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Tiwari, Ashwini – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examines Indian teachers' perceptions of corporal punishment (CP), the reasons why CP still persists despite a ban, and the ways in which CP controversy reflects on social climate of the schools. Drawing from literature on custodial views of pupil control and systems theories, this qualitative study primarily uses observations and…
Descriptors: Punishment, Discipline Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Reichenberg, Olof – Educational Studies, 2018
Student behavioural disengagement is a problem in many schools. This paper aims to explain why students' behavioural disengagement occurs and reoccurs in Swedish classrooms in terms of two mechanisms. Mechanisms that explain student disengagement are tested quantitatively and illustrated qualitatively with primary data consisting of 74…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Case Studies
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Sulak, Tracey N. – Educational Studies, 2018
A positive school climate impacts students by promoting positive relations among students, staff and faculty of the school. The current study used latent class analysis and multinomial regression with R3STEP to analyse patterns of negative behaviours in schools and test the association of these patterns with structural variables like school size,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Regression (Statistics), Bullying, Student Behavior
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Morrissette, Victoria; Jesme, Shannon; Hunter, Cheryl – Educational Studies, 2018
Gendered stereotypes persist in American classrooms despite efforts to create equitable learning environments. Within this qualitative study, we examined both teachers' and administrators' perceptions of gender in the classroom and present the data of the continued gender bias among some educators in their own words. The data showed teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Gender Bias
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Fabes, Richard A.; Pahlke, Erin; Borders, Adrienne Z.; Galligan, Kathrine – Educational Studies, 2015
Despite a lack of scientific evidence supporting the use of single-sex education, the number of US public schools offering single-sex education has increased. However, our understanding as to why decision-makers have implemented single-sex education is lacking. To address this gap, we surveyed US public school principals and assessed their…
Descriptors: Principals, Single Sex Schools, Surveys, Coeducation
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Carroll, H. C. M. – Educational Studies, 2015
From a review of the literature, it is concluded that (i) each form of pupil absenteeism relates to a heterogeneous group of children; (ii) because of such heterogeneity, those who are involved in assessment and intervention in relation to pupil absenteeism are faced with a demanding task; (iii) as a consequence of their education and training,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Intervention
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Thomas, David Vittle – Educational Studies, 2015
This study explores the perspectives of education practitioners towards the process of reintegrating pupils (many of whom display social, emotional and behavioural difficulties), from a pupil referral unit (PRU) to mainstream educational provision in a rural bilingual Welsh authority, and examines the barriers and facilitators they identified as…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Barriers, Welsh, Referral
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MacAllister, James – Educational Studies, 2014
This paper considers different conceptualisations of school discipline within both UK education policy and wider educational and philosophical literature. Initially, it is noted that notions of "behaviour management" dominate discourses about school discipline. It is suggested that this is unhelpful as behaviour management skills are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Nam, Bu-Hyun; Park, Duk-Byeong – Educational Studies, 2014
The study aimed to examine the perceptions of immigrant parents regarding their school's efforts to encourage three types of parent involvement: Parenting, Communicating, and Learning at Home. The sample includes 106 immigrant parents with children who were enrolled in English Language Learners programmes at 10 schools in a suburban school…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Immigrants, Suburban Schools, School Districts
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Radu, Roxana – Educational Studies, 2013
Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Yin, Hong-biao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Jin, Yu-le; Zhang, Zhong-hua – Educational Studies, 2013
This study explores the impact of teachers' perception of trust in colleagues on their sense of empowerment in Mainland China, with a particular focus on the mediating role of teacher efficacy. The results of a survey of 1646 teachers indicate that although teachers scored positively on trust in colleagues, efficacy and empowerment, they had…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries
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Botha, R. J. – Educational Studies, 2013
Studies on school restructuring and the leadership role of the principal in this process suggest that what has been the traditional leadership approach of the principal appears to be changing in relation to the substantial changes and school-wide reforms that are continually taking place in schools today. These school reform initiatives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
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Macura-Milovanovic, Suncica; Munda, Milanka; Pecek, Mojca – Educational Studies, 2013
The research presented in this paper aims to challenge the belief held by some education professionals that Roma pupils do not value education. The research sample included groups of Roma pupils from two countries (Slovenia and Serbia) and from different socio-economic backgrounds. The results suggest that the majority of the pupils are aware of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Social Values
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Tipping, Alan – Educational Studies, 2013
On taking power the coalition government embarked on what many commentators believe is a radical programme of public policy reform. Under Michael Gove, education policy has become totemic to those arguing that Britain's classrooms are mired in academic mediocrity and behavioural failure. One policy response by the government has been to propose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Veterans, Teacher Recruitment
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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2012
This paper reflects upon a career of 40 years involving teaching and research into the causes and solutions for school absenteeism and truancy. It includes insights into both professional and empirical work and notes how the subject has become increasingly "politicised" over the last 25-30 years by governments of both persuasions: Left and Right.…
Descriptors: Truancy, Attendance, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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