Economic & Social Research Council

Engaging teachers means engaged students

To encourage and help teachers become more involved and enthusiastic about "inclusive teaching", the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recently funded an action research based project. Action research can be explained ...

Jun 23, 2008 5 / 5 (4) 0

Diversity in primary schools promotes harmony

For the first time, children as young as 5 have been shown to understand issues regarding integration and separation. The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), confirms that the ethnic composition ...

Jul 24, 2008 5 / 5 (3) 0

Community support wins 'ghost'

Against a backdrop of stories about Britain's "broken society" there are examples of community action bringing positive changes. One recent example of such community spirit is in London where 'London Citizens' recently fought ...

Nov 04, 2008 3 / 5 (5) 0

Anxiety's hidden cost

The effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that there may be hidden costs. The research found that anxious individuals ...

Jun 23, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 2

Interactivity means more activity for students

The British government has invested more money in Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) in its schools than any other government in the world. But is this huge investment worth it? Have the new data projection technologies allowed ...

Sep 04, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0