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Pless, Mette; Katznelson, Noemi – Qualitative Research in Education, 2019
In this article we explore and develop the understanding of young people's motives for (non)participation in lower secondary education. Based on a two-year study dominated by qualitative and explorative methods, we combine a focus on young peoples' motives and goal orientations with a socio-cultural (and social constructivist) understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation
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Pensiero, Nicola; Green, Andy – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article analyses the contribution of post-compulsory education and training systems to the development of literacy and numeracy skills across OECD countries. While there is extensive cross-country comparative research on the effects of primary and lower secondary education systems on aggregate skills levels, there has been little comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Gleason, Benjamin; von Gillern, Sam – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This article explores how social media use in formal and informal learning spaces can support the development of digital citizenship for secondary school students. As students increasingly spend large amounts of time online (e.g., an average of six hours of screen time per day, excluding school and homework), it is critical that they are…
Descriptors: Social Media, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Technological Literacy