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Harris, Richard; Graham, Suzanne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This research explored the extent to which secondary school history teachers in England willingly engaged with a series of concurrent curriculum reforms, and the factors that shaped their level of agency in the process. The curriculum has been the target of sustained reform by many governments, and accountability measures are frequently used to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Jopling, Michael – Management in Education, 2019
The article is an opinion piece which examines the extent to which rhetoric about a North--South divide in performance between schools in England is justified. Starting with the catalyst, Sir Michael Wilshaw's final annual Ofsted reports in 2015 and 2016, it traces how the divide rhetoric has been assimilated into popular discourse by the media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics, Rhetoric
Mansfeld, Iain – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Most previous research on grammar schools has focused narrowly on eligibility for Free School Meals as a measure of disadvantage. But with 45% of pupils at grammar schools coming from families with below median incomes, a broader consideration of the impact of grammar schools on social mobility is necessary. The evidence suggests that grammar…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Disadvantaged Youth
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Wenham, Lucy – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2019
With the relentless increase in the number of new kinds of schools in the English education system, the already fragmented secondary school system is fracturing still further. Since branching points, partitions and choice are all known to contribute to inequalities, the urgency to fully understand the roots and effects of marginalisation has never…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Equal Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Bailey, Alison; Taylor, David – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Stanley Park High School, Carshalton was designated a Building Schools for the Future "One School Pathfinder" in 2006, and charged with being innovative in all aspects of schooling. This article, which links with a number of other contributions in this issue of "FORUM" about interconnected practices at the school, will focus on…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Inclusion
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Sharpe, Rachael; Abrahams, Ian; Fotou, Nikolaos – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: In England, there is a growing need to improve the lives of secondary school students who are defined as disadvantaged and to support these students in their attainment and attitudes to secondary school science. Purpose: This paper reports on a project designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds by pairing them with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disadvantaged Youth, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Aslam, Farzana; Adefila, Arinola; Bagiya, Yamuna – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
STEM outreach programmes in secondary schools are mediated by STEM teachers who are responsible for organising, implementing and evaluating the activities with a view to promoting STEM subjects. However, research investigating teachers' STEM roles and professional development through participation in outreach activities is limited. This paper…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary Education, Science Teachers, Faculty Development
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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2018
This paper is based on the data collected from a longitudinal study of seven maintained, secondary schools in England that have adopted Musical Futures as an approach to teaching music. The research had a particular focus on key stage 3 (11-14). For the purposes of this paper, data gained from 18 music staff and 325 student interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Music Education
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Tymms, Peter; Merrell, Christine; Bailey, Katharine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This paper investigates the impact of effective schooling in the 1st year of elementary school on later academic outcomes and equal educational opportunity. A large longitudinal dataset from England was used to estimate the importance of the 1st year of elementary school for academic outcomes up to age 16. Multilevel models, controlling for…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education
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Cliffe, Joanne; Fuller, Kay; Moorosi, Pontso – Management in Education, 2018
In England, school leadership preparation has shifted from the National College and local authorities to teaching schools, their alliances and multi-academy trusts. Against this changing educational landscape, we investigate opportunities presented to men and women in secondary school leadership teams (SLTs). Drawing on interview data from a…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Leadership Training, Management Development, Administrator Education
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Ku, Hsiao-Yuh – History of Education, 2018
Shena Simon (1883-1972), a leading English socialist and educationist, actively called for the reform of secondary education in the 1930s and 1940s in order to bring the ideal of 'equality of opportunity' into the English educational system. This paper explores the continuity and changes in Simon's proposed reforms in relation to her ideals of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Social Justice, Social Change
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Nicholson, Laura J.; Putwain, David W. – Research Papers in Education, 2018
Students attending alternative provision (AP) schools have typically disengaged with their education. They present with multiple problems and complex support needs which makes their re-engagement back into education challenging. This study examined educational re-engagement using the self-system model of motivational processes. Teacher (or other…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Self Esteem, Student Motivation
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Morley, Colin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The exercise book has been a ubiquitous piece of school equipment since the advent of mass literacy. This case study explores three teenage boys' exercise books, my father's, mine and a Year 9 in my current school. One each from 1955, 1986 and 2016. It explores how the boys' writing within them was shaped and constructed, for what audience and for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Educational History, Males
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Joy, Katy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article sets out to examine the effectiveness of five different post-16 study pathways and the impact that spending time away from education has on gaining employment associated with an undergraduate degree. It also explores advice and guidance for students looking at post-16 study options, higher education and employment. An initial online…
Descriptors: Employment, Education Work Relationship, Bachelors Degrees, Higher Education
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Platts, Chris; Smith, Andy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Drawing upon data generated by 303 young male footballers employed in 21 professional clubs in England and Wales, this article explores some key aspects of players' masculinities, identities and engagement with education. Although many players described their educational experiences in largely negative terms, some aspired towards averageness, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Athletes, Team Sports