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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Atkinson, Ruth – Music Education Research, 2018
In English primary schools, provision of musical music lessons is often lacking. This paper focuses on whether a lack of clarity around primary music pedagogy might be a contributing factor. Some comparisons are drawn with the realm of second-language teaching. A small qualitative study is reported in which three teacher-educators with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Teacher Educators
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Lapping, Claudia; Glynos, Jason – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
A range of sociological work has theorized neoliberal regulative regimes, suggesting the contradictions contained in the enactment of policy and foregrounding the painful effects of these processes on subjectivities produced within performative school cultures. This paper contributes to this body of work by tracing the movement of desire in…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Elementary Schools, Personal Narratives, Compensation (Remuneration)
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Friel, Raymond – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This paper draws on the findings of a small-scale research study based on interviews with twenty serving Catholic headteachers from the primary and secondary phases and from the maintained and independent sectors. The focus of the study was to explore the concept of 'spiritual capital' among the headteachers and to evaluate the impact of two major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Educators, Principals, Interviews
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Hope, Julia – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article begins by reflecting on the present refugee crisis and its relevance to children in the UK. It identifies the need for teaching about the refugee experience to young children and argues that literature can provide a conduit for this. Since the millennium there has been a rapid increase in the number of books published for children…
Descriptors: Refugees, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Case Studies
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Wren, Alison – Support for Learning, 2017
The number of teaching assistants (TAs) in schools in the UK has risen in recent years, but there remains a lack of clarity about the roles being undertaken by these support staff. This article reports findings from a study investigating how the TA role is understood both by the pupils being supported and by TAs themselves. Eleven students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Interviews
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Gazdula, Joe; Atkin, Chris – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2017
This article investigates the learning and academic attainment of undergraduate education students on enterprise placement projects in a longitudinal mixed-methods study. By observing the placement learning and analysing previous and subsequent attainment of a second- and third-year group it adds to the ontology of purpose for enterprise in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Praxis
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Roberts-Holmes, Guy; Bradbury, Alice – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Primary school reception baseline assessment was designed to produce a single "baseline" data figure on the basis of which young children's progress across primary school could be measured and accounted for. This paper suggests that within the context of punitive performativity, head teachers might be considered "irresponsible"…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Assessment, Governance, Commercialization
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McCluskey, Gillean – Improving Schools, 2017
While mainstream schools have seen an increasing focus on performance and attainment in recent years, this focus has often been resisted by special and alternative educational provision in the United Kingdom. However, concern is now growing about the low levels of achievement for children and young people educated outside mainstream schools. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Schools
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Alzahrani, Sahar – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper implements and evaluates a curriculum-integrated information literacy programme in an Arabic primary school in the United Kingdom to empower learners and develop life-long learning skills. It reports on an action research project with a reflective practice approach used at the beginning of the semester to identify potential problems…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Information Literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Program Evaluation
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Koutsouris, George; Norwich, Brahm; Fujita, Taro; Ralph, Thomas; Adlam, Anna; Milton, Fraser – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
This article presents an evaluation of distance technology used in a novel Lesson Study (LS) approach involving a dispersed LS team for inter-professional purposes. A typical LS model with only school teachers as team members was modified by including university-based lecturers with the school-based teachers, using video-conferencing and online…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Videoconferencing, Elementary School Teachers
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Hennessy, Sarah – Education 3-13, 2017
The National Plan for Music (DfE (Department for Education). 2011. The "Importance of Music: a National Plan for Music Education." https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-importance-of-music-a-national-plan-for-music-education.) reflected the need for increasing the numbers of primary class teachers able to teach music and of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Music Education, Pilot Projects
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DePalma, Renée – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
From 2006 to 2008 UK-based primary school teachers in the "No Outsiders" project explored possibilities for addressing sexualities equality in their classrooms. What all teachers had in common was a resource pack that included 27 children's books exploring themes of gender and sexuality diversity either directly or indirectly (i.e. by…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Childrens Literature, Gender Differences, Sexuality
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Gardner, Sheena – Language and Education, 2016
Conducting research into young learner experiences of school poses methodological challenges which are compounded when, as is increasingly the case, the classroom interaction is multilingual and the research methods are participatory. Each new or adapted method sheds further light on the issues that can arise. Researcher-initiated role play is a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Researchers, Role Playing, Teaching Methods
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Symonds, Jennifer; Hargreaves, Linda – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Adolescents typically like school less after making age-graded school transitions. Stage-environment fit theory (Eccles & Midgley, 1989) attributes this to a mismatch between developmental needs and new school environments. Our in vivo study provides a basis for future quantitative designs by uncovering the most prevalent stage-environment…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Friendship
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