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Gren-Landell, Malin; Ekerfelt Allvin, Cornelia; Bradley, Maria; Andersson, Maria; Andersson, Gerhard – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
In the present online survey, 158 teachers in regular and special education teaching in grades six to nine were asked to rate the importance of probable reasons for problematic school absenteeism. On average, the teachers estimated that among their students, 19 students had presented with problematic school absenteeism over the last five years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance Patterns, Online Surveys
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Higgins, Edel; Fitzgerald, Johanna; Howard, Siobhán – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Worldwide, considerable emphasis is currently being placed on the provision of appropriate classroom-based preventative interventions and in-class literacy support, in preference to withdrawal methods of educational support. Many schools in Ireland are currently implementing Literacy Lift-Off in their classrooms. Literacy Lift-Off is an adaption…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Somerville, Ros; Ayre, Kate; Tunbridge, Daniel; Cole, Katy; Stollery, Richard; Sanders, Mary – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluates the efficacy of a mathematics intervention devised by Essex Educational Psychology Service (EPS), UK. The intervention was designed to develop understanding and skills across four key domains within arithmetical development, by applying the principles of errorless learning, distributed practice and teaching to mastery. A…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Numbers, Mathematics Skills, Intervention
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Kelley, Heather M.; Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Tost, Jeremy R.; Martinez, James – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Grounded in the theoretical frameworks of constructivism and social cognitive theory, this study examined utilising culturally responsive pedagogy through a Latino themed reading task with the intention of increasing reading achievement and reading self-efficacy beliefs for culturally and linguistically diverse students. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Comprehension
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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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O'Callaghan, Paul; Cunningham, Enda – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This pilot study examined the impact of a 10 session, group-based, early-intervention cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme (Cool Connections) on anxiety, depression and self-concept in nine 8-11 year old pupils in Northern Ireland. The intervention was facilitated by a teacher, education welfare officer and two classroom assistants, with…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries
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Docherty, Rebecca – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to explore how support staff make sense of their experiences of assisting children with additional support needs in mainstream classes. Focussed and productive communication with the class teacher was perceived as being crucial to effective practice. A conclusion of this study is that absence of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mainstreaming, Teacher Aides, Teaching Experience
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Chodkiewicz, Alicia R.; Boyle, Christopher – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This paper looks at current research into how thinking influences learning. How people explain to themselves "why" they fail and succeed inevitably impacts on how well they learn new skills. Researchers have been developing attribution retraining programmes targeted at improving student academic achievement and learning experience…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Attribution Theory, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification
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Erturan-Ilker, Gökçe – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Using Self Determination as a framework, the purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between basic psychological needs, motivational regulations, self-esteem, subjective vitality, and social physique anxiety in physical education. One thousand and eighty two high school students aged between 14 and 19 [mean (M) = 15.89 ± 0.95 years]…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Student Motivation, Psychological Needs
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Aljunied, Mariam; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Despite embracing a bio-psycho-social perspective, the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) assessment framework has had limited application to date with children who have special educational needs (SEN). This study examines its utility for educational psychologists' work with…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Special Needs Students
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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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Apter, Brian – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
An organisational change-process in a UK local authority (LA) over two years is examined using transcribed excerpts from three meetings. The change-process is analysed using a Foucauldian analytical tool--Iterative Learning Conversations (ILCS). An Educational Psychology Service was changed from being primarily an education-focussed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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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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