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NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus April 2012 Survey: Volunteering in schools


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NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus April 2012 Survey: Volunteering in schools

In the April 2012 Teacher Voice Omnibus survey, 1555 teachers (869 primary, 693 secondary) completed a question on volunteering in their schools. The NFER wanted to find out who currently volunteers in schools and in what capacity the volunteers are utilised. The report contains comparisons between school phases as well as highlighting the contrast between the use of parental and community volunteering. Further analyses on whether volunteering is reaching those most in need was also carried out.


By NFER, , UK.


Education Policy Resource.

A best practice review of the role of schools forums


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A best practice review of the role of schools forums

The findings from a best practice review of the role of schools forum is now available online. NFER carried out the research for the LGA. It involved a desk review of current models of schools forums, nine case-studies based on 40 telephone interviews with LA officers responsible for the schools forum, forum Chairs, forum members and constituent members.


By NFER, , UK.


Education Policy Resource.

International comparison of computing in schools


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International comparison of computing in schools

This NFER survey forms part of a Royal Society project looking at how Computing is taught in schools. The overall project was supported by 24 organisations from across the computing community including learned societies, professional bodies, universities, and industry. School teachers, academics and other members of the computing community came together through the study to address growing concerns that the design and delivery of the ICT and computing curricula in schools is putting young people off studying the subject further.


By NFER, , UK.


Education Policy Resource.

Citizens in Transition in England, Wales and Scotland: Young citizens at 18-25


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Citizens in Transition in England, Wales and Scotland: Young citizens at 18-25

This report presents the key findings from the first component of the CiT study, namely the longitudinal element of the survey exploring citizenship participation and engagement among 19-20 year olds in England. It sheds light on the continued impact of the citizenship teaching and learning that young people received in schools, where Citizenship was a statutory subject, and the learning they continue to experience in and beyond their current education, training and work experiences. It also provides insight into their political interest and engagement, particularly against the backdrop of their attitude towards and participation in the 2010 General Election, the first opportunity for this cohort to take part in such an election.


By NFER, , UK.


Education Policy Resource.

Citizens in Transition in England: the Longitudinal Cohort at age 19-20


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Citizens in Transition in England: the Longitudinal Cohort at age 19-20

This report presents the key findings from the second component of the CiT study, namely the cross-national survey of citizenship participation and engagement among 19-25 year olds in England, Scotland and Wales. It sheds light on their evolving citizenship attitudes and their current and future engagement and behaviours, particularly in relation to political interest and engagement. Young people in these countries have had different citizenship learning experiences. For those schooled wholly or mainly in England, Citizenship formed a part of their statutory educational experience from age 11 to 16. In contrast, those schooled wholly or mainly in Scotland or Wales might have experienced citizenship education but it was not statutory and it was delivered through a different curriculum framework.


By NFER, , UK.


Education Policy Resource.

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