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Strahan née Brown, Carol; Gibbs, Simon; Reid, Anna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The psychological environment of schools is a powerful determinant of staff well-being and educational outcomes for children. The work reported here explored teachers' Collective-Efficacy (CE) and well-being. Staff in a sample of schools completed a survey of their CE. A sub-sample of teachers was interviewed to elicit views about the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Teacher Surveys
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McEwen, Sharon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This research paper summarises the findings of a small-scale study that explored the experiences of emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) and the children with whom they work. Eight ELSAs and seven children were interviewed and a thematic analysis of the transcripts elicited key themes. The findings indicated that the ELSA-child…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Student Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Educational Experience
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Ramsay, Janet; Cowell, Naina; Gersch, Irvine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This exploratory study adopted a mixed methods methodology, a critical realist ontological stance and a constructionist epistemological position to consider how special educational needs coordinators and pastoral managers in mainstream high schools understand the relationship between problem behaviours and language development. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Impairments, Behavior Problems, Educational Psychology
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Seaton, Fiona S. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research evidences the benefit of students holding a growth mindset. There is also increasing recognition of the influence of teachers' beliefs on how students perceive their own abilities. Teacher and student beliefs are linked: despite this, there is sparse research investigating teacher mindsets. This research sought to evaluate training aimed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Teacher Student Relationship, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Ellis, Gemma – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This paper reports a small-scale, mixed methods research project exploring the perceptions and experiences of primary school teachers regarding domestic abuse. The paper focuses on the psychoanalytic concepts of containment and denial present in such situations. Questionnaire findings suggested that there was a significant difference between…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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O'Farrell, P.; Kinsella, W. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research and recent policy developments in Eire highlight that there is a growing number of children in Irish schools presenting with special educational needs, leading to an increased need for Educational Psychology services. This research utilised case studies of children who were presenting to teachers with academic, social, emotional or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kielblock, Stephan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education affect its successful implementation within mainstream schools. This paper reviews nine questionnaires which capture primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusion, with the aim to support researchers in selecting the most appropriate measure according to the purpose of their study. Most of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Questionnaires, Special Needs Students
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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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Anastasiou, Andri I.; Papachristou, Eleni M.; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The study compared teachers' and parents' views about elementary school children's psychosocial adjustment with and without a history of early grade retention. The sample included retained and non-retained students currently in Grades Two and Four (age range 7.5 to 11.6 years) in Cypriot public schools. The retained students experienced early…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Kindergarten
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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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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Atkinson, Cathy; Lang, Jane; Warhurst, Amy; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Objective Structured Professional Assessments (OSPAs) were developed and evaluated at three universities in the United Kingdom, to supplement supervisor assessments of trainee educational psychologists' placement practice. Participating second year students on three educational psychology doctoral programmes (n = 31) and tutors (n = 12) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Graduate Students
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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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Hayes, Marie; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Research has shown that teacher consultation groups increase teachers' behaviour management skills through discussion and collaborative problem-solving. Unlike the United Kingdom, at the time of this research consultation groups were not widely used in Irish schools. This research introduced Farouk's process consultation approach in three Irish…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Behavior Problems
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