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Harris, Richard; Bilton, Helen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper examines the potential of outdoor learning for supporting children's understanding of and attitude towards history. A class of primary school children participated in an intensive experiential, residential history programme. A range of data was collected before, during and after the residential programme, and the findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning
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Swain, Jon; Cara, Olga – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper is based on a large study of family literacy provision in England, which was carried out between July 2013 and May 2015. It explored the impact of classes on parents' relations with the school and their children, and their ability to support their children's literacy development. The study involved 27 school-based programmes for pupils…
Descriptors: Role, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent School Relationship
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Brown, Ceri; Carr, Sam – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Educationalists have been concerned with the labelling and treatment of children with mental health difficulties in the education system in England for some time. These concerns have centred on the role of policy in 'othering' such students as deviant learners. The unprecedented number of children suffering from mental illnesses, has forced…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, High Stakes Tests
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Parsons, Sarah; McCullen, Alice; Emery, Tracey; Kovshoff, Hanna – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Educational outcomes for looked-after children on the autism spectrum are significantly poorer than for autistic children not being looked-after by their local authority (those 'in care'), and poorer than for most other groups of children with special educational needs who are looked-after in England. Such poor outcomes have led to calls for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Disproportionate Representation, Children
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Kelly, Anthony – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Measuring ethnic diversity currently amounts simply to counting ethnicities. This makes it impossible to correlate with achievement, to track changes over time or to compare institutions in a meaningful way. It is not clear, for example, whether it is more diverse to have many ethnicities with a large majority in one or two categories, or to have…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Student Diversity, Measurement Techniques, Undergraduate Students
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Soni, Anita – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This article examines how the practice of supervision has developed within a range of early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision in a county in Central England in the United Kingdom. Supervision has been recently introduced as a mandatory requirement for ECEC in England in 2012, and there is limited research looking at the impact of this.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Supervision
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Hanratty, Brian; McPolin, Peter – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This paper argues that there is scope for considerable change and improvement in the way in which Poetry is taught at Key Stage Two in Northern Ireland. In making this case for significant improvement, the paper has three interconnected parts. In the first part, a range of critical ideas highlight the richness of poetry as a literary genre.…
Descriptors: Poetry, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
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Hayton, John William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article delivers an evaluation of a pedagogical intervention implemented within a first-year undergraduate university module. The intervention, termed the student-led tutorial (SLT), is based on the concept of the tutorless tutorial and presents a platform for student learning which was designed to increase active learning prior to their…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen
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Tauringana, Venancio; Mbah, Marcellus; Alexander, Phyllis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper reports the results of a case study investigating the importance and awareness of national student survey (NSS) improvement initiatives in one department at a university in the South of England. The paper is motivated by the observation that despite many initiatives that the Department put in place since 2011 in response to poor NSS…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Undergraduate Students, Educational Improvement, National Surveys
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Mohamed, Carmen – Education 3-13, 2019
It has been vigorously argued over decades that trainee teachers hold entrenched, stereotypical attitudes and beliefs about diverse groups of pupils. These assumptions have been shown to create discriminatory teaching practice which affects the educational attainment of pupils as young as five. This article reports on a study of the complex issues…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Stereotypes
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Doharty, Nadena – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
This paper uses a Critical Race Theory perspective to explain the everyday racisms -- racial microaggressions -- directed towards students of African and Caribbean descent during a non-statutory Black History unit, at an English secondary school. Applying a racial microaggressions framework to ethnographic data, this paper finds that experiences…
Descriptors: Aggression, Racial Bias, Models, Student Experience
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Hardy, Alison – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Design and technology (D&T) is taught in most primary (5-11 year old children) and secondary schools (11-16 year olds) in England. Seen by some as a relatively new subject (White, 2011), some of its origins lie in craft tradition and domestic skills. This is partly reflected in classroom activities where children design and make, usually in…
Descriptors: Design, Fiction, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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Freathy, Rob; John, Helen C. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article outlines the 'Big Ideas' approach to curriculum reform, as applied in the 'Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education' project. A critical analysis follows of the outcomes of the University of Exeter's 'Identifying Principles and Big Ideas for Religious Education' project, which sought to apply the same approach to Religious…
Descriptors: Religious Education, World Views, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Quartermaine, Angela – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
With the increased requirement to incorporate counter-terrorism measures into the British education system, teachers are now expected to discuss terrorism within the classroom setting. However, this is a challenging endeavour due to the complex nature of the phenomenon, including definitional questions and links made to certain ideologies, in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Religion, Islam, Christianity
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Everington, Judith – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Although the teaching of nonreligious worldviews has been advocated in a Council of Europe Recommendation, few European countries include such a study in religious education (RE). Guidance on implementing the Recommendation recognises that inclusion is problematic, raising issues for policymakers, teacher trainers and schools. In this article,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, World Views
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