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Torrance, Harry – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
There are sound educational and examining reasons for the use of coursework assessment and practical assessment of student work by teachers in schools for purposes of reporting examination grades. Coursework and practical work test a range of different curriculum goals to final papers and increase the validity and reliability of the result.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Achievement Tests, Accountability
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Price, Mark – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper examines youth practitioner professionality responses to neo-liberal policy changes in youth work and the youth support sector in the UK, from New Labour to Conservative-led administrations. Using a narrative inquiry approach, six early career practitioners explore and recount their experiences of moving into the field during changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Personnel, Youth Agencies, Professional Identity
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Taylor, Chris – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Over the last 20 years, the use of administrative data has become central to understanding pupil attainment and school performance. Of most importance has been its use to robustly demonstrate the impact of socio-economic status (SES) on pupil attainment. Much of this analysis in England and Wales has relied on whether pupils are eligible for free…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eligibility, Low Income Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Mattsson, Christer; Säljö, Roger – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Currently, threats to societal security from extremist groups are high on the political agenda in many countries. Politicians, policymakers at various levels and communities are searching for methods to counteract recruitment to violent organizations. These efforts are often referred to as Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE-programmes). One of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Terrorism, National Security
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Stylianou, Areti; Scott, David – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This article aims to supplement the literature on the role of school context with regards to the disempowerment of teachers in their work with poor ethnic minority students. We use a critical realist framework to analyse the empirical data collected for an in-depth school case study and we suggest the existence of real, interrelated, emergent and…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Teacher Empowerment, Case Studies
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Moran, Matthew; Hobbs, Christopher – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
In recent years, nuclear security has gained prominence on the international security agenda. Driven by post 9/11 anxieties and the politicization of fears regarding nuclear terrorism, concerns in this area have spawned a wealth of initiatives, which seek to counter this threat. Principal among these have been efforts to promote nuclear security…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Nuclear Energy, Cooperative Learning
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Ward, Michael R. M. – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Since the 1970s, the process of deindustrialisation, accompanied by social, cultural and political changes, has altered youth transitions from school to work. This paper is drawn from an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study that explored the diversity of white, working-class young men (aged between 16 and 18) in a post-industrial…
Descriptors: Working Class, Males, Vocational Education, Masculinity
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Noula, Ioanna; Govaris, Christos – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
In this article, we present insights from an ethnographic research that investigated the concept of citizenship in primary schools in Greece. We explored children's experiences of citizenship in school approaching citizenship as a set of habits that prescribe what is considered 'legitimate' in the public sphere. We focused on structures and agents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Ethnography, Citizenship Education
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Jenkins, Andrew – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper investigates why people return to study in their 30s and beyond and upgrade to a higher level qualifications. Some previous research has argued that attitudes formed in childhood, via family background and schooling, continue to shape a person's engagement in learning throughout the adult lifecourse. Psychologists distinguish extrinsic…
Descriptors: Adults, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Hellawell, Beate – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Special educational needs and disability (SEND) professionalism can be seen as a microcosm of the wider policy arena where traditional policy frameworks of professionalism and bureaucracy are challenged by frameworks of managerialism, consumerism and individual rights and where the neoliberal policy technologies of performativity and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Inclusion
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Gristy, Cath; Johnson, Rebecca – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper explores 'home-school' transport in contemporary schooling contexts in England. Home-school transport is a complex issue lying between government departments, policy frameworks, research and professional disciplines. It is complicated further by commercial and private interests alongside social and public ones. Informed by an…
Descriptors: Access to Education, School Choice, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
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Perryman, Jane; Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper asks the question: to what extent do inspection regimes, particularly the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), influence the work of a school, and how might that influence be conceptualised? It draws on an ESRC-funded study of 'policy enactments in secondary schools', which was based on case-study work in four 'ordinary' schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Governance, Educational Policy
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Danhier, Julien – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The effect of composition may be strong in systems where students are systematically sorted based on their socio-economic background. This paper aims to model the differential effect of class composition on pupils' achievement in Belgium (French-speaking Community), France, Spain and Portugal. Multilevel models are consequently tested on the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, French
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Wingrove, Dallas; Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda; Clarke, Angela; Chester, Andrea – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Whilst peer observation of teaching is well established as a practice that can enhance teaching quality, the challenge to fully embed this practice in universities remains unresolved. This article analyses the perspectives of 18 university leaders (nine Australian and nine English) drawn from a range of school-based leaders to senior leaders of…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Observation, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Williamson, Iain; Wildbur, Diane; Bell, Katie; Tanner, Judith; Matthews, Hannah – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Individual interviews explored 50 British University students' accounts of sustained volunteering within health settings and a model was developed using grounded theory. Phase one--'Getting involved'--outlines 'motives and catalysts' for students starting to volunteer wherein altruistic motives of compassion for others are juxtaposed with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Volunteers, Student Participation
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