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Promising Evidence of Effectiveness

Available in the UK

Interdisciplinary curriculum with self-corrective, manipulative materials, open time, free choice of activity, and learning driven by a child’s interest. Work is matched to a pupil’s development level.
Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website UK website: www.montessori-uk.org/ (teacher training provided)

Not available in the UK

Accelerated Schools
Gifted and talented instruction for all pupils that includes a participatory process for whole school transformation.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.acceleratedschools.net

America's Choice
Learning focused on all pupils reaching standards, varying only the time and resources needed, using prevention, early intervention, and acceleration strategies.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US website: www.ncee.org US contact: schooldesign@ncee.org

ATLAS Communities

Educational programmes for primary and secondary pupils, including curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Includes whole-faculty study groups and school/pathway planning and management teams.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US website: www.atlascommunities.org US contact: atlas@edc.org


Socratic seminars, didactic instruction, and one-to-one tuition that prepares pupils to be life-long learners and to earn a living.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US website: www.unc.edu/paideia

The Learning Network

Mechanism for continuous teacher professional development built into each school, with a use of classroom observation, action plans, and instructional dialogue as the vehicles for change.
Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US website: www.rcowen.com US contact: richardowen@rcowen.com

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