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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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Law, C. Eleanor; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Educational or school psychologists (EPs/SPs) can offer support with behaviour concerns at the levels of individual, group or organisation. Their practices, whilst being psychologically based, must be responsive to local contexts and needs. To explore behaviour practice in a real-world context, and to consider how development in this domain might…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems
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Edmondson, Suzanne; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This paper describes a therapeutic intervention within an eco-systemic approach used to support a pupil's return to school following an acquired brain injury (ABI). The outcomes suggest that there were three key facilitative factors during the reintegration back into school. These were: the psychological formulation of the individual's needs and…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Head Injuries, Brain, Student Needs
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Anglim, Johanna; Prendeville, Paula; Kinsella, William – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
In the context of a trend towards inclusive practice in Irish primary schools, many teachers feel ill-equipped to cope with this new challenge. Scope exists within the Irish education system to transform mainstream schools into autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) friendly environments. Research into teacher perceptions of inclusion has found that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Autism
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Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Child Behavior
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Davison, Patricia; Duffy, Joseph – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article details a mixed methods study designed to examine the impact of a group process consultation model in helping staff manage challenging behaviour in the nurture group setting. It relates to two geographical clusters of staff, including teachers and teaching assistants, running 11 nurture groups in a major metropolitan area in the UK,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Pearson, Rebecca; Howe, Julia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article outlines a small-scale research project that attempted to involve primary aged pupils actively in the redesign of their school playground. The project stemmed from concerns raised by school staff regarding the frequency of problematic behaviours during unstructured times, particularly lunchtimes, and the decision to redesign the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Playgrounds, Play, Design Preferences
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Edwards, Lisa Nyree – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Whilst outcomes for looked after children (LAC) have been extensively discussed, less attention has been paid to the experiences of teachers of this group of children. It is accepted that Emotional Labour (EL) is commonplace in the teaching profession but no research has investigated how, and to what extent, teachers experience emotional labour…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Foster Care, Child Welfare, Teacher Attitudes
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Fernie, Lynne; Cubeddu, Daniela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
A Working on What Works (WOWW) approach was utilised over six sessions in a mainstream Scottish primary class to enhance classroom relationships and behaviours. The aim of the intervention was to manage everyday classroom problems within a natural classroom environment. WOWW incorporates positive psychology and implements a solution-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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Stanbridge, Joanna K.; Campbell, Lorraine N. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Questions of how best to support both children's emotional well-being and behaviour in schools are pervasive. The efficacy of an intervention planning tool to support internalising and externalising emotional needs and promote early intervention was explored in a small-scale case study. Adults were trained in two primary schools to carry out the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intervention, Well Being, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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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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Cryer, Sarah; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Research suggests motivational interviewing (MI) techniques are both widely-used by educational psychologists (EPs) and effective in supporting young people of secondary age. To date, there has been no published research investigating the use of MI with primary-aged children. This study details the use of a short MI-based intervention with a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Motivation Techniques, Educational Psychology, Intervention
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Jones, Daniel; Monsen, Jeremy; Franey, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
This paper explores how educational psychologists working in a training/consultative way can enable teachers to manage challenging pupil behaviour more effectively. It sets out a rationale which encourages schools to embrace a group based teacher peer-support system as part of regular school development. It then explores the usefulness of the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behavior Problems, Faculty Development, Behavior Modification
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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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Brown, Emma L.; Powell, Emma; Clark, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The Working on What Works (WOWW) approach, which is based upon Solution-focused Brief Therapy, was implemented in a mainstream primary classroom over a 10-week period. The focus was on improving behaviour and relationships in class. Results demonstrated an improvement in teacher ratings for targets set by the class teacher compared with baseline.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Psychotherapy, Students, Teacher Attitudes
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