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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Cane, Fiona Eloise; Oland, Louise – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Government guidance in 2008 endorsed the "Targeting Mental Health in Schools" (TaMHS) agenda, which sets out to promote mental health in schools through the delivery of universal and targeted interventions. This paper initially defines mental health and outlines the TaMHS initiative. It then offers empirical findings from four focus…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Hammond, Nick – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Eliciting and advocating the voice of the child remains at the heart of international political agenda and also remains a central role for educational psychologists (EPs). Previous research indicates that EPs tend to use language-based methods for eliciting and advocating views of children. However, these approaches are often limited. Taking a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semantics, Psychologists, Educational Psychology
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Woods, Kevin; Stothard, Jan; Lydon, Jackie; Reason, Rea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
In this paper two premises are set out: first, that within Children's Services educational psychologists (EPs) have a distinctive contribution to make towards policy and practice in relation to "dyslexia"; second, that they may be well placed to lead development work at an organisational level within a local authority. Building on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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Robinson, Kathryn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This retrospective study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to explore young lesbian and gay (LG) people's experiences of school in relation to their sexuality and their perceptions of how schools could be inclusive for young LG people. Participants were in the age range of 16 to 21 and provided insights into coping strategies,…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Coping, Homosexuality
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Aston, Hermione J.; Lambert, Nathan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This paper reports on research conducted over a two-year period in a large Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in England. Researchers were keen to ascertain the views of young people and EPS members about young people being directly involved in educational decision-making and how their "genuine" involvement in such decision-making…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Focus Groups, 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