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Giles, Pandora; Rowley, Janet – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
A film was made by a group of young people (YP) which aimed to inform educational psychologists (EPs) about how they would like EPs to work with them. A participatory research project was established with the YP which aimed to establish, through two focus groups, EPs' views on the film. EPs responded positively to the film; they valued hearing…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Participatory Research, Films
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Jackson Taft, Leanne; Woods, Kevin; Ford, Anne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) calls for education to prepare children for ' … responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin'. The current study examines…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, International Law
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Kay, Daniel – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Child participation currently holds a high profile within the field of educational psychology and has been the subject of increasing interest and research. The aim of this paper is to consider the potential merit in orienting the focus beyond participation in planning and decision-making and towards self-advocacy. Self-advocacy is an essential…
Descriptors: Children, Inclusion, Participative Decision Making, Childrens Rights
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Woodley-Hume, T. A.; Woods, K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Following consistently high demands for educational psychology services (EPSs) and recent influences upon the delivery of EPSs, the contribution of assistant educational psychologists (EPs) was explored via a multiple case study design. Participants included assistant psychologists, EPs and senior/principal psychologists from two local authority…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Psychological Services, Ancillary School Services
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Law, C. Eleanor; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Educational or school psychologists (EPs/SPs) can offer support with behaviour concerns at the levels of individual, group or organisation. Their practices, whilst being psychologically based, must be responsive to local contexts and needs. To explore behaviour practice in a real-world context, and to consider how development in this domain might…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems
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Wood, Henry; O'Farrell, Karen; Bjerk-Andersen, Caroline; Mullen, Cate; Kovshoff, Hanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This small-scale research project investigated the impact of a person-centred planning (PCP) tool -- Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) -- with children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream settings. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the perceived impact of the PATH…
Descriptors: Planning, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Males
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Norwich, Brahm; Fujita, Taro; Adlam, Anna; Milton, Fraser; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This paper describes an innovative use of Lesson Study (LS), an internationally used collaborative approach in which teachers develop their teaching knowledge and practices. It aimed to evaluate how EPs join teachers in LS teams, using working memory and other knowledge to inform the teaching of pupils with learning difficulties. The study uses a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Billington, Kate Faye – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This research uses an active listening approach within a narrative inquiry methodology to consider the views of three teenage males aged 15-17 years on the topic of missing education. Missing education is a term used to describe children and young people (CYP) not receiving a suitable education or being on a school roll. The participants' accounts…
Descriptors: Models, Males, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Child Behavior
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Gibbs, Simon; Papps, Ivy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article provides an account of a small-scale pilot study of the cost and perceived benefits of the educational psychology services in two comparably small local authorities in England. This study is preparatory to a more detailed examination of the costs and likely benefits of state provision of educational psychology services in England. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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Gore Langton, Emma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Children who leave care into adoption and special guardianship are often considered by schools and local authorities to have found their "happy ending." Yet there is growing evidence that the impact of prenatal and early trauma, abuse and neglect does not disappear upon placement in a permanent family. Rates of social, emotional and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Special Needs Students
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Cooper, Liz; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This exploratory study investigated an educational psychologist's use of a strengths-based development tool with head teachers, in the context of influencing and supporting leaders in school organisations. Nine head teachers completed the "Realise2 Introductory Profile" online strengths assessment and then received a structured debrief…
Descriptors: Principals, Organizational Development, Well Being, School Psychologists
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Douglas-Osborn, Erica – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This research considers the role an educational psychologist could play within one early years setting over an academic year, using an Action Research and a Research and Development in Organisations framework. A model of practice was developed based on the needs of the setting that included being more frequently involved with casework and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Action Research, Role
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Bond, Caroline; Hebron, Judith; Oldfield, Jeremy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Supporting pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in mainstream schools is a challenging task. This article proposes a professional development framework for educational psychologists (EPs) to consider when supporting the development of specialist ASD staff. The framework focuses on training content, educator characteristics and organisational…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Impairments, Psychologists
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