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Lower secondary school teachers' judgements of pupils' problems  

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Lower secondary school teachers from six different schools in one Norwegian municipality reported on the prevalence of problems among pupils entering lower secondary school and types of problems among pupils in Grades 8–10. Teachers report that the transition from Elementary to Lower secondary school is problematic for approximately 30% of the pupils. About 70% of the teachers report that 25%

Elaine Munthe; Elin Thuen

2009-01-01

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Problematising Pupil Voice Using Visual Methods: Findings from a Study of Engaged and Disaffected Pupils in an Urban Secondary School  

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This article explores how pupils and teachers in an 11-16 mixed secondary school in an area of urban disadvantage in the UK experience pupil voice. It used visual methods to unpick some of the ways in which official and unofficial discourses of pupil voice, engagement, discipline and inclusion were played out in this school. A typology of pupils,…

Cremin, Hilary; Mason, Carolynne; Busher, Hugh

2011-01-01

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Perspectives of pupils, parents, and teachers on mental health problems among Vietnamese secondary school pupils  

PubMed Central

Background Secondary school can be a stressful period for adolescents, having to cope with many life changes. Very little research has been conducted on the mental health status of secondary school pupils in South East Asian countries, such as Vietnam. The study aimed to explore perceptions of mental health status, risk factors for mental health problems and strategies to improve mental health among Vietnamese secondary school students. Methods A qualitative design was used to address the main study question including: six in-depth interviews conducted with professionals (with two researchers, two psychiatrists, and two secondary school teachers) to learn about their experience of mental health problems among secondary school pupils; 13 focus group discussions (four with teachers, four with parents, and five with pupils); and 10 individual in-depth interviews with pupils who did not take part in the FGDs, to reflect on the collected data and to deepen the authors’ understanding. All interviews and FGDs were audio-taped, transcribed and analyzed for the identification of emerging issues using qualitative techniques of progressive coding, analytic memoing and ongoing comparison. Results Our study confirms the need to pay attention to mental health of pupils in Vietnam. Depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts were seen as major problems by all stakeholders. Mental health problems were mainly associated with academic pressure, resulting from an overloaded curriculum and pressure from teachers and parents to succeed. The study found that pupils’ mental health demands interventions at many levels, including at the level of government (Ministry of Education and Training), schools, communities, families and pupils themselves. Conclusions Vietnamese secondary school pupils feel that their mental health status is poor, because of many risk factors in their learning and living environment. The need now is to investigate further to identify and apply strategies to improve students’ mental health. PMID:24192066

2013-01-01

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School and pupil effects on secondary pupils' feelings of safety in school, around school, and at home.  

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In line with fear of crime research, schools should be secure places where pupils feel safe in order to function well. Various types of risk and promotive variables at school and pupil level may differently influence a pupil's feelings of safety in school, the school surroundings, and at home. The aim is to elaborate and test a theoretical two-level model on risk and promotive variables by using national data from an Internet-based survey in all types of Dutch secondary education. The cross-sectional research involves 71,560 pupils from 185 schools. Confirmatory factor analysis and multilevel logistic regression analysis including latent variables are used to analyze the data. The results demonstrate that school size, pupil attainment level in education, and intactness of a pupil's family have positive effects on a pupil's feelings of safety in and around school and at home; overall negative effects concern the school's curricular differentiation and a pupil's playing truant and not feeling most at home in the Netherlands. A school's social, teaching, and instructional qualities and a pupil's being older, being a boy, and being baptized positively affect the feelings of safety in and around school. A school's safety policy and rules of conduct have no effects. Attending a church or mosque has negative effects on a pupil's feelings of safety around school and at home. The findings confirm part of the two-level model. The Internet-based data collection and feedback procedure enable each school to longitudinally assess and evaluate own results at school level; in addition, cross-sectional comparison of school results with national benchmarks is possible. PMID:23248356

Mooij, Ton; Fettelaar, Daan

2013-04-01

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School Factors Associated with Mainstream Progress in Secondary Education for Included Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

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This research examined the factors promoting inclusion of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in mainstream secondary schools, and noted high levels of behavioral difficulties in these pupils. The size of the secondary school, and the class size, impacted positively on the pupils with Autism, and the number of other pupils with…

Osborne, Lisa A.; Reed, Phil

2011-01-01

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Grouping of Pupils in Secondary School Classrooms: Possible Links between Pedagogy and Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pupil groupings within classrooms are a constant social pedagogic factor which effect participation and learning. The grouping\\u000a of pupils provides a dynamic relationship between learning tasks and the classroom context within which learning takes place.\\u000a This paper explores types of pupil groupings found in secondary school classrooms related to themes of group size and composition,\\u000a learning task, group interaction and

Peter Kutnick; Peter Blatchford; Ed Baines

2005-01-01

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Contradictions around Differentiation for Pupils with Dyslexia Learning English as a Foreign Language at Secondary School  

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This article deals with differentiation of teaching methods and extra time in class for pupils with dyslexia by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in two Greek state secondary schools. Activity theory is applied to analyse the contradictions that emerge around the issue of differentiation for pupils with dyslexia from data compiled from…

Rontou, Maria

2012-01-01

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Factors Influencing Pupils' Acceptance of an E-Learning System for Secondary Schools  

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The present study aims at investigating which factors are significant for pupils' acceptance of an E-Learning system introduced into secondary schools. The E-Learning system consisted of interactive learning modules for several school subjects and a Learning Management System (LMS). Research on IT acceptance and attitudes guided the specification…

Friedrich, Helmut Felix; Hron, Aemilian

2010-01-01

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The Use of Models as a Form of Written Feedback to Secondary School Pupils of English  

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The present study investigated how noticing is related to composing and subsequent feedback processing in individual and collaborative EFL writing. Participants were Spanish secondary school pupils at a low-intermediate proficiency level who completed a three-stage writing task that included writing a picture-based story (Stage 1), comparing their…

Esteban, Noelia Martinez; Roca de Larios, Julio

2010-01-01

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"Make Me Normal": The Views and Experiences of Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum in Mainstream Secondary Schools  

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Facilitating the learning and participation of pupils with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism (herein referred to as AS) in mainstream schools is complex and poorly understood. We report on a small-scale qualitative study of the views and experiences of 20 such pupils drawn from four secondary schools in north-west England. Data were…

Humphrey, Neil; Lewis, Sarah

2008-01-01

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The Influence of Gender, Grade Level and Favourite Subject on Czech Lower Secondary School Pupils' Perception of Geography  

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Geography is an important school subject that brings pupils' description and explanation of social, economic and/or political aspects of the changing world. It has been affirmed that the interest in a subject depends on the attitude to this subject. This study investigates Czech lower secondary school pupils' perception of geography. The research…

Kubiatko, Milan; Janko, Tomas; Mrazkova, Katerina

2012-01-01

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School Peer Counselling for Bullying Services as a Source of Social Support: A Study with Secondary School Pupils  

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Individual interviews to solicit secondary school pupils' (N=99) views of the peer counselling for bullying service in their own school, with a focus on the issue of social support for bullying-related problems, were conducted. Three themes were addressed: (1) willingness to use the service relative to other potential sources of support, (2)…

Boulton, Michael J.

2005-01-01

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Inclusive Education for Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Secondary Mainstream Schools: Teacher Attitudes, Experience and Knowledge  

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The aim of the current study was to examine the experience, attitudes and knowledge of school staff in relation to inclusive education for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) in mainstream secondary schools. Fifty-three participants from 11 secondary schools in the north-west of England completed a survey that covered socio-demographic…

Humphrey, Neil; Symes, Wendy

2013-01-01

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Personal, Family and School Influences on Secondary Pupils' Feelings of Safety at School, in the School Surroundings and at Home  

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Different types of variables seem to influence school safety and a pupil's feelings of safety at school. The research question asks which risk and promotive variables should be integrated in a theoretical model to predict a pupil's feelings of safety at school, in the school surroundings and at home; what the outcomes are of an empirical check of…

Mooij, Ton

2012-01-01

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Multi-Level Aspects of Social Cohesion of Secondary Schools and Pupils' Feelings of Safety  

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Background: School safety and corresponding feelings of both pupils and school staff are beginning to receive more and more attention. The social cohesion characteristics of a school may be useful in promoting feelings of safety, particularly in pupils. Aims: To conceptualize theoretically, and check empirically a two-level model of social…

Mooij, Ton; Smeets, Ed; de Wit, Wouter

2011-01-01

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Asthma prevalence, knowledge, and perceptions among secondary school pupils in rural and urban coastal districts in Tanzania  

PubMed Central

Background Asthma is a common chronic disease of childhood that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of asthma among secondary school pupils in urban and rural areas of coast districts of Tanzania. The study also aimed to describe pupils’ perception towards asthma, and to assess their knowledge on symptoms, triggers, and treatment of asthma. Methods A total of 610 pupils from Ilala district and 619 pupils from Bagamoyo district formed the urban and rural groups, respectively. Using a modified International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire, a history of “diagnosed” asthma or the presence of a wheeze in the previous 12 months was obtained from all the studied pupils, along with documentation of their perceptions regarding asthma. Pupils without asthma or wheeze in the prior 12 months were subsequently selected and underwent a free running exercise testing. A???20% decrease in the post-exercise Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) values was the criterion for diagnosing exercise-induced asthma. Results The mean age of participants was 16.8 (±1.8) years. The prevalence of wheeze in the past 12 months was 12.1% in Bagamoyo district and 23.1% in Ilala district (p?pupils in Ilala and Bagamoyo districts, respectively (p?pupils. Non-asthmatic pupils feared sleeping, playing, and eating with their asthmatic peers. Conclusion The prevalence rates of self-reported asthma, wheezing in the past 12 months, and exercise-induced asthma were significantly higher among urban than rural pupils. Although bronchial asthma is a common disease, pupils’ perceptions about asthma were associated with fear of contact with their asthmatic peers in both rural and urban schools. PMID:24754895

2014-01-01

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Do schools differ in suicide risk? the influence of school and neighbourhood on attempted suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm among secondary school pupils  

PubMed Central

Background Rates of suicide and poor mental health are high in environments (neighbourhoods and institutions) where individuals have only weak social ties, feel socially disconnected and experience anomie - a mismatch between individual and community norms and values. Young people spend much of their time within the school environment, but the influence of school context (school connectedness, ethos and contextual factors such as school size or denomination) on suicide-risk is understudied. Our aim is to explore if school context is associated with rates of attempted suicide and suicide-risk at age 15 and self-harm at age 19, adjusting for confounders. Methods A longitudinal school-based survey of 1698 young people surveyed when aged 11, (primary school), 15 (secondary school) and in early adulthood (age 19). Participants provided data about attempted suicide and suicide-risk at age 15 and deliberate self-harm at 19. In addition, data were collected about mental health at age 11, social background (gender, religion, etc.), and at age 15, perception of local area (e.g. neighbourhood cohesion, safety/civility and facilities), school connectedness (school engagement, involvement, etc.) and school context (size, denomination, etc.). A dummy variable was created indicating a religious 'mismatch', where pupils held a different faith from their school denomination. Data were analysed using multilevel logistic regression. Results After adjustment for confounders, pupils attempted suicide, suicide-risk and self-harm were all more likely among pupils with low school engagement (15-18% increase in odds for each SD change in engagement). While holding Catholic religious beliefs was protective, attending a Catholic school was a risk factor for suicidal behaviours. This pattern was explained by religious 'mismatch': pupils of a different religion from their school were approximately 2-4 times more likely to attempt suicide, be a suicide-risk or self-harm. Conclusions With several caveats, we found support for the importance of school context for suicidality and self-harm. School policies promoting school connectedness are uncontroversial. Devising a policy to reduce risks to pupils holding a different faith from that of their school may be more problematic. PMID:22093491

2011-01-01

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Perceptions of Social Support and Experience of Bullying among Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Mainstream Secondary Schools  

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In line with current educational policy on inclusive education, the number of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) attending mainstream schools is increasing. However, concerns remain about their experiences in school. In particular, previous research has suggested that such pupils are at an increased risk of social exclusion. In light of…

Humphrey, Neil; Symes, Wendy

2010-01-01

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Improving progression and continuity from primary to secondary science: Pupils' reactions to bridging work  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports research from a project set up to implement `bridging work' in science in England. Group interviews of 59 pupils in Year 6 (at the end of primary school) and 48 pupils in Year 7 (at beginning of secondary school) were carried out after pupils had completed bridging work. Twenty-six of this sample were the same pupils. Semi-structured

Martin Braund; Vicky Hames

2005-01-01

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The Deployment, Training and Teacher Relationships of Teaching Assistants Supporting Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Mainstream Secondary Schools  

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Growing numbers of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are attending mainstream schools, and increasing numbers of additional staff are being deployed to support them. Recent research has cast doubt on the effectiveness of this support, by highlighting issues relating to deployment and training, and to relationships with class teachers.…

Symes, Wendy; Humphrey, Neil

2011-01-01

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School Factors that Facilitate or Hinder the Ability of Teaching Assistants to Effectively Support Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in Mainstream Secondary Schools  

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Growing numbers of pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are attending mainstream schools, and increasing numbers of teaching assistants (TAs) are being deployed into classrooms to support them. Evidence suggests, however, that pupils who have a TA may underperform academically, receive less attention from their teachers and be isolated…

Symes, Wendy; Humphrey, Neil

2011-01-01

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Disciplinary Technologies and Pupil Redisposition: School Equipment and Homework Diaries  

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This paper explores disciplinary technologies and pupil redisposition through school and teacher focus on school equipment and homework diaries. During our field research in two contrasting secondary schools, we experienced the importance of missing school equipment to teacher and school control. We also concluded that forgotten or missing school

Zaborowski, Katrin U.; Breidenstein, Georg

2011-01-01

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Attitude toward Christianity among Secondary School Pupils in Northern Ireland: Shifts in Denominational Differences  

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Background: Northern Ireland is a province that remains deeply divided between Protestants and Catholics and maintains a segregated system of schools. Purpose: The research builds on a series of studies conducted in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s to monitor the attitude toward Christianity of males and females educated in Protestant and Catholic…

Francis, Leslie J.; Robbins, Mandy; Lewis, Christopher Alan; Barnes, L. Philip; Sion, Tania ap

2007-01-01

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Promoting Pro-Environmental Behaviour: Collection of Used Batteries by Secondary School Pupils  

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This research is based on Kollmuss and Agyeman's mode, and aims to determine if the prerequisites for pro-environmental behaviour, such as the collection of used batteries at school, are ethical, cognitive and environmental. A questionnaire/opinionnaire was given to 102, 14-17-year-olds to gather data on: (1) their current recycling habits, (2)…

Rioux, Liliane

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Promotion on Career Path Choice amongst Secondary School Pupils.  

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A survey of 2,006 students from 12 Perth (Australia) high schools (80 percent response) found positive attitudes toward military careers, a pragmatic view of career paths, family influence on career choice, and a positive impact of a promotional campaign for the armed forces. (SK)

Frost, Fred

1992-01-01

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Entrepreneurship Projects and Pupils' Academic Performance: A Study of Norwegian Secondary Schools  

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Many European countries have launched policy strategies for entrepreneurship education in the past decade. The result is a significant increase of entrepreneurship education in schools and higher education institutions in Europe. Entrepreneurship education is supposed to promote entrepreneurial abilities and improve academic performance. This…

Johansen, Vegard; Schanke, Tuva

2014-01-01

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Truancy and Well-Being among Secondary School Pupils in England  

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The paper considers two problematic aspects of the lives of young people: the long-standing issues of truancy from school and more recent concerns about the extent of mental well-being. It uses data from a large-scale survey, the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE). LSYPE provides a very large sample which allows for robust…

Attwood, Gaynor; Croll, Paul

2015-01-01

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Towards Inclusive Schools. Sustaining Normal In-School Careers: An Alternative to Pupil Exclusions.  

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This qualitative research project examined strategies taken at two secondary schools in Scotland to reduce exclusions. Emphasis was on keeping pupils "on track" and helping deviant pupils to modify their behavior within more flexible boundaries. Among successful strategies were identifying pupils "at risk" early, tailoring support for each case,…

Turner, Eileen; Waterhouse, Steve

2003-01-01

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Brief Report: Multilevel Analysis of School Smoking Policy and Pupil Smoking Behaviour in Wales  

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A multilevel analysis of cross-sectional data from a survey involving 1941 pupils (in grades 10 and 11) and policy indicators developed from interviews with staff from 45 secondary schools in Wales examined the hypotheses that pupil smoking prevalence would be associated with: restrictive staff and pupil smoking policies; dissemination of school

Wiium, Nora; Burgess, Stephen; Moore, Laurence

2011-01-01

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Peer-Group Indicators of Social Inclusion among Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Mainstream Secondary Schools: A Comparative Study  

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The number of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) attending mainstream schools is increasing, but there is evidence that their needs may not be fully met. Previous research has suggested that such pupils are at an increased risk of social exclusion. In light of this, the aim of the current study was to examine the sociometric status,…

Symes, Wendy; Humphrey, Neil

2010-01-01

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Factors Influencing Performance among Primary and Secondary School Pupils in Western Province of Kenya: A Policy Study.  

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Analyses of the examination results for the Certificate of Primary Education, the Kenya Certificate of Education, and the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education showed that academic achievement at the primary and secondary levels in the Western Province of Kenya is very poor, compared to the other provinces. To determine the school factors that…

Eshiwani, George S.

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Study Behaviour and Achievement in Science of Form Five Pupils in Two Secondary Schools in Kuala Lumpur.  

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This study sought to obtain insight into the pattern of relationships between students' achievement in science and study behavior variables. Surveyed were 17-year-olds in the science stream of two secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur. Sex differences were found. (MNS)

Gan, Siowck Lee

1984-01-01

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Successful Placement or Displacement in the Transition from School to Vocational Training: The Case of Lower Secondary School Pupils  

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A system of qualification options has evolved that is complementary to company-based and school-based vocational training. Thus far, these alternatives have been largely disregarded by vocational education research. Yet with respect to the number of annual entries, those alternatives are currently nearly as significant as conventional vocational…

Skrobanek, Jan; Reissig, Birgit; Muller, Matthias

2011-01-01

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Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education Practicing Entrepreneurship Education for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation for Secondary Pupils through the Operation of a New Y  

Microsoft Academic Search

The existing business curriculum in Hong Kong secondary schools lacks significant programs in entrepreneurship education. This paper will look at the effect of the implementation of an entrepreneurial activity, the running of a New Year stall, on pupils. This research will look at three schools of different bandings which participated in the running of New Year stalls. Both teachers and

C. K. Cheung

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EAL Pupils in London Schools: A Success Story against the Odds  

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In this lecture Professor Catherine Wallace explores the literacy and language development of two groups of EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils in London schools: Year 5 pupils in a primary school and Year 8 new arrivals in a secondary school. As they navigate their way through the British educational system, the learners recount…

Wallace, Catherine

2014-01-01

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Turkish Primary School Pupils' Views on Punishment  

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Teachers meet with unwanted behavior when they are acting as facilitators of the learning process and they resort to certain tactics to deal with them. One of these tactics is punishment. This study aimed to identify the views held by Turkish primary school pupils on punishment. According to the results of the study, pupils were punished for…

Aydin, Bahri

2010-01-01

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The Influence of Graphic Calculators on Secondary School Pupils' Ways of Thinking about the Topic "Positivity and Negativity of Functions"  

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Our research project examined the effects of graphic calculators amongst ninth grade pupils from Arab society in the Negev area in Israel. The goal of this research was to discover and characterise the ways of thinking in this population about the concept of positivity and negativity of functions. To perform this investigation we compared two…

Abu-Naja, Muhammad

2008-01-01

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Achievement of Black Caribbean Pupils: Good Practice in Secondary Schools. A Report from the Office of Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Schools.  

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This study investigated the achievement of black Caribbean students in six British secondary schools with 10 percent or more black Caribbean students. Data collection included surveys and site visits that focused on curriculum, teaching and learning quality, monitoring of student performance, support and guidance for students, and links with…

Office for Standards in Education, London (England).

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Senior Secondary School Children's Understanding of Plant Nutrition  

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The purpose of this study was to assess children's understanding of plant nutrition. The research was done on a sample of secondary school pupils in the age range of 16 to 19 years in two senior secondary schools in Botswana. The sample contained 137 senior secondary pupils all in their final year of study. These children were above average…

Mosothwane, Modise

2011-01-01

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Pupil Welfare in Finnish Schools -- Communal or Falling Apart?  

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The need for pupil welfare has increased in schools as has the need to renew the traditional teacher's work. The purpose of this article is to find out how committed the teachers are to pupil welfare work and how the school organisation supports pupil welfare work structurally and practically. The original research was carried out in northern…

Koskela, Teija; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu

2013-01-01

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Surveying the Views of Pupils Attending Supplementary Schools in England  

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Background: Supplementary schooling broadly refers to extra schooling organized by and for particular ethnic groups outside of mainstream provision. Purpose: This is the first study to systematically explore the attitudes of pupils attending supplementary schools in England and the largest ever UK study of supplementary schools and their pupils.…

Strand, Steve

2007-01-01

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Pupils.  

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Although few cases involving pupils were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977, the justices did wrestle with the question of public aid to private and parochial schools, resulting in split decisions and one plurality upholding the rights of students to receive public financial and material assistance. The Court also handed down its…

Wedlock, Eldon D., Jr.; Potter, Alice D.

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Elementary Public School Pupil Rating of Teacher Effectiveness.  

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Reviews research on elementary school pupils' ratings of teacher effectiveness. Concludes adequate research exists to generalize that pupils can rate reliably, pupils may be no more vulnerable than others to rating leniency and halo, psychometric characteristics and factor structures of rating scales resemble those of college students,…

Follman, John

1995-01-01

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The Impact of School Building Age on Pupil Achievement.  

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Research conducted in Georgia reveals that pupils in school buildings with modern facilities attain higher achievement than pupils in buildings with older facilities. All public schools in Georgia containing eighth grade students were classified as non-modernized, partially modernized, or modern according to results of questionnaires administered…

Chan, Tak Cheung

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Literacy Acceleration and the Key Stage 3 English Strategy - Comparing Two Approaches for Secondary-Age Pupils with Literacy Difficulties  

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Literacy for pupils in the secondary phase of education is a key concern for practitioners and policy makers alike. Tony Lingard is the SENCo at a large comprehensive school in the south-west of England but he is also involved in staff development and school improvement initiatives across the UK. Literacy Acceleration is an intervention strategy…

Lingard, Tony

2005-01-01

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Differences in Pupil Characteristics and Motives in Being a Victim, Perpetrator and Witness of Violence in Secondary Education  

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Socially problematic and violent behaviour of pupils in and around schools is undesirable from pedagogical, social and societal perspectives. The motives underlying violence between different social actors in school may help explain and improve this behaviour. The aim is to investigate the relationship patterns between characteristics of secondary

Mooij, Ton

2011-01-01

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Supported Self-Study in Secondary Schools.  

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Reviews history of supported self-study in Great Britain's secondary schools and describes the purpose, teacher role, teaching approach, and future of the Council for Educational Technology's Supported Self-Study Project. The project was developed in response to concerns that declining pupil numbers would lead to reductions in courses offered.…

Waterhouse, Philip

1985-01-01

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Factors Associated With Pupil Toilet Use in Kenyan Primary Schools  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to quantify how school sanitation conditions are associated with pupils’ use of sanitation facilities. We conducted a longitudinal assessment in 60 primary schools in Nyanza Province, Kenya, using structured observations to measure facility conditions and pupils’ use at specific facilities. We used multivariable mixed regression models to characterize how pupil to toilet ratio was associated with toilet use at the school-level and also how facility conditions were associated with pupils’ use at specific facilities. We found a piecewise linear relationship between decreasing pupil to toilet ratio and increasing pupil toilet use (p < 0.01). Our data also revealed significant associations between toilet use and newer facility age (p < 0.01), facility type (p < 0.01), and the number of toilets in a facility (p < 0.01). We found some evidence suggesting facility dirtiness may deter girls from use (p = 0.06), but not boys (p = 0.98). Our study is the first to rigorously quantify many of these relationships, and provides insight into the complexity of factors affecting pupil toilet use patterns, potentially leading to a better allocation of resources for school sanitation, and to improved health and educational outcomes for children. PMID:25233014

Garn, Joshua V.; Caruso, Bethany A.; Drews-Botsch, Carolyn D.; Kramer, Michael R.; Brumback, Babette A.; Rheingans, Richard D.; Freeman, Matthew C.

2014-01-01

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Pupil  

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In this activity, learners explore their eye pupils and how they change. Learners use a magnifying glass, mirror, and flashlight to observe how their pupil changes size in response to changes in lighting. Learners also experiment to determine how light shining in one eye affects the size of the pupil in their other eye. This resource guide includes background information about pupils and why they change as well as information related to emotional stimuli, involuntary reflexes, and photography.

2012-06-26

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New Technologies, New Differences. Gender and Ethnic Differences in Pupils' Use of ICT in Primary and Secondary Education  

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This paper investigates the accessibility and attractiveness of different types of ICT applications in education for girls and boys and for pupils from families with an ethnic minority background and from the majority population in the Netherlands. A study was conducted in seven schools (primary and secondary). Data were collected on…

Volman, Monique; van Eck, Edith; Heemskerk, Irma; Kuiper, Els

2005-01-01

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New technologies, new differences. Gender and ethnic differences in pupils' use of ICT in primary and secondary education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the accessibility and attractiveness of different types of ICT applications in education for girls and boys and for pupils from families with an ethnic minority background and from the majority population in the Netherlands. A study was conducted in seven schools (primary and secondary). Data were collected on participation, ICT skills and learning results, ICT attitudes and

Monique Volman; Edith Van Eck; I. M. C. C. Heemskerk; Els Kuiper

2005-01-01

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Accidents among High School Pupils in Israel: A Recurrent Disease?  

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This study explores the idea that accidents may be considered a "recurrent disease" in certain families (N=279). Prevalence and location of accidents, knowledge of accident and injury prevention, and sources of information about prevention were examined among high school pupils and families. An educational initiative for high school students is…

Brook, U.; Heim, M.

1997-01-01

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The Antlion Project with School Pupils in Zomba, Malawi  

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This article presents an account of a practical outdoor science project using the larvae of antlions with year 5 and 6 (age 10-11) pupils from Sir Harry Johnston International Primary School in Zomba, Malawi. Aim: To conduct a science project outdoors using scientific enquiry and knowledge in a typical African school environment and to see whether…

Young, Simon

2013-01-01

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Secondary school admissions in England 2001 to 2008: changing legislation, policy and practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution of pupils amongst schools is fundamental to concerns about equality of educational opportunity and it is for this reason that the process by which pupils are admitted to schools is of significance. This paper focuses on admissions criteria and practices used by English secondary schools in 2001 and 2008 in light of changes to legislation and the regulatory

Anne West; Eleanor Barham; Audrey Hind

2011-01-01

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Modernising Portugal's Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Portugal has a total of 477 public secondary schools. Some date from the end of the 19th century but the majority were built after 1970, reflecting the period of expansion in the school network and the extension of compulsory schooling. The schools are heterogeneous in terms of building types, architectural features and quality. An assessment of…

Heitor, Teresa V.

2008-01-01

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An Analysis of the Value Added by Secondary Schools in England: Is the Value Added Indicator of Any Value?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that the value added score published for all publicly funded secondary schools in England is an unreliable indicator of school performance. A substantial proportion of the between-school variation in the value added score is accounted for by factors outside the school's control. These factors include several pupil-related variables such as the proportion of pupils on free school

Jim Taylor; Anh Ngoc Nguyen

2006-01-01

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Are Polish Primary School Pupils in Favor of Wearing Uniforms? Snapshot Comment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to discuss whether Polish primary school pupils want to wear uniforms, and it is motivated by the Polish government's recently proposed policy: Zero Tolerance for Violence at School. Seventy one pupils, who attend Podstawowka Nr30 school in Cracow, were surveyed, and the authors found that most pupils are not in…

Asotska, Julia; Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Brown, Veda E.; Kritsonis, Wiilliam Allan

2007-01-01

58

School Bus and School Pupil Activity Bus Inspection and Maintenance Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication deals with suggested maintenance standards that apply to vehicles used for pupil transportation in California and covers all the safety-related systems that are common to most buses. The guide has been prepared to help all school bus and school pupil activity bus operators set up an inspection and preventive maintenance program…

Sowash, Fred W.

59

Elementary School Pupils' Evaluations of the Malleability of Their Academic Abilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study set out to investigate pupils' evaluations of their academic abilities in different school subjects and their ratings of their potential for improving their performance in those school subjects. Sample: Twenty-eight pupils from the third grade (approximately age nine) and 30 pupils from the sixth grade (approximately age 12) in…

Kasanen, Kati; Raty, Hannu; Eklund, Anna-Leena

2009-01-01

60

School Discipline, Educational Interest and Pupil Wisdom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the concept of school discipline will be explored in relation to that of educational interest. Initially, Clark's account of two different kinds of school order (discipline and control) will be explained. The interest-based theory of school discipline advanced by Pat Wilson will thereafter be analysed. It will be argued that both…

MacAllister, James

2013-01-01

61

Effectiveness of a Computer-Mediated Simulations Program in School Biology on Pupils' Learning Outcomes in Cell Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biology knowledge and understanding is important not only for the conversion of the loftiest dreams into reality for a better life of individuals but also for preparing secondary pupils for such fields as agriculture, medicine, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. But a recent study has revealed that many aspects of school science (biology…

Kiboss, Joel K.; Ndirangu, Mwangi; Wekesa, Eric W.

2004-01-01

62

LEA Inclusion Trends in England, 1997-2001: Statistics on Special School Placements & Pupils with Statements in Special Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the seventh analysis of the percentages of pupils aged 5 to 15 in special schools and the percentages of pupils aged 5 to 15 with statements in special schools. The analysis is based on the official Department for Education and Skills data of indicators for England. Findings indicate the national percentage of 5- to 15-year-old pupils in…

Norwich, Brahm

63

Pupils' Thinking and Course Requirements in Science Teaching (EKNA). Newsletter School Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ENKA Project is concerned with two major problem areas: the conceptions of physical and chemical phenomena, central to an upper level course, held by compulsory school pupils (grades 7-9) and the implications from descriptions of pupils' conceptions and ways of reasoning for current teaching practice. To determine conceptions held, pupils were…

Andersson, Bjorn; And Others

64

Persistent Absenteeism among Irish Primary School Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing number of international studies document the importance of regular school attendance. There is a consensus among authors that absenteeism has negative implications for academic achievement as well as the social development of the child and may put them at a disadvantage in terms of their position in the education and labour market. Most…

Thornton, Maeve; Darmody, Merike; McCoy, Selina

2013-01-01

65

Religious Identity Development of Adolescents in Christian Secondary Schools: Effects of School and Religious Backgrounds of Adolescents and Their Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines religious identity development of pupils at Dutch schools for secondary education (mean age 16.4). With the help of a theoretical conceptualization of "religious identity development" empirical research is carried out. Main question is whether differences in terms of religious commitment and exploration between pupils of the…

Bertram-Troost, Gerdien D.; de Roos, Simone A.; Miedema, Siebren

2007-01-01

66

Faith Primary Schools: Better Schools or Better Pupils? CEE DP 72  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We provide estimates of the effect of attending a Faith school on educational attainment progress during the Primary education phase in England. We argue that there are no credible instruments for Faith school attendance. Instead, we control for selection on religious schooling by tracking pupils over time and comparing attainments of students who…

Gibbons, Stephen; Silva, Olmo

2006-01-01

67

Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nineteen seventy-six was a relatively quiet year in the Supreme Court with respect to litigation involving students. Only two opinions were reported: Private schools were told that they could not exclude blacks for purely racial reasons because blacks have the right to enter into contracts with private schools and the schools cannot refuse to do…

Wedlock, Eldon D., Jr.; McMurry, Cheryl S.

68

Competition, Cream-Skimming and Department Performance within Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The performance of departments has been largely neglected in previous studies of subject choice in secondary schools. This is a significant omission because analysis at departmental level enables a fuller assessment of the effects of competition and specialisation on pupil performance. This paper examines relationships between both absolute and…

Davies, Peter; Telhaj, Shqiponje; Hutton, David; Adnett, Nick; Coe, Robert

2009-01-01

69

Kicking the Habitus: Power, Culture and Pedagogy in the Secondary School Music Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within a theoretical framework drawn from sociologists of education Bourdieu and Bernstein, this paper will examine some of the findings of an ethnographic case study conducted with a secondary school music teacher and one class of her pupils in Wales. This teacher attracted 25% of Year 10 (14-year-old) pupils to study music as an optional subject…

Wright, Ruth

2008-01-01

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[Evaluation of violent behaviors in secondary school].  

PubMed

School harassment, or bullying, is a term that for being so frequent already forms a part of our vocabulary. In the present work one presents a new instrument of evaluation of the violence that happens in the school centers. The Questionnaire of School Violence (CUVE) has been elaborated and, later, applied to a sample of 1637 teenagers of seven centers of Secondary Obligatory Education (public and compound). The CUVE evaluates in a trustworthy way five dimensions of the school violence: a) physical indirect violence on the part of the student body; b) verbal violence of the student body towards companions; c) physical direct violence between (among) pupils; d) verbal violence of the student body towards the professorship; and e) violence of the professorship towards the student body. PMID:17296104

Alvarez, Luis; Alvarez, David; González-Castro, Paloma; Núñez, José Carlos; González-Pienda, Julio Antonio

2006-11-01

71

High School Class for Gifted Pupils in Physics and Sciences and Pupils` Skills Measured by Standard and Pisa Test  

E-print Network

The ``High school class for students with special abilities in physics`` was founded in Nis, Serbia in 2003. The basic aim of this project has been introducing a broadened curriculum of physics, mathematics, computer science, as well as chemistry and biology. We present analysis of the pupils` skills in solving rather problem oriented test, as PISA test, and compare their results with the results of pupils who study under standard curricula. Analysis of achievement data should clarify what are benefits of introducing in school system track for gifted students. Additionally, item analysis helps in understanding and improvement of learning strategies efficacy.

Djordjevic, G S

2009-01-01

72

Secondary School National Summary Data report (the Annex to the Secondary PICSI and PANDA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report from the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), a non-ministerial government department, independent from the Department for Education & Employment, constitutes a comprehensive annual assessment of secondary education in the UK. Data from the Pre Inspection Context and School Indicator (PICSI) and the Performance and Assessment (PANDA) Reports are summarized here. Statistics for individual schools include "pupils' test and examination results in comparison with national averages and the average achievement of similar schools; composite graded information from the school's previous inspection; basic characteristics of the school (taken from the school census); economic, social and demographic characteristics of the local area (taken from the Census of Population);" and, a subject indicator report comparing the results between subjects in the school. In addition, the reports contain supplemental data concerning pupil-teacher ratios, expenditure patterns, length of taught week, the curriculum, and other issues.

2000-01-01

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Secondary Pupils' Perceptions and Experiences towards Studying in an Inclusive Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary aim of this research study was to investigate and compare the attitudes and perceptions of secondary pupils, with and without Special Education Needs, towards studying together on the same campus. Both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered from the use of the "On the Same Campus" questionnaire by surveying 216…

Tsang, Kwan Lan Vicky

2013-01-01

74

Could the peer group explain school differences in pupil smoking rates? An exploratory study.  

PubMed

Schools differ in the proportion of their pupils who smoke. Such differences transcend pupil intake characteristics and relate to the internal life of the school. Although adolescents' smoking behaviour has been associated with that of their peers, little consideration has been given to whether peer structures and processes contribute to school differences in pupil smoking rates. In two relatively deprived Scottish schools, one with a higher and one with a lower rate of pupil smoking, 13 and 15 year-olds were surveyed. Sociometric data and information on pupils' smoking behaviour and views were gathered. Twenty-five single-sex discussion groups were then held with a sub-sample of the 13 year-olds in order to explore in detail their views on smoking, smokers and fellow pupils. Findings showed that in the higher smoking school, pupils were more often in groups, smokers were identified as popular, and attitudes (especially among non-smoking females) were more pro-smoking. In the lower smoking school, by contrast, there were more isolates and dyads, there were no popular smokers and attitudes (especially among non-smoking females) were much less pro-smoking. Thus, evidence suggests peer group structures and related influences could be one explanation for school differences in smoking, and that the popularity of smokers together with the views of non-smoking females may be particularly important in creating such differences. PMID:16364527

Turner, Katrina; West, Patrick; Gordon, Jacki; Young, Robert; Sweeting, Helen

2006-05-01

75

Pupils' perceptions of school and teachers. I--Identifying the underlying dimensions.  

