by the...
09 August 2013
A new report from the IPPR calls for the number of graduates working in early years to be doubled and for better training in early years practice for Ofsted inspectors.  Twice as many graduates needed England has one early years graduate to 96...