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Farrell, Francis – Gender and Education, 2015
Critical theory and research has shown that subjects carry gendered meanings. Numbers opting for Religious Studies (RS) have remained skewed towards girls. Drawing from post-structuralism and masculinities theory, this article critically analyses data from interviews with a group of key stage four boys who had opted for Religious Studies in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Masculinity, Gender Differences, Males
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Dobson, Tom – English in Education, 2015
Focusing on the creative writing of Year 6 boys as they make the transition to Year 7, this article establishes a theoretical model for creative writing as response. In line with Bakhtin's notion of utterances as 'interpersonal' (1986), the model demonstrates the complexity of creative writing -- the text is influencing of and influenced by an…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, Self Concept, Males
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Stanhope, Clare – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2013
How does life drawing impact on a group of 14-16-year-old female art and design students and their perception of body image? In contemporary Western society, we are bombarded with advertising, social media and celebrity culture on a daily basis, often with a focus on body image. This article questions whether, due to this visual assault, young…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Females, Adolescents
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Mavroveli, Stella; Siu, Angela F. Y. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Background: Trait emotional intelligence ("trait EI" or "trait emotional self-efficacy") refers to individuals' emotion-related self-perceptions (Petrides, Furnham, & Mavroveli, 2007). A growing number of studies are looking at cross-cultural differences in the structure of the construct. Aims: This study investigates the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Emotional Intelligence, Self Concept
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Vidal Rodeiro, Carmen L.; Emery, Joanne L.; Bell, John F. – Educational Studies, 2012
Trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) covers a wide range of self-perceived skills and personality dispositions such as motivation, confidence, optimism, peer relations and coping with stress. In the last few years, there has been a growing awareness that social and emotional factors play an important part in students' academic success and it…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Coping
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Moulin, Dan – British Journal of Religious Education, 2011
This paper explores the experiences of secondary school students from religious backgrounds in Religious Education (RE). A total of 16 loosely structured, group, pair and individual interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 34 school-age members of four religious communities: one Jewish and three Christian. The findings make a useful…
Descriptors: Jews, Student Attitudes, Religious Education, Secondary School Students
Findlay, Kate – Online Submission, 2010
The paper reports on a research study investigating the professional identity of English teachers in the secondary school in the UK, and the effects of their subject philosophies and their conceptions of learning on their teaching. The various and often competing definitions of the subject have a long history, and a number of factors have been…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Creativity, Literacy, English Teachers
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Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Medley, M. I.; Sellou, L.; Shallcross, K. L.; Croker, S. J.; Williams, S. J.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Polymer Chemistry days run by Bristol ChemLabS at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol for year 10 (14-15 year olds) school students are described. Pre and post questionnaires were analysed to determine the impact on attitudes to science. There was no change in attitudes to the importance of science or practical work in science, but…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Chemistry, Grade 10
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Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Croker, S. J.; Medley, M.; Sellou, L.; Shallcross, K. L.; Williams, S, J.; Grayson, D. J.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Chemistry summer schools for 17-18 year old school students in the UK were run by Bristol ChemLabS, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Students attending were all studying Chemistry at post-16 level (A level in the UK) and experienced not only new practical techniques but also lectures on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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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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Lange, Alissa A.; Mulhern, Gerry; Wylie, Judith – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
The present study investigated the effects of using an assistive software homophone tool on the assisted proofreading performance and unassisted basic skills of secondary-level students with reading difficulties. Students aged 13 to 15 years proofread passages for homophonic errors under three conditions: with the homophone tool, with homophones…
Descriptors: Proofreading, Reading Difficulties, Secondary School Students, Computer Software
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Rosenthal, Harriet E. S.; Crisp, Richard J. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
This research aimed to establish if the presentation of two positive stereotypes would result in choking under pressure for identified male mathematics students. Seventy-five 16 year old men, who had just commenced their AS-level study, were either made aware of their gender group membership (single positive stereotype), their school group…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Sex Stereotypes, Males, Secondary School Mathematics
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Maras, Pam; Brosnan, Mark; Faulkner, Nathan; Montgomery, Tony; Vital, Pedro – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2006
Fifty-six secondary school students with and without social emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBDs) completed self-report measures of their strengths and difficulties, self-concept and social identity, cognitive attributional style and participated in computer-based tests of risk-taking and impulsivity. Contrary to common understanding, the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, At Risk Persons, Attribution Theory, Emotional Disturbances
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Kniveton, Bromley H. – Research in Education, 2006
This study examines the interaction between gender and the effect on student learning of working alone or in either single or mixed-sex pairs. Sixty-eight A-level students (mean age 16.8 years), all attending mixed-sex schools, took part in a task which incorporated a number of basic learning processes. They worked alone or in either single or…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Self Concept
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McLellan, Ros – International Journal of Science Education, 2006
Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) is an intervention programme conducted during Years 7 and 8 in the United Kingdom (aged 11-13 years), which has reported remarkable success in enhancing cognitive development and in raising academic achievement. Critics, however, have questioned whether a purely cognitive mechanism can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, World Views, Cognitive Development
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