Government demands leave 'too little time' for teachers to read research

DfE-commissioned research also finds little evidence of teachers directly 'importing' research findings into the classroom.

Teachers are so busy trying to meet government demands that they have too little time to read research that could help their pupils, a Department for Education-commissioned report has revealed.


Findings published today also show that government policy is seen by school leaders to be more aligned with research evidence than in the past, but still needs improvement in this area.


The report says: "The need to implement new government policies and meet the accountability requirements placed on schools was high in the minds of school leaders and teachers, leaving little time for research engagement or use in many cases. 


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