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Research is crucial to the development of teaching and the quality of learning: both education policy and educational practice should be informed by the best available evidence. Research includes scholarship and theory as well as empirical evidence.

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‘A glass half full or half empty?’

01 Dec 2010

2010 Survey reveals teachers’ mixed responses to measures to improve standards of teaching

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New research explores accountability in teaching

08 Nov 2010

The GTC has recently published two research reports exploring the future of accountability in teaching.

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Joint research on competence referrals: Updated

20 Sep 2010

The GTC has published guidance to ensure consistency in the process for referring cases of teacher incompetence, following a research project jointly commissioned by the GTC and former DCSF.

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  • GTC Survey of Teachers 2009: TNS Report
  • Using research in your school and your teaching: Research-engaged professional practice
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The enduring impact of quality early years education


10 Jan 2011

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What effect do high quality pre-schools and primary schools have on children’s progress? This TLA research summary explores the characteristics of good provision and its particular importance for...

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