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McManus, Elaine; Paul, Sally – Improving Schools, 2019
The role of schools in both educating children about loss and change and supporting bereavement experiences is emphasised, yet, school staff report low confidence in being able to support children when someone dies. This article reports on an evaluation of bereavement training that was offered to eight schools in Scotland and aimed to assist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grief, Children, Training
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Reicher, Hannelore; Matischek-Jauk, Marlies – Improving Schools, 2019
Depressive adolescents are a challenging and vulnerable group in schools. Specific developmental features such as irritability and comorbid behavioural disorders complicate the recognition of their emotional problems for peers, teachers and even parents. Our research shows that teachers tend to overlook depressive feelings in adolescents; however,…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, At Risk Students, Peer Relationship
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Lewis, Kirstin – Improving Schools, 2016
Recent UK government policy suggests that all schools have a key role to play in building "character and resilience" in children. This article draws on data from a wider research project, exploring the school experiences of mixed White/Black Caribbean and mixed White/Black African children in two London secondary schools. Because data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiracial Persons, Blacks, Whites
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Allison, Pete; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Nash, Christine; Martindale, Russell; Wang, John – Improving Schools, 2015
Regardless of the aims and purposes of education, recent trends in pedagogy suggest an increasing popularity of project-based learning (PBL) and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to learning, however ill-defined they may be. Connections between PBL, curriculum trends and health and wellbeing are reviewed, as well as potential value of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ivinson, Gabrielle – Improving Schools, 2014
This article explores poverty from the perspective of the intergenerational transmission. That is, it suggests that communities, and specifically a post-industrial community in South Wales, had developed coping strategies to manage the precarious character of employment associated with the mining and steel industries. These post-industrial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Working Class
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Flecknoe, Mervyn – Improving Schools, 2004
What can you expect from a school in an area of high crime where 50 percent of the pupils take free school meals and which operates on a site that cannot be accessed from its main catchment area? In this article, the author shares his experience when he visited Challenge College. A low wall separates Challenge College from the area where most of…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Educational Research, Institutional Research, Effective Schools Research