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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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Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin – Educational Review, 2018
This study looks at schools that serve English as an additional language (EAL) pupils and examines the factors behind their successful achievement. A complementary methodological approach of case studies and focus groups was used to explore performance and the views of teachers, governors, parents and pupils, and to evaluate and gather evidence on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Achievement Gains
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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
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Kersting, Magdalena; Henriksen, Ellen Karoline; Bøe, Maria Vetleseter; Angell, Carl – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Because of its abstract nature, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is rarely present in school physics curricula. Although the educational community has started to investigate ways of bringing general relativity to classrooms, field-tested educational material is rare. Employing the model of educational reconstruction, we present a…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Bøe, Maria Vetleseter; Henriksen, Ellen Karoline; Angell, Carl – Science Education, 2018
Calls for renewal of physics education include more varied learning activities and increased focus on qualitative understanding and history and philosophy of science (HPS) aspects. We have studied an innovative approach implementing such features in quantum physics in traditional upper secondary physics classrooms in Norway. Data consists of 11…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Instructional Innovation
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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Bourke, Roseanna; MacDonald, Jo – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Evaluation research focusing on educational initiatives that impact on the learning and lives of young people must be challenged to incorporate 'student voice'. In a context of conventional evaluation models of government-led initiatives, student voice is a compelling addition, and challenges the nature of traditional forms of evaluation. It…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Mental Health Programs
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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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van Dongen, Bonnie; Finn, Tara; Hansen, Vibeke; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Lubans, David; Dally, Kerry – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Adolescent boys living in disadvantaged communities are considered a vulnerable group at risk for developing obesity and associated health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type-2 diabetes. While short-term health promotion programmes often produce effective results during the implementation of the intervention, according…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention, Self Determination
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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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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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Koh, Elizabeth; Hong, Helen; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Teamwork, one of the core competencies for the twenty-first century learner, is a critical skill for work and learning. However, assessing teamwork is complex, in particular, developing a measure of teamwork that is domain-generic and applicable across a wide range of learners. This paper documents one such study that leverages technology to help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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