Monday, June 6, 2011

Teaching approaches that help to build resilience to extremism among young people

This report presents the findings from a large-scale, in-depth research study into teaching methods – knowledge, skills, teaching practices and behaviours – that help to build resilience to extremism. The focus is on teaching methods to be used in a general classroom setting rather than as part of interventions targeted at those deemed at risk of extremism.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Improving outcomes for disadvantaged young people – Case studies of effective practice

This publication sets out sixteen case studies of providers, who are working successfully to close the gap for young people aged 14-19 coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. In collaboration with YPLA, the Office for Public Management researched and wrote up the case studies.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Significant inequalities in Scotland: Identifying significant inequalities and priorities for action

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland commissioned OPM to carry out research into the most significant inequalities in Scotland and how public authorities can focus their efforts to best effect in tackling them. This work is aimed at informing and influencing the Scottish Government’s National Outcome 7, which is concerned with tackling the significant inequalities in Scotland by 2017.The research and consultation identified five criteria for defining significant inequality; generated a list of seven significant inequalities; and developed a process for helping public bodies prioritise issues for action.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Creativity and education in the Prevent agenda

Creativity, Culture & Education (CCE) commissioned OPM to conduct an evaluation of the CCE Prevent Programme. The CCE Prevent Programme works with creative agents, cultural practitioners, community activists and schools in selected areas in England to build the resilience of communities to violent extremism. As part of this evaluation, we were asked to conduct a review of relevant literature and good practice to explore the role of this Programme within the wider government strategy towards building community resilience to violent extremism: the Prevent Strategy.




Monday, June 21, 2010

Hate crime research report: Don’t stand by

OPM were commissioned by Mencap to conduct research that explored how police services across England tackle hate crime against people with a learning disability.

In total 14 police services across England took part in research. The resulting report contains 22 recommendations about how police services can improve along with detailed advice for police services about how to put the recommendations into practice.