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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Williamson, Ben – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2014
This article examines the participation of "third-sector" organisations in public education in England. These organisations act as a cross-sectoral policy network made up of new kinds of policy experts: mediators and brokers with entrepreneurial careers in ideas. They have sought to make education reform thinkable, intelligible and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Policy
Bourn, Douglas; Cara, Olga – Development Education Research Centre, 2013
Linking between schools in the United Kingdom and schools in sub-Saharan Africa has been a feature of the educational landscape for more than twenty years, but became a government priority between 2000 and 2010. Whilst the interest in Ireland was less, both countries resourced linking programmes primarily as a means of raising awareness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Models, Educational Cooperation
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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Smith, Peter K.; Kupferberg, Allison; Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A.; Samara, Muthanna; Bosley, Sue; Osborn, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis was undertaken of 217 English school anti-bullying policies, from 169 primary schools and 48 secondary schools, using a 34-item scoring scheme. Findings were compared with an analysis of 142 schools six years earlier. Overall schools in the current analysis had about 49% of the items in their policies, a modest increase over the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Houlston, Catherine; Smith, Peter K.; Jessel, John – Educational Psychology, 2009
This survey aims to give a broad overview of the way peer support is currently used in English primary and secondary schools, and to highlight common patterns. Regional strata samples of schools were selected from an online database. Questionnaire data were obtained from 240 schools (130 primary and 110 secondary), of which 186 had peer support…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Twiner, Alison; Banyard, Philip; Underwood, Jean – Computers in the Schools, 2008
Technologically supported education has introduced benefits but also challenges to the transition across school levels of education. While resolving some traditional issues, these technologies have in some instances created a new set of discontinuities at both the resource and pedagogic level. These discontinuities arise due to variance between…
Descriptors: Observation, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Williams, Dorothy; Coles, Louisa – Educational Research, 2007
Background: The use of research evidence produced by others is seen as central to the reflective practice of school teachers. There have been many recent UK initiatives aimed at improving access to research evidence, but there are still concerns about the lack of engagement by teachers. Previous research has looked at this issue from different…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Teaching (Occupation)
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Hughes, Jane; McAvinia, Claire; King, Terry – ReCALL, 2004
Faced with reduced numbers choosing to study foreign languages (as in England and Wales), strategies to create and maintain student interest need to be explored. One such strategy is to create "taster" courses in languages, for potential university applicants. The findings presented arise from exploratory research, undertaken to inform…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Focus Groups, Student Interests, Foreign Countries