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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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Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew; Galloway, David; Mollel, Andrew; Mgoma, Sylvester; Pima, Madeleke; Deogratias, Enos – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Mobile phone technology in Tanzania has grown rapidly but there is insufficient data on its application in schools. This paper aims to show how students in the first and third year (F1 and F3) teachers in two rural secondary schools perceived its use. F1 and F3 students completed a questionnaire. Teachers and students in F1 and F3 discussed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Secondary Schools
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Rosenberg, Hananel; Asterhan, Christa S. C. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2018
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we analyze the phenomenon of "classroom WhatsApp groups", in which a teacher and students from a particular classroom interact with one another, while specifically focusing on the student perspective of these interactions. Background: The instant messaging application WhatsApp enables quick, interactive…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2018
Music education has faced considerable challenges in trying to bridge the gap between music in young people's lives and that taking place in the classroom. The 'Musical Futures' initiative aimed to devise new and imaginative ways of engaging young people, aged 11-19, in music activities through a process of informal learning based initially on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Informal Education, Music, Music Education
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Doyle, Louise; Treacy, Margaret P.; Sheridan, Ann – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Schools are a key setting for mental health promotion and the provision of emotional support to students. As teachers and school counsellors are adults with whom adolescents have regular contact, it is likely they would be used as a help source by distressed students however there are few studies on this from an Irish context. A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Barriers, Help Seeking, School Counseling
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Knight, Bruce Allen; Casey, Maria; Dekkers, John – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
Textbooks have been used to enhance teaching in mathematics at all levels of schooling for many years. The use of textbooks enables the mathematics content to be presented in a sequenced, coherent and logical way. There are very few studies, however, that explore student thoughts about the use of electronic textbooks (e-texts) in secondary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Mathematics Instruction
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Mbano, Nellie; Nolan, Kathleen – Science Education International, 2017
In Malawi, in spite of a number of gender equity policies and initiatives that encourage females to pursue careers within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), research indicates that they are under-represented in these fields. One initiative recommended to address the factors contributing to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Females, Womens Education
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Awang-Hashim, Rosna; Thaliah, Rajaletchumi; Kaur, Amrita – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2017
Purpose: The cross-cultural significance of autonomy within self-determination theory is divisive on universal significance. This paper aims to report a sequential exploratory mixed methods study conducted to construct and validate a scale to investigate how, in Malaysian context, the construct of autonomy is conceptualized in comparison with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales
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Yeoman, Kay; Nardi, Elena; Bowater, Laura; Nguyen, Huyen – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
While numerous studies examine perceptions of research held by university researchers, studies examining perceptions held by school pupils are rare. To address this gap and following analysis of questionnaire data (N = 2634, KS3/4/5 pupils), we conducted 11 group interviews with 100 pupils in England to investigate their experiences of research…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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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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Quaresma, Maria Luísa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, I aim to analyze the perceptions regarding excellence shared by students of high-performing public schools in Santiago de Chile and simultaneously to reflect on the way in which they experience it, inside and outside of school. Through the analysis of 24 focus groups conducted in six schools, I conclude that students share…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, High Achievement, Public Schools
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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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Holmes, Vicki-Lynn; Hwang, Yooyeun – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This mixed-method, longitudinal study investigated the benefits of project-based learning (PBL) on secondary-mathematics students' academic skill development and motivated strategies for learning (i.e., cognitive, social, and motivational). The focus of this study was academic skill development (algebra- and geometry-assessment scores) and other…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Hawkins, Jemma L.; Bravo, Paulina; Gobat, Nina; Rollnick, Stephen; Jerzembek, Gabrielle; Whitehead, Sarah; Chanon, Sue; Kelson, Mark; Adams, Orla; Murphy, Simon – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: In the light of the shortcomings of curriculum-based health promotion in secondary schools, group motivational interviewing provides a potential alternative approach. This two-phase study set out to establish the key components, feasibility and acceptability of a group motivational interviewing intervention, focused on alcohol…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Interviews, Motivation Techniques
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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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