PubMed

Previous comparative studies have shown interesting differences in motivation and approaches to learning between Britain and Hungary, which were considered to reflect different methods of teaching. The present study reports the development of scales designed to measure pupils' perceptions of school and teachers with the intention of relating those perceptions to school motivation and approaches to learning. The scales covered a wide range of aspects relating both to pupils' perceptions of school ethos and aspects of the learning environment. An inventory made up of 18 five-item Likert scales describing perceptions of school and teacher was given to samples of 516 12-15 year-old pupils in five British schools and a comparable sample of 602 pupils in Hungary. The factor structure of the school and teacher perceptions scales was almost identical in the two countries, suggesting that pupils perceive their schools in very similar ways in spite of the contrasting educational and social systems. There were differences between schools which, although small at the scale level, were sometimes large at the level of individual items. It is suggested that a revised set of scales which have been derived from these analyses might be used by schools to judge the way they are perceived by their pupils, and so also by the parents who will be having more influence in future on school policy and management. PMID:2597628

Entwistle, N; Kozeki, B; Tait, H

1989-11-01

76

Pupils' Voice: "My Primary School Teacher''  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to explore pupils' views on how a teacher should be and the reasons for their decisions. Based on qualitative research design, focus group interviews were done with ten 5th graders from a public primary school in Turkey. These pupils were asked the following questions: "how do you think a teacher should be?" and…

Alkan, Vesile

2013-01-01

77

The Barriers to Achievement for White/Black Caribbean Pupils in English Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pupils of White and Black Caribbean descent make up the largest category of mixed heritage pupils in the United Kingdom. As a group they are at risk of underachieving and are proportionally over-represented in school exclusions. Yet little is known to date about the barriers to their achievement. The common-sense explanation for their…

Haynes, Jo; Tikly, Leon; Caballero, Chamion

2006-01-01

78

Modified School Programs for Migrant Pupils. A Follow-up Analysis, 1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1969-70 evaluation of 7 month migrant programs and 9 month enriched migrant programs validated the previous year's finding (1968-69) that migrant pupils in both programs continue to perform below grade level on standardized tests and below disadvantaged, nonmigrant Mexican American pupils in regular 9 month schools. The design of the 1970…

Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.

79

Primary School Pupils' Perceptions of Water in the Context of STS Study Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on pupils' perceptions of water issues. The instructional situations take place in a Finnish primary school and aim at introducing the Science-Technology-Society (STS) study approach. The primary aim of this study is, in the context of STS instruction, to describe issues that pupils associate with water. This paper involves…

Havu-Nuutinen, Sari; Karkkainen, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula

2011-01-01

80

"Closer to the Ground": Pupil "Voice" and the Development of Knowledge about Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most pupils, if asked, might be expected to have a view about their school and increasingly the value and significance of including pupils' perspectives in matters and decisions which affect them and their lives appears to be gaining recognition. The rationale for, and importance of, including the views and perceptions of those we have described…

Wood, Margaret

2011-01-01

81

Distinctions between Computer Self-Efficacy of Pupils and Teachers in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to establish whether there are differences between the computer self-efficacy of pupils and teachers (N = 507) in the context of the classroom, as a developing workplace of the teacher in elementary education. The survey covered 184 teachers and 323 pupils in elementary school. The results show that there is no…

Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan

2014-01-01

82

The barriers to achievement for White\\/Black Caribbean pupils in English schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pupils of White and Black Caribbean descent make up the largest category of mixed heritage pupils in the United Kingdom. As a group they are at risk of underachieving and are proportionally over?represented in school exclusions. Yet little is known to date about the barriers to their achievement. The common?sense explanation for their underachievement is often in relation to the

Jo Haynes; Leon Tikly; Chamion Caballero

2006-01-01

83

Impact of Some Environmental Education Outdoor Activities on Nigerian Primary School Pupils' Environmental Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the impact of outdoor educational activities on pupils' knowledge of some environmental issues and problems. A pretest, posttest, control group, quasi-experimental design was adopted for the study. Four hundred and eighty primary 5 pupils from 12 randomly selected primary schools in Ibadan, Nigeria, constituted the subjects…

Ajiboye, Josiah O.; Olatundun, Sunday Adekojo

2010-01-01

84

AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes of Pupils Attending Urban High Schools in Israel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares AIDS knowledge, attitude, and sources of information of 1724 students in high schools in Holon. Pupils attending the academic school have the highest knowledge concerning AIDS topics; those in the vocational school place second; and those in the religious school come last. Results indicate that misconceptions are still found in the…

Brook, Uzi

1999-01-01

85

Teacher-Pupil Interaction in Bilingual Elementary School Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study was designed to explore further, and possibly extend, a conceptual model of teacher-student classroom interaction used initially in mono-lingual, segregated, public secondary school and college settings. The 4 verbal act modes in the model were called appraisal, prescriptive, informational, and questioning. This observational study…

Johnson, David L.

86

Musculoskeletal pain and school bag use: a cross-sectional study among Ugandan pupils  

PubMed Central

Background Though seen as a convenient method of carrying books and other scholastic materials including food items, schoolbags are believed to contribute to back and other musculoskeletal problems in school going children. This study set out to determine the prevalence of low back and other musculoskeletal pains and describe their relationship with schoolbag use in pupils. Results This was a cross-sectional descriptive study involving 532 pupils from six primary schools with a mean age of 13.6 years. Analyses included the chi- square test, independent t tests, regression analysis and test for trend across ordered groups. Backpacks were the most common type of schoolbag and younger children carried disproportionately heavier bags. Urban pupils were younger, carried significantly heavier bags, and less likely to complain about schoolbag weight than the rural pupils, About 30.8% of the pupils carried schoolbags which were more than 10% of their body weight. About 88.2% of pupils reported having body pain especially in the neck, shoulders and upper back. About 35.4% of the children reported that carrying the schoolbag was the cause of their musculoskeletal pain. The prevalence of lower back pain was 37.8%. There was significant association between low back pain and; method of bag carriage (p?school (p?=?0.02). Only 19% had lockers at school. Conclusion Urban pupils were younger, carried significantly heavier bags, and less likely to complain about schoolbag weight than the rural pupils. The majority of pupils complained of musculoskeletal pain of which 35.4% was attributed to the schoolbags. The prevalence of lower back pain was 37.8%. Schools need to provide lockers and functional libraries in order to avoid excessive loading and repetitive strain injuries. PMID:24713177

2014-01-01

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LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF PUPIL PROGRESS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE EXTENT TO WHICH SCORES REPRESENTING PUPILS' STATUS ON CERTAIN DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORS PREDICTED THEIR ACHIEVEMENT IN READING, ARITHMETIC, AND THE MEDIAN OF A BATTERY OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS WAS PRESENTED. THE STUDY COVERED A PERIOD OF 4 YEARS DURING WHICH THE SAME PUPILS WERE STUDIED IN THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH GRADES. STUDIES OF THESE…

BROWN, ROSCOE C., JR.; HENDERSON, EDWARD

88

Teachers' Conceptualization of Pupil Control in Elementary School Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a framework of techniques teachers used to manage elementary physical education students and foster pupil self-control. Audiotapes and interviews resulted in development of the Physical Education Pupil Control Inventory. Facilitating self-control involved selecting tutorial control techniques, using indirect technique forms, and…

Henkel, Steven A.

1991-01-01

89

Pennies from Heaven? Using Exogenous Tax Variation to Identify Effects of School Resources on Pupil Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence on the effectiveness of school inputs remains inconclusive, partly due to the challenge of identification as families sort themselves into school districts and resources are potentially allocated to compensate (or reinforce) differences in pupil abilities. Using variation in school resources induced by the location of waterfalls in…

Haegeland, Torbjorn; Raaum, Oddbjorn; Salvanes, Kjell G.

2012-01-01

90

Does school autonomy improve educational outcomes? Judging the performance of foundation secondary schools in England  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government and researchers use school performance measures such as contextual value-added to claim that giving schools autonomy from local authority control produces superior pupil performance in GCSE examinations. This paper explores the extent to which inferring causality between autonomy and pupil achievement is reasonable given that pupils are not randomly assigned to schools and schools do not randomly acquire autonomous

Rebecca Allen

2010-01-01

91

The Leading Group Effect: Illusionary Declines in Scholastic Standard Scores of Mid-Range Japanese Junior High School Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Longitudinal change in the average Z scores for four groups of pupils sorted by quartiles was examined for its stability over three years. The data, collected from 1998 to 2009, was obtained from nine cohorts of Japanese junior high school pupils totaling 1,962 subjects. It showed illusionary declines among the mid-range pupils but improvements…

Mori, Kazuo; Uchida, Akitoshi

2012-01-01

92

Non-Graded Instruction in Small Rural Lower Secondary Schools. A Presentation of the PANG-Project. Report No. 50.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Process Analysis of Non-Grading (PANG) project was initiated from experiences in a small school pilot study of a nongraded school system in Sweden. This small school suggested a nongraded upper comprehensive school (pupil age 14-16 years). Since 1972 the PANG project has successfully worked out a nongraded system at the secondary level in four…

Andrae, Annika

93

Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education in Catholic Secondary Schools: Stakeholders' Views  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During 1999-2000, the writer carried out a survey of six randomly selected Catholic secondary schools in England to examine the attitudes of stakeholder groups towards Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education. Questionnaires were completed by six governors, 12 parents, 139 pupils, 12 teachers and six school leaders, providing insight…

Fincham, David

2007-01-01

94

The sexual health of pupils in years 4 to 6 of primary schools in rural Tanzania  

PubMed Central

Background/objectives: There is an urgent need for effective interventions to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents. Reliable data on the sexual health of adolescents are needed to guide the development of such interventions. The aim was to describe the sexual health of pupils in years 4 to 6 of 121 rural primary schools in north western Tanzania, before the implementation of an innovative sexual health intervention in 58 of the schools. Methods: A cross sectional survey of primary school pupils in rural Tanzania was carried out. The study population comprised pupils registered in years 4 to 6 of 121 primary schools in 20 rural communities in 1998. Basic demographic information was collected from all pupils seen. Those born before 1 January 1985 (aged approximately 14 years and over) were invited to participate in the survey, and asked about their knowledge and attitudes towards sexual health issues, and their sexual experience. A urine specimen was requested and tested for HIV, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and, for females, pregnancy. Results: 9283 pupils born before 1 January 1985 were enrolled and provided demographic information and a urine sample. Male pupils were significantly older than females (mean age 15.5 years v 14.8 years, p<0.001), but all other demographic characteristics were similar between the sexes. 14 (0.2%) of the enrolled pupils (four male and 10 female) were HIV positive, 83 (0.9%) were positive for CT, and 12 (0.1%) for NG. 32 female pupils (0.8%) were positive by pregnancy test. Sexual experience was reported by one fifth of primary school girls, and by almost half of boys. Only 45/114 (39%) girls with biological markers of sexual activity reported having had sex. Conclusions: HIV, CT, NG, and pregnancy were present though at relatively low levels among pupils in years 4 to 6 of primary school. A high proportion of pupils with a biological marker of sexual activity denied ever having had sex. Alternative ways of collecting sensitive data about the sexual behaviour of school pupils should be explored. PMID:14755033

Todd, J; Changalucha, J; Ross, D; Mosha, F; Obasi, A; Plummer, M; Balira, R; Grosskurth, H; Mabey, D; Hayes, R

2004-01-01

95

Development projects: Secondary school, Arnold   

E-print Network

This BULLETIN describes a secondary school at Arnold, Nottinghamshire, designed by the Development Group of the Architects and Building Branch of the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Local Education Authority. It was the sixth...

Anonymous

96

Portugal's Secondary School Modernisation Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the Secondary School Modernisation Programme, being implemented in Portugal by "Parque Escolar, EPE", is based on the pursuit of quality and makes Portuguese education a potential international benchmark. This paper discusses the strategies adopted to reorganise school spaces. It describes the conceptual model and highlights the…

Heitor, Teresa V.; Freire da Silva, Jose M. R.

2009-01-01

97

Just How Much Can School Pupils Learn from School Gardening? A Study of Two Supervised Agricultural Experience Approaches in Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School systems in Africa are short of skills that link well with rural communities, yet arguments to vocationalize curricula remain mixed and school agriculture lacks the supervised practical component. This study, conducted in eight primary (elementary) schools in Uganda, sought to compare the learning achievement of pupils taught using…

Okiror, John James; Matsiko, Biryabaho Frank; Oonyu, Joseph

2011-01-01

98

School Counsellors Working with Immigrant Pupils: Changes in Their Approaches after 10 Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counselling culturally diverse populations poses several challenges for mental health professionals in schools as well as the wider community. In 1998, the author interviewed counsellors working in Israeli schools, and categorised their approaches to immigrant pupils in four broad categories: culturally encapsulated assimilator, self-facilitator,…

Tatar, Moshe

2012-01-01

99

Drawing Digital Pictures: An Investigation of Primary Pupils' Representations of ICT and Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relatively restricted nature of children's use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) inside the school setting has long been noted by researchers. With this in mind, this article offers a grounded analysis of drawings collected from 355 primary pupils (years three to six) from five English primary schools depicting desired…

Selwyn, Neil; Boraschi, Daniela; Ozkula, Suay Melisa

2009-01-01

100

Engaging Pupils in the Science, Engineering and Technology of a Low-Energy School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The UK Government's Building Schools for the Future programme has provided schools with a unique opportunity to improve education for sustainable development substantially by giving pupils the chance to study within a real-life context. This article documents an engagement project in which experts in low-energy building design are facilitating…

Charnley, Fiona; Fleming, Paul; Fleming, Margaret; Mill, Greig

2010-01-01

101

A Study of Credentialed Staff-Pupil Ratios by Ethnicity in the California Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By 1973-74 the largest student ethnic minority group in California public schools was Spanish surname with approximately 17.2 percent of the state's total public school population; however, the Spanish surname had the lowest credential staff-pupil ratio (1:98) of all groups for 1973-74. (NQ)

Garcia, Joseph O.; Espinosa, Ruben W.

1977-01-01

102

National Context, Educational Goals and Pupil Experience of Schooling and Learning in Three European Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper reports on the findings of a major research project which examines the relationship between the national context and national educational values as these are translated into the school context, teacher beliefs, classroom processes and pupil perspectives on learning and schooling. The theoretical rationale for such research is examined and evidence is drawn from questionnaires administered to approximately 1,800

Marilyn Osborn

1999-01-01

103

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2005-06 (Fiscal Year 2006). First Look. NCES 2008-345  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief publication contains basic revenue and expenditure data, by state, for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2005-06. It contains state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function, including expenditures per pupil. It presents data from the School District Finance Survey for School Year 2005-06…

Zhou, Lei

2008-01-01

104

The Impact of a Cooperative Learning Experience on Pupils' Popularity, Non-Cooperativeness, and Interethnic Bias in Multiethnic Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we investigated popularity and perceived non-cooperativeness in multiethnic elementary schools. A sample of 94 pupils aged 10-12 years, from five multiethnic elementary schools, were divided into 26 teams and participated in a structured cooperative learning (SCL) curriculum of 11 lessons. Neither teachers nor pupils had prior SCL…

Oortwijn, Michiel Bastiaan; Boekaerts, Monique; Vedder, Paul; Fortuin, Janna

2008-01-01

105

Participation of Primary School Pupils Who Stay at Institution of Social Services and Child Protection Dormitories in Social Science Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research aims to understand to what extent primary school pupils who stay at the Institution of Social Services and Child Protection dormitories participate in social science lessons. Data were obtained from pupils staying at the Institution of Social Services and Child Protection dormitories and attending primary schools in Istanbul and…

Guven, Sibel; Sahin Taskin, Cigdem

2008-01-01

106

The Development and Factor Structure of a Career Locus of Control Scale for Use with School Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the development and psychometric assessment of a multidimensional, domain-specific Career Locus of Control Scale (CLOC) designed for use with adolescent school pupils engaged in the career development and decision-making process. A 47-item version was administered to 743 school pupils, age 15 or 16 years evenly split between…

Millar, Rob; Shevlin, Mark

2007-01-01

107

The Confidentiality of Pupil School Records. A Legal Memorandum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Court decisions generally establish the right of students and parents to have access to confidential pupil records. In general, common law gives persons with a "real interest" (such as parents) the right to inspect student records. This doctrine is supported by the ruling in Marmo v. New York City Board of Education that an individual charged with…

National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.

108

Pupil Interest in Physics: A Survey in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factors interrelating with interest in physics learning are gender, perceived relevance, contents and contexts of physics, and teaching methods. Finnish ninth grade secondary school pupil interest in physics in different contexts was investigated with a survey conducted in connection with the inter- national ROSE project. The sample consisted of 3626 pupils (median age 15) in 61 schools. Means of all

JARI LAVONEN; REIJO BYMAN; KALLE JUUTI; VEIJO MEISALO; ANNA UITTO

109

Mechanics. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, a curriculum guide for auto mechanics for secondary students, is one of six guides developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

110

Creativity, Originality, Identity: Investigating Computer-Based Composition in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates computer-based music composition using the CD Rom "Dance eJay" with pupils from a secondary school setting (13-15 years). Three issues are explored: the extent to which participants adopted different strategies during the composition process, how the strategies differed with respect to prior experience of formal…

Mellor, Liz

2008-01-01

111

The Recruitment of Secondary School Physical Education Teachers in England: A Gendered Perspective?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current UK government’s concern with social inclusion in many aspects of educational policy has generated much professional debate amongst teachers in terms of what the new policy directives will mean for their practice. While this has highlighted the need to respond to pupils’ diverse learning needs, little has been said in respect of the recruitment of secondary school teachers

Gary Stidder

2002-01-01

112

Student Transition from Primary to Lower Secondary School in Cambodia: Narrative Insights into Complex Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article has three purposes. First, it presents findings from a study of student retention and dropout in Cambodia, as pupils transition from primary to lower secondary school. Second, it aims to understand from an in-depth, emic perspective the dynamics of this process and the challenges that individual families and their students face around…

Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Zimmermann, Thomas; Sitha, Chhinh; Williams, James H.; Kitamura, Yuto

2014-01-01

113

Teachers on Perceived Traits and Academic Achievements of Regular Pupils and Pupils with Special Needs in Mainstream Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When looking for answers to the question of academic (non)achievement of regular pupils and pupils with special needs, it is necessary to take into account the extraordinary complexity of factors, ranging from psychological across instructional to home environment variables. The academic achievement is not only a reflection of the pupil's…

Lesar, Irena; Cuk, Ivan; Pecek, Mojca

2014-01-01

114

"Why Does Wearing a Yellow Bib Make Us Different"?: A Case Study of Explaining Discrimination in a West of Scotland Secondary (High) School  

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This paper reports on and discusses one Scottish secondary school's attempts to develop an understanding of discrimination and prejudice with S1 (Year 7 in England) pupils using a simulation based on a truncated version of Jane Elliott's "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" experiment of the 1960s. The research questions were: (1) Did the pupils learn anything…

Maitles, Henry; McKelvie, Erin

2010-01-01

115

The Peer Relationships of Primary School Pupils with Poor Attendance Records  

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The research study presented in this article was conducted because of the surprising paucity of research findings on the effect of significant absence from primary school on peer relationships. Participants in the study were Year 6 pupils, 140 of whom had attendance records of 80% or less in both Years 2 and 6. Of the 140, 133 were matched with…

Carroll, H. C. M.

2011-01-01

116

Pupils' Environmental Awareness and Knowledge: A Springboard for Action in Primary Schools in Kenya's Rift Valley  

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This study was carried out with 276 standard eight pupils in eleven primary schools in the rural town of Narok in Kenya's Rift Valley. It evaluated their awareness of key environmental issues in their local area and their knowledge about the causes, effects and solutions pertaining to these environmental issues. A descriptive research design was…

Mutisya, Sammy M.; Barker, Miles

2011-01-01

117

Respiratory health among Korean pupils in relation to home, school and outdoor environment.  

PubMed

There are few studies about school-environment in relation to pupils' respiratory health, and Korean school-environment has not been characterized. All pupils in 4th grade in 12 selected schools in three urban cities in Korea received a questionnaire (n = 2,453), 96% participated. Gaseous pollutants and ultrafine particles (UFPs) were measured indoors (n = 34) and outdoors (n = 12) during winter, 2004. Indoor dampness at home was investigated by the questionnaire. To evaluate associations between respiratory health and environment, multiple logistic- and multi-level regression models were applied adjusting for potential confounders. The mean age of pupils was 10 yr and 49% were boys. No school had mechanical ventilation and CO(2)-levels exceeded 1,000 ppm in all except one of the classrooms. The indoor mean concentrations of SO(2), NO(2), O(3) and formaldehyde were 0.6 µg/m(3), 19 µg/m(3), 8 µg/m(3) and 28 µg/m(3), respectively. The average level of UFPs was 18,230 pt/cm(3) in the classrooms and 16,480 pt/cm(3) outdoors. There were positive associations between wheeze and outdoor NO(2), and between current asthma and outdoor UFPs. With dampness at home, pupils had more wheeze. In conclusion, outdoor UFPs and even low levels of NO(2) may adversely contribute to respiratory health in children. High CO(2)-levels in classrooms and indoor dampness/mold at home should be reduced. PMID:21286005

Kim, Jeong-Lim; Elfman, Lena; Wieslander, Gunilla; Ferm, Martin; Torén, Kjell; Norbäck, Dan

2011-02-01

118

Fitness as "Social Heritage": A Study of Elementary School Pupils in Berlin  

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Health and fitness among children and adolescents is a subject currently receiving public attention. This article focuses on the fitness of German pupils (third and fourth grades) in five schools in Berlin with widely differing social catchment areas as well as children from differing social backgrounds. Besides an orthopaedic examination and…

Pfister, Gertrud; Reeg, Annemarie

2006-01-01

119

Introduction to Research in the Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Catalonia, research projects in secondary schools have formed part of the curriculum for a number of years. Here we describe the activities of the University of Barcelona and the Barcelona Science Park aimed at helping secondary school students to develop a research project and their teachers to supervise the project. The relationships formed between students, their secondary school teachers

Josep M. FERNÁNDEZ-NOVELL

120

Does Teacher Training Affect Pupil Learning? Evidence from Matched Comparisons in Jerusalem Public Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most research on the relationship between teacher characteristics and pupil achievement focuses on salaries, experience, and education. The effect of in-service training has received less attention. We estimate the effect of in-service teacher training on achievements in Jerusalem elementary schools using a matched-comparison design. Differences-in-differences, regression, and matching estimates suggest training in secular schools lead to an improvement in test

Victor Lavy

2001-01-01

121

Using group cognitive behavioural therapy intervention in school settings with pupils who have externalizing behavioural difficulties: an unexpected result  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been a growing interest in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in school settings by educational psychologists in England. This small-scale study set out to explore the effectiveness of a school-based, eight-session CBT intervention for 12–13-year-old children with externalizing behavioural difficulties. Twelve pupils were referred by a school's pastoral manager as having externalizing behavioural difficulties. Pupils were

Garry Squires; Katie Caddick

2012-01-01

122

The Effect of LEGO Training on Pupils' School Performance in Mathematics, Problem Solving Ability and Attitude: Swedish Data  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of one year of regular "LEGO" training on pupils' performances in schools. The underlying pedagogical perspective is the constructivist theory, where the main idea is that knowledge is constructed in the mind of the pupil by active learning. The investigation has been made in two steps. The…

Hussain, Shakir; Lindh, Jorgen; Shukur, Ghazi

2006-01-01

123

Risk-based learning games improve long-term retention of information among school pupils.  

PubMed

Risk heightens motivation and, if used appropriately, may have the potential to improve engagement in the classroom. We have developed a risk-based learning game for school pupils in order to test whether such learning games can improve later recall of information. The study was performed during a series of public engagement workshops delivered by undergraduate students. Undergraduate neuroscience students delivered 90-minute science workshops to 9-10 year old school pupils (n?=?448) that were divided into 'Risk', 'No risk' and 'Control' classes. 'Risk' classes received periodic multiple-choice questions (MCQs) during the workshops which required small teams of pupils to assign tokens to the answer(s) they believed to be correct. Tokens assigned to the correct answer were returned to the group and an equal number given back as a prize; tokens assigned to incorrect answers were lost. Participation was incentivised by the promise of a brain-related prize to the team with the most tokens at the end of the workshop. 'No risk' classes received MCQs without the risk component whilst the 'Control' classes received no MCQs. When presented with a neuroscience quiz based on workshop content at the end of the workshop, pupils in the 'Risk' classes exhibited significantly greater recall of information one week later. Quiz scores were higher than scores from the day of the workshop which suggested pupils may have discussed the workshop content outside of the classroom, thereby increasing knowledge over and above what was learned during the workshop. This is supported by feedback from pupils in 'Risk' classes which indicated that 'Risk' workshops were more interesting than 'No risk' and 'Control' workshops. These data suggest that there is a role for risk in the classroom but further investigations are required to elucidate the causal mechanisms of improved retention of information. PMID:25072799

Devonshire, Ian M; Davis, Jenny; Fairweather, Sophie; Highfield, Lauren; Thaker, Chandni; Walsh, Ashleigh; Wilson, Rachel; Hathway, Gareth J

2014-01-01

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Risk-Based Learning Games Improve Long-Term Retention of Information among School Pupils  

PubMed Central

Risk heightens motivation and, if used appropriately, may have the potential to improve engagement in the classroom. We have developed a risk-based learning game for school pupils in order to test whether such learning games can improve later recall of information. The study was performed during a series of public engagement workshops delivered by undergraduate students. Undergraduate neuroscience students delivered 90-minute science workshops to 9–10 year old school pupils (n?=?448) that were divided into ‘Risk’, ‘No risk’ and ‘Control’ classes. ‘Risk’ classes received periodic multiple-choice questions (MCQs) during the workshops which required small teams of pupils to assign tokens to the answer(s) they believed to be correct. Tokens assigned to the correct answer were returned to the group and an equal number given back as a prize; tokens assigned to incorrect answers were lost. Participation was incentivised by the promise of a brain-related prize to the team with the most tokens at the end of the workshop. ‘No risk’ classes received MCQs without the risk component whilst the ‘Control’ classes received no MCQs. When presented with a neuroscience quiz based on workshop content at the end of the workshop, pupils in the ‘Risk’ classes exhibited significantly greater recall of information one week later. Quiz scores were higher than scores from the day of the workshop which suggested pupils may have discussed the workshop content outside of the classroom, thereby increasing knowledge over and above what was learned during the workshop. This is supported by feedback from pupils in ‘Risk’ classes which indicated that ‘Risk’ workshops were more interesting than ‘No risk’ and ‘Control’ workshops. These data suggest that there is a role for risk in the classroom but further investigations are required to elucidate the causal mechanisms of improved retention of information. PMID:25072799

Devonshire, Ian M.; Davis, Jenny; Fairweather, Sophie; Highfield, Lauren; Thaker, Chandni; Walsh, Ashleigh; Wilson, Rachel; Hathway, Gareth J.

2014-01-01

125

Fungal DNA, allergens, mycotoxins and associations with asthmatic symptoms among pupils in schools from Johor Bahru, Malaysia.  

PubMed

While there is a large variation of prevalence of asthma symptoms worldwide, what we do know is that it is on the rise in developing countries. However, there are few studies on allergens, moulds and mycotoxin exposure in schools in tropical countries. The aims were to measure selected fungal DNA, furry pet allergens and mycotoxins in dust samples from schools in Malaysia and to study associations with pupils' respiratory health effects. Eight secondary schools and 32 classrooms in Johor Bahru, Malaysia were randomly selected. A questionnaire with standardized questions was used for health assessment in 15 randomly selected pupils from each class. The school buildings were inspected and both indoor and outdoor climate were measured. Dust samples were collected by cotton swabs and Petri dishes for fungal DNA, mycotoxins and allergens analysis. The participation rate was 96% (462/480 invited pupils), with a mean age of 14 yr (range 14-16). The pupils mostly reported daytime breathlessness (41%), parental asthma or allergy (22%), pollen or pet allergy (21%) and doctor-diagnosed asthma (13%) but rarely reported night-time breathlessness (7%), asthma in the last 12 months (3%), medication for asthma (4%) or smoking (5%). The inspection showed that no school had any mechanical ventilation system, but all classrooms had openable windows that were kept open during lectures. The mean building age was 16 yr (range 3-40) and the mean indoor and outdoor CO(2) levels were 492 ppm and 408 ppm, respectively. The mean values of indoor and outdoor temperature and relative humidity were the same, 29°C and 70% respectively. In cotton swab dust samples, the Geometric Mean (GM) value for total fungal DNA and Aspergillus/Penicillium (Asp/Pen) DNA in swab samples (Cell Equivalents (CE)/m(2)) was 5.7*10(8) and 0.5*10(8), respectively. The arithmetic mean (CE/m(2)) for Aspergillus versicolor DNA was 8780, Stachybotrys chartarum DNA was 26 and Streptomyces DNA was 893. The arithmetic means (pg/m(2)) for the mycotoxins sterigmatocystin and verrucarol were 2547 and 17, respectively. In Petri dish dust samples, the GM value for total fungal DNA and Asp/Pen DNA (CE/m(2) per day) was 9.2*10(6) and 1.6*10(6), respectively. The arithmetic mean (CE/m(2) per day) for A. versicolor DNA was 1478, S. chartarum DNA was 105 and Streptomyces DNA was 1271, respectively. The GM value for cat (Fel d1) allergen was 5.9 ng/m(2) per day. There were positive associations between A. versicolor DNA, wheeze and daytime breathlessness and between Streptomyces DNA and doctor-diagnosed asthma. However, the associations were inverse between S. chartarum DNA and daytime breathlessness and between verrucarol and daytime breathlessness. In conclusion, fungal DNA and cat allergen contamination were common in schools from Malaysia and there was a high prevalence of respiratory symptoms among pupils. Moreover, there were associations between levels of some fungal DNA and reported respiratory health in the pupils. PMID:21457336

Cai, Gui-Hong; Hashim, Jamal Hisham; Hashim, Zailina; Ali, Faridah; Bloom, Erica; Larsson, Lennart; Lampa, Erik; Norbäck, Dan

2011-05-01

126

Religious schools in London: school admissions, religious composition and selectivity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with segregation and school selectivity in secondary schools with a religious character in London, England. Analyses of the characteristics of pupils at religious and non?religious schools reveal that the former tend to cater predominantly for pupils from particular religions and\\/or denominations and ethnic groups, so fostering segregation. In addition, they educate, in the main, pupils who

Rebecca Allen; Anne West

2009-01-01

127

Pupil Participation in School Cleaning: A Comparative Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey on how school cleaning is carried out in 103 countries throughout the world. Based on a comparative analysis of the collected data, the countries are classified into three types: 1) janitorial type, where janitors, or special cleansing personnel, clean the school, 2) janitor-pupillary type, where janitors do the school cleaning…

Okihara, Yutaka

1978-01-01

128

The Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorder in Children Attending a School for Pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.  

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A study compared symptoms of 54 adolescents attending a school for children with emotional and behavior disorders (EBD) and 107 students with EBD attending mainstream schools. Results indicated students attending schools for pupils with EBD are more likely to experience concurrent psychiatric disorders than their peers in mainstream schools.…

Cassidy, Elizabeth; James, Anthony; Wiggs, Luci

2001-01-01

129

Effect of Constructivist-Based Teaching Strategy on Academic Performance of Students in Integrated Science at the Junior Secondary School Level  

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Integrated science plays vital role in Nigerian science education programme because it prepares pupils at the Junior Secondary School level for the study of core science subjects at the Senior Secondary School level which in turn brings about students' interest in science oriented courses at the tertiary institutions. Despite government's efforts…

Bimbola, Oludipe; Daniel, Oludipe I.

2010-01-01

130

The Self-Esteem of Pupils in Schools for Pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties: Myth and Reality  

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The self-esteem of pupils has long been regarded as a key variable affecting both pupils' learning and behaviour, although the relationship between the two may not be as strong as many in education have always assumed. In this article, Jeremy Swinson, an educational psychologist and honorary lecturer in educational psychology at Liverpool John…

Swinson, Jeremy

2008-01-01

131

Development of "Bioethical Values Inventory" for Pupils in Secondary Education within the Scope of Bioethical Education  

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This study has led to the development of the "Bioethical Values Inventory" that can be used to reveal secondary school students' ethical values in decisions that they make during ethical debates regarding the application of biological sciences. An original inventory development model was used, consisting of four steps and involving…

Keskin-Samanci, Nilay; Özer-Keskin, Melike; Arslan, Orhan

2014-01-01

132

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL WITH INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA: A STUDY OF SECONDARY PUPILS' SEARCHING STRATEGIES USING \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a study of the information retrieval strategies of secondary school children using Microsoft ® Encarta™, multimedia encyclopaedia. Data were collected by systematic observation and interviewing procedures. Analysis of the data revealed that the children predominantly used the alphabetic index to find the required information. Keyword searching was rarely used and search tactics were in general unplanned,

Helen Drenoyianni; Ian D. Selwood

133

Preventive oral health practices of school pupils in Southern Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Background One of the goals of the World Health Organisation goal is to ensure increased uptake of preventive oral self-care by 2020. This would require the design public health programmes that will ensure children place premium on preventive oral health care uptake. One effort in that direction is the need for countries to define baseline measures on use of preventive oral self-care measures by their population as well as identify factors that impact on its use. This study aims to determine the prevalence and the impact of age and sex on the use of recommended oral self-care measures by pupils in Southern Nigeria. Methods Pupils age 8 to 16 years (N?=?2,676) in two urban sites in Southern Nigeria completed a questionnaire about recommended oral self-care (use of fluoridated toothpaste, flossing, regularity of consuming sugary snacks between main meals), time of the last dental check-up and cigarette smoking habit. Chi square was used to test association between age (8-10years, 11–16 years), sex, and use of recommended oral self-care. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of use of recommended oral self-care. Results Only 7.8% of the study population practiced the recommended oral self-care. Older adolescents had an 8.0% increased odds (OR: 1.08; CI:0.81–1.43; p?=?0.61) and males had a 20.0% decreased odds (OR: 0.80; CI:0.60-1.06; p?=?0.12) of practicing recommended oral self-care though observed differences were not statistically significant. Very few respondents (12.7%) had visited the dental clinic for a check-up in the last one year. Majority of the respondents (92.2%) were non-smokers. Conclusions The use of a combination of oral self-care approaches was very low for this study population. Age and sex were predictive factors for the use of components of the oral self-care measures but not significant predictors of use of recommended oral self-care. Future studies would be required to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ age and sex impacts on the use of caries preventive oral self-care measures to be able to design effective prevention educational programmes for the study population. PMID:25001584

2014-01-01

134

Record Management in Nigerian Secondary School Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined the usefulness of record management in Nigerian Secondary Schools. Record keeping is one of the administrative principles in secondary school administration and it cannot be overemphasized in any organisation. The continuity of any school organisation depends on availability of useful records of past activities. In a complex…

Nakpodia, E. D.

2009-01-01

135

Secondary School Science Department Chairs Leading Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary school department chairs are content area specialists in their schools and are responsible for providing students with the most appropriate curricula. However, most secondary school department chairs have limited authority to institute change unilaterally (Gmelch, 1993; Hannay & Erb, 1999). To explore how these educational leaders…

Gaubatz, Julie A.

2012-01-01

136

Pupil Identity and Differentiation in British Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study of school subcultures and their impact on 16 ex-public school British students, age 18-21. Finds that subcultures are genuine interactive units grounded in shared ideological positions. States that the subcultures fit within a hierarchical pattern and the higher the subculture the greater the level of exclusion. (CFR)

Tovey, Philip

1993-01-01

137

Minority Ethnic Pupils in Mainly White Schools. Research Report .  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the situation of ethnic minority students in predominantly white British schools, highlighting factors affecting their educational achievement and examining the perspectives of ethnic minority students and their parents and teachers. Surveys of the performance of over 34,000 students in predominantly white schools in 35…

Cline, Tony; de Abreu, Guida; Fihosy, Cornelius; Gray, Hilary; Lambert, Hannah; Neale, Jo

138

Initial Teacher Education Programmes: Providing a Space to Address the Disproportionate Exclusion of Black Pupils from Schools in England?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exclusion from school is a disciplinary sanction used in English schools to manage behaviour by limiting a young person's attendance at school and the over-representation of Black pupils in national exclusions statistics has been a long-standing cause of concern. This paper reports on the findings of a small-scale, qualitative study that…

Gazeley, Louise; Dunne, Máiréad

2013-01-01

139

The Act of Collective Worship: Pupils' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data gathered as part of a recent research project into the provision of collective worship in schools in England and Wales reveals the existence of a marked variation in approach and provision between schools in the primary and secondary sectors. Consequently, the point of transfer often becomes a watershed in pupils' experience. This sudden…

Gill, Jeannette

2004-01-01

140

Nutrient Intake and Nutritional Status Indicators of Participant and Nonparticipant Pupils of a Parent-Supported School Lunch Program in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To compare nutrient intake and indicators of nutritional status of western Kenyan pupil participants and nonparticipants of a parent-supported school lunch program. Design: Pupils and their caregivers were interviewed to assess their 24-hour dietary intake and the socioeconomic status of the family. Pupils' weights and heights were…

Walingo, Mary K.; Musamali, Betty

2008-01-01

141

Albinism in Botswana Junior Secondary Schools: A Double Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pupils with albinism potentially face a number of challenges in accessing quality education in schools in Botswana. Physical issues such as poor eyesight related to the condition and the problems of sensitive skin in such a dry and warm climate are both contributing factors to making learning problematic for some pupils. This study by Gareth Dart…

Dart, Gareth; Nkanotsang, Tiroyaone; Chizwe, Ose; Kowa, Lily

2010-01-01

142

Probability Experiments in the Secondary School  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article, created by L.W. Gates of Gillingham Technical High School, describes complete instructions for two probability experiments targeting middle school aged students. The author states, "Probability theory is taught as part of the normal curriculum in most secondary schools, but it is not usually possible, due to shortage of time, lack of equipment, or teacher reluctance to perform probability experiments." This lesson attempts to alleviate these issues in a secondary school setting.

Gates, L.W.

143

Use of Medication in School Programs for Behaviorally Disordered Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents information on psychotrophic drugs used with behaviorally disordered students (stimulants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and lithium), including desired effects and side effects. Guidelines for teachers and other school personnel who work with students on medication are also provided. (Author/JW)

Epstein, Michael H.; Olinger, Ellen

1987-01-01

144

Effective Schools: Do Elementary Prescriptions Fit Secondary Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most of the recent research identifying organizational characteristics that seem to make schools unusually effective has been conducted at the elementary level and may not be applicable to secondary schools. Research currently underway suggests that the basic organizational structures of elementary and secondary schools dictate two different…

Firestone, William A.; Herriott, Robert E.

