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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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Nieuwelink, Hessel; Dekker, Paul; ten Dam, Geert – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Studies show that adolescents who follow a higher educational track have more positive experiences than those of lower levels with aspects of democracy, such as decision-making or discussions. This study focuses on how adolescents from different educational tracks evaluate the various possibilities to experience democracy in daily life, and…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), School Role, Adolescents, Democracy
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Al-Rabaani, Ahmed Hamad – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The study aims to investigate the views of Omani post-basic education students (Grades 10-12) about religious and cultural tolerance. The sample consisted of 1390 male and female students in grades 10, 11 and 12, from four of Oman's seven regions. A questionnaire was used to gather data, which consisted of 27 items divided into five domains. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Religion, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
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Sant, Edda; Davies, Ian – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
Youth councils are examined as spaces of citizenship education where young people are educated as political subjects. At a time of political and economic instability data were collected in a Catalan city through tests and focus groups involving 112 students, three teachers and two youth council managers during one academic year. Students'…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Politics, Citizen Participation, Mixed Methods Research
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Yemini, Miri; Furstenburg, Shira – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This article reports on a comparative study revealing students' perceptions and conceptualisations of global citizenship in two different educational settings in Israel, a country facing long-lasting violent conflict between Jewish Israelis and Palestinians. Jewish Israeli students attending a public Israeli school and students at an international…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Global Approach, Citizenship, Jews
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Cincera, Jan; Skalík, Jan; Binka, Bohuslav – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This paper describes the impact of the One World in Schools human rights education programme on the attitudes, self-efficacy and intention to act of a sample of Georgian secondary school students (n = 303). For the evaluation, a mixed approach was applied, combining pre/post experimental/control group design, post-programme teacher and student…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Self Efficacy
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Byrne, Richard; Devine, Dympna – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The role of faith-based schools is increasingly debated within a context of school reform, rights and plurality in multi-ethnic societies. The Catholic schooling system in the Irish Republic (always referred to as Ireland in the text) represents an interesting case internationally because of the extent to which Catholic education is structurally…
Descriptors: Role, Religious Education, Social Justice, Models
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Gardiner, Paul; Anderson, Michael – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The concept of the 'creative' in creative writing has a vexed history. This article explores the myths surrounding creativity and how they have influenced the way teachers have approached playwriting pedagogy. It reports on research into the teaching and learning experiences of students and teachers in secondary schools, focusing on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creativity, Playwriting, Systems Approach
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Bahou, Lena – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In conflict-affected societies, education is seen as a vital vehicle in promoting students' well-being and social cohesion. Little is known about students' learning experiences in conflict-affected countries in the Arab world where young people are facing violence, fragmentation and poverty. This paper draws on the perspectives of public school…
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Educational Policy
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Wills, W. J.; Danesi, G.; Kapetanaki, A. B. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
This paper highlights factors that influence young people aged 13-15 years when purchasing food or drink within or beyond the school catering service. The paper draws from a qualitative study of secondary schools in Scotland, which varied in terms of relative socio-economic deprivation and density of food and drink businesses within a 10-min walk.…
Descriptors: Food, Purchasing, Educational Environment, Dining Facilities
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Liu, Yongcan; Evans, Michael – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
This paper reports on the findings of a 12-month project within a broader research programme that looks at a group of East European students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in England. The data are derived from interviews with the students and teachers in two schools. The findings show that EAL students had a keen interest in English.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Gale, Trevor; Parker, Stephen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2015
This paper reports on a recent study of aspirations for higher education by secondary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in regional Australia. At the same time, it goes in search of explanations that transcend a Bourdieuian account of aspirations as produced by and reproductive of cultural histories and dominance, given the apparent…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Disadvantaged, Secondary School Students, Higher Education
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McLellan, Ros; Steward, Susan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2015
Although being rooted in the work of ancient Greek philosophers, contemporary research on wellbeing is a relatively new phenomenon. As a term in the literature, wellbeing is often used interchangeably with others, such as happiness, flourishing, enjoying a good life and life satisfaction. Furthermore, the wellbeing of school-aged children is only…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Young Children, Creative Activities