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SCDTP Studentship - What really happens in secondary school teaching: an international comparison using data from the 2012, 2015 and 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Southampton Education School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1205819CJ

What really happens in secondary school teaching: an international comparison using data from the 2012, 2015 and 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Dr Christian Bokhove, Southampton Education School, C.Bokhove@soton.ac.uk; Prof Anthony Kelly, Southampton Education School, A.kelly@soton.ac.uk

In this project you will use data from the three Programmes for International Student Assessment (PISA) to compare teaching practices, school learning environments, resources invested in education, and affective student characteristics from more than 50 countries. You will use advanced quantitative methods that will consider the hierarchical nature of the data (data from students in schools in countries) and the complex sampling design of the data. The results will give an insight into global differences in international schooling that will feed into recommendations for future teaching and learning strategies.  

Skills Required

The student should be able to manage secondary datasets, show evidence of prior achievement in quantitative data analysis, and have an interest in international large-scale assessments (ILSAs).

Funding

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk

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