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News from the Centre for Effective Education

Two Phd ADRN/CEE Studentship Awards 2016 entry

Attainment of students in Northern Ireland schools

Two studentships are available that are associated with the...

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PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING-THE ROLE OF SCHOOLS: Presentations

This event took place on June 24th, in the Great Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast.  To view the presentations made by speakers, please click on the links...

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Dr Liam O’Hare and Professor Carol McGuinness publish a new article on the ‘real world’ practice of using critical thinking tests for university admissions

Dr Liam O’Hare and Professor Carol McGuinness from the Centre for Effective Education recently published an article entitled, ‘The validity of critical...

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Showcase event in the Great Hall at Queen’s University Belfast 24th June 2015

Professor Paul Connolly  (Centre for Effective Education) and Professor Frank Kee (UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Northern Ireland) hosted a...

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Lifestart Parenting Programme

The findings from a randomised controlled trial evaluation of the Lifestart Parenting Programme are being launched today (Monday 22 June) in the Great Hall at QUB. The...

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Publications

Slavin, R. E., Lake, C., Hanley, P. & Thurston,  (Sep 2014) Experimental Evaluations of Elementary Science Programs: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 51, 7, p. 870-901

O'Hare, L, & Connolly, P. (2014).  A cluster randomised controlled trial of "Bookstart+". a book programme. Journal of Children's Services, 9(1), 18-30

O'Hare, L. (2014). Did Children's Perceptions of an after-school Soical Learning Program Predict Change in their Behavior?.  Procedia-Soical and Behavioral Sciences, 116, 3786-3792


The Centre for Effective Education is leading two major initiatives; Improving Children’s Lives - an interdisciplinary Research Initiative, and Una, a Global Learning Initiative.   The Centre is editorial home to the new, international peer-reviewed journal Effective Education.