The Department of Education (DE) Research Report Series is designed to provide easy access to research findings for policy makers, researchers, teachers, lecturers, employers and the public.
Any views expressed in the Research Reports are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of Education.
This page lists Research Reports published in 2006.
This project identified the nature and extent of language development provision for young children in Northern Ireland. The report identifies a number of key elements which it recommends should be included in any future model of best practice.
This review considers recent studies into children and young people from the preschool/nursery years through compulsory education and beyond, and seeks to establish firstly, if there is a link between social disadvantage and attitudes towards education. Where social disadvantage is a factor, this report sets out to present the views of the children and young people and their parents, as well as detailing efforts within schools and communities to ameliorate the situation.
The EPPNI project was a longitudinal study investigating the effects of pre school education and care upon children’s development for children aged 3-8 years old.
The main aim of the study was to investigate existing practices that increase the motivation, participation and achievement of children and young people of school age with special educational needs in mainstream nursery, primary, post-primary and special schools, and in alternative education provision.
This Research Briefing provides information on projects commenced in 2005/06 funded by the Department of Education. Details of recently completed projects are also provided.
The main aim of this research was to identify subjects that currently, or may in the near future, present schools with staffing difficulties. The project investigated whether there is a shortfall in the recruitment of teachers in any subject areas in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland.