Education, Childhood & Youth Archive

GUIDEPREP: The preparation phase for the Growing Up In Digital Europe survey


Growing Up in Digital Europe (GUIDE) will be Europe’s first comparative birth cohort study of children’s and young people’s wellbeing.

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Evaluation of Primary Science Quality Mark in English Primary Schools


PERU with colleagues from ESRI have been awarded a grant from the Education Endowment Foundation to evaluate the Primary Science Quality Mark programme.

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Evaluation of Reading Plus in English Primary Schools


Along with colleagues in ESRI, Peru has been awarded a grant of £550k to evaluate the impact of Reading Plus on pupils in Year 6 of primary school.

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Exploring the intersections between ethnicity, care experience and youth justice involvement in England


The primary focus of this ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) Research Fellowship is to understand the links between care experience (i.e. having been in foster care, children’s homes and/or kinship care), ethnicity and involvement with the youth justice system in England.

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Evaluation of the Peer Assisted Learning Strategies for Reading UK (PALS-UK) intervention: A two-armed cluster randomised trial


Peer Assisted Learning Strategies for Reading (PALS) is a whole class intervention designed to improve children’s oral reading fluency and reading comprehension.

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COORDINATE: Cohort Community Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe


The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being.

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The Big Life Group – Multi Modal Practitioner (MMP) evaluation


In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, PERU researchers are undertaking a qualitative study on the views and experiences of participants in the Chance to Change pilots.

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Evaluating the effectiveness of the SEND Review process on raising attainment in English, and secondary outcomes.


This is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the SEND Review process on raising attainment in English at GCSE. The evaluation will also measure the effect of the process on pupil wellbeing, attendance and exclusions.

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Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MiCREATE)


The vision of MiCREATE is to provide a child-centred approach to exploring and surmounting integration challenges.

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The Family Skills Evaluation


The Family Skills Evaluation is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and carried out by NatCen Social Research. This study will test the impact of a family literacy programme.

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The Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) in England


This is a multi-cohort, multi-wave study of pre-school children and their parents in England. The study is in part designed to test whether making funded early childhood education and care (ECEC) available to low and moderate income families raises their use of preschool care.

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European Cohort Development Project (ECDP)


The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Intimate Partner Violence, and Mental Well-Being Among Mothers of Toddlers in Tirana, Albania: A Cross-Sectional Mediation Analysis


This article examines the relationship between maternal exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), intimate partner violence (IPV), and two aspects of maternal mental well-being—stress and depressive symptoms in the context of Tirana, Albania.

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Care Experience, Ethnicity and Youth Justice Involvement: Key Trends and Policy Implications


This briefing is based on descriptive findings from an ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) Research Fellowship project

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Predictors of Positive and Negative Parenting Practices Among Mothers of Two-to-Three-Year-Old Children: Findings From Tirana, Albania


The purpose of this article is to determine the predictors of positive and negative parenting practices among mothers of two-to-three-year-old children in Tirana, Albania.

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New book on Contemporary Inequalities and the Life Course


This book draws upon perspectives from across the globe, employing an interdisciplinary life course approach.

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Securing High-quality Data on Populations


Why we need EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE in Europe

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Measuring Youth Well-being: How a Pan-European Longitudinal Survey can improve Policy


This volume presents key findings from the EU funded Measuring Youth Well-being (MYWeB) project which assessed the feasibility of a European Longitudinal Study for Children and Young People (ELSCYP).

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T2A Final Process Evaluation Report


The T2A Pathway initiative, 6 projects led by charities in partnership with statutory services, delivered services to 16-25 year olds across sites in England between 2014-2017.

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Grandmentors Review: Final Report


Grandmentors Review: Final Report

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Understanding Youth Participation Across Europe


From Survey to Ethnography - presents findings from a major cross-European research project mapping the civic and political engagement of young Europeans in the context of both shared and diverse political heritages.

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Eurosceptic Youth: Interest, Trust and Ideology


Eurosceptic Youth: Interest, Trust and Ideology

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The Economic Inefficiency of Student Fees and Loans


In this report, published by the Intergenerational Foundation, Kevin argues that the benefits of a young person getting a higher education qualification in England accrue in the ratio 58% to the nation and 42% to the graduate.

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Research protocol published


Professor Stephen Morris and colleagues at NatCen Social Research and Institute of Education publish a research protocol for the Family SKILLS cluster randomized controlled trial

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Radical Futures


Youth, Politics and Activism in Contemporary Europe

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The Current Evidence Base and Future Needs in Improving Children’s Well-Being Across Europe


There has been a growing interest among academics, policy makers and practitioners in the subjective well-being of children and young people (CYP).

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MYPLACE Election Special


The UK elections take place on the 7th May.

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Used and Abused: The Problematic Usage of Gang Terminology in the United Kingdom and Its Implication


This paper draws primarily on research undertaken in the north of England.

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