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Graham, Linda J.; Van Bergen, Penny; Sweller, Naomi – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
This paper contributes to conversations about school, post-compulsory and further education policy by reporting findings from a three-year study with disaffected students who have been referred to special "behaviour"schools. Contrary to popular opinion, our research finds that these "ignorant yobs" do value education and know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Nontraditional Education, Student Behavior
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Wiener, Judith; Malone, Molly; Varma, Angela; Markel, Clarisa; Biondic, Daniella; Tannock, Rosemary; Humphries, Tom – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2012
This study investigated the perceptions of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) of their ADHD symptoms in terms of the positive illusory bias (PIB), their attributions for their problem behaviors, and their beliefs about whether their problem behaviors and disorder are stigmatizing. Participants were 152 9- to 14-year-old…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Psychologists, Children, Adolescents
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Lambert, Nathan; Miller, Andy – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Recent studies have investigated the causal attributions for difficult pupil behaviour made by teachers, pupils, and parents but none have investigated the temporal stability or predictive validity of these attributions. Aims: This study examines the causal attributions made for difficult classroom behaviour by students on two…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Secondary School Students