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Barrance, Rhian; Elwood, Jannette – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper presents data that consider ways in which young people experience the curriculum through the lens of subject examination syllabuses (for GCSEs), their associated assessment techniques and structures, and educational policies at national and school level concerning subject choice. Drawing upon an original qualitative dataset from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Exit Examinations
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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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de Haas, Billie; Hutter, Inge; Timmerman, Greetje – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
The Ugandan government has been criticised on several grounds for its abstinence-only policies on sexuality education directed towards young people. These grounds include the failure to recognise the multiple realities faced by young people, some of whom may already be sexually active. In the study reported on this paper, students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Naezer, Marijke; Rommes, Els; Jansen, Willy – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
Youth empowerment is the main goal of sex education according to Dutch Government and NGO policies. Academics from different disciplines have argued, however, that the ideal of empowerment through education is problematic, because of the unequal power relations implicated in educational practices. Building on one-and-a-half years of online and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Student Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
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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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Lee, John Chi-Kin; Chan, Nim Chi; Xu, Huixuan; Chun, Derek Wai-sun – Educational Practice and Theory, 2017
The development of generic skills is a focal issue in education policy and school curriculum reform across countries. This study in the Hong Kong context explores the sources of formal and non-formal curriculum and learning activities related to senior secondary students' perceptions of learning outcomes in creativity, communication, and problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Creativity, Learning Activities
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Villarreal Suarez, Jessica; Muñoz Taborda, Jully Vanessa; Perdomo Santacruz, Jorge Mario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
The main objective of this study was to identify 6th to 11th grade students' beliefs about their English class in a public institution in Armenia, Colombia. By means of interviews, drawings, and focus groups with 30 students, four beliefs were established. It was found that students' beliefs are attached to the experiences they have lived in their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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French, Mei – Language and Education, 2016
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Australian schools, it is important to consider the value of students' multilingual resources for learning. This paper reports on an ethnographic case study conducted in an Australian metropolitan secondary school where the student body represented more than 40 cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multilingual Materials, Educational Policy
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Savvides, Nicola; Faas, Daniel – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article explores the extent to which young people in predominantly middle-class environments identify with Europe and considers the influence of European education policy, school ethos and curricula. We compare data drawn from individual and focus group interviews with students aged 15-17 at a state school and a European School in England.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Focus Groups
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Towndrow, Phillip; Fareed, Wan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Using data collected through two focus group interviews with 14- to 16-year-olds involved in a one-to-one laptop academic programme in a Singapore secondary school, this paper shows some student disengagement and dissatisfaction in class, and this poses questions about the relevance of the school's laptop programme. Our findings illustrate low…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Student Attitudes, Educational Policy, Focus Groups
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Naidoo, Loshini – Intercultural Education, 2015
The Australian federal government recently set a challenging national aim: By 2020, 20% of higher education enrolment at the undergraduate level will include students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Although refugee-background students are often members of the targeted sub-population, their educational journeys frequently require special forms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Migrant Children, Qualitative Research