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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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Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin – Educational Studies, 2011
This study aims to examine the key barriers to learning to raise achievement of White British pupils with low-income backgrounds. The main findings suggest that the worryingly low-achievement levels of many White working class pupils have been masked by the middle class success in the English school system and government statistics that fail to…
Descriptors: Working Class, Middle Class, Underachievement, Focus Groups
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Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin – Educational Studies, 2010
The aim of the research was to study the experiences of Portuguese heritage pupils in British schools. The main findings from empirical data suggest Portuguese children are underachieving at the end of primary education but the case study confirms that in good schools Portuguese pupils do well and have made huge improvements over the periods. The…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Educational Change, Teaching Assistants, Students
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Willmott, Robert – Educational Studies, 1999
Provides a case study of how school effectiveness policy is mediated by teachers and Local Education Authority (LEA) advisors. Uses qualitative data of a "failing" junior school in the United Kingdom to highlight (1) an LEA response to an evaluation by the Office for Standards in Education and (2) staff mediation of the LEA intervention.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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MacKenzie, Clayton G. – Educational Studies, 1989
Reviews the United Kingdom's Eleven-plus Examination and discusses its use in developing countries. Notes that the rise of the comprehensive school has made the use of the examination redundant. Points out that the examination still thrives outside the United Kingdom, perhaps because it was implemented differently in those locales. (KO)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation