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Wright, Jan; O'Flynn, Gabrielle; Welch, Rosie – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Health education still tends to be dominated by an approach designed to achieve individual behaviour change through the provision of knowledge to avoid risk. In contrast, a critical inquiry approach educates children and young people to develop their capacity to engage critically with knowledge, through reasoning, problem solving and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Lightman, Naomi – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article situates secondary schooling within the evolving transnational social field. Drawing on 43 interviews with teachers and former students with transnational connections in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada, I examine how transnational practices and dispositions fit within existing curricular and pedagogical frameworks in secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Prendergast, Mark; Murphy, Colette; O'Neill, Arlene; Roche, Joseph – European Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Concerns are growing in many countries, including Ireland, regarding an inadequate number of graduates to meet workforce needs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. These graduate deficiencies are the result of low student uptake of STEM subjects and courses at post-primary and tertiary level education. Low uptake is…
Descriptors: Clubs, Foreign Countries, Student Interests, STEM Education
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Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Career academies are increasingly prominent in American secondary education. However, our understanding of these academies is limited by a paucity of research about the factors that make them viable and effective. This case study highlights, from the perspective of 52 academy coordinators and teachers and 41 students, distinctive features that…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Job Training, Social Capital, Coordinators
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Rodrigues, Rosa G.; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Notten, Ton; Severiens, Sabine E. – Educational Research, 2018
Background: The transition from primary school to secondary school is a crucial period of time for children and this may be especially the case for pupils with migrant backgrounds. While there has been considerable research on the transition from primary to secondary school, more needs to be known specifically about the experiences of this group…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Background, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries