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Lamb, Penny – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Physical education (PE) is steeped in history, tradition and ritual. The accepted tradition of excuse notes allowing pupils to self-exempt from lessons is one such ritual associated with the subject in schools. This paper explores the impact of this phenomenon, focusing on participation and engagement levels within PE lessons. Data was collected…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Focus Groups
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Marsh, Helena – Management in Education, 2012
This paper is a summary of a pupil voice research project conducted to investigate the influence that teacher-pupil relationships have on pupils' feelings of engagement with their school. The study involved two year groups (12-13 and 14-15 year olds) in a rural secondary school in Cambridgeshire. Data sources were collected through a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Durrant, Ian; Peterson, Andrew; Hoult, Elizabeth; Leith, Linda – Educational Research, 2012
Background: In England over the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of English schools in developing, facilitating and supporting young people's community participation. A number of policy initiatives have sought to build the capacity and opportunities for youth participation. Research suggests, however, that pupils and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Community Action, Focus Groups