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News from the Centre for Effective Education

CEE researchers present at ANIELB Conference

Dr Seaneen Sloan and Aideen Gildea from the Centre for Effective Education (CEE) were invited to give a talk at the Association for Northern Ireland Education &...

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Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)

Dr Karen Kerr, in the School of Education, along with the Field Studies Council are now the OPAL co-ordinators in Northern Ireland. OPAL is a...

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Evaluation of Nurture Provision in Primary Schools

This project, which began in October 2014 and is funded by the Department of Education, is currently in its set-up phase. Recruitment of schools and baseline data...

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Peer Tutoring in North Tyneside – November Update

The randomised controlled trial of ‘Peer Tutoring in Secondary Schools’ was completed in June 2014. Further teacher training was provided on...

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International Research Conference on Nurture in Education (London, October 2014)

This conference, organised by the Nurture Group Network, was attended by Dr Seaneen Sloan and Aideen Gildea, who were able to make links with academics and...

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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.