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Mazzoli Smith, Laura; Todd, Liz; Laing, Karen – Research Papers in Education, 2018
This paper discusses a research project which sought to find out about young people's views on fairness in education in English schools. Fairness is an everyday term, which in policy hides multiple and contradictory positions across the political divide. In education, we find a policy context that focuses on distributional justice and equality of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Ethics, Educational Policy, Educational Opportunities
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Weninger, Csilla – Research Papers in Education, 2018
Creating authentic learning opportunities in schools has been an important mission for educators and educational researchers, where 'authentic' is generally understood to mean connecting school education to students' current and future identities, experiences and expertise. This article aims to problematise the taken-for-granted notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Media Literacy, Literacy Education
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Elwood, Jannette; Hopfenbeck, Therese; Baird, Jo-Anne – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Key debates within educational assessment continuously encourage us to reflect on the design, delivery and implementation of examination systems as well as their relevance to students. In more recent times, such reflections have also required a rethinking of who is authoritative about assessment issues and whose views we seek in order to better…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prediction, High Stakes Tests, Student Attitudes
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Horton, Paul; Kvist Lindholm, Sofia; Nguyen, Thu Hang – Research Papers in Education, 2015
Drawing on ethnographic research conducted at three lower secondary schools in the northern Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong, this article provides a contextually nuanced conceptualisation of Vietnamese school bullying. In doing so, the article not only addresses the lack of knowledge about Vietnamese school bullying, but also poses a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Ethnography, Secondary School Students, Victims of Crime