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Araneda, Daniel; Guzmán, María Angélica; Nussbaum, Miguel – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
For many students, school is a place that makes no sense; a place where students' interests are not reflected in the curriculum. Using mixed methods research, we developed an instrument that identifies student interests. This instrument was applied in a pilot study that considered 10th-grade students from three schools in Santiago, Chile. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Course Selection (Students), Student Interests
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Spruyt, Bram; Van Droogenbroeck, Filip; Kavadias, Dimokritos – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
During the past decade, both qualitative and quantitative research have documented strong feelings of fatalism amongst pupils enrolled in technical and vocational tracks in secondary education. Whereas those feelings have been shown to predict decreased school involvement and school misconduct, relatively little is known about their exact origins.…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Crook, Charles – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This report draws on 53 focus group interviews conducted with students aged 13 and 15 in both representative and innovating UK secondary schools. The schedule for these discussions covered a wide range of issues relating to the use of Web 2.0 services both in and out of school. These young people were often deeply engaged with this technology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
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Seligman, Martin E. P.; Ernst, Randal M.; Gillham, Jane; Reivich, Karen; Linkins, Mark – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness. The high prevalence worldwide of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school. There is substantial evidence from…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Emotional Response, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)