Education news round-up

Here’s a round-up of the latest research news to have reached the inbox of the Intute: Education editors.

The Institute of Education Sciences in the United States, has launched a new email updating service called Newsflash, for those who wish to find out the latest in American based educational research. Users can specify which research centre or programme they want to receive updates from and some offer the chance to specify these updates down to the individual research project.

The most recent Research of the Month from the General Teaching Council for England focusses on Effective Talk in the Primary Classroom. It looks into patterns of talk during whole class teaching and shows how hard the demands of classroom teaching make it for teachers to move away from dominating classroom talk.

The Find Out More website recently highlighted the importance of basic skills for adults, showing that this can improve their confidence and their ability to deal with everyday tasks. Findings on financial benefits are more mixed, but good basic skills can be related to higher employability and wages.

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