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Pluess, Michael; Assary, Elham; Lionetti, Francesca; Lester, Kathryn J.; Krapohl, Eva; Aron, Elaine N.; Aron, Arthur – Developmental Psychology, 2018
A large number of studies document that children differ in the degree they are shaped by their developmental context with some being more sensitive to environmental influences than others. Multiple theories suggest that "Environmental Sensitivity" is a common trait predicting the response to negative as well as positive exposures.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Influences, Questionnaires, Psychological Patterns
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Anderson, Rob; Ukoumunne, Obioha C.; Sayal, Kapil; Phillips, Rhiannon; Taylor, John A.; Spears, Melissa; Araya, Ricardo; Lewis, Glyn; Millings, Abigail; Montgomery, Alan A.; Stallard, Paul – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014
Background: A substantial minority of adolescents suffer from depression and it is associated with increased risk of suicide, social and educational impairment, and mental health problems in adulthood. A recently conducted randomized controlled trial in England evaluated the effectiveness of a manualized universally delivered age-appropriate CBT…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Depression (Psychology)
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Ward, Michael R. M. – Gender and Education, 2014
During the last few decades, the South Wales Valleys (UK) have undergone a considerable economic, social, cultural and political transformation, altering youth transitions from school to work. Drawing on a two and a half year ethnographic study, in the paper I concentrate on a group of academically successful young white working-class men aged…
Descriptors: Working Class, Masculinity, Ethnography, Whites
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2014
The evaluation of the Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) programme in 2013 has established that the intervention is having a positive impact on the attainment of participating children in reading and writing: Three out of four children made at least six months' progress in just ten weeks. One child in three made a year's progress or more. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
Some young people naturally flourish in school; others struggle due to difficult life circumstances. There is also another group of young people who have no substantial issues or barriers but are still at risk of disengaging from learning. Through research, it is known that the majority of young people who are not in education, employment or…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Best Practices, Dropout Prevention, Outreach Programs
Buchanan, Emily; Stevens, Eleanor; Straw, Suzanne – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation (SpringBoard) commissioned the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) to undertake an evaluation of its activities and impacts between 2013 and 2018. This interim and summary report presents the findings of the first year of the evaluation. SpringBoard was established in 2012 to transform the lives of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty Programs
Sutton Trust, 2014
This Research Briefing analyses Office for National Statistics data and finds children from the most advantaged households benefit from significantly more spending on extra-curricular activities and private tutoring than their poorer peers. The brief also includes the Trust's annual polling on private tuition and new polling on parents and…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Advantaged, Social Differences, Selective Admission
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; De Vries, Robert – Sutton Trust, 2014
The authors analysed school performance data to review how well disadvantaged pupils achieve in academy chains. They included chains only if they had at least three academies in 2013, and two sponsored secondary academies for the whole period from September 2010 to July 2013. This means that academies are included in our analysis only when there…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged, Student Records, Academic Achievement
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Gallagher, Shane; Dunsmuir, Sandra – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The current study adds to the growing research into the modern phenomenon of cyberbullying, which can threaten the psychological, psychosocial, and physical health of children and young people. The relationship between traditional bullying and cyberbullying was examined by means of self and peer report measures. The sample consisted of 239…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Penny, Gemma; Neil, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Recognition that the United Kingdom has increasingly become a multi-cultural and multi-faith society has raised questions about the place of church schools or schools with a religious character within the state-maintained sector. The issue was given particular focus by the Runnymede Trusts report "Right to divide? Faith schools and community…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Student Diversity, Secondary School Students, Positive Attitudes
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Lam, Shui-fong; Jimerson, Shane; Wong, Bernard P. H.; Kikas, Eve; Shin, Hyeonsook; Veiga, Feliciano H.; Hatzichristou, Chryse; Polychroni, Fotini; Cefai, Carmel; Negovan, Valeria; Stanculescu, Elena; Yang, Hongfei; Liu, Yi; Basnett, Julie; Duck, Robert; Farrell, Peter; Nelson, Brett; Zollneritsch, Josef – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
The objective of the present study was to develop a scale that is appropriate for use internationally to measure affective, behavioral, and cognitive dimensions of student engagement. Psychometric properties of this scale were examined with data of 3,420 students (7th, 8th, and 9th grade) from 12 countries (Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Estonia,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Psychometrics
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Rosen, Yigal; Tager, Maryam – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
Major educational initiatives in the world place great emphasis on fostering rich computer-based environments of assessment that make student thinking and reasoning visible. Using thinking tools engages students in a variety of critical and complex thinking, such as evaluating, analyzing, and decision making. The aim of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Concept Mapping, Computer Assisted Testing, Foreign Countries
Afitska, Oksana – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2014
A considerable number of studies on formative teacher assessment and feedback, learner self- and peer-assessment have been carried out in the field of Language Testing and Assessment (LTA) research over the last two decades. These studies investigated the above mentioned concepts from different perspectives (impact of assessment on learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Brazier, Randolph James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant progress has been made with respect to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in tertiary education institutions, particularly universities. There are also examples of ways in which sustainability has been incorporated into secondary schools and curricula, but with varying levels of success. ESD that has been incorporated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students
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Haris, Ikhfan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Information communication and technology (ICT) has been used in various fields. The use of teleconference for teaching and learning activities is currently not a new topic in global world. In Indonesia, through IMHERE Program from Directorate of Higher Education, some universities have been connected with a network of teleconference as a medium of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teleconferencing, Secondary School Students
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