CEDAR is an internationally acknowledged research centre undertaking research on a range of educational and psychological issues.
These typically focus on the interface between policy and practice, and include research into new government initiatives across the age range of pre-school to higher education and continuing professional practice.
We also specialise in researching special educational needs and inclusion, disability across the lifespan (especially intellectual disability and autism), and parenting and families research. We emphasise combined methods research undertaken in multi-disciplinary teams, secondary analysis approaches, and intervention evaluation designs including randomised controlled trials.
All enquiries should be made to Diana Smith, Centre Administrator (email Diana dot Smith at warwick dot ac dot uk) or direct to the appropriate member of staff. If you have any comments about our website, email A dot J dot Baker at warwick dot ac dot uk.
- The report of the Review of disagreement resolution (SEND) has now been published alongside the Government Response:
Mairi Ann Cullen was invited by the UK Administrative Justice Institute to blog two updates for its members. Part 1 was about the effects of the ‘Recommendations pilot’ on Education, Health and Care Plan appeals to the First-tier Tribunal SEND. Part 2 focused on the positive impact of special education mediation on lowering likelihood of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal SEND.
We have a new project with Edinburgh and Durham Universities – The Genetic Intellectual Disability Syndromes family Systems Study (GenISYS) – funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. http://www.genisys.ed.ac.uk/
Warwick's education research ranked 3rd in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
A Better Start
A research team from the University of Warwick are leading a large, multidisciplinary consortium to evaluate a 10-year study designed to improve the life chances of children 0-3: Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start.