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Attwood, Terri; Bland, Ken – Management in Education, 2012
Since 2003 over 39,000 higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) have gained their status by proving that they meet a set of rigorous standards, which are closely aligned to those expected of newly qualified teachers. Taking as its starting point two research studies carried out in the East Midlands this paper seeks to demonstrate their…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Case Studies
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Perryman, Jane – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2011
This paper outlines the methodological issues I faced during my research as a "returning native" in an English secondary school. The empirical research took the form of a three-year case study and used some ethnographic methods, as it comprised interviews carried out over a period of three academic years in the school in which I was once…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Secondary Schools, Urban Schools
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Chambers, Gary N.; Hobson, Andrew J.; Tracey, Louise – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Retention in initial teacher preparation (ITP) and the teaching profession, in England and elsewhere, has been the subject of numerous articles in academic and professional journals. Whilst a number of common findings are beginning to emerge from research on this subject, notably on the causes of student teacher withdrawal, studies have tended to…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Dropout Attitudes
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Lendrum, Ann; Humphrey, Neil; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Wigelsworth, Michael – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2009
This article presents an extended vignette describing a good practice model for implementing SEAL small group work at "Mellington Primary", a fictional school. The vignette/model was developed from in-depth case studies at five primary schools in the north-west of England during a national evaluation of primary SEAL by the authors. The…
Descriptors: Animals, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Pike, Mark A. – Management in Education, 2009
The Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) has so far sponsored four schools in England. Beginning with Emmanuel College in Gateshead in 1990 (which remains a City Technology College) the Foundation sponsors the King's Academy in Middlesbrough, which opened in 2003, and Trinity Academy in Thorne near Doncaster, which opened in 2005. The Foundation's…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Cheng, Ming – Quality in Higher Education, 2009
This paper provides an insight into the debate about academic work as a profession. It refers to the sociology of professions and explores how academics in a pre-1992 university in England understood their work as a profession and how they interpreted their professionalism in the context of an audit culture for teaching. It reveals that academics'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Evaluation, Higher Education
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Harrison, Jennifer; McKeon, Frankie – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
We present interview data from the early stages of a longitudinal study on the emerging professional, academic identities of five beginning teacher educators. We identify the main facilitators and barriers which support different types of professional learning. Barriers in the early stages include: a reliance on trial and error learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Dhillon, Jaswinder K. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper discusses the role of trust and shared goals in relation to participation in inter-organisational and multi-agency partnerships. It draws on a study of partnership working in England and focuses in particular on the perspectives of senior managers of post-16 education and training providers with substantial experience of working in…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Agency Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Halsey, Karen; Gulliver, Caroline; Johnson, Annie; Martin, Kerry Martin; Kinder, Kay – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2005
Behaviour and Education Support Teams (BESTs) are multi-agency teams, which bring together a range of professionals, working to support schools, families and children (aged 5 to 18) who present or are at risk of developing emotional, behavioural and/or attendance problems. Teams include professionals from the fields of education, social care,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Williams, Anne; Moorse, Paula; Yates, Michael – Education 3-13, 2005
This paper uses information obtained from a group of primary teachers during their first year as teachers. It uses illustrations from their experience of induction to suggest some strategies that teachers and schools might consider if they wish to make the induction period one of opportunities to learn as well as to survive. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Attitudes, Illustrations, Teaching Experience
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Bloomer, Martin; Hodkinson, Phil – British Educational Research Journal, 2000
Draws upon a longitudinal research project that focused on learning career transformations. Explains that the study initially involved Year 11 students (n=79) from secondary schools in England. Focuses specifically on the case of student Amanda Ball, considering the implications for understanding learning. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Individual Development
Blenkin, Geva M.; Yue, Nora Y. L. – 1994
This ongoing study is designed to examine the quality of early childhood education in England and Wales, identifying key aspects of professional ability crucial to the quality of children's learning. It also seeks to generate criteria for promoting the development of these aspects of professional ability and to develop consequent criteria for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Warrington, Mary – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1997
Reflects upon the process of writing a thesis, from the initial choice of topic through the selection of case studies and organization of interviews and supporting material, to the data analysis and writing. Discusses some of the problems that were encountered at each stage. (MJP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Data Collection, Degree Requirements, Doctoral Degrees
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Wedell, K.; And Others – British Journal of Special Education, 1987
A case study approach focused on five local education agencies (LEAs) in England to study the implementation process of the 1981 Education Act. Interviews with professionals focused on such issues as the definition of special educational needs, recognition of child and parental rights, and effectiveness of special education provisions. (JW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childrens Rights, Disabilities, Educational Legislation