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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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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
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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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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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Bowen, Jayne – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2010
This account follows on from the research report "Visual impairment and its impact on self-esteem" (Bowen, 2010) published in this journal. The original article reported the results of an investigation of self-esteem levels amongst a sample group of 60 children with visual impairment. Four children, whose self-esteem was measured as…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Self Esteem, Children, Program Effectiveness
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Warin, Jo; Muldoon, Janine – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
The aim of this article is to initiate discussion about the pursuit of self-awareness--a concept embedded in recent policy--as an educational goal. The authors argue that complex theoretical questions need to be addressed if improvements in policy and practice relating to personal, social and emotional education are to ensue. Such questions relate…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Emotional Development, Educational Policy, Social Development
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Sheehy, Kieron; Bucknall, Sue – Learning, Media and Technology, 2008
This research captured the views of young people regarding their views of "how learning should be in the future". Four focus groups were run with different groups of school-age pupils. The ways in which technology was seen within these discussions were analysed. The findings noted that the explicit use of technological innovations, and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Weller, Susie – Children & Society, 2007
For many children, the transition to secondary school is marked by both anxiety and excitement, particularly in relation to friendship. This article draws upon the concept of social capital--the resources individuals and collectives derive from their social networks--in order to understand the significance of change and continuity in children's…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Networks, Social Capital, Elementary School Students
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Schafer, Mechthild; Korn, Stefan; Smith, Peter K.; Hunter, Simon C.; Mora-Merchan, Joaqun A.; Singer, Monika M.; Van der Meulen, Kevin – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2004
This study examined the long-term correlates of victimization in school with aspects of functioning in adult life, using a specially designed Retrospective Bullying Questionnaire, which also included questions about short-term effects (e. g. suicidal ideation and intrusive memories) and victimization experiences in adulthood. Current relationship…
Descriptors: Bullying, Suicide, Attachment Behavior, Friendship