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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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Nuttall, Clare; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Evaluation of successful professional intervention for two case studies of female adolescents' school refusal behaviour is presented. Data gathered from the young person, professionals, and parents in each case are synthesised to propose a multi-level, ecologically situated model of intervention for school refusal behaviour. The proposed model…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Behavior, Adolescents, Females
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Medhurst, Belinda; Clay, Daisy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
The Thomas Outreach Project (TOP) has developed from the Hampshire outline for meeting the needs of under fives on the autistic spectrum (THOMAS) course and has been in operation for over five years in Hampshire, supporting pre-schools and families with a range of strategies for use in all settings. In reviewing the service delivered we have…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Outreach Programs, Intervention
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Cranham, Joy; Carroll, Annemaree – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
The present research examined whether high school students ethically justify bullying behaviour within a school context. Ten students, purposefully selected because of their specific roles within the bully/victim paradigm, participated in semi-structured interviews. Data analysis using the constant comparative method associated with grounded…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Models, Data Analysis, Social Isolation