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Getting started with your search for education research

It hasn’t always been easy for busy teachers to access relevant research – but academics and research organisations are now increasingly focusing on making their findings user-friendly, writes Alex Quigley

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that teachers are time-poor. So it should be a priority for the bearers and brokers of evidence – from researchers at universities to subject associations, research schools and organisations like the Education Endowment Foundation and the Chartered College of Teaching – to make accessing research evidence as easy as possible. Fortunately, this is happening more and more.

So where, as teachers, do we begin? Although teachers don’t have access to all of the available edu-research, there is enough out there that is freely accessible if we know where to look. ...

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