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Gallego-Arrufat, María-Jesús; Gutiérrez-Santiuste, Elba; Campaña-Jiménez, Rafael Luis – Improving Schools, 2017
This study analyzes the perception that teachers and management team members in secondary school education have of "technology-based educational innovation" (TEI). Two questionnaires and in-depth interviews permit us to analyze leaders' perspective of planning, development, and evaluation. The school leaders' view diverges from that of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration
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Simó, Núria; Parareda, Alba; Domingo, Laura – Improving Schools, 2016
This article sets out to explore how young people understand and experience the notions of democracy and participation in their secondary schools. We draw on their own words to examine their perspective on "participation" in everyday life at school to understand what kind of democratic education they are participating in. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Secondary School Students, Student Experience
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Pomar, Maria Isabel; Pinya, Carme – Improving Schools, 2015
The work we present is a qualitative study of the school experience and its repercussions on the current lives of ex-students from Mallorca. The work has two purposes: (a) to learn about the school's influence on the identity development of the students and (b) to incorporate the voices of former students regarding their reflection on the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Identification (Psychology)
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de Botton, Lena; Girbés, Sandra; Ruiz, Laura; Tellado, Itxaso – Improving Schools, 2014
This article analyses a case study on Moroccan mothers' involvement in the Dialogic Literary Gathering (DLG) in an urban primary school in Catalonia (Spain). DLG is a dialogic learning environment that improves reading skills and communicative abilities and promotes school-community links. This activity has been identified in previous European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Mothers, Family Involvement
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Simo, Nuria; Telford, Jon – Improving Schools, 2012
The arrival over the last 15 years of a substantial number of pupils of immigrant origin has presented Catalan schools with significant challenges. The schools in Vic (70 km north of Barcelona) have been at the forefront of attempts to adjust to this new multicultural reality. This article describes the results of three studies carried out by the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, School Choice, Educational Research, Academic Achievement
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Pons, Oriol; Oliva, Josep-Manuel; Maas, Sandra-Ruth – Improving Schools, 2010
Since 2000 hundreds of school centers have been constructed in Catalonia using industrialized technologies. These centers are modern, useful, educational edifices built using advantageous prefabricated technologies that improve the building process and reduce the environmental impact of the building. This article analyses whether these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prefabrication, Educational Facilities Design, School Buildings
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Almau, Amelia – Improving Schools, 2005
Reducing absences and motivating learning--these are the two aims of the Motivational Strategies development programme at Ramiro Solans School in Zaragoza. Music and other art forms are the motive forces. Three years after its start, its achievements are impressive. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Music Activities, Motivation Techniques, Learning Motivation, Art Activities