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Laing, Karen; McWhirter, Jennifer; Templeton, Lorna; Hannah-Russell, Claire – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the findings from an evaluation of an intervention (Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT+)) aiming to address the effects of parental substance misuse (PSM) in school settings. The paper considers the evidence of effectiveness, and goes on to explore how schools were involved with the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Parents, Family Programs, Intervention
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
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Bracey, Paul – Education 3-13, 2016
This study provides an evaluation of history subject leader's perceptions of a project called "Shaping the Future", together with their attitudes towards Black History and diversity. It found that primary subject leaders were less likely to attach importance to these dimensions than their counterparts in secondary schools, whilst only a…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Blacks
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Orkodashvili, Mariam – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The paper attempts to investigate the influence of textbooks on the results of international assessments such as TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] and PIRLS [Progress in International Reading Literacy Study]. It tries to consider the role and impact of school textbooks on PIRLS and TIMSS performance across countries. As…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
Churches, Richard; McAleavy, Tony – CfBT Education Trust, 2015
This publication contains 12 (A3 open-out) poster-style reports of teacher experimental research. The style of presentation parallels the type of preliminary reporting common at academic conferences and postgraduate events. At the same time, it aims to act as a form of short primer to introduce teachers to the basic options that there are when…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Teacher Researchers, Foreign Countries
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Norwich, Brahm; Ylonen, Annamari – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This paper is about a design-based research project which evaluated the novel use of Lesson Study for assessment (LSfA) purposes. It starts by explaining the principles and design of LSfA procedures based on a Lesson Study model and dynamic assessment principles. It outlines the training and support provided to six Lesson Study teams in three…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Alternative Assessment, Educational Principles, Program Descriptions
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
Riggall, Anna, Ed.; Churches, Richard, Ed.; Elwick, Alex, Ed. – CfBT Education Trust, 2014
This report is based on seven action research projects undertaken by teachers in CfBT academies in the school year 2012/13. The schools received research support that included training in research methods and undertook a smallscale research project within one of three thematic strands. Schools chose the themes for their research themselves and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Academically Gifted, Homework
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Banerjee, Robin; Weare, Katherine; Farr, William – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
A programme of resources and activities relating to "Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning" (SEAL) has been rolled out nationally to primary and secondary schools in the UK, but we know little about how variations in the implementation of this work relate to key indicators of school success. In the present study, a team of experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Program Implementation
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Sarre, Sophie – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2013
Policies and practices around school work, operating within and beyond the family, are fundamentally rooted in and perpetuate a particular generational order. Working from a temporal perspective this article focuses on "school work" in order to demonstrate how time operates across spheres as a key means of constructing generation, making…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Time Management, Family Life
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Camicia, Steven P.; Zhu, Juanjuan – Qualitative Report, 2012
Social networks and communities are rapidly expanding and changing due to the accelerating pace of globalization. In this article, we examine new possibilities for the reform of curriculum and educational research in a way that is responsive to increasingly multicultural and global communities. Drawing on literatures in the areas of multicultural,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Citizenship Education, Educational Research
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Dillon, Gayle Victoria; Underwood, Jean D. M. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Transferring from mainstream primary to secondary school can be especially problematic for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Two groups of parents (nine pretransition and six posttransition parents) contributed to this 15-month-long study. Perceptions of the pretransition group were captured through focus groups and in-depth interviews at…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Autism, Focus Groups, Peer Acceptance
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Richards, Gill; Posnett, Carol – Educational Studies, 2012
This study explores girls' aspirations for their future. The context was an ex-coalmining area where concerns had been raised by the local authority about the levels of girls' achievement. The focus of the research was the views of Year 6 girls as they prepared for their transition to secondary school and Year 11 girls as they prepared for their…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration
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Hartas, Dimitra – British Educational Research Journal, 2012
Using a UK representative sample from the Millennium Cohort Study, the present study examined the unique and cumulative contribution of children's characteristics and attitudes to school, home learning environment and family's socio-economic background to children's language and literacy at the end of Key Stage 1 (age seven-years-old).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes
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Hennessy, Sara; Mercer, Neil; Warwick, Paul – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This article describes how we refined an innovative methodology for equitable collaboration between university researchers and classroom practitioners building and refining theory together. The work builds on other coinquiry models in which complementary professional expertise is respected and deliberately exploited in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Observation, Questionnaires
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