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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Jones, H. L.; Gaskell, E. H.; Prendergast, J. R.; Bavage, A. D. – Educational Studies, 2017
First-year undergraduates can find the transition from the prescriptive learning environment at school to one of self-directed learning at university, a considerable challenge. A Pre-university Skills Course (PSC) was developed to address this issue by preparing sixth formers for the university learning style. It was piloted with students in the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Prior Learning
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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Putwain, David W.; Nicholson, Laura J.; Edwards, Jenna L. – Educational Studies, 2016
Since 2010, new types of state-funded schools have opened in England with a focus on providing alternative education provision. Very little is known about these schools, partly due to their novelty, and how they are attempting to re-engage those students who for various, and often complex, reasons have become disconnected from education. We…
Descriptors: Self Control, Secondary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation
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van der Vleuten, Maaike; Jaspers, Eva; Maas, Ineke; van der Lippe, Tanja – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explain why boys and girls in secondary education choose different educational tracks. We argue that adolescents internalise gender expectations as to what is "appropriate" male and female behaviour in their gender ideology. Gender ideology can affect educational choices by influencing (1) how adolescents evaluate…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Track System (Education), Longitudinal Studies, Career Choice
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explore pupils' affective engagement with school and music during their transition to secondary school. A gender comparison is also being made to ascertain any differences that may exist between boys and girls during this time. A sample of 182 pupils completed two questionnaires (attitudes to school and attitudes to music) three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Attitude Measures
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Smith, Emma; Nelson, Jeanette – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper has two aims, first to examine the feasibility of using an omnibus survey to estimate the prevalence and characteristics of families who home educate and secondly to provide an empirical contribution to recent research on home education in the UK. Because there is no statutory requirement for families who home educate to register with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Surveys, Educational Policy
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Crisp, Victoria – Educational Studies, 2015
This research investigated the difficulty of examination questions for students with weaker reading skills. Item level performance data were obtained for all candidates who took a maths examination (for 16 year olds). A sub-group of students who had access to a reader was identified (students with proven reading difficulties are permitted to have…
Descriptors: Test Items, Difficulty Level, Mathematics Tests, Reading Difficulties
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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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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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Thorburn, Malcolm – Educational Studies, 2014
The paper focuses on the possibilities for physical education as an effective policy conduit and constructive contributor to the type of life-affirming values which are widely endorsed. After a critical review of recent well-being theorising, ideas on how values central to physical education and well-being could be coherently conceptualised are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Values, Well Being
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Hyland, Terry – Educational Studies, 2014
Thanks largely to the work of Kabat-Zinn and associates applications of mindfulness-based practices have grown exponentially over the last decade or so, particularly in the fields of education, psychology, psychotherapy and mind-body health. Having its origins in Buddhist traditions, the more recent secular and therapeutic applications of the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Affective Behavior, Educational Practices
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Hordern, Jim – Educational Studies, 2013
Contemporary universities are engaged in multiple activities, which are often disconnected and subject to powerful external influences. Undergraduate research projects have been posited as a means of enhancing undergraduate education and improving the integration of research and teaching. However, engagement with the core research activity of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Student Research
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Ainsworth, Hannah; Gilchrist, Mollie; Grant, Celia; Hewitt, Catherine; Ford, Sue; Petrie, Moira; Torgerson, Carole J.; Torgerson, David J. – Educational Studies, 2012
In response to concern over the numeracy skills deficit displayed by student nurses, an online computer programme, "Authentic World[R]", which aims to simulate a real-life clinical environment and improve the medication dosage calculation skills of users, was developed (Founded in 2004 Authentic World Ltd is a spin out company of…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Control Groups, Intervention, Nurses
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Vidal Rodeiro, Carmen L.; Emery, Joanne L.; Bell, John F. – Educational Studies, 2012
Trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) covers a wide range of self-perceived skills and personality dispositions such as motivation, confidence, optimism, peer relations and coping with stress. In the last few years, there has been a growing awareness that social and emotional factors play an important part in students' academic success and it…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Coping
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