Research Projects

List of sponsors who have funded ESRI research and evaluation projects [2000 to the present]

Research Council Funding

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The role of celebrity in young people's classed and gendered aspirations
Hands off Sport Coaching: the politics of touch
Taking Part? Research Capacity Building in the Third Sector
Addressing 'problem behaviour' in the early years: an innovative film resource
Un-easy childhoods: innovating theory, practices and ethics through interdisciplinary research
Educational Futures: the theory, methods and ethics of futures-oriented research in education
The Impact of 14-19 Reforms on Career Guidance in England
Becoming a Problem: How Children Acquire a Reputation as “Naughty” in the Earliest Years of School
Review of ESRC-Funded Research in Education
Touchlines: The Problematics of ‘Touching’ between Children and Professionals
Grammaticisation in Early Mark Making: A Multi-Modal Evaluation
Children and Adolescents as Language Brokers
Investigating Effective Strategies for Maths Teaching at Key Stage 3
The Transition from Student to Primary Teacher of Mathematics
Investigating Early Professional Learning
ESRC Student Writing Workshop
BERA Multidisciplinary Development Programme for Doctoral Students Engaged in Educational Research
Innovation, Change, Teacher Discourse: Towards a Research Based Professionalism?

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Games and Social Change: In-between Screens, Places and Communities
The Secret Life of Objects: an artist residency in an early years classroom

Norwegian Research Council (NRC)
Mathematics in Teaching Practice

European Union
Evaluation of e-Skills for Jobs
Innovative Technologies for an engaging classroom (iTEC)
Breaking New Ground In the Science Education Realm (ENGINEER)
Making Games in Collaboration for Learning (MAGICAL)
Game-Based Learning for Older Adults
Technologically Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy (TELLP)
Social Fund: Connexions Plus Project
European Schoolnet Validation Networks of Excellence (Valnet)
Internet-Based Assessment
Recremania

Foundations and Charitable Trusts

Action For Children
Evaluation of Prison Work in Mother and baby Support Units

Barclays Community Sports Sponsorship (in partnership with The Football Foundation and Groundwork)
Barclays Spaces for Sport Project (Phase 1)
Barclays Spaces for Sport Project (Phase 2)

British Academy
Revisiting 'Blair's Babies' in new Times: contemporary female subjectivities from New Labour to the Coalition

Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation
Imaginative Journeys: Museums Education Project (Phase 1)
Imaginative Journeys: Museums Education Project (Phase 2)
Young Children in the Art Gallery
Birth to Three Training Matters

Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Developing Mathematics Through Contexts (DmtC)

Guinness Trust
Surviving Your Teenager

Nuffield Foundation
Puppets: Promoting Engagement and Talk in Science (the PUPPETS project)

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Inside Exclusion: learning partnerships outside mainstream education (via Unversity of Manchester)

Royal Society of Arts
Consultancy report on RSA 'Social Brain and the Curriculum' seminars
Manchester Curriculum Research Design Project

Sports Coach UK
Professionalism in coaching

VSO
Research and Professional Development for UK Voluntary Workers Overseas

The Children’s Society, St Helens
Sure Start Happy Elephant

The Who Cares? Trust
Time for Children

Wellcome Trust
An Evaluation of the Creative Science Initiative

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Communicating Matters 3 – 5
Evaluation of the Reddish Vale Childcare for Teenage Parents Pilots
Birth to Three Matters: Training of Trainers
Birth to Three Matters: FE/HE and Awarding Bodies Training
Evaluation of Schools Whiteboard Expansion (SWE)
Teachers’ Perceptions of Continuing Professional Development

Becta/DfES (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency)
New Models of Learning Provision for KS3 and 14-19
Impact 2008: Personalising Learning (via University of Nottingham).
Web 2.0. Technologies of Learning at KS3 and 4 (via University of Nottingham)
Secondary Pupils and E-Learning. (Becta and GTC)
‘Test Bed’ Evaluation
Personalised Learning (consortium with Nottingham Trent University)
The Broadband Project (via Nottingham Trent University)
The Broadband Project: Continuation (via Nottingham Trent University)
Gridclub (Evaluation of the Gridclub ‘Fun’ Educational Website)
Synoptic Evaluation of the National Grid for Learning Roll Out of Pathfinders
Home School Links
ImpacT2 (via University of Nottingham)

Teacher Development Agency (TDA) (formerly Teacher Training Agency)
The Reasons Why Minority Ethnic Trainees Withdraw from ITT Courses
Improving the Recruitment and Retention of Students from Ethnic Minorities to Courses of ITT
Online Training Materials for Music and ICT
TTA Research Review
TTA Research Review 2
Develop and Disseminate Effective Practices and Develop the Knowledge Base in ITT
Trainee Impact on Pupil Learning (TIPL)
Identify, Develop and Spread Successful Induction Practice
Tackling Racism on School Placements (Multiverse/TTA)

Other Educational Sponsors

Cape UK (Creative Partnerships in Education)
Connecting Communities Race Equality Grant

Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership
Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership Evaluation

Equalities Challenge Unit
Ethnicity and Gender in Differential Degree Attainment

General Teaching Council (GTC)
Developing Pedagogies with E-Learning Resources
Secondary Pupils and E-Learning (Becta and GTC)

Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire Lifelong Learning Network
Evaluation of the Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire Lifelong Learning Network

Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Pathfinder

Highlands College
Joint Action Research Project

JISC
The Implementation and Use of Hairdressing-training.com (via City College, Manchester)
The Recognition of ICT Skills of Staff (tRISSt)

Learning and Skills Research Council
Evaluation of the Eleven Increased Flexibility Projects
On-line Assessment in the Learning & Skills Sector: LSRC/Ufl Extension

Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA)
The Impact of Different Modes of Assessment on Achievement and Progress in the Learning and Skills Sector

Manchester Metropolitan University Dean’s Development Fund
Developing the Teaching and Learning of Composing for all in the 21 st Century

Manchester TEC
City Pride Strategic Lifelong Learning Partnership

Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)
Space Collaborator

Palatine
Sound2Game
Authentic Approaches to Developing Young People’s Composition Skills

Local Education Authorities

Bradford City Council
Chattering Nineteen to the Dozen

Bolton Local Education Authority
Evaluation of the Bolton Curriculum ICT Centre’s Learning for Change Networks Project

Manchester Local Education Authority
Evaluation of the Aiming High for Disabled Children Short Breaks Initiative
Primary Graduate School , Wythenshawe
Wythensawe EAZ Evaluation
EAZ Excellence in Cities Evaluation

Reddish Vale Early Years Centre
Family Support Service Project

Stockport LEA
Hit the Ground Crawling: Researching New Fatherhoods

Stoke LEA
Raising Attainment in Key Stage 1 - Action Research Project

Local Education Authorities (various)
Early Excellence Centres Evaluation

Other Sponsors

College of Emergency Medicine
Effectiveness of Medical CPD

Council of Europe
Social Inclusion

Department of Health
National Evaluation of the Primary School/Primary Care Health Links Initiative

DfID
Evaluating the Global Dimension in ITT Project (via Manchester Development Education Project)

East Bolton Regeneration Partnership
East Bolton Regeneration Community Evaluation Project

Foster Care Associates NW
Every Child Matters

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Young Men’s Health

Manchester Museum
Alchemy - Enquire

Merseyside Health Action Zone
Value added by HAZ Funding to Healthy Schools Schemes

Microsoft
Partners in Learning
Partners in Learning: Evaluation

National Children’s Hospital North West
Sure Start Central Link

Scottish Executive
Evaluation of Electronic Whiteboard Pilot in Edinburgh

Siemens/Lego
Manchester Education Toys Project

St Helens NHS Primary Care Trust
Parr Sure Start Programme: An Evaluation
Evaluation of Sure Start St Helens ( Phoenix)

Staffordshire Primary Care Trust
Evaluation of North Staffordshire Sure Start Wave 5 Home Visiting Services

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Evaluation of Stockport’s NWDA-funded project activity

Sure Start Ashton
Sure Start Health Visiting Services in Tameside

Sure Start Lightbowne & Sure Start Harpurhey
Sure Start Lightbowne & Harpurhey

Sure Start Manchester
Sure Start Perceptions (Phase A): ‘Excluded’ Perceptions
Sure Start Perceptions (Phase B): Practitioner Perceptions

Sure Start Skelmersdale
Evaluation of Skelmersdale Sure Start

Toolkit
Evaluation of WhatWasWalton

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