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2006 news items
2006 news items

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      July 2008 NFER at Queen's Wins New Contracts Worth £500,000 to run two major randomised controlled trials in Dublin Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative has awarded the NFER at Queen's contracts to evaluate two out-of-schools programmes focusing on improving literacy and prosocial behaviour among primary school children
      July 2008 NFER at Queen's Leads Successful Research Bid for £1.4 million The NFER at Queen's has led a major inter-disciplinary and university-wide initiative - Improving Children's Lives - that has just been awarded £1.4 million from The Atlantic Philanthropies. This is in addition to the existing £600,000 that Queen's has already invested in the initiative
      June 2008 Research Offers Free Advice and Support to Parents The Institute for Child Care Research and the NFER at Queen's, working on behalf of the Lifestart Foundation, are looking for parents with babies under one year of age to take part in one of the largest ever studies of families and parenting ever undertaken in Ireland.
      May 2008 NFER at Queen's Centre Experiences Further Growth Over the last six months the NFER at Queen's Centre has secured new external research grants to a value of just under £1 million and has appointed three new full-time members of staff.
      April 2008 Two New Senior Research Fellow Posts Applications are invited for two new Senior Research Fellow positions to play key roles in a major new cross-university research initiative - Improving Children's Lives. The posts will be for three years in the first instance and located in the NFER at Queen's Centre. PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR THESE TWO POSTS HAS NOW PASSED
      January 2008 Barnardo's NI Commissions Research into the Educational Experiences and Needs of Children in Disadvantaged Areas The NFER at Queen's has been commissioned to undertake a major survey and extensive literature reviews into the educational experiences and needs of primary-aged children living in disadvantaged areas.
  July 2007 Sesame Street Comes to Northern Ireland The NFER at Queen's has been commissioned by New York-based Sesame Workshop to provide research and curriculum support for the production of a major new series for preschool children in Northern Ireland
      July 2007 NFER at Queen's to Conduct Systematic Review on Home-Based Interventions for Preschool Children Dr Sarah Allen, Senior Research Fellow at the NFER at Queen's Centre, has received a prestigious award to work with the Cochrane Collaboration to conduct a systematic review of research into the effectiveness of home-based interventions for preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
      June 2007 NFER at Queen's Begins Research into the Needs of Black and Minority Ethnic Children in Northern Ireland The NFER at Queen's has been commissioned by the Together 4 All Black and Minority Ethnic Working Group to conduct a major baseline study of the needs of children from minority ethnic communities in the southern area of Northern Ireland.

June 2007 Two Major Television Programmes to be Broadcast on BBC One Northern Ireland Based on NFER at Queen's Research Research on the continuing impact of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland on the attitudes of children and adults provides the focus for a one-hour documentary and a one-hour studio debate.


June 2007 Work Begins on Major Evaluation of the Media Initiative for Children - Northern Ireland The NFER at Queen's has begun work designing a randomised controlled trial involving 60 preschool settings and around 1,200 children that will be used to evaluate the effects of the education programme aimed at encouraging young children to respect differences.


March 2007 Further Appointments Made at NFER at Queen's Reflecting the considerable success of the Centre to date, three further appointments have been made at the NFER at Queen's including an Assistant Director and two Research Fellows.

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