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Baye, Ariane; Inns, Amanda; Lake, Cynthia; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Recent initiatives in the United States and United Kingdom have added greatly to the amount and quality of research on the effectiveness of secondary reading programs, especially programs for struggling readers. In this review of the experimental research on secondary reading programs, the authors focused on 69 studies that used random assignment…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Small Group Instruction
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Gwernan-Jones, Ruth; Macmillan, Philip; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This paper describes the mixed methodology evaluation of the Own-Voice Intensive Phonics (OVIP) programme with 33 secondary students with persistent literacy difficulties. The evaluation involved a quasi-experimental evaluation in which 33 students in years 7-9 in four schools used OVIP over an 8 week period and were monitored at three times for…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Abbas, Rasha Al-Sayed Sabry – Education, 2017
This research aimed at investigating the effectiveness of STEM approach in developing visual reasoning and learning independence for preparatory stage students. To achieve this aim, the researcher designed a program based on STEM approach in light of the principles of nanotechnology. Twenty one preparatory stage students participated in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Visual Perception
Hunt, Frances – Development Education Research Centre, 2017
Schools for Future Youth (SFYouth) is an EU Erasmus+ funded project running from 2014-2017, which aims to build the skills and capacity of teachers and young people to use global citizenship to improve teaching and learning. The project encourages both curricular engagement with global issues and spaces for young people to actively participate and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness
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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Duncombe, Rebecca – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There are growing expectations on schools to promote health and physical activity and helping schools to effectively do so is considered a priority. This paper reports on selected findings from a research project that was concerned with supporting secondary schools in the effective promotion of physical activity and establishing their needs in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Health Promotion
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Siddiqui, Nadia; Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Educational Review, 2016
This paper describes an evaluation of an internet-based reading programme called Accelerated Reader (AR), which is widely used in UK schools and worldwide. AR is a whole-group reading management and monitoring programme that aims to stimulate the habit of independent reading among primary and secondary age pupils. The evaluation involved 349…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Web Based Instruction
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Jauregi, Kristi –, 2016
The present paper describes a case study on the effects of telecollaborative games on learners' motivation. 12 learners from a Dutch and a British secondary school participated in the study. Different games, which included gamification elements, were developed on OpenSim. The overall educational goals of the games were to enhance cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars programme (PLRS) is a reading intervention for children aged 8 to 13 that captures the motivational power of football to inspire children and young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. PLRS is delivered by teachers and librarians. The programme delivers statutory…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Children, Early Adolescents
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Norris, Emma; Chaves, Tahirah De Aguiar; Dunsmuir, Sandra – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Psychology is a popular UK A-level, despite many pupils having no previous taught experience of it. Prior introduction to psychology teaching could help pupils make more informed choices to study it. This study evaluates a six-session introduction to psychology programme for 20 Year 9 pupils called "Myth-Busting the Brain." A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2014
The evaluation of the Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) programme in 2013 has established that the intervention is having a positive impact on the attainment of participating children in reading and writing: Three out of four children made at least six months' progress in just ten weeks. One child in three made a year's progress or more. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
Some young people naturally flourish in school; others struggle due to difficult life circumstances. There is also another group of young people who have no substantial issues or barriers but are still at risk of disengaging from learning. Through research, it is known that the majority of young people who are not in education, employment or…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Best Practices, Dropout Prevention, Outreach Programs
Buchanan, Emily; Stevens, Eleanor; Straw, Suzanne – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation (SpringBoard) commissioned the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) to undertake an evaluation of its activities and impacts between 2013 and 2018. This interim and summary report presents the findings of the first year of the evaluation. SpringBoard was established in 2012 to transform the lives of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty Programs
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Passey, Don – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
This paper explores the management and outcomes of a specific model of intergenerational learning, concerned with student digital leader support in a number of secondary schools in England. A local educational partnership set up a student digital leader project late in 2011, which aimed to develop a range of skills and outcomes for both the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices, Technology Education
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Lamb, Penny; Aldous, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Programmes to support children identified as gifted and talented in physical education in the UK have evolved as a result of the work of the Youth Sports Trust and the Excellence in Cities (EiC) scheme. However, beyond insights regarding Gifted and Talented (G&T) Policy, there remains little understanding of the pupil experiences…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted
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Armour, Kathleen; Sandford, Rachel – Educational Review, 2013
In 2006, Sandford, Armour and Warmington undertook a comprehensive review of the literature on the role of physical activity/sport and physical education in promoting positive development for disaffected youth. This paper revisits the findings of the literature review in light of data from a four-year evaluation of one corporate-sponsored physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education
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