Intute: Education news round-up

Here’s a round-up of the latest Education news to have landed in the desks of the Intute: Education Editor.

The latest Spotlight from SCRE (Scottish Council for Research in Education) looks at White children’s perspectives on inter-ethnic relations following the move from primary to secondary school and finds that most pupils appreciate the opportunity to mix with pupils from a broader range of backgrounds.

The theme of transition continues in a recent entry on the DfES Find Out More service. It examines how dips in academic performance following the transition from primary to secondary education can be avoided and what the Government is doing about this for English schools.

The Teaching and Learning Research Programme from the ESRC has announced a new series of projects looking at the subject of Technology Enhanced Learning or e-learning, in a variety of educational contexts. Further details of the projects that have been funded are available in the press release from TLRP.

The National Foundation for Educational Research has reluanched its publication Topic as Practical Research in Education with a new look and feel for its latest issue. While it remains a subscription based publication, the site also provides a series of articles on research engaged schools which are freely available.

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