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Coates, Janine K.; Pimlott-Wilson, Helena – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Children's outdoor play is declining, despite clear links between play, learning and development. Alternative learning initiatives which provide children with a diversity of play opportunities, including the chance to play outdoors, are therefore needed. One such programme, Forest School, is increasing in popularity in the UK and internationally,…
Descriptors: Play, Forestry, Outdoor Education, Phenomenology
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McCormack, O.; O'Flaherty, J.; O'Reilly, B.; Liston, J. – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article problematises the place of religion within publicly managed Education and Training Board (ETB) schools in the Republic of Ireland. The study draws on interview data from 43 school personnel across 18 ETB second-level schools, as well as eight interviews with ETB Education/Chief Executive Officers. Having established the legal and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Role of Religion, Educational Environment, Educational History
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article provides a critical and theoretical exploration into teacher performance dispositions (orientations towards performance). The article explores research literature on dispositions, highlighting the representation of teachers in education policy and standards documents across several nations of the OECD: Australia, the USA and the UK.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Standards
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Jerrim, John; Moss, Gemma – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
It is well known that children who read more tend to achieve higher scores in academic reading tests. Much less is known, however, about the link between reading different types of text and young people's reading performance. We investigate this issue using the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 database, exploring the…
Descriptors: Fiction, Reading Skills, Correlation, Reading Tests
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Moreno-Morilla, Celia; Guzmán-Simón, Fernando; García-Jiménez, Eduardo – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Primary school children develop literacy practices in various domains and situations in everyday life. This study focused on the analysis of literacy practices of children aged 8-12 years from the perspective of their families. 1,843 families participated in the non-experimental explanatory study. The children in these families speak Spanish as a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Spanish, Native Language
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Saiz-Linares, Ángela; Rodríguez-Hoyos, Carlos; Susinos-Rada, Teresa – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
The objective of this study [Susinos, T. (Dir.), 'Schools moving towards inclusion: Learning from the local community, the student voice and educational support' (I+D+I, EDU2011-29928-C03-03)] is to gain a deeper understanding of the analysis of the discourses that different education professionals in the Spanish education system have on student…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Hadar, Linor L.; Benish-Weisman, Maya – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This research explored antecedents and outcomes of teachers' agency. Study 1 (n = 767) tested whether teachers' values relate to an agentic capacity. Study 2 (n = 430) tested the relations between teachers' values, their agentic capacity and their agentic behaviours. The findings show that attributing importance to promoting the self and being…
Descriptors: Teachers, Individual Power, Values, Teacher Behavior
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Saeverot, Herner; Kvam, Vegard – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
While teachers and practitioners are increasingly expected to conduct research on their own practice, there is a lot of educational research that is not directly involved in practice. This often leads to unilateral research perspectives on educational practice. Therefore, this article calls for an alternative model of researching educational…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Holistic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research
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Parsons, Sarah; McCullen, Alice; Emery, Tracey; Kovshoff, Hanna – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Educational outcomes for looked-after children on the autism spectrum are significantly poorer than for autistic children not being looked-after by their local authority (those 'in care'), and poorer than for most other groups of children with special educational needs who are looked-after in England. Such poor outcomes have led to calls for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Disproportionate Representation, Children
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Kelly, Anthony – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Measuring ethnic diversity currently amounts simply to counting ethnicities. This makes it impossible to correlate with achievement, to track changes over time or to compare institutions in a meaningful way. It is not clear, for example, whether it is more diverse to have many ethnicities with a large majority in one or two categories, or to have…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Student Diversity, Measurement Techniques, Undergraduate Students
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Davies, Maree; Heyward, Paul – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Assisting student teachers to understand the ethical nature of their work and developing the moral vocabulary to deal with ethical dilemmas of practice are vital components of initial teacher education. The study explores ethical dilemmas experienced by 100 student teachers in their final year of their teaching degrees while on practicum. The data…
Descriptors: Ethics, Practicums, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Teachers
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Witschge, Jacqueline; Rözer, Jesper; van de Werfhorst, Herman G. – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
In addition to increasing cognitive skills and preparing students for the labour market, one of the core tasks of education is to prepare citizens for participation in democracy. Considering the ideal of democratic equality, it is important to know the degree to which civic outcomes of education are distributed equally. One feature of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Outcomes of Education
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Crook, Charles; Nixon, Elizabeth – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article offers a conceptual analysis of collusion, the often overlooked relative of plagiarism in debates on academic integrity. Considered as an inherently social phenomenon, we present the results of a systematic effort to understand the anatomy of collusion. The term's meanings and associated governance practices are compared for contexts…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Integrity, Comparative Analysis, Documentation
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Hoskins, Kate; Barker, Bernard – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article highlights the potential of taking a genealogical approach to researching social mobility based on empirical insights generated from a qualitative case study in a secondary school located in the South East of England. The study involved interviews with 42 students and the data lead to a deeper understanding of the role of families in…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Genealogy, Case Studies, Secondary School Students
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Trotman, Dave; Enow, Linda; Tucker, Stan – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article reports the findings of four separately commissioned evaluations of alternative provision (AP) undertaken in three local authorities in the UK. The evaluations were specifically predicated on the principles of children's rights and used a combination of qualitative research methods and documentary analysis to elicit the experiences of…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Referral
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