RESEARCH FOCUS: Is deferred school entry a panacea to address the August birth penalty? 2019-07-17T11:10:58+00:00

RESEARCH FOCUS: Is deferred school entry a panacea to address the August birth penalty?

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About Research Focus 

This webinar is part of our new Research Focus series in partnership with the Institute for Effective Education. Each month we will produce a summary video of the latest education research to be published and choose one topic to deliver an extended ‘Research Focus’ webinar, delivered by the expert themselves.

About The Research Focus Webinar

The UK is one of the countries with the earliest onset of primary schooling, at age 4-5 in reception class. At the same time, it is well known that the youngest children in a cohort tend to perform less well at school than their older classmates, which is sometimes referred to as the August birth month penalty. Against this backdrop, schools and local authorities sometimes face decisions about deferred or delayed entry into reception class.

This webinar discusses scientific evidence on the August birth month penalty, deferment policies, and the benefits of schooling in reception class. It is based on an original piece of research involving representative data from household surveys and official school records, which followed children over time from reception class entry up to age 11. By discussing the evidence base, the webinar aims to enable school leaders to take informed decisions on the important topic of deferred school entry.

Research Source: Early school exposure, test scores, and noncognitive outcomes (March 2019), CReAM Discussion Paper Series CDP 03/19, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Content 

  • The August birth month penalty: what is the evidence?
  • Deferred versus delayed school entry – two policies with crucial differences.
  • Overview on the research results of our recent study on the benefits of early schooling
  • Implications for practitioners
  • Conclusion: Is a deferred entry a panacea to address the August birth month penalty?
Thomas Cornelissen

About the Expert

Professor Thomas Cornelissen is an internationally renowned expert with a research focus on the effects of early childhood education on child skill development. His work aims to inform the public policy debate by employing rigorous research methods to uncover empirical evidence on cause-effect relationships. His influential research has been published in the most distinguished academic journals of his discipline and regularly receives public interest and media coverage. Besides being a Professor of Economics at the University of York, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL.

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Research Focus

Is deferred school entry a panacea to address the August birth penalty?

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RESEARCH FOCUS: The August birth month penalty, deferment policies, and the benefits of schooling in reception class

For School Leaders
  • Available On Demand – Available to stream on any device

  • £50 (+VAT)

  • Pay by invoice or card

  • Duration: Approx. 1 hour

in partnership with

Research Focus

Is deferred school entry a panacea to address the August birth penalty?

£50
  • Pay by invoice or card

About Research Focus 

This webinar is part of our new Research Focus series in partnership with the Institute for Effective Education. Each month we will produce a summary video of the latest education research to be published and choose one topic to deliver an extended ‘Research Focus’ webinar, delivered by the expert themselves.

About The Research Focus Webinar

The UK is one of the countries with the earliest onset of primary schooling, at age 4-5 in reception class. At the same time, it is well known that the youngest children in a cohort tend to perform less well at school than their older classmates, which is sometimes referred to as the August birth month penalty. Against this backdrop, schools and local authorities sometimes face decisions about deferred or delayed entry into reception class.

This webinar discusses scientific evidence on the August birth month penalty, deferment policies, and the benefits of schooling in reception class. It is based on an original piece of research involving representative data from household surveys and official school records, which followed children over time from reception class entry up to age 11. By discussing the evidence base, the webinar aims to enable school leaders to take informed decisions on the important topic of deferred school entry.

Research Source: Early school exposure, test scores, and noncognitive outcomes (March 2019), CReAM Discussion Paper Series CDP 03/19, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Content 

  • The August birth month penalty: what is the evidence?
  • Deferred versus delayed school entry – two policies with crucial differences.
  • Overview on the research results of our recent study on the benefits of early schooling
  • Implications for practitioners
  • Conclusion: Is a deferred entry a panacea to address the August birth month penalty?
Thomas Cornelissen

About the Expert

Professor Thomas Cornelissen is an internationally renowned expert with a research focus on the effects of early childhood education on child skill development. His work aims to inform the public policy debate by employing rigorous research methods to uncover empirical evidence on cause-effect relationships. His influential research has been published in the most distinguished academic journals of his discipline and regularly receives public interest and media coverage. Besides being a Professor of Economics at the University of York, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL.

Find out more

The Booking Process

1. Click book now, enter your details and choose to pay by card or invoice.

2. You will receive a recording of the webinar to access at your convenience

BOOK NOW – ON DEMAND