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Cunningham, Larissa; Hartwell, Brettany K.; Kreppner, Jana – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Nurture Groups (NGs) are a short term, psychotherapeutic intervention aiming to provide reparative attachment experiences for children within an educational setting. The social skills of 16 children (aged between 6.0 and 9.75 years) were assessed through teacher ratings and children's self-report to hypothetical and challenging social situations.…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Psychotherapy, Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Kay, Daniel – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Child participation currently holds a high profile within the field of educational psychology and has been the subject of increasing interest and research. The aim of this paper is to consider the potential merit in orienting the focus beyond participation in planning and decision-making and towards self-advocacy. Self-advocacy is an essential…
Descriptors: Children, Inclusion, Participative Decision Making, Childrens Rights
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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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Games, Fran; Curran, Anita; Porter, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This small-scale pilot research project investigates the prevalence of Speech Language and Communication Difficulties in a sample of children attending a Youth Offending Service in the UK. Using the CELF-4, approximately 90% of the sample displayed some form of language difficulty and, overall, this population displayed mild to moderate…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Burton, Debbie; Smith, Margaret; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Enabling children and young people to act as researchers is increasingly viewed as useful in supporting their increased "participation" within settings where they live, work or receive services. This paper reports upon a project conducted by two educational psychologists (EPs) with two primary school class groups, in which the children…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Research Methodology, Psychologists, Young Adults
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Woolfson, Richard C.; Harker, Michael; Lowe, Dorothy; Shields, Mary; Banks, Margaret; Campbell, Lindsay; Ferguson, Ellen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2006
The increasing recognition that children and young people should be consulted and involved in decision-making about their lives is reflected in national and international legislation. A great deal of this legislation, stemming from the UN convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), requires education authorities to consult children and young…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Young Adults, Children, Childhood Attitudes
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Jones, Philip R. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
This paper presents a personal reflection on the history and contribution of child and family guidance within the profession of educational psychology. It argues for a return to a child and family orientation within practice to ensure there is a better focus on children's needs. A recent change in the range of therapeutic options makes it more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidance, Educational Psychology, School Districts