However, preschool programs tend to either be teacher-led and didactic, or else to lack academic content. One preschool model that involves both child-directed, freely chosen activity and academic content is Montessori. Here we report a longitudinal study that took advantage of randomized lottery-based admission to two public Montessori magnet schools in a high-poverty American city. The final sample included children, 70 in Montessori and 71 in other schools, most of whom were tested 4 times over 3 years, from the first semester to the end of preschool ages 3—6on a variety of cognitive and socio-emotional measures.
Training Courses, Workshops and Projects Research papers Acas' Research and Evaluation Section undertakes and commissions a range of in-depth research projects, findings from which are captured in our research papers series. These papers comprise both evaluations of Acas services and reports which contribute to wider employment relations debates.
Featured research paper 'Improvement required'? A survey of managers was undertaken to identify patterns and prevalence and a deliberative research event explored the attitudes and experiences of HR managers responsible for implementing PM systems.
The purpose of different PM systems and the values underpinning them are explored, as are their various components and the design and implementation issues being encountered.
An account of emerging trends in PM system design is also presented, with some of the important challenges that organisations currently face in this area being highlighted. Keep up to date with Acas policy and research news and publications The Acas Blog: Sign up to email updates of articles, policy discussion papers, and the latest research from the Acas Strategy Unit and the Research and Evaluation Section.
We will not share your contact information with any external organisations. Research papers 'Improvement required'? Research papers Acas Early Conciliation decision-making: Thirty-five in-depth interviews were undertaken with a broad range of these claimants, to develop greater insights into the behaviours and motivations of this group and gather evidence to help Acas improve the delivery of the EC service.
This report explores how email might help people to achieve their work goals, and examines the strategies that are adopted by workers to differentially impact both wellbeing and productivity.
The primary aim of the research was to identify factors or themes that explain the strategies used to deal with work email. This helps us to understand how, why, when and for whom such strategies will have positive and negative repercussions on productivity and wellbeing outcomes.
The research comprised two phases.
The first phase included a systematic literature review to provide a rigorous and transparent review of the academic and practitioner research that has been conducted across psychology, management and human-computer interaction fields.
This was supported by the second phase which included twelve semi-structured sense checking interviews. Flexible working for parents returning to work: The methodology adopted for the study comprised a purposive evidence review, coupled with a series of case studies.
We have also produced a Gender identity typology [kb] typology to help employers and employees understand the terminology in this area. Flexibility in the Workplace: In essence, it allows employees to work flexibly both in terms of when and where they work.
Over recent years, FWA have become prevalent in the workplace, and this research largely focuses on how FWA affects the working lives of individuals, teams and organisations.
This report is based on a small research study which includes a review of the flexible working literature, along with interviews conducted at two organisations one public organisation, and one private to illustrate flexible working in practice.
This report looks at the connections between the introduction of new workplace technologies and employment relations.
The ways in which technology can affect employees are numerous, and the report explores the impact of new workplace technologies on three key areas; work intensification, worker autonomy and skills development and employee wellbeing. The research is based on three qualitative case studies with UK employers, interviews with key experts in management and a review of existing literature.
Evaluation of Acas Advisory Projects: Advisory Projects are delivered by Acas as two distinct strands of work: Both strands were in-scope for this evaluation, which adopts a comparative approach to the analysis and was designed to provide robust evidence for the impact of Acas Advisory Projects across a variety of contexts.
Workplaces are amongst the institutions that contribute to, and impact on, our mental health throughout our lives. This report explores the management of mental health at work, and is based on a qualitative study, with thirty semi-structured interviews undertaken, largely across six case study organisations and other key stakeholders.
It puts forward a range of learning points that can be drawn from this case study research to promote positive mental health at work and highlights key recommendations. Neurodiversity at work [kb] Ref:Since the era of globalization, child labor remains a widespread phenomenon throughout the world.
For large number of children work is an ordeal, on source of suffering and exploitation, and a fundamental abuse of human rights (Beguile, ).
In this report, the following terms have these meanings: “Child” is used to refer to anyone under the age of 18, consistent with usage under international law.
“Girl” refers to female. Jan 19, · Chocolate’s billion-dollar industry starts with workers like Abdul on an Ivory Coast farm. Abdul is 10 years old, a three-year veteran of the job.
He has never tasted chocolate. CNN's David McKenzie travels into the heart of the Ivory Coast -- the world’s largest cocoa producer -- to investigate child slavery in the fields. Child Labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on a part- or full-time basis.
The practice deprives children of their childhood, and is . A Case against Child Labor Prohibitions in the labor force in 12 Another study of both boys and girls in that age group estimated that more than.
May 27, · PlusReport: Child Abuse by Humanitarian WorkersReport: Child Abuse by Humanitarian WorkersThe Associated PressA Save the Children UK report released Tuesday alleges rampant sexual abuse of.