WBL research is initially presented in the form of research reports, which are refereed internally and provide easy online access to the findings from the Centre. These reports can be downloaded from this website or purchased as hard copies from the Institute of Education bookshop (www.johnsmith.co.uk/ioe).
We publish the research from these reports in peer-reviewed academic journals and the process of peer-review often requires changes in methods or presentation of results. Therefore, findings may differ slightly in these reports from that in their final publication. The research reports provide initial access to the research findings in order to ensure that the research is available to policy-makers, practitioners and other academics and interested parties.
A full list of our research reports published to date is below (in reverse chronological order):
- Research Report 34: Changes in Wellbeing from Childhood to Adolescence: Risk and Resilience
- Research Report 33: Self-regulated learning: a literature review
- Research Report 32: The impact of mothers’ learning on their children’s academic performance at Key Stage 3: evidence from ALSPAC
- Research Report 31: Influences and leverages on low levels of attainment: a review of literature and policy initiatives
- Research Report 30: Nurturing parenting capability: the early years
- Research Report 29: The importance of social worlds: an investigation of peer relationships
- Research Report 28: The influence of context on attainment in primary school: interactions between children, family and school contexts
- Research Report 27: Determinants of aspirations
- Research Report 26: Educational inequality and juvenile crime: An area-based analysis
- Research Report 25: Children’s well-being in primary school: pupil and school effects
- Research Report 24: The development and impact of young people’s social capital in secondary schools
- Research Report 23: What role for the three Rs? Progress and attainment during primary school
- Research Report 22: Parenting behaviours and children's development from Infancy to early childhood: Changes, continuities, and contributions
- Research Report 21: Determination and pathways of progression to level 2 qualifications: Evidence from the NCDS and BHPS
- Research Report 20: Development in the early years: its importance for school performance and adult outcomes
- Research Report 19: Are there effects of mothers' post-16 education on the next generation? Effects on children's development and mothers' parenting
- Research Report 18: What is the relationship between child nutrition and school outcomes?
- Research Report 17: Are those who flourished at school healthier adults? What role for adult education?
- Research Report 16: Does education have an impact on mothers' educational attitudes and behaviours?
- Research Report 15: Leisure contexts in adolescence and their effects on adult outcomes (published online only)
- Research Report 14: Education and youth crime: effects of introducing the Education Maintenance Allowance programme
- Research Report 13: Identity, learning and engagement: a qualitative inquiry using the NCDS
- Research Report 12: Education, training and the take-up of preventative health care
- Research Report 11: Adult education and attitude change
- Research Report 10: A model of the inter-generational transmission of educational success
- Research Report 9: The macro-social benefits of education, training and skills in comparative perspective
- Research Report 8: The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
- Research Report 7: Education, equity and social cohesion: a distributional model
- Research Report 6: Quantitative estimates of the social benefits of learning, 2: health (depression and obesity)
- Research Report 5: Quantitative estimates of the social benefits of learning, 1: crime
- Research Report 4: Learning, family formation and dissolution
- Research Report 3: Learning, continuity and change in adult life
- Research Report 2: Parental perspectives of family learning
- Research Report 1: The wider benefits of learning: practitioner views