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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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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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McGregor, Debra – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
This article reports on an innovative pedagogical approach devised to re-envigorate primary (elementary) teachers' practice in the United Kingdom for older children. Learning science in elementary schools for 8-11 year olds (Key Stage 2 in England) has been constrained for several decades while teachers prepared them for national tests. The recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Jones, Daniel; Monsen, Jeremy; Franey, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This paper explores how educational psychologists working in a training/consultative way can enable teachers to manage challenging pupil behaviour more effectively. It sets out a rationale which encourages schools to embrace a group based teacher peer-support system as part of regular school development. It then explores the usefulness of the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behavior Problems, Faculty Development, Behavior Modification
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Kington, Alison; Sammons, Pam; Day, Christopher; Regan, Elaine – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2011
The Effective Classroom Practice project aimed to identify key factors that contribute to effective teaching in primary and secondary phases of schooling in different socioeconomic contexts. This article addresses the ways in which qualitative and quantitative approaches were combined within an integrated design to provide a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods