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Levy, Jemma; Dunsmuir, Sandra – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aim: This research aimed to explore the impact of school-based Lego Therapy groups for adolescents with a diagnosis of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] in mainstream schools. Method/Rationale: School staff were trained in the delivery of the social skills intervention to groups comprising one adolescent with ASD and two typically developing peers. A…
Descriptors: Intervention, Toys, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mitchell, Siân; Higgins, Andrea – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aim(s): The number of deaf children and young people (CYP) being educated in inclusive mainstream settings rather than special schools has grown over recent years, however, this has not been without its challenges. This qualitative study aims to address a gap in the research literature by investigating what stakeholders consider to be the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Language Usage, Family Environment
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Moffat, Andrew; Field, Lewis – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aims: The present article seeks to explore the historical context of relationships and sex education (RSE) and examine the positioning of 'No Outsiders' within this. Consideration is given to the credibility of arguments against the implementation of No Outsiders in education settings and examination of whether diversity strands of 'sexual…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Curriculum, Values
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Twells, Jenny – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aim: The purpose of this study was to identify the reasons for educational underperformance amongst youth offenders and explore how to increase their successful participation and reintegration back into education. It also aimed to identify facilitators and barriers to inclusion and diversity at various systemic levels, such as society and…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Delinquency, Youth, Barriers
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Read, Jenna; Sargeant, Cora; Wright, Sarah – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aims: This review aims to identify and explore the specific beliefs that influence children and young people's (CYP's) attitudes towards the transgender population. Method: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken and a total of 14 studies were included in the review. The review included studies from the United States, Europe, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Fehily, Orla; Schlösser, Annette – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aim: Literature suggests that young people living in low-income households are likely to have lower aspirations than their peers. Facilitating aspirations has been suggested as a possible means of preventing intergenerational cycles of low attainment and subsequent disadvantage. This research explored how a group of young people from low-income…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Aspiration, Low Income Groups, Goal Orientation
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Gaffney, Joanne Claire – Educational & Child Psychology, 2020
Aim: To explore how adolescent females, who have an autism spectrum diagnosis, make sense of this diagnosis and how autism diagnosis has affected and influenced their sense of self or identity. Rationale: Educational Psychologists often work with children and young people who are diagnosed with autism and they can also be involved in the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Adolescents
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Arslan, Gökmen – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim(s): School belonging is critically important for both school-based outcomes and psychosocial adjustment of adolescents. The purpose of this study is to present further validation evidence for the School Belongingness Scale (SBS) and investigate the predictive effect of the school belonging on school achievement and mental health outcomes (i.e.…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents, Preadolescents
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Myles, Olivia; Boyle, Christopher; Richards, Andrew – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim(s): This qualitative study explored the social experiences and sense of belonging of adolescent females with autism in mainstream schooling. Method/rationale: The research explored the views of eight adolescent females with autism. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the ways in which the students experience a sense of belonging…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wigford, Angie; Higgins, Andrea – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim(s): This study explored the perceptions of wellbeing of teachers and teaching assistants who work within the international school sector. Method: A mixed methods approach provided quantitative and qualitative data. An online questionnaire was completed by 1065 staff in international schools from 72 countries worldwide. Data was summarised to…
Descriptors: Well Being, International Schools, Teacher Aides, Teacher Attitudes
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Dunleavy, Gráinne; Burke, Jolanta – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim(s): The sense of belonging is considered one of the basic human needs, supporting engagement in education and increasing wellbeing. Yet few studies have attempted to enhance levels of student belonging in school, which is what the current study aimed to do. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a classroom-based, peer intervention…
Descriptors: International Schools, Student School Relationship, Life Satisfaction, Comparative Analysis
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Riley, Kathryn – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim: Schools represent one of the few points of continuity and stability in the lives of many children and young people today. Yet for a growing number, schools are not places where they feel they belong. Using the conceptual filters of agency, trust and social capital, this article draws on findings from two qualitative research inqutiiries to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, School Culture
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Shaw, Elaine – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim(s): To explore secondary aged pupils' perceptions of school belonging across the age range using a mixed-methods, quantitative and qualitative approach, with emphasis on the latter. Rationale: Much research has been from adults' construction of sense of school belonging, rather than pupils' perspectives. The intention of this research was to…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Gray, DeLeon L.; Yough, Mike; Williams, Wayne A. – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim(s): Across two studies, we examine links between students' perceptions of the role of contributions to class discussions in helping them stand out, the importance they place on contributing, and the observed frequency of their attempts to contribute. Method/rationale: We purposefully sampled pre-service teachers at a large university in the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Group Discussion, Preservice Teachers
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Atkins, Tracey; Hayes, Ben – Educational & Child Psychology, 2019
Aim: This study aimed to investigate the impact of a group-based autogenic training (AT) relaxation intervention on levels of anxiety in adolescents in mainstream school settings. Method: A mixed-methods design was used to measure differences in levels of anxiety and explore a range of perceived changes between groups over time. Sixty-six young…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Secondary School Students
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