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Kuzmicová, Anežka; Cremin, Teresa – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
Fiction, more than expository text, nurtures intimate connections between text and the reader's life experiences. This dimension of reader response is underexplored in relation to children. Adapting methods from Empirical Literary Studies to educational research objectives, the authors employed the concept of 'remindings', i.e. reminiscing…
Descriptors: Fiction, Literary Genres, Childrens Literature, Memory
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Sarid, Ariel – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
The study of educational effectiveness has become increasingly complex. Alongside methodological advancements in the investigation and measurement of educational effectiveness, meta-analyses conducted by leading researchers have shown that the field has been suffering from a significant lack of theory or from a weak theoretical basis. The present…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Design, Communities of Practice, Educational Theories
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Lutovac, Sonja; Flores, Maria Assunção – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
Pre-service teachers' conceptions of assessment have received relatively little attention in research concerned with professional development in initial teacher education. These conceptions, alongside others regarding teaching and learning, however, have a great impact on future teachers' instructional practices. In this study, the authors examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Gómez-Leal, Raquel; Holzer, Allison A.; Bradley, Christina; Fernández-Berrocal, Pablo; Patti, Janet – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
The purpose of this systematic review is to explore the literature on emotional intelligence related to school leadership using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines. The authors searched the electronic databases of Eric education, PsycINFO, Scopus and Psychology Database to find relevant articles.…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Haraldstad, Åse; Tveit, Anne Dorthe; Kovac, Velibor Bobo – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
A limited number of empirical studies have explored pupils' democratic practice and the direct experiences of school children using a qualitative approach. The aim of the present study has been to analyse pupils' experiences of the practice of democratic rights in the context of the Norwegian school. The study adopts a qualitative methodology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Student Experience, Democratic Values
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Wai-Yan Wan, Sally; Leung, Suzannie – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
Curriculum leadership is commonly regarded as an essential element in supporting school development and facilitating curriculum change processes. The study identified the qualitative variation in conceptions of curriculum leadership in the development of curriculum leadership, and described these variations in terms of categories of description.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Phenomenology, Discourse Analysis
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Mahon, Áine; Henry, Seán – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
This paper explores the nature of academic research in the Humanities. It questions whether such scholarship has been instrumentalised to a narrowly individualistic, short-termist and action-orientated pursuit -- whether, in simpler terms, there is too much writing and not enough reading. In the first part of the paper, the authors argue that such…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Writing for Publication, College Faculty, Educational Philosophy
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Brennan, Aoife; King, Fiona – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
The literature supports transformative models of professional learning and development (PLD) such as professional learning communities (PLCs). However, there is a research gap relating to PLCs for inclusive practice. This paper draws on findings from a qualitative study with 10 teachers in an urban primary school in the Republic of Ireland, who…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Naylor, Amanda; McGuinn, Nicholas; Shaikh, Ghazal; Varga, Zoltan; Rimmereide, Hege Emma – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
Researchers into Literature and Education from Norway, Pakistan and the United Kingdom used William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" to explore the potential of a literary text to encourage intercultural dialogue, employing an innovative teaching method, Google Circles, to provide a platform for asynchronous online discussion among three…
Descriptors: Literature, Cross Cultural Studies, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods
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Harris, Richard; Wilson-Daily, Ann E.; Fuller, Georgina – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
This study explores the experiences of students who identify as LGBT+ in six secondary schools in the south of England. Drawing mainly on data from five student focus groups, one student interview and nine teacher interviews, supplemented by a survey of staff and a review of school policy documents, this study examines how schools unwittingly…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Buckler, Alison; Chamberlain, Liz; Mkwananzi, Faith; Dean, Caroline; Chigodora, Obert – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
This paper focuses on the experiences of out-of-school girls in Zimbabwe. It draws on a research strand of SAGE (Supporting Adolescent Girls' Education), a UKAid programme funded through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's (FCDO) Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) initiative. Using a digital storytelling approach the research…
Descriptors: Females, Story Telling, Out of School Youth, Public Policy
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Ramiel, Hemy; Lefstein, Adam – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
This paper uses a case study of an Israeli teacher leadership initiative to explore a mode of educational governance that employs 'bottom-up' logic and discourse. The authors analyse the origins of this initiative, and -- through a policy-making ethnography of the initiative's enactment at the district level -- show how it is sustained and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Governance, Case Studies
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Rodriguez-Oramas, Alfonso; Morla-Folch, Teresa; Vieites Casado, Maria; Ruiz-Eugenio, Laura – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
Research shows that family involvement in learning activities at school improves students' academic performance and social cohesion. This study analyses the impact of involving families through interactive groups, dialogic literary gatherings and tutored library in a Mexican primary school in a highly underprivileged urban area, within the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Learning Activities, Social Integration
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Xu, Yanru – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
This article uses a Chinese notion, "dongshi," to understand Chinese rural students' academic success in terms of accessing elite universities. "Dongshi" is defined as reflexive habitus informed by Bourdieu's notions of field, capital and habitus. Through a qualitative study of a group of rural students' pre-university life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, Academic Achievement, Rural Areas
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Berggren, L.; Olsson, C.; Rönnlund, M.; Waling, M. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
In Sweden, pupils eat tax-funded school lunches, often in the company of teachers. This article focuses on Swedish compulsory school grade (ages 7-15) teachers' (n = 823) perceptions of the school lunch in terms of intentions and daily practice. Analysis was based on written answers for an open-ended question that was part of a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Lunch Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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