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New council members appointed

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Monday 7 september 2009 lord drayson, minister for science and innovation, has appointed one new member to the economic and social research council (esrc). Prof john beath is prof of economics at the school of economics and finance at the universit ...

Now where was i again?

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Monday 7 december 2009 computer screen pop-ups may slow down your work more than you think, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council. Although the actual interruption may only last a few moments, the study shows ...

Performance reviews are raising council standards, say researchers

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Sunday 18 october 2009 performance assessment schemes aimed at making local authorities into more effective organisations are having the desired effect, according to new research released by the economic and social research council (esrc). The proj ...

Saving the economy and saving the planet

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Tuesday 21 april 2009 is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment? The potential economic benefits offered by ...

School children could lead the way on sustainability

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Wednesday 21 october 2009 britain's children and young people are potential agents of change for the development of more sustainable communities in the uk, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council. Many children ...

Social background weighs heavily on teenage diet

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Friday 25 september 2009 teenagers' attitudes to diet and weight are shaped by their social class, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council. Policymakers have long insisted on the importance of understanding youn ...

The most effective teachers are in a class of their own

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Wednesday 8 july 2009 knowledgeable, innovative, skilful, fun-loving, caring, supportive, task and pupil centred - it's official - the most effective teachers are in a class of their own. They stimulate a pupil's imagination, challenge their views, ...

Third sector gears up to meet the challenge of personal budgets

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Tuesday 31 march 2009 third sector providers of social care services face a host of new challenges but also opportunities following the government's commitment to expanding personal budgets [1]  in social care. The issues raised for third sector ...

The youth of today: yobs or future leaders?

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Tuesday 3 march 2009 should we dismiss the youth of today or look to them as future leaders? Teenagers are already forming thoughts and opinions on how policy should shape the society of tomorrowEvents during the economic and social research counci ...

Today's children decide their school and career path early

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Sunday 15 november 2009 children as young as 12 have a strong sense of their personal futures and can reflect thoughtfully on what life might hold for them, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) and led ...

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