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Gore Langton, Emma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Children who leave care into adoption and special guardianship are often considered by schools and local authorities to have found their "happy ending." Yet there is growing evidence that the impact of prenatal and early trauma, abuse and neglect does not disappear upon placement in a permanent family. Rates of social, emotional and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Special Needs Students
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Keay, Andy; Lang, Jane; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Peer relationships represent a major source of concern to children transitioning to secondary school. They also offer a potentially important source of support to adjustment and academic progress. However, strategies to support peer relationships at secondary transition have received little attention in previous research. This semi-structured…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Peter K.; Kupferberg, Allison; Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A.; Samara, Muthanna; Bosley, Sue; Osborn, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis was undertaken of 217 English school anti-bullying policies, from 169 primary schools and 48 secondary schools, using a 34-item scoring scheme. Findings were compared with an analysis of 142 schools six years earlier. Overall schools in the current analysis had about 49% of the items in their policies, a modest increase over the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis
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Hutchinson, Matthew – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This study aimed to explore peer bullying events in schools by using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to consider the experiences of young bystanders: the perceptions and understandings of students who had witnessed bullying. Participants were aged 12-13 and attended two neighbouring secondary schools in the UK. Four themes were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Psychologists
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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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Adams, Natasha; Cox, Tamsin; Dunstan, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2004
This paper describes the outcomes of a small-scale project involving 19 secondary schools. The project investigated how effectively issues of homophobic bullying and sexualities were addressed through secondary schools' formal policies and areas of the curriculum. Outcomes indicate that sexual orientation was mentioned in two-thirds of Equal…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Young, Sue; Holdorf, Gail – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
The authors work in a city local education authority Special Educational Needs Support Service with an Anti-Bullying Project that continues to develop effective approaches to dealing with bullying in schools. This paper describes the project's use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and reports on the outcomes of a large number of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Psychology, Bullying, Counseling Techniques