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Dresler, Emma; Whitehead, Dean; Weaver, Kelly – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which youth have ready access to alcohol and the extent to which immediate family influence affects consumption. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive exploratory study undertook semi-structured peer-group interviews with 20 participants from four New Zealand high…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Family Environment, Drinking, Family Influence
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Price, Eunice; Wardman, Janna; Bruce, Toni; Millward, Pam – Roeper Review, 2016
Facebook is a frequently accessed social networking site with more than one billion active users worldwide. Although there are numerous studies on its impact on teenagers, none have investigated its impact on gifted and talented girls. This study's aim was to understand the social media experiences of talented female student leaders. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Gifted, Phenomenology, Social Networks, Qualitative Research
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Wells, Paul K. – Accounting Education, 2015
Attempts to change the negative perceptions high school students have of accounting appear to have been unsuccessful. Using the social psychology theory of stereotyping, this study explains why such attempts have been unsuccessful and proposes intervention strategies. Individual perception data were collected through questionnaires and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Accounting, Student Attitudes
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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Winslade, John; Douglass, Amy; Echeverria, Korina; Garcia, Joanna; Howard, Krystal; Lillard, Dorry; Stephens, Samantha; Zacarias, Stefany – International Research and Review, 2015
Seven counseling and guidance students from California participated in a study abroad program in which they were placed in a high school in Auckland, New Zealand, for one month. Their comments on the experience in response to researchers' questions form the basis of this paper. They suggest that the participants benefited from being immersed in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Counselor Training, Guidance
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Plank, Christine; Dixon, Helen; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
If feedback is to be framed as purposeful dialogue then both students and teachers have significant roles to play. Students must be willing and able to provide feedback to teachers not only about their learning needs but also about the teaching they experience. In turn, teachers must create the conditions that support active student learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
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McPhail, Graham John – Curriculum Journal, 2014
In this paper the idea of social entitlement to conceptual knowledge is considered in relation to students' views of music at secondary school in New Zealand. The data was collected as a means of triangulating the key focus of a study concerning the beliefs and actions of teachers in relation to curriculum. In interpreting the student data I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Falloon, Garry – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This research studied a series of videoconference teaching workshops and virtual labs, which formed a component of a school-scientist partnership involving a New Zealand science research institute and year 13 students at a Wellington high school. It explored students' perceptions of the effectiveness of the videoconferences as an interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Videoconferencing, Interactive Video, Synchronous Communication