145

Secondary School Teachers' Personal and School Characteristics, Experience of Violence and Perceived Violence Motives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social cohesion in school is reflected in social discrimination processes and the complementary social roles of teachers, pupils, other staff and pupils' relatives. School social cohesion varies in level from high, characterised by prosocial interactions, to low, characterised by antisocial or violent interactions. Antisocial behaviour is usually…

Mooij, Ton

2011-01-01

146

Tobacco Use Documenting Policy and Its Association with Pupils' Smoking and Their Perception of the Enforcement of School Smoking Bans in Finland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finnish national data sets on schools (N = 496) and pupils (N = 74,143; 14-16 years) were used to study whether a systematic documenting policy for the violations of school smoking bans was associated with pupils' smoking and their perceptions on the enforcement of smoking bans. Attending a school with a systematic documenting policy was…

Saaristo, Vesa; Kulmala, Jenni; Raisamo, Susanna; Rimpelä, Arja; Ståhl, Timo

2014-01-01

147

Assessment and Development of Potential of High School Pupils in the Third World Context of Kwa Zulu\\/Natal: Part Two  

Microsoft Academic Search

Part One of this series of articles outlines the current educational situation in the Third World context of Kwazulu\\/Natal. It highlights the problems caused by inadequate school buildings, low school attendance, lack of adequately trained teachers and, not surprisingly, the consequent general low school achievement of pupils. To compound these already debilitating factors, pupils learn in their second language (English)

Belle Wallace; Harvey B Adams

1988-01-01

148

Mathematical Modeling in the Secondary School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 10 years, national conferences and committees investigating the state of American mathematics education have advocated an increased emphasis on problem solving and mathematical modeling situations in the secondary school curriculum. However, little effort has been made to prepare secondary school teachers to use mathematical modeling…

Swetz, Frank, Ed.; Hartzler, J. S., Ed.

149

What Makes for a Successful Re-Integration from a Pupil Referral Unit to Mainstream Education? An Applied Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative research project was carried out in order to explore the views of Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and mainstream school staff regarding the process of re-integration of secondary school age pupils from the PRU to mainstream school. The views of 11 PRU staff members, six mainstream staff members and a member of the Behaviour Support Service…

Lawrence, Nicola

2011-01-01

150

The Impact of Lack of Resources on Declining Students' Enrolments in Design and Technology in Botswana Junior Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lack of resources has resulted in declining students' enrolment in design and technology in Botswana junior secondary schools by up to 6% per year over 10 years, despite positive encouragement by the government. Based on the PATT (pupils' attitude towards technology) theoretical framework this study indicated how a lack of resources in Botswana…

Gaotlhobogwe, Michael

2012-01-01

151

The Magnitude and Impact of Bullying among School Pupils in Muscat, Oman: A Cross-Sectional Study  

PubMed Central

Research about bullying among school pupils in the Arab/Muslim population is scarce. This study evaluates the characteristics of bullying and its impact among school pupils in Oman via cross-sectional survey among eighth grade school pupils (n = 1,229) during the academic year 2006-2007. The participants were selected using stratified random selection among 6 administrative divisions of one the governorates in the country. Data were collected using self-completed structured questionnaires. This study found similar percentages of males and females (76%) have experienced one form of bullying, and the majority of the incidents (80%) occurred in the vicinity of the school. In almost half of the cases, the bullying was initiated by a student of the same age or older than the victim. The most common type of bullying encountered in this study was verbal (47.7%), followed by misuse (45.9%), physical (43.9%), and, finally, social isolation/exclusion (22.5%). Although the failure of an academic year was uncommon among victims of bullying, the number of pupils who missed 4–6 and ?7 school days was higher among bullied pupils. If this study will withstand further research, educational initiatives are needed to mitigate the rate of bullying in Oman. PMID:25541623

Al-Saadoon, Muna; Al-Farsi, Yahya M.; Rizvi, Syed; Al-Jabri, Abdullah; Almamari, Sufyan; Al-Baluki, Wafaa

2014-01-01

152

Pupils' Perceptions of Geography in Dutch Primary Schools: Goals, Outcomes, Classrooms Environment, and Teacher Knowledge and Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concerns about the decreasing quality of geography education within primary schools can be linked to a decrease of time spent on geography education and, for example, to low achievement on national or school-specific tests. Learning outcomes for geography stay behind in relation to what experts believe that pupils should perform. Results indicate…

Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry

2014-01-01

153

Evaluation of Title I ESEA Projects, 1971-1972. Volume IV, Auxiliary Services to Schools and Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final volume of reports on the evaluation of ESEA Title I projects in Philadelphia 1971-1972 is concerned with the cluster "Auxiliary Services to Schools and Pupils." In this report are examined the theoretical bases for the creation and integration of projects directed toward the broad-based career development goals of the School District of…

Chern, Hermine J.; And Others

154

Using Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intervention in School Settings with Pupils Who Have Externalizing Behavioural Difficulties: An Unexpected Result  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been a growing interest in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in school settings by educational psychologists in England. This small-scale study set out to explore the effectiveness of a school-based, eight-session CBT intervention for 12-13-year-old children with externalizing behavioural difficulties. Twelve pupils were…

Squires, Garry; Caddick, Katie

2012-01-01

155

Female Dropouts in Botswana Junior Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A serious problem in Botswana is the large number of girls and young women who drop out of school. Just over half of the female population attends secondary schools, and the percentage of school-enrolled females has fallen in recent years. Few researchers have studied the dropout problem in Botswana. Twenty-four individuals selected for this study…

Makwinja-Morara, Veronica

2009-01-01

156

Pupil Disaffection in Areas of Socio-Economic Disadvantage: Implications for Effective School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines specific elements of a much wider study that attempted to ascertain the reasons for under-achievement in a large comprehensive school in the Welsh valleys. Specific Academic performance at General Certificate of Secondary Education (G.C.S.E.) level was poor in Randall, the main case school, in relation to other schools with…

Lloyd-Nesling, Norma

2006-01-01

157

Principals' Leadership Behaviors in Gang-Impacted High Schools and Their Effects on Pupil Climate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although viable leadership models for schools with differing social contexts are in great demand, empirical studies of high school principals have not produced consistent results. This paper summarizes part of a larger project designed to identify leadership behaviors of principals in "gang-impacted" and other secondary schools. The research was…

Schwartz, Audrey J.

158

Sleep disturbances are associated with reduced school achievements in first-grade pupils.  

PubMed

Several previous studies have demonstrated deteriorated scholastic achievements in school-aged children who experience sleep disturbances. In the current study, we examined the association between sleep disturbances during kindergarten (fifth to sixth year of children), and behavior, neurocognitive skills, as well as the children's future academic performance in first grade. The population included 98 kindergarten students who were scheduled to attend first grade. All children/parents filled out a sleep questionnaire and underwent one week of actigraphic sleep/wake study, as well as cognitive and behavioral assessments. Toward the end of first grade achievement evaluation in reading, writing, and arithmetic as well as teachers' evaluations were administrated. Of the 98 pupils, 6 failed the end of first grade's achievement tests (6.1%). When looking at their sleep patterns a year earlier, they had significantly longer sleep latencies (41 +/- 14 vs. 21 +/- 12 min, p < .05), increased arousals from sleep (4.1 +/- 0.9 vs. 1.8 +/- 1.1, p < .01), and lower sleep efficiencies (89.5 +/- 1.1 vs. 94.3 +/- 2.7%, p < .05) than pupils who passed the tests. There were significant correlations between sleep variables and cognitive and behavioral scores. The correlation between sleep efficiency in kindergarten and grades at the end of first year of school was r = .64 (p < .01). Children who failed first grade had significantly inferior sleep patterns. Sleep disturbances were associated with cognitive and emotional immaturity. PMID:20183720

Ravid, Sarit; Afek, Iris; Suraiya, Suheir; Shahar, Eli; Pillar, Giora

2009-01-01

159

Atoms in the Secondary School: Part 1  

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Discusses an experimental curriculum project in Hungary that introduces quantum mechanics into the secondary school. Briefly covers the following topics: superposition and intensity of waves, de Broglie wavelength, the uncertainty principle, ground states, quantum numbers, and symmetry. (MLH)

Marx, George

1976-01-01

160

Secondary School Administrators' Attitudes toward Confidentiality in School Counseling  

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The school counseling literature emphasizes the importance of confidentiality in the counseling relationship. In some circumstances, school policy may require disclosure of content discussed in counseling unrelated to threat of harm to self or others. This pilot study investigated secondary school principals' attitudes toward the practice of…

O'Connell, William P.

2012-01-01

161

Endotoxin, ergosterol, fungal DNA and allergens in dust from schools in Johor Bahru, Malaysia- associations with asthma and respiratory infections in pupils.  

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There are few studies on associations between respiratory health and allergens, fungal and bacterial compounds in schools in tropical countries. The aim was to study associations between respiratory symptoms in pupils and ethnicity, chemical microbial markers, allergens and fungal DNA in settled dust in schools in Malaysia. Totally 462 pupils (96%) from 8 randomly selected secondary schools in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, participated. Dust was vacuumed from 32 classrooms and analysed for levels of different types of endotoxin as 3-hydroxy fatty acids (3-OH), muramic acid, ergosterol, allergens and five fungal DNA sequences. Multiple logistic regression was applied. Totally 13.1% pupils reported doctor's diagnosed asthma, 10.3% wheeze and 21.1% pollen or pet allergy. Indian and Chinese children had less atopy and asthma than Malay. Carbon dioxide levels were low (380-690 ppm). No cat (Fel d1), dog (Can f 1) or horse allergens (Ecu cx) were detected. The levels of Bloomia tropicalis (Blo t), house dust mite allergens (Der p 1, Der f 1, Der m 1) and cockroach allergens (Per a 1 and Bla g 1) were low. There were positive associations between levels of Aspergillus versicolor DNA and daytime breathlessness, between C14 3-OH and respiratory infections and between ergosterol and doctors diagnosed asthma. There were negative (protective) associations between levels of C10 3-OH and wheeze, between C16 3-OH and day time and night time breathlessness, between cockroach allergens and doctors diagnosed asthma. Moreover there were negative associations between amount of fine dust, total endotoxin (LPS) and respiratory infections. In conclusion, endotoxin at school seems to be mainly protective for respiratory illness but different types of endotoxin could have different effects. Fungal contamination measured as ergosterol and Aspergillus versicolor DNA can be risk factors for respiratory illness. The ethnical differences for atopy and asthma deserve further attention. PMID:24523884

Norbäck, Dan; Markowicz, Pawel; Cai, Gui-Hong; Hashim, Zailina; Ali, Faridah; Zheng, Yi-Wu; Lai, Xu-Xin; Spangfort, Michael Dho; Larsson, Lennart; Hashim, Jamal Hisham

2014-01-01

162

Endotoxin, Ergosterol, Fungal DNA and Allergens in Dust from Schools in Johor Bahru, Malaysia- Associations with Asthma and Respiratory Infections in Pupils  

PubMed Central

There are few studies on associations between respiratory health and allergens, fungal and bacterial compounds in schools in tropical countries. The aim was to study associations between respiratory symptoms in pupils and ethnicity, chemical microbial markers, allergens and fungal DNA in settled dust in schools in Malaysia. Totally 462 pupils (96%) from 8 randomly selected secondary schools in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, participated. Dust was vacuumed from 32 classrooms and analysed for levels of different types of endotoxin as 3-hydroxy fatty acids (3-OH), muramic acid, ergosterol, allergens and five fungal DNA sequences. Multiple logistic regression was applied. Totally 13.1% pupils reported doctor’s diagnosed asthma, 10.3% wheeze and 21.1% pollen or pet allergy. Indian and Chinese children had less atopy and asthma than Malay. Carbon dioxide levels were low (380–690 ppm). No cat (Fel d1), dog (Can f 1) or horse allergens (Ecu cx) were detected. The levels of Bloomia tropicalis (Blo t), house dust mite allergens (Der p 1, Der f 1, Der m 1) and cockroach allergens (Per a 1 and Bla g 1) were low. There were positive associations between levels of Aspergillus versicolor DNA and daytime breathlessness, between C14 3-OH and respiratory infections and between ergosterol and doctors diagnosed asthma. There were negative (protective) associations between levels of C10 3-OH and wheeze, between C16 3-OH and day time and night time breathlessness, between cockroach allergens and doctors diagnosed asthma. Moreover there were negative associations between amount of fine dust, total endotoxin (LPS) and respiratory infections. In conclusion, endotoxin at school seems to be mainly protective for respiratory illness but different types of endotoxin could have different effects. Fungal contamination measured as ergosterol and Aspergillus versicolor DNA can be risk factors for respiratory illness. The ethnical differences for atopy and asthma deserve further attention. PMID:24523884

Norbäck, Dan; Markowicz, Pawel; Cai, Gui-Hong; Hashim, Zailina; Ali, Faridah; Zheng, Yi-Wu; Lai, Xu-Xin; Spangfort, Michael Dho; Larsson, Lennart; Hashim, Jamal Hisham

2014-01-01

163

Argentinean Adolescents' Attitude toward Secondary School.  

