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Rautalin, Marjaana; Alasuutari, Pertti; Vento, Eetu – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
The paper examines the role of PISA in the globalisation of education policies. It approaches the question by assessing the effects of PISA on the ways in which new legislation was debated in national contexts in the period 1994-2013. The study asks: Has there been an increase in the number of references to the international community in debates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Taylor, Yvette; Cuthbert, Karen – Educational Review, 2019
Queer youth are positioned as "at risk", and queer youth in religious settings and communities are seen as especially vulnerable due to the anti-LGBT sentiment assumed to inhere there. Governmental funding has recently been directed towards challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in English faith schools specifically, as the…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Youth, LGBTQ People, Religious Education
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Sentance, Sue; Waite, Jane; Kallia, Maria – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Vygotsky's sociocultural theory emphasises the importance of language, mediation, and the transfer of skills and knowledge from the social into the cognitive plane. This perspective has influenced the development of PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify, Make), a structured approach to teaching programming. Objective:…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Programming
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Davies, Alison – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
This article explores the perspectives of Pakistani-heritage Muslim young people on their educational progress, against a background where Muslim students are monitored for their vulnerability to radicalisation. The literature offers competing explanations for the persistent inequalities in attainment among different minority-ethnic groups, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, At Risk Persons, Social Bias
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Chambers, Gary N. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Points of transition in life are accepted as times which impact greatly on aspects of the individual's psyche, including motivation to learn. In spite of this, pupils' views are rarely heard in discussions of transition from primary to secondary school in general and in relation to modern languages in particular. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Fujita, Taro; Doney, Jonathan; Wegerif, Rupert – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
In this paper, we take a semiotic/dialogic approach to investigate how a group of UK 12-13-year-old students work with hierarchical defining and classifying quadrilaterals. Through qualitatively analysing students' decision-making processes, we found that the students' decision-making processes are interpreted as transforming their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Geometric Concepts, Secondary School Students
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McKenna, Ursula; Francis, Leslie J. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
What does it mean to be a Muslim young woman in Britain today and with which religious and social values do these young women identify? This paper tests the thesis that Muslim identity predicts distinctive values of public and social significance among female adolescents (13- to 15- years of age) who participated in a survey conducted across the…
Descriptors: Females, Muslims, Social Values, Religious Education
Lordan, Grace; McGuire, Alistair – Centre for Economic Performance, 2019
From 2020 the health and relationships aspects of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education will be compulsory in UK schools for adolescents. However less is known about how it can be taught in an effective manner. We examine, through a randomised trial, the impact of an evidenced based health related quality of life (HRQoL) curriculum…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, High School Students, Health Education, Economics Education
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Kate, Hawkey; James, Jon; Tidmarsh, Celia – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
An uncertain world characterised by the complexity associated with 'Wicked' problems presents formidable challenges for the preparation of teachers. This paper reports on one cycle in a larger action research project in which subject specialist trainee teachers worked in inter-disciplinary groups to design and run classroom-based workshops on…
Descriptors: World Problems, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Cooper, Mick; van Rijn, Biljana; Chryssafidou, Evi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study is a pilot evaluation of a new avatar-based therapeutic tool, ProReal, with psychologically distressed young people within a school setting. In total, 54 young people, aged 12-18 years old, participated in face-to-face "avatar-based counselling." Young people used the software to represent themselves and others, their problems…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Counseling Techniques, Adolescents, Computer Software
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Beecham, Jennifer; Pearce, Peter; Sewell, Ros; Osman, Sarah – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Effectiveness evidence supporting school-based counselling is increasing, yet little is known about its cost-effectiveness. Within an effectiveness trial we tested whether a cost-effectiveness evaluation was feasible and aimed to provide early indications of support and associated costs for students with emotional problems. A service use…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, School Counseling, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Educational institutions have been among the most active social organisations responding to and facilitating processes associated with globalisation. This has primarily been undertaken through the attempts of schools and universities to 'internationalise' their student intake, staffing, curricula, research, and assessment systems. Amongst the many…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Call, Kairen – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Since the publication of results from the first iteration of testing within the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the ensuing media consternation and political rhetoric about teacher quality in education systems around the world, professional standards for teachers have been considered, developed and implemented globally in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Tests
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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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Craggs, Holly; Kelly, Catherine – School Psychology International, 2018
A sense of school belonging has a powerful effect on students' emotional, motivational, and academic functioning, yet there have been few attempts to listen to students' views on school belonging, or to seek their opinions on how best to promote it. Managed move protocols to facilitate a move to an alternative school were developed in the UK as a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Group Unity, Sense of Community, Student Adjustment
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