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Archer, Louise; Francis, Becky; Miller, Sarah; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Mazenod, Anna; Pepper, David; Travers, Mary-Claire – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
"Setting" is a widespread practice in the UK, despite little evidence of its efficacy and substantial evidence of its detrimental impact on those allocated to the lowest sets. Taking a Bourdieusian approach, we propose that setting can be understood as a practice through which the social and cultural reproduction of dominant power…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research
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Morris, Tim T.; Davies, Neil M.; Dorling, Danny; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Smith, George Davey – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Value-added measures of educational progress have been used by education researchers and policy-makers to assess the performance of teachers and schools, contributing to performance-related pay and position in school league tables. They are designed to control for all underlying differences between pupils and should therefore provide unbiased…
Descriptors: Validity, Value Added Models, Genetics, Foreign Countries
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Walker, David Ian; Thoma, Stephen J.; Jones, Chantel; Kristjánsson, Kristján – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Despite a recent world-wide upsurge of academic interest in moral and character education, little is known about pupils' character development in schools, especially in the UK context. The authors used a version of the Intermediate Concept Measure for Adolescents, involving dilemmas, to assess an important component of character--moral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Rokicka, Magdalena – British Educational Research Journal, 2016
This paper addresses the issue of parental employment and hours of work and their impact on children's educational outcomes at the age of 16. I contribute to existing research by applying more accurate measures of parental time spent outside the household--using direct measures of hours spent at work and commuting, and by examining the independent…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Employment Level, Parent Influence, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Crichton, Hazel – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
This article aims to offer an alternative to traditional participation frameworks used to analyse teacher/pupil talk in the classroom. Within curricular areas where learners are encouraged to articulate their own meaning and be creative in their use of language, a traditional participation framework, such as Initiation, Response, Follow-up, may…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Guidelines, Classroom Communication
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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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Ryan, Julie Anne – British Educational Research Journal, 2007
This qualitative study used data from semi-structured interviews with eight school counsellors working with adolescents in secondary education and asked them how they perceived counselling interventions as helping to raise achievement. The present context in secondary education is perceived as results led. This adheres to government policy as…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Davies, Peter; Mangan, Jean; Telhaj, Shqiponja – British Educational Research Journal, 2005
In the first half of this paper we develop a perspective on the role of "boldness" in explaining gender differences in thinking and attitudes. We apply this analysis to evidence from Australia, the USA and the UK in relation to economics at school and university levels. In the second half we present the results of a study of over 1000…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes