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Mazenod, Anna; Francis, Becky; Archer, Louise; Hodgen, Jeremy; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Pepper, David – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
'Ability' or attainment grouping can introduce an additional label that influences teachers' expectations of students in specific attainment groups. This paper is based on a survey of 597 teachers across 82 schools and 34 teacher interviews in 10 schools undertaken as part of a large-scale mixed-methods study in England. The paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Schools
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Koutsouris, G.; Norwich, B.; Stebbing, J. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
The significance of a process evaluation for understanding randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of complex teaching interventions in a classroom setting is discussed in relation to the evaluation of the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) programme trial. This process evaluation is based on realist principles and draws on different data sources. The…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Validity, Reading Instruction
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Pearce, Sarah; Lewis, Kirstin – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This article argues that neoliberal and neoconservative schooling policies in England legitimise a long-standing neglect of cultural difference in schools, and are having a particularly damaging effect on Muslim children's experience of schooling. It offers evidence that relationships between teachers and Muslim families in particular may be…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Lewis, Steven; Holloway, Jessica – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores how data-driven practices and logics have come to reshape the possibilities by which the teaching profession, and teaching professionals, can be known and valued. Informed by the literature and theorising around educational performativity, the constitutive power of numbers, and affective responses to data, it shows how…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Teaching (Occupation), Accountability
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Harris, Richard; Bilton, Helen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper examines the potential of outdoor learning for supporting children's understanding of and attitude towards history. A class of primary school children participated in an intensive experiential, residential history programme. A range of data was collected before, during and after the residential programme, and the findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning
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Charteris, Jennifer; Smardon, Dianne – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
For almost two decades student voice has been used and enacted in educational settings for a range of purposes. Student voice theorists have framed it in sociocultural, social constructionist and poststructural terms. It has been located in a range of schooling discourses and there have been powerful critiques of instrumentalist uses of student…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Swain, Jon; Cara, Olga – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper is based on a large study of family literacy provision in England, which was carried out between July 2013 and May 2015. It explored the impact of classes on parents' relations with the school and their children, and their ability to support their children's literacy development. The study involved 27 school-based programmes for pupils…
Descriptors: Role, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent School Relationship
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Murphy, David; Joseph, Stephen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to show how the theory and philosophy of the person-centred experiential approach, originally developed by the psychologist Carl Rogers, can usefully inform the development of professional practice, educational methods and critical social theory of social pedagogy. Social pedagogy is introduced, followed by a description…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Social Theories
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Cheng, Ming; Friesen, Andrew; Adekola, Olalekan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
There is increasing research on the challenges that Chinese students experience during their time studying abroad, but limited studies have explored how they self-regulate their emotions to address these challenges. This paper identifies key stressors experienced by Chinese postgraduate students during their study in academic institutions in the…
Descriptors: Self Control, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Emotional Response
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Çakmak, Melek; Gündüz, Müge; Emstad, Anne Berit – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
The main objective of this qualitative research study is to demonstrate Norwegian and Turkish novice teachers' reflections on bumpy moments and which strategies they use to cope with the challenges they have faced in practice. The participants of the present study are novice teachers (n = 17) with a maximum of five years' teaching experience. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience
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Smith, Paul H. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Student-mothers who study vocationally related higher education programmes are a relatively under-researched group. Specifically, there is a paucity of research into the emotions that these learners experience. This article discusses a qualitative investigation that examined the emotional narratives that a group of vocational student-mothers…
Descriptors: Mothers, Higher Education, Vocational Education, College Students
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Rodden, Bridget; Prendeville, Paula; Burke, Sheena; Kinsella, William – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Research on the role of teachers in supporting students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in schools in the Republic of Ireland has largely focused on primary and special schools rather than secondary school settings. This study examined the theoretical and practical knowledge base of Irish secondary teachers regarding the inclusion of learners…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Autism
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Daniels, Harry; Tse, Hau Ming; Stables, Andrew; Cox, Sarah – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores the influences of design on the perceptions and actions of students and teachers at four UK secondary schools. Typical post occupancy evaluations focus on environmental issues such as acoustics, lighting and temperature, using predominantly quantitative methods that often fail to explore how different environmental and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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O'Keeffe, Helen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Notwithstanding the increasing number of UK and international studies focused on parental involvement in education and parental imprisonment there remains little focus upon the involvement of imprisoned fathers in children's education and the impact of this upon paternal identity. Despite the now accepted perspective that parental imprisonment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Parent Participation, Identification (Psychology)
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Nieuwelink, Hessel; Dekker, Paul; ten Dam, Geert – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Studies show that adolescents who follow a higher educational track have more positive experiences than those of lower levels with aspects of democracy, such as decision-making or discussions. This study focuses on how adolescents from different educational tracks evaluate the various possibilities to experience democracy in daily life, and…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), School Role, Adolescents, Democracy
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