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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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Fleischmann, E. M-L.; van der Westhuizen, C. P.; Cilliers, D. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2015
Currently there is a global drive among political and educational institutions to implement geographic information system (GIS) practice in secondary schools. However, Geography teachers worldwide, including in South Africa, face significant practical challenges in this regard. Lack of curriculum aligned GIS resources, funds and teacher GIS…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Buabeng-Andoh, Charles; Yidana, Issifu – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' use of ICT and the factors that affect their ICT use in secondary schools in Ghana. A focus group interview was used to gather data from participants. Ten groups of six students each from urban, semi-urban and rural schools were chosen for the focus group interviews. The results of this study…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Information Technology, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Pelfrey, William V., Jr.; Weber, Nicole L. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Research indicates that cyberbullying is occurring among middle and high school student populations at increasing rates. There is limited research, however, on strategies students use to combat cyberbullying, as well as how schools implement policies, intervention tactics, and prevention strategies. This qualitative study aimed to explore, among a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Bullying, Prevention, Child Safety
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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed – English Language Teaching, 2015
Developing an appropriate competence in reading in English as a second language is a key factor for subsequent academic success. This study investigated second language reading anxiety of secondary school students. A questionnaire was distributed to 72 female students and focus-group interviews were conducted with 19 volunteer students. Overall…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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Horton, Paul; Kvist Lindholm, Sofia; Nguyen, Thu Hang – Research Papers in Education, 2015
Drawing on ethnographic research conducted at three lower secondary schools in the northern Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong, this article provides a contextually nuanced conceptualisation of Vietnamese school bullying. In doing so, the article not only addresses the lack of knowledge about Vietnamese school bullying, but also poses a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Ethnography, Secondary School Students, Victims of Crime
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Messiou, Kyriaki; Hope, Max A. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This paper is firmly grounded in the position that engaging with students' voices in schools is central to the development of inclusive practices. It explores the tensions that can be created when efforts are made to engage with students' voices in relation to their experiences of learning and teaching. An example from a three-year research and…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Inclusion, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Korir, Bornes Chepngetich – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The significance of blindness for a child's development depends on many variable factors. A blind child who does not suffer from additional disabilities, who is well cared for by parents and is helped to compensate for his sensory loss is able to develop very much as others do. Different people have different perceptions on disability and for this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Secondary School Students
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White, C. J.; Gina, J. M.; Coetzee, I. E. M. – Educational Studies, 2015
This article is based on research conducted on the topic: "Safety and security in schools: The case of KwaZulu-Natal." For the research project a purposive sample consisting of secondary school learners, teachers, school governing body chairpersons and principals were selected from the rural and township schools used in this study to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Fletcher, Adam; Fitzgerald-Yau, Natasha; Wiggins, Meg; Viner, Russell M.; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the process of involving students and staff on school action groups, and staff and student experiences of reviewing local data and initiating school-level changes, to address bullying and other aggression. Design/methodology/approach: The authors draw on qualitative, process data collected at four…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Safety Education, Student Participation
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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
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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
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Hyndman, Brendon P.; Telford, Amanda – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Physical activity in school playgrounds has changed considerably over recent decades to reflect a climate of "surplus safety". A growing culture of surplus safety can be attributed to a desire of parents and teachers responsible for children to protect school students from danger. The aim of this research was to examine students'…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Playground Activities, Playgrounds, Child Safety
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D'warte, Jacqueline – English in Australia, 2015
This paper presents research conducted with teachers and students in one year 7 and one year 8 English classroom that worked to support in school English language learning by calling on the resources and repertoires of plurilingual students. In this work, students and teachers were engaged as linguistic ethnographers of their own language…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pishol, Shahida; Kaur, Sarjit – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2015
Purpose: This article reports on the practical application of Learning Elements advocated by the multiliteracies approach to classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogical principles of teaching and learning that address issues on literacy and learning in today's globalised world. The main objective of this study was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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