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Daniels, Harry; Tse, Hau Ming; Stables, Andrew; Cox, Sarah – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores the influences of design on the perceptions and actions of students and teachers at four UK secondary schools. Typical post occupancy evaluations focus on environmental issues such as acoustics, lighting and temperature, using predominantly quantitative methods that often fail to explore how different environmental and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Clark, Sheryl Laura – Gender and Education, 2018
Drawing on longitudinal, qualitative research into girls' participation in physical activity and sport in the UK, this article will explore girls' embodied constructions of 'healthy' identities. My research with girls (aged 10-13) found that over the transition to secondary school, classed and gendered healthism discourses had come to powerfully…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Human Body, Females, Physical Activities
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Archer, Louise; Francis, Becky; Miller, Sarah; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Mazenod, Anna; Pepper, David; Travers, Mary-Claire – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
"Setting" is a widespread practice in the UK, despite little evidence of its efficacy and substantial evidence of its detrimental impact on those allocated to the lowest sets. Taking a Bourdieusian approach, we propose that setting can be understood as a practice through which the social and cultural reproduction of dominant power…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explore pupils' affective engagement with school and music during their transition to secondary school. A gender comparison is also being made to ascertain any differences that may exist between boys and girls during this time. A sample of 182 pupils completed two questionnaires (attitudes to school and attitudes to music) three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Attitude Measures
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Rudd, Peter; Reed, Frances; Smith, Paula – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2008
This document summarizes research to demonstrate the difference that Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schools are making to young people's attitudes towards education and learning, as measured by their levels of engagement and enthusiasm for school. The key research objective was further broken down into a number of research questions: (1)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, School Buildings, Educational Environment
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Crozier, Gill; Davies, Jane – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2008
This article draws on a two-year study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of South Asian parents and their children's views on the school experience (Parents, Children and the School Experience: Asian Families' Perspectives--Grant Reference: R000239671). The article focuses on an aspect of the young people's school…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Racial Segregation, Student Behavior
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Cowie, Helen; Oztug, Ozhan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2008
The research reported in this article was carried out in four secondary schools, two with a peer support system (PS) and two without (NPS) and involved a total of 931 pupils, (49.5 per cent males, and 50.5 per cent females). Participants were aged between 11 and 15 years of age, mean age 12.8 years. The aim was to compare the perceptions of safety…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Bullying, School Safety
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Lall, Marie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2007
There is an unrecognised crisis in the education of pregnant schoolgirls and schoolgirl mothers. Girls leaving school due to pregnancy are not reported in official statistics. This has serious consequences in terms of resource allocation and planning of service provision. This article examines how girls are forced out of the mainstream education…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Mothers, Females, Pregnancy
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Attwood, Gaynor; Croll, Paul – Research Papers in Education, 2006
School absenteeism and particularly unauthorized absenteeism or truancy has been the focus of a number of, so far largely unsuccessful, recent policy initiatives. The paper draws upon two sources of data, the British Household Panel Survey and detailed interviews with a group of persistent truants, to consider the extent, consequences and…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Young Adults, Truancy, Student Attitudes
Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Adams, Joan E.; Ferguson, Janet M. – 2001
Cross-national classroom environment research investigating differences in mathematics classroom environment according to country (Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom), grade level (grades 8, 10, and 12), and student gender was conducted using a sample of 3,602 students from 29 schools. Students responded to a questionnaire developed from…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students