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Independent Employer Forums

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks t the theme of knowledge and technology transfer. Produced by Pera, it reviews a controlled process of informed communication and engagement between local providers and businesses across South Oxfordshire.

An employer forum...

Standards in Public Examinations 1975 to 1995

This report, jointly published by the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA) and Ofsted under the chairmanship of Ron Dearing, presents the findings of an investigation into whether standards in GCSE and A level examinations were maintained in the period up to 1995. The improving examination grades...

Genomics

From the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC), this briefing explores how understanding genomics may offer potential benefits to society, but also looks at how we might use and regulate that knowledge. The resource describes the possible applications of synthetic biology. The emerging personal genomics...

Population Growth

From the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC), this briefing provides figures on global population growth and highlights the key issues in population management and the factors that influence fertility rates. Case studies illustrating a number of different approaches to population control around the world...

Social Research: How Does It Work? What Is Research For?

This resource looks at what social researchers do and why they do it. Research is recognised as vital for expanding our knowledge, providing vital information for government and other agencies, as well as helping us to understand our own society and those societies which are beyond our own experience.

This...

What Makes Good Research?

This resource explains how important it is that social research is conducted in a scientific way, following definite rules that have been developed over time with the aim of ensuring that the results are not just the product of the researcher’s own beliefs.

The paper stresses the importance of research being...

Ethics: Participants' Interests, Confidentiality and Consent

This resource looks at research ethics and the importance of confidentiality in research projects. Researchers must be aware of ethical issues and the effects that their research can have on research participants.

The information sheet raises questions that can be debated in classroom lessons and encourages...

Case Study: the Family, Continuity and Change

This resource presents a case study showing how one project used qualitative and quantitative methods of research to discover how much families have changed over the decades since the 1960s.

The case study shows how ethnographic research, studying people in their own environment, is conducted. Data gathered...

Valuable Lessons - Engaging with the Social Context of Science in Schools

This document presents the executive summary and findings of a report which was carried out by a team from the Institute of Education, University of London, for the Wellcome Trust and published in 2001. It investigates how, and in which curriculum subjects, controversies arising from bioscience are tackled in...

A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: a Flexible Framework for Strategic Planning

This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance for Schools was published by the Wellcome Trust in October 2012. It is aimed at providing school governors and senior leaders with a robust yet flexible framework they can use to set the strategic direction for their school, and that governors can use to hold...

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