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Sadownik, Alicja R.; Mikiewicz, Piotr – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
After 2005, approximately two million Poles emigrated, choosing mostly Britain as their destination. Quantitative reports paint a picture of the typical Polish immigrant as a person between the ages of 31-39, who, with a vocational (or equivalent) education, is active on the labor market. This paper reports on a qualitative study of six typical…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Catholic Schools, Statistical Analysis, Labor Market
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Tobbell, Jane; O'Donnell, Victoria L. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The importance of relationships in education has been well established in the literature. However, the nature of relationship is seldom defined and as a result interpersonal and learning relationships are conflated and so implicitly treated as synonymous. Here we argue that learning relationships are different from interpersonal relationships, but…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), 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