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Mowat, Joan Gaynor – Improving Schools, 2019
The poverty-related attainment gap is an internationally recognised problem. There is growing recognition that it cannot either be understood or addressed without taking cognisance of children's mental health and wellbeing. The focus of this conceptual article is to examine the impact of social inequality and poverty on the mental health and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Stratification, Poverty, Mental Health
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Munongi, Lucia; Pillay, Jace – Improving Schools, 2018
This study aimed to explore Grade 9 learners' perceptions on the extent to which rights and responsibilities are taught in the school curriculum. The sample consisted of 577 learners from 13 public, independent and independent-subsidised schools, randomly sampled from four Johannesburg education districts. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Curriculum Development, Statistical Analysis
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Alkahtani, Aishah – Improving Schools, 2017
This study examines the ways in which Saudi teachers have responded or are responding to the challenges posed by a new curriculum. It also deals with issues relating to workload demands which affect teachers' performance when they apply a new curriculum in a Saudi Arabian secondary school. In addition, problems such as scheduling and sharing space…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Hakala, Juha T.; Uusikylä, Kari; Järvinen, Esa-Matti – Improving Schools, 2015
There is a manifest tendency for national education policy to follow global economic trends. In many Western industrialized countries, this relationship has intensified or strengthened within the last decades. The strengthening of this relationship has been seen, among other things, as evidence of the growing power of neoliberal ideology. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Curriculum Development, Creativity
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Nicolaidou, Maria; Yiasemis, Christos; Georghiades, Petros – Improving Schools, 2015
This article aims to illustrate a school self-evaluation project implemented in three Cyprus primary schools. The project adopted three theoretical assumptions, namely, an orientation towards school improvement, a participatory school-level approach allowing support from a critical friend and a focus on effective teaching. In line with a…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Data
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Torres, Ana Cristina; Mouraz, Ana – Improving Schools, 2015
The study followed students in their 10th year of schooling that entered a new secondary education school in order to examine their perceptions of their previous schools' work and of its relationship with the difficulties they experience when in the transition. The analysis of 155 completed questionnaires of previous students of nine basic…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Secondary Education, Questionnaires
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Kitiashvili, Anastasia – Improving Schools, 2014
The aim of this article is to study teachers' attitudes toward assessment of students' learning and their assessment practices in Georgia's general educational institutions. Georgia is a country in the South Caucasus with a population of 4.5 million people, with 2300 general educational institutions and about 559,400 students. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Finlayson, Maureen – Improving Schools, 2014
In today's educational systems, students of all levels of education experience math anxiety. Furthermore, math anxiety is frequently linked to poor achievement in mathematics. The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of math anxiety and to explore strategies which pre-service teachers have identified to overcome math anxiety. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Preservice Teachers
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Inglis, Gillian H. – Improving Schools, 2014
As curricular development in Scotland espoused the importance of pupil participation, the extent to which this has been embedded across teachers' pedagogy into assessment and reporting practices warranted investigation. This article reports a mixed-methods study with parents, pupils and teachers from three Scottish primary schools that examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Elementary School Students
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Aldridge, Jill; Ala'I, Kate – Improving Schools, 2013
This article describes the development and validation of a six-scale survey to assess school climate in terms of students' perceptions of the degree to which they feel welcome and connected, together with a scale to assess students' perceptions of bullying. The development of each survey involved a multi-stage approach, including: 1) an extensive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Construct Validity, Predictive Validity
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Dickson, Martina – Improving Schools, 2013
Government schools in Abu Dhabi, as part of wide-scale educational reforms undertaken in the whole of the United Arab Emirates, have undergone massive school improvement developments over the past seven years. Over the course of these years, the reality of student life for those in government schools has been widely altered. This research explores…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Educational Change, Secondary School Students
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Koutrouba, Konstantina; Karageorgou, Elissavet – Improving Schools, 2013
The present questionnaire-based study was conducted in 2010 in order to examine 677 Greek Second Chance School (SCS) students' perceptions about the cognitive and socio-affective outcomes of project-based learning. Data elaboration, statistical and factor analysis showed that the participants found that project-based learning offered a second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Questionnaires
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Jappinen, Aini-Kristiina – Improving Schools, 2012
This article examines how, through uncovering collaborative leadership, the whole school staff is able to understand its common endeavours to support heterogeneous students' fluent learning paths. For this, a notion of distributed pedagogical leadership (DPL) is drawn upon. DPL concerns everyone in the school community, not only leaders and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Principals, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
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Knight, Bruce Allen; Moore, Teresa – Improving Schools, 2012
There has been much media speculation and general conversation about the crisis of masculinity, the lack of male role models--in particular, the lack of fathers, and how many boys are becoming a "lost" generation. An 2002 Australian House of Representatives report "Boys: Getting it right" investigated this issue in depth and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Role Models, Beginning Teachers, Males
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