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Career talks at the age of 14 are the most effective, new data analysis suggests

Career talks at the age of 14 are the most effective, new data analysis suggests | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Fourteen is the crucial age at which career talks delivered at school – even short, hour-long sessions – will have the biggest impact on a pupil’s future earnings, analysis has shown.

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This article references the ESRC funded British Cohort Study.

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ESRC's curator insight, May 27, 3:59 AM

This article references the ESRC funded British Cohort Study. Find out more about career options and advice on education v employment with our schools resources.

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How Oxbridge is cashing in on foreign students by taking 1,400 a year

How Oxbridge is cashing in on foreign students by taking 1,400 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Almost 1,400 students were recruited from abroad to Oxford (pictured) and Cambridge, in comparison with only 613 British students from low-income homes.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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Teaching children to read using phonics has 'significant benefits'

Teaching children to read using phonics has 'significant benefits' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Teaching children to read using sounds rather than individual letters, the traditional method, has been found to be far more effective by researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).

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The research was carried out by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) 

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Heidi Williams Brown's curator insight, May 30, 3:06 PM
This is an article about how beneficial teaching phonics is when teaching children to read.
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Social mobility:  Education alone is not enough - wealthy parents will always make sure their children are ahead

Social mobility:  Education alone is not enough - wealthy parents will always make sure their children are ahead | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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This article quotes a report from the ESRC funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Third of pre-school children have their own iPad

Third of pre-school children have their own iPad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ownership of tablet computers among under-fives in the UK is widespread, with a quarter of under-threes having one of their own

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This is an ESRC-funded project between the University of Sheffield and the University of Edinburgh.

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Wales' poorest children struggle with language, report says

Wales' poorest children struggle with language, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wales' poorest children already struggle with language when they start primary school, a new report says.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at IOE

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Stereotyped at Seven? Biases in teacher judgments of pupils' ability and attainment

Stereotyped at Seven? Biases in teacher judgments of pupils' ability and attainment | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research shows that teachers' tendency to stereotype may arise in part from regulations and policies that target pupils with different characteristics, leading to these characteristics being at the forefront of teachers' minds and perhaps perpetuating the idea certain groups of pupils are fundamentally lacking.
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The research cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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Study suggests teachers are biased against girls and pupils from poor backgrounds

Study suggests teachers are biased against girls and pupils from poor backgrounds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Teachers are showing signs of cultural and gender bias when it comes to judging their pupils’ work, according to a major new study.

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Article cites an ESRC funded study at the IOE which used data from the Millennium Cohort Study

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ESRC's curator insight, June 11, 2015 10:07 AM

Article cites an ESRC funded study at the IOE which used data from the Millenium Cohort Study

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Stop early specialisation

The UK is spectacularly bad at encouraging girls to become engineers - and the structure of the UK education system may be an important reason why, says Professor Louise Archer.

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The article was written by Professor Louise Archer, principal investigator on the ESRC-funded ASPIRES project.

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The article was written by Professor Louise Archer, principal investigator on the ESRC-funded ASPIRES project.

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Saturday jobs ‘can damage exam grades for teenagers’

Saturday jobs ‘can damage exam grades for teenagers’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Part-time work cuts study time, may be damaging to GCSE grades and might reduce motivation in lessons, new research suggests
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The study cited in the article was carried out by the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns

'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Badly-behaved children or students with special needs could be more likely to be expelled under academies because of their freedoms on admissions and exclusions

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance based at the London School of Economics

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Is the UK experiencing a brain drain?

Is the UK experiencing a brain drain? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The author of the article, Renee Luthra, is a research fellow at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex.

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Mandatory sex education is long overdue – but it shouldn't be just about risk prevention

Mandatory sex education is long overdue – but it shouldn't be just about risk prevention | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report from MPs on the Education Select Committee calling for sex education to be made statutory, has much in it to be welcomed by those who have been campaigning for improvements in sex education.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, May 29, 2015 6:55 PM

IT's a new day for Sex Education.  And it's about time we start teaching high school aged kids what sex is really all about, the good, the bad, and the amazing. 

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School careers talks can boost teens' future earning power

School careers talks can boost teens' future earning power | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Attending a careers talk could boost a school pupil’s future salary by thousands.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study

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ESRC's curator insight, May 20, 4:28 AM

Uses data from the ESRC funded British Cohort Studies

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After-school clubs 'can improve poorer children's education'

After-school clubs 'can improve poorer children's education' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study finds pupils who take part in organised sports and physical activities are more likely to achieve higher results
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Researchers analysed information on more than 6,400 children in England taking part in the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study

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Poor language skills can affect success in later years

A lack of language skills at a young age can affect school grades in later years.

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The article refers to findings from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study

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'London effect' in schools due to gradual improvements not policies, says report

'London effect' in schools due to gradual improvements not policies, says report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

LSE report says primaries improving since 90s and abolition of Inner London Education Authority led to pupils’ success

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Article cites a report from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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State-educated graduates face 'disadvantage' in pay progression

State-educated graduates face 'disadvantage' in pay progression | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Privately educated graduates working in top jobs get bigger pay rises, leaving them earning thousands of pounds more than those who went to state school, a new study shows.
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The research brief cited in the article is based on research by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). NIESR receives funding from the ESRC.

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Is it a case of 'the younger, the better' for children learning a new language?

Is it a case of 'the younger, the better' for children learning a new language? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Unless young children are totally immersed in a foreign language, they actually learn it better when they're a bit older.
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The author of the article, Florence Myles, received funding from the ESRC for the study 'Learning French from ages 5, 7 and 11: an investigation into starting ages, rates and routes of learning amongst early foreign language learners' (ESRC RES-062-23-1545).

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It shouldn't matter what time of year children are born

It shouldn't matter what time of year children are born | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report shows that summer-born children are left behind in the classroom. We need to rethink how we measure attainment at school

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Article cites findings from a report at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

Free nursery places 'make no academic difference' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Free nursery places for three-year olds have helped mothers back to work, but have made "no difference" to academic performance later on, researchers claim.
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The war against humanities at Britain's universities

The war against humanities at Britain's universities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Our universities are squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of lecturers and focusing on the ‘profitable’ areas of science, tech and maths. Could the humanities be wiped out?
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School is now young people's main source for sex information

School is the main source of information about sex and relationships for more young people than ever before, academics have found. However, a majority of young people feel they are not getting all the information they need.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Study of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals

School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Analysis lays bare the importance of getting good grades at school.
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The article cites research that was backed by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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