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Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J.; Fozdar, Farida; Ala'i, Kate; Earnest, Jaya; Afari, Ernest – Improving Schools, 2016
This study examined the relations between school climate variables and students' feeling of wellbeing, life satisfaction, ethnic identity, moral identity and resilience. Furthermore, the study also examined the interrelationships between these five outcome variables. Six aspects of the school climate were measured: teacher support, peer…
Descriptors: Well Being, Resilience (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Blossing, Ulf – Improving Schools, 2016
The aim of the article is to understand practice as negotiation of meaning among novice and internal change agents in school organisations. The research question is as follows: What themes of participation and reification/management occur among the change agents? The study was qualitative in design using the social learning theory of community of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Novices, Change Agents, Communities of Practice
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Sigurðardóttir, Anna Kristín; Hjartarson, Torfi – Improving Schools, 2016
The physical environment in schools has in the literature of late been gaining recognition as a potential factor supporting educational change. This article draws a single case out of a research sample of 20 schools in Iceland to relate an inventive design process as the school was being developed and study the current state of established school…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Physical Environment, Educational Change, Building Design
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Wrigley, Terry; Wormwell, Louise – Improving Schools, 2016
This article examines a government attempt to impose testing of 4-year-olds as a baseline against which to "hold primary schools accountable" for children's subsequent progress. It examines the various forms of baseline testing in this experiment and analyses the misleading claims made for the "predictive validity" of baseline…
Descriptors: Accountability, Preschool Children, Student Evaluation, Predictive Validity
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Roberts-Holmes, Guy; Bradbury, Alice – Improving Schools, 2016
This article raises important questions about whether the increasing control of early years education through performance data is genuinely a means for school improvement. This composite article, examines the pervasiveness of attainment data in early years education professional activity, its impact on early years teachers' consciousness and…
Descriptors: Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Data
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Clark, Margaret M. – Improving Schools, 2016
This article presents an overview of literacy teaching and learning, based on the author's extensive research and, in particular, the recently revised and extended "Learning to be Literate: Insights from Research for Policy and Practice" (Routledge, 2016). It is set against a background in England in which government policy dictates…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Literacy
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Moss, Peter – Improving Schools, 2016
Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994) was one of the great educationalists of the last century, helping to create a system of public (or municipal) schools in his home city of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy that is, arguably, the most successful example of radical or progressive education that has ever been. The article gives an introduction to Malaguzzi…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Public Education, Progressive Education, Change Agents
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Ness, Daniel; Farenga, Stephen J.; Shah, Vishal; Garofalo, Salvatore G. – Improving Schools, 2016
Appeals to reform science education by policy makers are not new phenomena. To be sure, while science reform efforts have been ongoing occurrences for nearly six decades, perpetual educational reform efforts as a whole have been evolving and gaining momentum in number for more than a century. The general motivation for continual reform appears to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Menzies, Victoria; Wiggins, Andy – Improving Schools, 2016
Project-based learning (PBL) is an active student-centred form of instruction which is characterised by students' autonomy, constructive investigations, goal-setting, collaboration, communication and reflection within real-world practices. It has been explored in various contexts and in different phases of schooling, from primary to higher…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Literature Reviews, Quasiexperimental Design
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Wrigley, Terry – Improving Schools, 2015
This essay connects a number of recent books relating, in different ways, to the contentious issue of how teaching might be better guided by research evidence. In order to shed light on this problematic area, Terry Wrigley begins by pointing out that raising awkward questions about terms such as "evidence- based teaching" is not the same…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Benefits
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Allred, Keith W. – Improving Schools, 2015
Educators in many Western nations have used the Kübler-Ross stage model of grief for five decades as a lens to explain parental response to disability. A recent article in "Improving Schools," representing this deficit model, asserted that the grief lens is useful in understanding parent's response to learning that their child qualified…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Participation, Grief, Parent Attitudes
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Mifsud, Denise – Improving Schools, 2015
This article, which is set within the Maltese education scenario of unfolding decentralization through the setting-up of multi-site school collaboratives (legally termed "colleges") via a policy mandate, explores a particular aspect of this reform--that of "networking". This is examined in terms of the potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Case Studies, Observation
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Hudson, Suzanne; Hudson, Peter; Adie, Lenore – Improving Schools, 2015
Universities and teacher employment bodies seek new, cost-effective ways for graduating classroom-ready teachers. This study involved 32 final-year preservice teachers in an innovative school--university partnership teacher education programme titled, the School-Community Integrated Learning (SCIL) pathway. Data were collected using a five-part…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Educational Quality, Educational Experience, Preservice Teachers
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Improving Schools, 2015
Bullying in school has become an international concern in recent decades. Yet, we know surprisingly little about inhibitors of teacher-targeted bullying. The study focused on exploring the interrelation between the teacher-working environment fit, bullying, experienced exhaustion and turnover intentions. Altogether 2310 comprehensive school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Inhibition, Correlation, Teaching Conditions
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Hakala, Juha T.; Uusikylä, Kari; Järvinen, Esa-Matti – Improving Schools, 2015
There is a manifest tendency for national education policy to follow global economic trends. In many Western industrialized countries, this relationship has intensified or strengthened within the last decades. The strengthening of this relationship has been seen, among other things, as evidence of the growing power of neoliberal ideology. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Curriculum Development, Creativity
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