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Independent review of the primary curriculum (England)

This Review has tried to capture the distinctiveness of the primary phase. The curriculum that primary children are offered must enable them to enjoy this unique stage of childhood, inspire learning and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for secondary...

The UK's digital road to recovery

In this report, ITIF & LSE Enterprise estimate the impact on employment in the United Kingdom of additional investment in three important technologies: broadband Internet, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart grid.

Higher education in a web 2.0 world

Report of an independent Committee of Inquiry into the impact on higher education of students' widespread use of Web 2.0 technologies. Today's learners exist in a digital age. This implies access to, and use of, a range of Social Web tools and software that provide...

Global economic crisis

This UK report pulls together the key findings from a series of recent research reports which explore the potential impacts of the current economic crisis on developing countries. Much of the developing world is now beginning to suffer the impacts of the global economic crisis...
Discussion paper

Contest Two and counter extremism: lessons for Australia

This year the Rudd government will issue a counter-terrorism white paper. In the preparation of the new white paper, this policy analysis examines what Australia can learn from the UK's "Contest Two" approach with respect to domestic counter extremism policy. The UK released its new...
Journal article

A comparison of new British community radio stations with established Australian community radio stations

A community radio pilot scheme was run in the UK during 2002 and the pilot stations have been allowed to continue operating pending the first full licensing process, which took place in 2005 and 2006. This paper examines a sample of new UK community radio...

Beyond the creative industries: mapping the creative economy in the United Kingdom - NESTA presentation

This report is a presentation to the UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts' Measuring the Creative Industries workshop. This PDF contains a range of slides covering the data collected in this project. The objectives of the project were: ? To better inform...

On the right track

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council provides funding for students undertaking Masters degrees and doctoral research in the arts and humanities. Approximately 40 per cent of their funding is spent in support of postgraduate research and training. In 2005/06 this amounted to just over...

McMaster review: supporting excellence in the arts - from measurement to judgement

Sir Brian McMaster, former Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Culture, to undertake a review to report on: ? How the system of public sector support for the arts can encourage excellence, risk-taking and innovation ? How...

Call it a tenner: the role of pricing in the arts

Pricing, once barely researched or mentioned in the arts, is increasingly recognised as a critical marketing and financial tool. In terms of maximising revenue, the growing adoption and adaptation of yield management techniques suggest that a new, more dynamic approach to pricing is emerging. Call...