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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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Lang, Catherine; Craig, Annemieke; Egan, Mary Anne – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2016
There is a need for outreach programs to attract a diverse range of students to the computing discipline. The lack of qualified computing graduates to fill the growing number of computing vacancies is of concern to government and industry and there are few female students entering the computing pipeline at high school level. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Information Technology, Information Science Education, Secondary School Students
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2016
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 (especially multi-academy trusts) as the best method for fostering professionalism, value for money and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
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Timoney, Natalile – School Science Review, 2016
The Royal Masonic School for Girls made history in February 2016 when it became the first school to establish a video link with the International Space Station via amateur radio--the result of a competition run by ARISS. Six girls from year 9 (age 13-14 years) qualified for Foundation Amateur Radio Licences, and students across the school took…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Radio, Telecommunications
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Bali, Reetu – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores what the development of writing might look like and how it might take shape in a secondary English classroom. The study problematises current definitions of progress. In direct opposition to standards-driven models, I propose an alternative way of thinking about the development of writers through a series of narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Grade 7, Secondary School Students
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Astin, Christina; Harvey, Clare; Janusz, Stefan – School Science Review, 2015
Can school students get their science research published? Here, we report on an exciting partnership between The Royal Society and "Young Scientists Journal" ("YSJ"), which is written and edited entirely by students aged 12-20. As background, we explore the history and importance of science publishing and the origin of YSJ. The…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Periodicals, Scientific Research, Scientists
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Allan, Alexandra; Charles, Claire – Research Papers in Education, 2015
This paper adds to a growing body of literature which views global citizenship education as part of a broader social and cultural process of subjectivity production. Rather than focus on global citizenship in relation to pedagogy or curriculum content, as much of the previous research literature has done, this paper examines it in relation to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Ethnography
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