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Purdy, Noel; Smith, Peter K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This original study presents a content analysis of 100 primary and post-primary school anti-bullying policies in Northern Ireland using a 36-item scoring scheme. Overall schools had 52% of the items in their policies. Most schools included reference to physical, verbal, relational, material and cyberbullying but a minority mentioned racist,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Cane, Fiona Eloise; Oland, Louise – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Government guidance in 2008 endorsed the "Targeting Mental Health in Schools" (TaMHS) agenda, which sets out to promote mental health in schools through the delivery of universal and targeted interventions. This paper initially defines mental health and outlines the TaMHS initiative. It then offers empirical findings from four focus…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Grahamslaw, Laura; Henson, Lisa H. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Several problem-solving interventions that utilise a "circle" approach have been applied within the field of educational psychology, for example, Circle Time, Circle of Friends, Sharing Circles, Circle of Adults and Solution Circles. This research explored two interventions, Solution Circles and Circle of Adults, and used thematic…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Empathy, Adults, Educational Psychology
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Baker, Matt; Bishop, Felicity L. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The concept of "extended non-attendance" ("school phobia" or "school refusal") was distinguished from truancy early in the twentieth century, and refers to children who fear school and avoid attending. Despite much subsequent research, outcomes for those affected remain poor, and their voices remain largely absent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Out of School Youth, Attendance
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Nicholas, Lauren; Feeney, Jenny – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Previous research has not focussed on defining the abstract, transferable processes which make ongoing consultation successful. This study aimed to explore and define the nature and impact of weekly consultations, or "Complex Case Discussions" (CCDs), with key-workers from two family intervention projects which were facilitated by…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Consultation Programs, Family Programs, Intervention
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Keay, Andy; Lang, Jane; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Peer relationships represent a major source of concern to children transitioning to secondary school. They also offer a potentially important source of support to adjustment and academic progress. However, strategies to support peer relationships at secondary transition have received little attention in previous research. This semi-structured…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Sharp, Russell – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Government and educational priorities place importance on young people of secondary school age being active, having their voices heard, and participating in their community. This paper explores an understanding of the role of agency in young people's lives and how the concept is developing. Young people who perceive themselves as having agency may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Empowerment
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Marsh, Alan J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The study presents a statistical analysis of statements of special educational needs and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) tribunal appeal rates in England and Wales. It is set against the backcloth of the 2014 Children and Families Act which replaces statements with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. The numerical overview…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Rigby, Ken – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
According to student surveys conducted cross-nationally, a substantial proportion of students continue to be bullied at school after they have sought help from teachers. This article examines a range of strategies that teachers employ in dealing with bully/victim cases. The most commonly used strategy is Direct Sanctions: the imposition of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Comparative Analysis, Victims, Peer Mediation
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Putwain, Dave; Chamberlain, Suzanne; Daly, Anthony L.; Sadreddini, Shireen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a multimodal and information technology (IT)-delivered intervention for test anxiety. Participants were randomly allocated to an intervention or waiting list group. Test anxiety was measured pre- and post-intervention and academic buoyancy, a construct that refers to students' capacity to withstand…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Intervention, Information Technology, Executive Function
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Webster, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
In this article, the author reflects on findings from research on the role and impact of teaching assistants and experience of working as a special educational needs (SEN) officer. Research evidence suggests the reliance on teaching assistants to include pupils with Statements of SEN in mainstream settings masks a collective, though unintentional,…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Evidence, Educational Practices, Inclusion
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Hammond, Nick – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Eliciting and advocating the voice of the child remains at the heart of international political agenda and also remains a central role for educational psychologists (EPs). Previous research indicates that EPs tend to use language-based methods for eliciting and advocating views of children. However, these approaches are often limited. Taking a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semantics, Psychologists, Educational Psychology
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Booker, Roger – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
At a time of great change for educational psychology services in England, this paper reviews current theories of leadership and proposes how an integration of key aspects of these can be applied to support a self review of leadership practice, both by individual leaders and by services. The message from current theory is that in the midst of…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Change Strategies
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Jones, Tara – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Engagement and participation are important for successful outcomes in education, yet disaffection in the UK, according to some exclusion and absence statistics, shows a growing trend. The purpose of this research was to develop a starting point for a theory of children's engagement in education using grounded theory method. Evidence from…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory
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Woods, Kevin; Stothard, Jan; Lydon, Jackie; Reason, Rea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
In this paper two premises are set out: first, that within Children's Services educational psychologists (EPs) have a distinctive contribution to make towards policy and practice in relation to "dyslexia"; second, that they may be well placed to lead development work at an organisational level within a local authority. Building on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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