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Carrera-Fernández, María Victoria; Lameiras-Fernández, María; Rodríguez-Castro, Yolanda – Gender and Education, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to analyse adolescents' perception of bullying and particularly of the ways intelligible masculinities and femininities are performed through violence in the framework of Queer Theory. We conducted a qualitative study using focus groups. The sample was composed of 93 Spanish adolescents (48 girls and 45 boys,…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Homosexuality, Secondary School Students
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Cassar, Joanne – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
When romantic encounters come to an end they often evoke a plethora of feelings associated with "breaking up". This article explores this issue in relation to a number of adolescent girls' views on this topic which emerged during focus group discussions about Eminem's song "Foolish Pride." The lyrics of this song convey…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Females
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Rendahl, Jenny; Korp, Peter; Ekström, Marianne Pipping; Berg, Christina – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and elucidate adolescents' reasoning about risks related to food and eating. Design/methodology/approach: Boys and girls aged 15-16 years participated in a focus group interview with role-playing as a stimulus for discussion and reflection. In all, 31 participants took part, divided into five…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Food, Focus Groups
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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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Melson, Elniee; Bridle, Christopher; Markham, Wolfgang – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the process evaluation of a pilot randomised control trial of an anti-smoking intervention for Malaysian 13-14-year olds, conducted in 2011/2012. It was hypothesised that trained peer supporters would promote non-smoking among classmates through informal conversations. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention
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Khan, Amna; Ahmad, Farzana Hayat; Malik, Muhammad Muddassir – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study aimed to identify the impact of a game based learning (GBL) application using computer technologies on student engagement in secondary school science classrooms. The literature reveals that conventional Science teaching techniques (teacher-centered lecture and teaching), which foster rote learning among students, are one of the major…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Instructional Design, Gender Differences
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Dempster, Steve; Oliver, Alice; Sunderland, Jane; Thistlethwaite, Joanne – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This article reports findings from a small-scale focus-group study funded by the British Academy. Drawing on Herbert Marsh and Richard Shavelson's notion of "Academic Self-Concept" and David Barton and Mary Hamilton's view of literacy as context-specific social practices, the authors examine what young British "Harry Potter"…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Didacticism, Focus Groups, Reading Habits
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Purdy, Noel; York, Leanne – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
This study aimed to investigate internet usage among post-primary pupils in years 9, 11 and 13 in two contrasting post-primary schools in Northern Ireland, the nature and incidence of cyberbullying among these pupils, and the ways in which their schools are currently addressing the problem. A mixed methodological approach was adopted: a paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Semi Structured Interviews
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Sundaram, Vanita; Sauntson, Helen – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
In this paper, we present an analysis of "pleasure" in sex and relationships education (SRE) in England. Drawing together two distinct sources of data and different but complementary analytical frameworks, we argue that pleasure is largely absent within SRE and that this discursive silence serves to produce highly gendered and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Guidance, Foreign Countries
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Adams Tucker, Leigh; George, Gavin; Reardon, Candice; Panday, Saadhna – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
School-based sexuality education remains a key response to the HIV epidemic. Drawing on findings from an ethnographic study, this study explores how young people engage with sexuality and HIV- and AIDS-related education as it is delivered through the Life Orientation (LO) learning area in South Africa, in order to understand the dynamics that…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Secondary School Students, Focus Groups, Grade 8
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Mustafina, Aliya – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 1997 started operating a systematic state policy for education. Many scholarly papers show that the success of the educational reform efforts depend not only on the ability of the government to supply all schools with ICT, but also on the ability to make teachers possess positive attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Information Technology, Technology Integration
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Reis, Giuliano; Dionne, Liliane; Trudel, Louis – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2015
Although anxiety is a significant emotional element of formal school science, little is known about how anxiety is originated and managed in the context of science fairs. The purpose of the present study was to investigate how a group of students in Grades 7 to 12 discursively (re)produce anxiety and its management from the perspective of their…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Anxiety, Student Participation, Foreign Countries
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Matthews, Nic; Kilgour, Lindsey; Christian, Polly; Mori, Kate; Hill, Denise M. – Youth & Society, 2015
The well-being of young people is of considerable concern with many initiatives targeting the health behaviors of this population. Educators are among the professional groups being challenged to understand, evidence, and enhance childhood well-being. Working with a case study U.K. school adolescent subjective well-being (SWB) was examined through…
Descriptors: Well Being, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups
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Lo, Yan Lam; Leung, Yan Wing; Yuen, Wai Wa – Intercultural Education, 2015
From 2009 to 2011, the authors launched the Basic Law Education Project: Education for Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong. This article focuses on a subset of the overarching data-set and discusses the findings that resulted from a comparative analysis of two participating schools. A survey was deployed to assess the extent to which a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Student Rights, Secondary School Students