This page lists research briefings that were published in 2002.
The study provided general information on the prevalence of bullying and the different types of bullying being experienced by pupils.
The project aimed to contribute to good practice in the development of competence in Irish in Irish-medium Schools. It identified norms in relation to grammatical accuracy in speech and writing; identified recurring errors and determined which of these persist in the later primary years; and made recommendations for improving linguistic accuracy where appropriate.
The aims of the research were to examine the impact of the Departments Circular 1998/33, and to ascertain what still needed to be done to reduce administrative demands on schools.
The first two phases of the ‘exclusions from school’ research found that pupils who experienced multiple suspensions and those who were expelled were the groups that gave most cause for concern. This third phase of the research explored in greater depth what happened to pupils who experienced multiple suspensions, by considering whether this was the beginning of more permanent exclusion or whether these young people could manage to maintain a place in mainstream education. The research also explored the range and effectiveness of alternatives for those excluded from mainstream education.
This project analysed the qualifications gained by pupils who had experienced Irish-medium secondary education, their destinations on leaving school, and their career choices.
A critical review of the academic and community literature from Northern Ireland, the rest of the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. It examines the effectiveness or otherwise of prevention and intervention strategies in addressing underachievement and social disadvantage, in both schools and youth sectors.
The Department of Education (DE) Raising School Standards Initiative (RSSI) was a major school improvement initiative that started in September 1995 and continued until August 1998. This report focuses on a parallel project – the RSSI Value Added project which examines in detail the academic attainment and relative progress of pupils in RSSI schools.
This research aimed to quantify the current levels of career provision within all post-primary schools in Northern Ireland.