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O'Flaherty, J.; Liddy, M.; McCormack, O. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In light of cultural and demographic changes in the Republic of Ireland, there is an important and urgent need for research on the articulation of values education in Irish publicly-managed schools. This article reports the findings from a research project on the moral, religious and spiritual values and traditions of staff and students in…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Social Values, Moral Development, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, Ola J.; Fransson, Göran – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore upper secondary school students' voices on how information and communication technology (ICT) could structure and support their everyday activities and time at school. Design/methodology/approach: In all, 11 group interviews were conducted with a total of 46 students from three upper secondary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Information Technology, Secondary School Students, Faculty Development
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Jossberger, Helen; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van de Wiel, Margje W. J.; Boshuizen, Henny – Vocations and Learning, 2018
In vocational education, workplace simulations (WPS) have been implemented to ensure a better connection between the educational setting and the labour market. Moreover, WPS are supposed to motivate students and promote self-directed learning. So far, however, not much is known about the way students experience these WPS. The aim of the present…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Simulated Environment, Education Work Relationship, Case Studies
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Hilland, Toni; Ridgers, Nicola; Stratton, Gareth; Knowles, Zoe; Fairclough, Stuart – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Predisposing factors of perceived physical education (PE) ability and perceived PE worth within the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model are positively associated with young people's daily physical activity. The aim of this study was to qualitatively investigate the origins of students' perceived PE ability (perceived competence and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Academic Ability, Adolescents, Minimum Competency Testing
Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Frazier, Andrea Dawn; Kim, Mihyeon; Cross, Tracy L. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In 14 focus group interviews, sixth- to eighth-grade high-ability students from high- (n = 36) and low-income (n = 45) families were asked to describe the barriers they perceived to their academic success. Three themes were identified through the qualitative analysis: "Constraining Environments, Integration versus Isolation," and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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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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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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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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Coll, Leanne; O'Sullivan, Mary; Enright, Eimear – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
What do young people believe sexuality education ought to be about? It is within the absence of a sustained and critical consideration of the possibilities and politics of engaging in research with rather than for young people in the reimagining of sexuality education that this paper is positioned. Data were generated as part of an 18-month Youth…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Secondary School Students, Participatory Research
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Zanoni, Katie – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The role of women in peacebuilding efforts has been recognized through various international instruments that have advanced the ability of women to access the peace table. In order for women to act as leaders, they must possess the capacity to disrupt structural, cultural, and direct forms of violence, engage in peacemaking activities, and employ…
Descriptors: Females, Role, Peace, Violence
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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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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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Oswald, Marietjie; Rabie, Erika – Gifted Education International, 2017
In this article, we report the findings of a qualitative, collective case study exploring the academic experiences of six grade 11 gifted students in two schools in diverse socio-economic communities in rural Western South Africa. Gifted students represent an important component of a nation's intellectual capital. They possess the qualities needed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted
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