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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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Dr Liam O’Hare and Professor Paul Connolly from the Centre for Effective Education recently published an Implementation Study of Bookstart Treasure

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Dr Laura Dunne and Dr Sarah Miller have been invited by the SELB to talk at the Cross-Phase Sharing of Good Practice Conference

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Dr Sarah Miller and Dr Laura Dunne, Centre for Effective Education are presenting findings from the Lifestart Evaluation at Dublin Castle today: Supporting Parents: Sharing Good Practice, Models and Approaches

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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.