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This study examined the attitudes toward secondary school of 631 adolescents attending 8th, 9th, and 10th grade in Parana, Argentina in 1998. Students completed a scale of 12 questions about the value of school and their teachers' capacity to teach and to establish good relationships with their students. Overall, most Argentinean students showed…

Facio, Alicia; Batistuta, Mercedes

164

The Admissions Criteria of Secondary Free Schools  

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This paper presents the results of an analysis of the admissions criteria used by the first two waves of secondary Free Schools in England. The type of criteria and their ranked order is explored and their potential impact on the school composition is considered. The findings demonstrate the diversity of criteria being used by this new type of…

Morris, Rebecca

2014-01-01

165

Student Use of the Secondary School Library.  

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Although there is a library in every secondary school in New Zealand, very little is known about the variables that affect the student use and perceptions of the library. This research combines questionnaires and focus groups involving Year 12 and 13 students to give a picture of school library use in Christchurch. Students were asked about where…

Kershaw, Kathryn Lee

166

Sustaining Secondary Transition Programs in Local Schools  

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This article reports on factors that influence the sustainability of secondary transition innovations in local schools. We used a two-stage research process, which combined broad survey methods and an embedded case study design, to investigate the sustainability of a specific school-to-community transition model for youth with disabilities. We…

Benz, M. R.; Lindstrom, L.; Unruh, D.; Waintrup, M.

2004-01-01

167

This paper concerns educational projects implemented at a number of Moscow secondary schools (high schools) and,  

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schools (high schools) and, secondarily, how an offshoot from this project is being tried in Oregon) in collaboration with Dick Erickson, a local high school teacher. These lab kits were devised to work solar photovoltaic modules installed on the school's roof. Pupils monitor, in real-time, the electricity

Oregon, University of

168

Motive to Achieve Success and Motive to Avoid Failure in Relation to School Performance for Pupils of Different Ability Levels  

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Gjesme, Torgrim (1971). Motive to Achieve Success and Motive to Avoid Failure in Relation to School Performance for Pupils of Different Ability Levels. Scand. J. educ. Res. 00, 81?99. Subjective probability of success (Ps) has been a neglected factor in studies regarding the relationships between achievement?related motives and performance. Taking this factor into account, we expected that in a traditional

Torgrim Gjesme

1971-01-01

169

Impact of Mainstreaming and Disability Visibility on Social Representations of Disability and Otherness Held by Junior High School Pupils  

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The present study sought to gauge the impact of integrating pupils with disabilities in ordinary schools on the social representations of disability and otherness held by their classmates. In particular, we studied the effects of the disability's visibility--a visible disability (i.e., cerebral palsy) versus a non-visible disability (i.e.,…

Harma, Kahina; Gombert, Anne; Roussey, Jean-Yves

2013-01-01

170

Daps, Dykes and Five Mile Hikes: Physical Education in Pupils' Folklore  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the relationship between the school and the body. It does so by considering the transfer from primary to secondary school. Analysing children's and young adult's stories about transfer reveals that physical education (PE), and more generally the body, are central to pupils’ anticipations and anxieties about the move to secondary school. The paper argues that the fears

Lesley Pugsley; Amanda Coffey; Sara Delamont

1996-01-01

171

Consulting Pupils about Classroom Teaching and Learning: Policy, Practice and Response in One School  

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This article reports on an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) doctoral study which investigated how teachers consulted pupils about teaching and learning in classrooms. Interest in consulting pupils has increased over the last decade; existing research suggests pupils have valuable perspectives on teaching and learning which teachers can…

Morgan, Bethan

2011-01-01

172

The Superior Pupil in Junior High School Mathematics. Bulletin, 1955, No. 4  

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This report presents ways to identify the superior pupil and methods to provide for his needs. For the purposes of this report, superior pupils are defined as rapid learners in academic subjects. They are the pupils in the upper 20 percent in general intelligence whose abilities lend themselves readily to intellectual pursuits. This report…

McWilliams, Earl M.; Brown, Kenneth E.

1955-01-01

173

[Pupil Performance in the Elementary Schools of Atlanta, Georgia]. Research and Development Report, Volume VI, Numbers 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, and 44, May 1973.  

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This document is concerned with the objectives and evaluation of the educational programs of six elementary schools. Charles R. Drew Elementary School has been classified as a Title I school and receives compensatory services to improve academic performances and self-concepts of the pupils. E. R. Carter Elementary School is also a Title I school.…

Atlanta Public Schools, GA.

174

Geometry for the Secondary School  

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A sequential but non-axiomatic high school geometry course which includes Euclidean, transformation, and analytic geometry and vectors and matrices, and emphasizes the invariance property of transformations, is outlined. Sample problems, solutions, and comments are included. (MN)

Moalem, D.

1977-01-01

175

Impact of regular soap provision to primary schools on hand washing and E. coli hand contamination among pupils in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial.  

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We assessed whether supplying soap to primary schools on a regular basis increased pupil hand washing and decreased Escherichia coli hand contamination. Multiple rounds of structured observations of hand washing events after latrine use were conducted in 60 Kenyan schools, and hand rinse samples were collected one time in a subset of schools. The proportion of pupils observed practicing hand washing with soap (HWWS) events was significantly higher in schools that received a soap provision intervention (32%) and schools that received soap and latrine cleaning materials (38%) compared with controls (3%). Girls and boys had similar hand washing rates. There were non-significant reductions in E. coli contamination among intervention school pupils compared with controls. Removing the barrier of soap procurement can significantly increase availability of soap and hand washing among pupils; however, we discuss limitations in the enabling policy and institutional environment that may have prevented reaching desired levels of HWWS. PMID:23939707

Saboori, Shadi; Greene, Leslie E; Moe, Christine L; Freeman, Matthew C; Caruso, Bethany A; Akoko, Daniel; Rheingans, Richard D

2013-10-01

176

SCIENCE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.  

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SELECTED RESEARCH STUDIES PUBLISHED DURING 1959-1963 RELATED TO SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION WERE SURVEYED, CLASSIFIED, AND BRIEFLY ANALYZED. THE CATEGORIES USED TO CLASSIFY THE 103 STUDIES INCLUDED--(1) CURRICULUM STUDIES, (2) CURRICULUM EVALUATION, (3) LEARNING, ABILITY, AND ACHIEVEMENT, (4) METHODS AND ORGANIZATION FOR TEACHING, (5) INSTRUCTION…

HURD, PAUL DE HART; ROWE, MARY BUDD

177

The Role of Assessment for Learning in the Management of Primary to Secondary Transition: Implications for Language Teachers  

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Among the transitions during a pupil's school career, the transfer from primary to secondary school arguably has the most impact. Far from being linear, this transition is a kind of "pupil pilgrim's progress"; a journey with orientations, stops and reorientations, checking and refining skills that the pupils bring with them from primary to…

Jones, Jane

2010-01-01

178

Teachers' Use of Motivational Utterances in Special Education in Norwegian Compulsory Schooling. A Contribution Aimed at Fostering an Inclusive Education for Pupils with Learning Difficulties?  

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This observational study illustrates how teachers' use of motivational utterances is expressed to pupils with learning difficulties in special education in Norwegian compulsory schooling. The term motivational utterances refers to teacher utterances that can help increase pupils' expectancy of success and task value. Video recordings were made of…

Nyborg, Geir

2011-01-01

179

Extended Visits to Pakistan by Primary-Aged Pupils in Peterborough Schools: An Exploratory Study into the Associated Educational and Social Issues.  

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Describes research based in one primary school in Peterborough in the English Midlands into the phenomenon of extended visits to Pakistan by pupils of Pakistani ethnic origin. Data were gathered from parents, teachers, and pupils to investigate the educational challenges and opportunities presented in the situation. (Author/VWL)

Gamman, Richard

2001-01-01

180

What Makes a Test Score? The Respective Contributions of Pupils, Schools and Peers in Achievement in English Primary Education. CEE DP 102  

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What makes a test score? There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the exact contribution of school quality, pupil background, and peers in educational achievement. If peers make most of the difference, then diversity and heterogeneous classrooms may narrow the gap between high- and low-performing students. If pupil background is the first…

Kramarz, Francis; Machin, Stephen; Ouazad, Amine

2009-01-01

181

Local school policies increase physical activity in Norwegian secondary schools  

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SUMMARY The implementation of school policies to support the adoption of physical activity is one of the main strategies recommended to increase physical activity levels among this age group. However, documentation of the effect of such policies is so far limited. The purpose of this study was to explore policy-related practices to support physical activity in Norwegian secondary schools and

ELLEN HAUG; TORBJØRN TORSHEIM; ODDRUN SAMDAL

2009-01-01

182

Pharmacological mydriasis secondary to ipratropium bromide: a cause of unilateral dilated pupil.  

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Ipratropium bromide is a commonly used bronchodilator which has been rarely reported to cause pharmacological mydriasis. We report a 22-year-old woman using 6-hourly nebulised ipratropium from a multi-dose preparation, who presented with a unilateral dilated pupil which resolved spontaneously over 24h after discontinuation of her ill-fitting nebuliser mask which had been directing the drug toward that eye. No alternative cause was found despite extensive investigations. Greater recognition of this iatrogenic cause of reversible pupillary dilatation may avoid the need for unnecessary investigations. PMID:18191575

Sharma, Neil S; Ooi, Ju-Lee; Papalkar, Daya; Sharma, Shanel; Francis, Ian C; Fung, Victor S C

2008-03-01

183

Knowledge and Experiences of Risks among Pupils in Vocational Education  

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Background Young male and female workers are over-represented in statistics concerning negative outcomes of poor work environment and risky work. Young workers often have low awareness of risk, a lack of safety training, and inadequate introduction to the work. The aim of this study was to identify the knowledge and experiences of pupils of vocational schools concerning potential work environment risks in their future work. Methods The study design was a dual one, and included a questionnaire and focus group interviews. The study group consisted of 239 pupils from 10 upper secondary schools, who were graduating pupils in four vocational programs: the Industrial Technology Programme, the Restaurant Management and Food Programme, the Transport Programme, and the Handicraft Programme (in which students specialize in wood products). The upper secondary schools were located in the central region of Sweden. Results The pupils had limited knowledge that employers must, by law, conduct risk analyses and prevent risks. Many felt that they themselves are mainly responsible for performing their tasks safely. Pupils in all programs mentioned acute risk as the greatest risk at work. The theoretical education about safety at work was provided in the 1st year of the 3-year vocational programs. Conclusion A systematic approach to pupils' training in work environment, which is a basis for a safe and healthy workplace, is lacking. The study findings indicate that pupils are offered knowledge far from that intended by laws and by state-of-the-art occupational health risk research. PMID:25379328

Andersson, Ing-Marie; Gunnarsson, Kristina; Rosèn, Gunnar; Moström Åberg, Marie

2014-01-01

184

A strategic approach to tackling school absenteeism and truancy: the PSCC scheme  

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This paper focuses upon a long-term strategic approach to tackling school absenteeism and truancy within secondary schools. It utilises a tiered colour-coded concept to monitor the progress of pupils within the groups and subsequently take the appropriate action. The PSCC scheme combines attainment and attendance data collected from pupils' primary schools with monitoring and enhancement strategies within the secondary school.

Ken Reid

2003-01-01

185

Are Schools Drifting Apart? Intake Stratification in English Secondary Schools. CEE DP 64  

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The issue of social segregation in schools has seen a recent resurgence of interest--in the US, UK and internationally--as the debate rages on about whether policies that expand families' freedom to choose amongst schools encourage divergence or convergence in the types of pupil different schools admit. Most attention has been focussed on…

Gibbons, Stephen; Telhaj, Shqiponja

2006-01-01

186

Ability Grouping in Schools: An Analysis of Effects.  

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This paper presents preliminary findings from a large-scale study of ability grouping in English secondary schools. Forty-five secondary schools representing three levels of grouping took part in the research. Within these schools, data have been collected from a cohort of Year 9 pupils, aged 13-14 years. All these pupils took tests in English,…

Ireson, Judith; Hallam, Susan; Mortimore, