All children should have the opportunity to succeed in school but many do not reach their potential, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. The Institute for Effective Education (IEE) has established itself as one of the leading education research units in the UK, and our aim is to make a real difference to children’s outcomes.
At the moment the IEE is in the process of changing its structure:
During this transition period, some areas of this website may not reflect the way the IEE will be organised in the future. Please call or email if you would like further information.
We conduct high quality evaluations of education programmes and practices. Our UK research includes work on literacy, numeracy, science, early childhood education, parenting, well-being, widening participation, and the effective use of technology.
We lead international research projects in countries where access to education, and the quality of provision, is a major challenge.
We also have places available for postgraduate students wishing to study for research degrees in education.
We are committed to sharing knowledge with, and between, people working in education policy and practice. We are also building support for evidence-based education, and provide expertise and practical tools wherever we can.
We have developed resources aimed at people on the front line of education. Our publications include:
Our events include a regular conference and annual Research Methods Summer School.
Our partnerships include work with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, including through the Coalition for Evidence-based Education (CEBE).
Posted on Monday 1 August 2016
New article describes promising areas for improving children’s language and literacy.
Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016
Bette Chambers to discuss using evidence to improve teaching and learning.
Posted on Friday 17 June 2016
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