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Gouveia, Patrícia; Leal, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This study introduces a pilot project--the creation of a Student and Family Office to reduce school violence--and suggests the benefits of the combined use of different strategies to decrease peer aggression and victimisation. The programme was implemented over a two-and-a-half-year period and included 132 Portuguese adolescents attending the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Student Personnel Services, Student Welfare
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Edmondson, Suzanne; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Research suggests that children with hearing loss face a number of difficulties in the education system, including socially. Although there has been much research with the severe to profound deaf population there has been little research into the life experiences of children with moderate hearing loss who attend mainstream secondary schools. This…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Deafness, Mainstreaming, Student Experience
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Wood, Henry; O'Farrell, Karen; Bjerk-Andersen, Caroline; Mullen, Cate; Kovshoff, Hanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This small-scale research project investigated the impact of a person-centred planning (PCP) tool -- Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) -- with children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream settings. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the perceived impact of the PATH…
Descriptors: Planning, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Males
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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Gould, Siobhan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The aim of this study was to identify support strategies used to promote "social inclusion" and "academic progress" of Key Stage 3 and 4 Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils. The study used an interpretivist approach, incorporating an embedded single case study with several participant groups, namely GRT pupils, GRT parents,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Migrant Children
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Snape, Laura; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Emerging evidence suggests motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for supporting disaffected students. However, previous literature has failed to establish students' views on MI. In the present study, three students took part in an individual MI intervention, delivered by three educational psychologists (EPs). Self-report…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Motivation, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Mohamed, Shaheen; Thomas, Miles – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This research investigates the perceptions of refugee children, refugee parents and school staff regarding the positive adaptation of refugee children in a new social context and the effects on mental health and psychological well-being. This included an exploration of resilience and the role of risk and protective factors. Few studies have…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Refugees, Parent Attitudes
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Sheffield, Emma L.; Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, previously Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), is the most frequently occurring category of Special Educational Need (SEN) in secondary schools in England, associated with school exclusion and poorer outcomes in later life. This study explores the perceptions of young people of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Special Needs Students
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Jeffes, Ben – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The importance of reading skills to academic achievement, job acquisition and future success is well documented. Most of the research on reading interventions focuses on children in primary schools but many children start secondary school with very poor reading skills and schools require evidence-based interventions to support these children. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
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Neal, Sinead; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The transition to secondary school is considered difficult for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), yet there has been little strength-based investigation of positive experiences of this population and the types of support they value most in managing anxiety about transition. The current article presents a qualitative exploration of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Students
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Ardern, Catherine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Previous research investigating the use of Mindfulness as an intervention has generally taken a quantitative approach, focusing on outcomes rather than processes. The purpose of this research was to develop an understanding of how and why Mindfulness training might influence young people. The study explored the changes in narratives that occur in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Behavior Problems, Behavior Change, Intervention
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Purdy, Noel; Smith, Peter K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This original study presents a content analysis of 100 primary and post-primary school anti-bullying policies in Northern Ireland using a 36-item scoring scheme. Overall schools had 52% of the items in their policies. Most schools included reference to physical, verbal, relational, material and cyberbullying but a minority mentioned racist,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Green, Sarah L.; Atkinson, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
"FRIENDS for life" is a manualised, 10 week, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based programme designed to be run in school and community settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of "FRIENDS for life" when implemented in a mainstream secondary school by school staff. Data regarding implementation of the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring
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Baker, Matt; Bishop, Felicity L. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The concept of "extended non-attendance" ("school phobia" or "school refusal") was distinguished from truancy early in the twentieth century, and refers to children who fear school and avoid attending. Despite much subsequent research, outcomes for those affected remain poor, and their voices remain largely absent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Out of School Youth, Attendance
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