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Smith, Emma – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
"Underachievement" has been one of the dominant discourses in education in recent times, but it is unclear what is meant by the term "underachievement", and there is no widely accepted way of defining or measuring it. This paper describes the final stage of a large study which used contextualised models to identify students who…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Overachievement, National Curriculum, Gender Differences
Gorard, Stephen – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper reconsiders long-term, national or socially contextualized trends in a number of important education areas commonly addressed by policy interventions. These include widening participation, teacher training, school performance, the use of targets, and student assessment. In each case, it is very difficult to sustain an argument that…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Policy, Intervention, Policy Analysis
Glover, Derek; Bush, Tony – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
E-technology as a basis of research is now being more widely considered as potential respondents can be drawn from an ever widening audience. Early work by others has shown that many respondents are keen to use the medium and that response rates are generally higher than by conventional approaches. This article summarizes the experience of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Questionnaires, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Foreign Countries