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Hardaker, Glenn; Sabki, Aishah Ahmad; Iqbal, Javed – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Although the educational experiences of South Asian Muslim women have been studied, little is known regarding the role of technology and its effects on education in this population. This study explores the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in British Muslim girls' schools and its effect on learning. It uses primary data from…
Descriptors: Islam, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Religious Education
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Barker, Bernard; Hoskins, Kate – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article investigates whether schools that match Coalition Government criteria for excellence can enable hardworking students, regardless of background, to achieve good examination results and improved chances of social mobility. Students at two case-study academies were interviewed about family influences on their development and choice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Family Characteristics, Social Mobility
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Gifted Education International, 2017
Using PISA 2009, an international education database, this study compares gifted and talented (GT) students in three groups with normal (non-GT) students by examining student characteristics, reading, schooling, learning methods, and use of strategies for understanding and memorizing. Results indicate that the GT and non-GT gender distributions…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Crichton, Hazel; Templeton, Brian; Valdera, Francisco – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Anxiety about "performing" in a foreign language in front of classmates may inhibit learners' contributions in the modern languages class through fear of embarrassment over possible error production. The issue of "face", perceived social standing in the eyes of others, presents a sensitive matter for young adolescents…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Self Concept, Adolescents, Anxiety
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Hoskins, Kate; Barker, Bernard – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The United Kingdom's Coalition government has introduced an education policy that is focused on increasing the opportunities to promote and advance social mobility for all children within state education. Raising young people's aspirations through school-based initiatives is a prominent theme within recent policy texts, which are focused on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Educational Opportunities
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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Parker, Stephen G. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
This study set out to explore the trajectory of personal, moral and spiritual values of students taking Religious Studies at A level in the UK. A sample of 150 students completed a battery of measures at the beginning of their period of A level study and again at the end. The data found no difference over this period of time in personal values…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Christianity, Death, Religious Education
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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
OECD Publishing, 2017
Standardised tests help measure student's progress at school and can inform education policy about existing shortfalls. However, too much testing could lead to much pressure on students and teachers to learn and teach for a test, something that would take the joy out of the learning process. Many parents and educators are all too familiar with…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kerr, Katie – Research Papers in Education, 2017
This multiple case study was used to explore students' perceptions of what constitutes verbal feedback and what impacts their receipt and use of feedback. Interpretivist research was undertaken in a rural mixed secondary school in Cornwall, UK involving four year nine students (aged 13-14 years) from two separate classes over eleven weeks.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Verbal Communication, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction
Volante, Louis, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2017
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA's role in education governance and policy discourses,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
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Domínguez, Laura; Arche, María J.; Myles, Florence – Second Language Research, 2017
This study investigates the acquisition of the Spanish Imperfect by 60 English learners of Spanish at three different proficiency levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Two oral production tasks and one interpretation task show that although the Imperfect is used from early on, the full array of interpretations associated with this form…
Descriptors: Spanish, Verbs, Language Research, Second Language Learning
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Francis, Leslie J.; McKenna, Ursula – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
For the first time in 2001 the Census for England and Wales included a question on religious identity. The campaign for the inclusion of this question was largely pioneered by the Muslim community who argued that religious identity was a more significant indicator of social and public significance than ethnicity. This paper tests the thesis that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Muslims
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Forgasz, Helen J.; Leder, Gilah C. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
We report the general public's perceptions and those of 15-year-old school students, about aspects of mathematics learning. For the adult sample, survey data were gathered from pedestrians and Facebook users in Australia, Canada and the UK-countries in which English is the dominant language spoken. Participants responded to items about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Gender Differences, Equal Education
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Clarke, Paula J.; Paul, Shirley-Anne S.; Smith, Glynnis; Snowling, Margaret J.; Hulme, Charles – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
This study evaluated two 20-week reading interventions for pupils entering secondary school with reading difficulties. The interventions were delivered by trained teaching assistants (three 35-min sessions per week). 287 pupils (ages 11-13) from 27 schools were randomly allocated to three groups: reading intervention (targeting word recognition…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Reading Instruction, Secondary School Students, Intervention
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