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Mills, Martin, Ed.; McCluskey, Gillean, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2018
'Alternative education' encompasses a diversity of schooling types and organizations. "International Perspectives on Alternative Education" explores alternative forms of schooling from the position of academics, policy workers, and those working and studying in such schools across the world. The first-hand accounts by those working and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Academic Achievement
Kaliszewski, Martin; Fieldsend, Astrid; McAleavy, Tony – Education Development Trust, 2017
Data has played an important role in England's recent school improvement journey. The evolution of the approach has not been perfect but the National Pupil Database has become a vital tool for health checking the education system, driving accountability, directing education policymaking, and tracking the educational attainment of key vulnerable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Databases, Accountability
Hoskins, Kate; Barker, Bernard – Trentham Books, 2014
"Education and Social Mobility" examines Government plans to improve upward mobility in England and considers the chances of success in the light of qualitative interviews with 88 school students. The 15- to 19-year-olds in two state secondary schools were invited to reflect on their lives, education and dreams of the future. Their…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
Elwick, Alex, Ed. – CfBT Education Trust, 2014
This research was commissioned by CfBT Education Trust and carried out in conjunction with the Institute for the Future of the Mind at the University of Oxford. The project sought to establish whether teaching pupils about the brain could impact upon their beliefs about their own intelligence (amongst other motivational measures) and ultimately…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Brain, Learning Motivation, Science Instruction
Dimmock, Clive – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Leadership, Capacity Building and School Improvement" provides a fresh and original perspective on the most important issues confronting today's practitioners and academics in the field of educational leadership. New and exciting concepts are introduced such as the research-engaged school of the future. While its theoretical and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Self Efficacy
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Gorard, Stephen – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2010
This paper considers the views of young people aged 14-16 about their future education, training and occupation. It is based on a study of around 3000 year 11 pupils in 45 educational settings in England during 2007/2008, supplemented by documentary analysis, official statistics, and interviews and surveys with staff and parents. Pupil-reported…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration, Student Educational Objectives, High School Students
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Crow, Fergus – Pastoral Care in Education, 2008
This article explores the current context for personal, social and health education (PSHE) in English schools, and examines what the implications of the "Every Child Matters" (ECM) agenda are for schools in the future and how these changes may affect the profile and provision of PSHE in the curriculum. The author begins by revisiting the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Health Education, Economics, Well Being
Raffe, David, Ed.; Spours, Ken, Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2007
In recent years 14-19 education has been the subject of numerous reviews, innovations and policy changes. What can be learnt from this experience and do current policies incorporate this learning? In this book, leading experts on 14-19 education and training explore the concept of policy-learning and examine recent policies and policy-making in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Secondary Education, Learning
Kerry, David; Lopes, Joana; Nelson, Julie; White, Kerensa; Cleaver, Elizabeth; Benton, Tom – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2007
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is carrying out a nine year evaluation of citizenship education in England on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (hereafter, the Study) began in 2001 and is tracking a cohort of young people from age 11 to 18, who entered…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Secondary School Curriculum
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Springett, Angela G.; Wise, Joyce E. M. – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of educating adolescents in practical ways of looking after their backs to reduce the incidence of back-pain, with particular focus on the use and carrying method of ergonomically designed schoolbags. Design/methodology/approach: An educational leaflet containing a range of back care…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Comprehensive School Health Education, Health Promotion, Adolescents
Cleaver, Elizabeth; Ireland, Eleanor; Kerr, David; Lopes, Joana – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2006
The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study, conducted by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), aims to identify, measure and evaluate the extent to which effective practice in citizenship education develops in schools so that such practice can be promoted widely. The…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Gladstone, Colin – British Journal of Special Education, 2005
Many practitioners are now grappling with the practical realities involved in collaborations between mainstream and special schools. Colin Gladstone is a teacher at Greenside, a special school in Hertfordshire. In this article he describes his experience of running a Young Enterprise Scheme project linking teenage students with severe learning…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Learning Problems, Special Schools, Peer Relationship