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Carlson, Cindy; Peckham, Stephen – Health Education, 2004
Adolescent health service provision is an area of growing concern in the UK, where a number of studies have indicated that young people in their teenage years find accessing formal health services difficult. The Bodyzone Project in Oxfordshire is an innovative programme aimed at bringing health services into schools to ensure greater…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Health Promotion, Child Health, Foreign Countries
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Audrey, Suzanne; Cordall, Kathleen; Moore, Laurence; Cohen, David; Campbell, Rona – Health Education Journal, 2004
Objective: To design, implement and evaluate a peer-led intervention to reduce smoking amongst secondary school students. Design: A health promotion intervention combining peer education with diffusion of innovation theory, to be rigorously evaluated by means of a cluster randomised controlled trial with concurrent process and economic…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Smoking, Foreign Countries
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Shenton, Andrew K.; Dixon, Pat – Education for Information, 2004
Although qualitative methods have been employed for many years, there remain many unresolved issues for investigators wishing to undertake work of this type. This paper, aimed primarily at students and inexperienced researchers, considers some of the most pertinent of these matters and suggests responses that the investigator may make. Some of the…
Descriptors: Methods, Researchers, Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students
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Berkley, Rebecca – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This article reports on a school-based research project into teaching composing at GCSE, setting this alongside a review of the literature. It suggests that research into cognition in composing in school students and teaching composing within a school context may be synthesised by understanding composing as problem solving. Composing is described…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Musical Composition, Music Education, Research Projects
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Larsson, Yvonne; Matthews, Richard; Booth, Martin – Teaching History, 2004
What would you expect the differences to be between Japan and England in how pupils learn history in the post-14 phase? Perhaps your guess would be: Japanese school students learn a lot of historical facts and focus upon their own identity and English school students talk a lot more in lessons and are more concerned with justifying opinions using…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, History Instruction, Behavioral Objectives
Wilson, Kirsty; Ainley, Janet; Bills, Liz – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
The Purposeful Algebraic Activity Project is a longitudinal study of the development of pupils' algebraic activity in the early years of their secondary schooling. Here, we report on our empirical findings from the initial semi-structured interviews. We analyse the responses of three pairs of 12-year-old pupils to a range of algebra questions. In…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Interviews, Algebra, Competence
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Ogborn, Jon – Physics Education, 2003
The first phase of an evaluation of the new AS/A-level course "Advancing Physics," sponsored by the Institute of Physics, is now complete. It shows that the course has achieved very high satisfaction ratings from teachers of the course, and that a majority of these teachers see it as achieving its main aims. The first phase of the…
Descriptors: Physics, Course Evaluation, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes
Pratt, Dave; Davison, Ian – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This paper reports early work from a project examining the affordances offered by Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs). Here the focus is on the teaching of the definition of quadrilaterals through the use of Cabri Geometre. We discuss the work of two 11-year-old children, who are exploring the kite. The protocol highlights the complexities inherent in…
Descriptors: Definitions, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Lippman, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This paper presents key indicators of educational and employment status for students making the transition from adolescence to early adulthood in selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The data that are presented include international comparisons of student achievement, educational attainment, literacy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Literacy, Unemployment
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