Intute: Education news round-up

Here are a few items of Education research news that landed in the inbox of the Intute: Education editors.

The Institute of Education points to the success of Reading Recovery as way of helping six-year-olds with significant literacy difficulties learn to read. The Every Child a Reader scheme was also the subject of a recent Mike Baker article on the BBC News website.

NFER draws our attention to some research in progress, evaluating the impact of school fruit and vegetable schemes and the Government’s ‘five a day’ programme. This research builds on a previous evaluation carried out in 2005, that found that just 27% of schoolchildren were attaining the 5 a day target.

Find Out More from the DfES highlights the role of ICT in pupil attainment, motivation and learning. Research from 2003 indicates that:

* relatively high levels of ICT use were generally associated with higher attainment;
* better quality ICT resources was generally associated with higher school standards;
* using ICT in class generally helps to motivate pupils to learn

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