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Hayes, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Since 2011, York St John University (YSJU) has run an annual one-day "Careers using Languages" conference for schools in Yorkshire and Humberside. It has the aim of demonstrating to school students the opportunities in life that speaking a foreign language opens up as well as showing how they will be able to offer an added bonus to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Languages, Career Planning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Stockfelt, Shawanda – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The author presents the result of a quantitative survey as a part of a larger mixed-methods study conducted across two case study schools in urban Jamaica. It focuses on Black Caribbean boys' levels of educational aspirations in relation to their economic, social, and embodied cultural capital. The study utilizes Bourdieu's notions of capital,…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Academic Aspiration, Males, Foreign Countries
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O'Sullivan, Saskia Katarina Emily; Harrison, Timothy Guy – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
This qualitative study indicates that Chinese origin students completing their pre-university education in a British school have particular difficulties related to sociocultural change, pedagogical differences, affective aspects, cognitive demand and language learning. These are discussed. The use of a pre-laboratory software resource to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Stahl, Garth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This paper intends to show the processes and identity negotiations of white working-class boys surrounding their own learner-identity within a "raising aspirations" rhetoric. The current dominant neoliberal discourse, which prioritizes a view of aspiration that is competitive, economic, and status-based, shapes the subjectivities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, White Students, Males
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Foster, Colin; de Villiers, Michael – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
In this paper, we present, analyse and critique an episode from a secondary school lesson involving an introduction to the definition of the scalar product. Although the teacher attempted to be explicit about the difference between a definition and a theorem, emphasizing that a definition was just an arbitrary assumption, a student rejected the…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Charitonos, Koula; Charalampidi, Marina; Scanlon, Eileen – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Heritage language education is distinct from the field of second language acquisition due to having the concept of identity always at its core (Leeman, Rabin, & Roman-Mendoza, 2012). This paper draws on this concept and presents an action research study focusing on the teaching and learning of Greek as a heritage language in the context of…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Jauregi, Kristi – Research-publishing.net, 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
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Bark, Caroline; Brooks, Greg – British Journal of Special Education, 2016
There is evidence that pupils with weak literacy skills struggle on transition to secondary school. Many experience a drop in attainment in the summer break between the two. A British government-funded programme of rigorously designed research on boosting literacy at transition had (by 2015) found only four of 15 interventions evaluated had…
Descriptors: Literacy, Learning Problems, Secondary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
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Village, Andrew; Francis, Leslie J. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
This article reports on the development of scales for measuring moral values in three domains: anti-social behaviour, sex and relationships, and substance use. Students studying religion at A level in 25 schools were invited to respond to 32 Likert items that referred to a wide range of moral issues and behaviours, employing a 5-point response…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Moral Values, Likert Scales, Attitude Measures
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Neal, Sinead; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The transition to secondary school is considered difficult for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), yet there has been little strength-based investigation of positive experiences of this population and the types of support they value most in managing anxiety about transition. The current article presents a qualitative exploration of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Students
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Ezzamel, Nadia; Bond, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
There is an increasing interest in the role of peers in facilitating the social interaction skills of pupils with autism spectrum disorder through peer-mediated interventions (PMI). Several reviews provide promising evidence for the effectiveness of this approach; however, there has been limited consideration of the range of outcome foci and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
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Anderson, Nadia; Peart, Sheine – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2016
Underachievement at GCSE level has significant effects on an individual's life chances. Each year, around half of 16-year-olds leave school without having achieved a full level-2 qualification (five GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths). Many of these students enrol on a programme of study at local further education (FE) colleges. Recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Learning Motivation, Underachievement, Secondary School Students
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Glover, S. R.; Harrison, T. G.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
While the effects of outreach with secondary school pupils has been researched the reasons teachers engage or the impacts on the teachers engaging in long-term relationships with a university department have not. Detailed interviews with chemistry teachers associated with outreach at Bristol ChemLabS have revealed many reasons for prolonged…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Partnerships in Education
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Tkacz, Daria; McGhee, Derek – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This article focuses on the parents of secondary school Polish boys and their capacity to realise their educational and professional aspirations for their children. Our primary finding is that although many Polish parents face considerable challenges in manoeuvring through the educational system, some Polish parents display a level of agency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Parent Attitudes, Academic Aspiration
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Sadownik, Alicja R.; Mikiewicz, Piotr – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
After 2005, approximately two million Poles emigrated, choosing mostly Britain as their destination. Quantitative reports paint a picture of the typical Polish immigrant as a person between the ages of 31-39, who, with a vocational (or equivalent) education, is active on the labor market. This paper reports on a qualitative study of six typical…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Catholic Schools, Statistical Analysis, Labor Market
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