The TES is reporting that it has been announced the best ways to improve disadvantaged pupils’ science results are to be investigated.
Grant-awarding body the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), along with the science body the Royal Society, will be looking at the best way to raise the science performance of children in primary and secondary schools across England.
The two organisations have commissioned a review of existing academic evidence about school science education. It will identify which approaches and interventions are most effective at helping pupils to achieve key educational outcomes in science.
It will also examine methods of raising pupils’ attainment in science. These will include teacher professional-development programmes, one-to-one and small-group tuition, and parental support programmes.
In particular, the research will focus on which strategies are most effective among pupils from economically disadvantaged backgrounds…
Sir Kevan Collins, EEF chief executive, said: “The data is clear. Pupils from disadvantaged homes are much less likely than their peers to achieve five good GCSE results.
“We hope to be able to identify the most promising ways to tackle the attainment gap in science…”
More on this (including details for research teams who which to get involved) directly from the EEF at: EEF & Royal Society partner to improve science results for disadvantaged pupils
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