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Foster, Frances – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study comes in response to recent changes in UK policy, whereby Ancient Greek and Latin have been included alongside modern languages as part of the curriculum at Key Stage 2. It aims to understand how Ancient Greek is surviving and thriving in three different types of schools. After a short overview of the history of Greek teaching in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Griffin, Shelley M.; Rowsell, Jennifer; Winters, Kari-Lynn; Vietgen, Peter; McLauchlan, Debra; McQueen-Fuentes, Glenys – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The arts have long been known as a central medium for nurturing artistic expression and aesthetic responses. Notions of arts-based teaching are combined with concepts of literacy and composition, focusing on the fact that these separate fields have the potential for relational meaning making. In this article, three arts-based, qualitative research…
Descriptors: Art Education, Music Education, Drama, Individual Power
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Blair, Robert; Millard, David; Woollard, John – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Social media is lauded as a powerful tool for informal learning, and a tool of choice for teenagers. This paper reports on the findings of a survey of 384 secondary school pupils in the UK (aged 11-17) over a 12 week period. Our findings indicate a pervasiveness of social media usage amongst this age group, but variety in the types of engagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Salter, Jackie M.; Swanwick, Ruth A.; Pearson, Susan E. – Deafness & Education International, 2017
This paper presents findings from an empirical study that investigated the learning experiences of deaf students in mainstream secondary classrooms, from teaching assistants' (TA) perspectives. These findings indicate that effective collaboration between mainstream teachers and specialist teachers of the deaf (ToD) is required to ensure…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Deafness, Teacher Collaboration
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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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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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Flitcroft, Deborah; Kelly, Catherine – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
Much of the current guidance on managed moves focuses on the benefits of the "fresh start" provided. This paper describes an appreciative inquiry to explore how schools in one local authority create a sense of belonging to facilitate a fresh start for pupils involved in a managed move to a new school. Six deputy head teachers with…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Focus Groups, Transfer Students, Family School Relationship
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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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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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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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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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Birkinshaw, Steve – British Journal of Religious Education, 2015
This article argues relational consciousness of Self and Other is influenced by multiple significant relationships--what are termed "Spiritual Friends". The research on which this article is based explores the spirituality of children within the context of British urban secondary education, and identifies significant relationships in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Social Networks, Urban Areas
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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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Ule, Mirjana; Živoder, Andreja; du Bois-Reymond, Manuela – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2015
This article explores parental involvement in the educational trajectories of children in Europe. The analysis is embedded in the framework of the three dominant contemporary social processes that have been acknowledged as crucial factors for the educational and life trajectories of young people today, i.e. familialization, institutionalization,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Qualitative Research, Parent Attitudes, Economically Disadvantaged
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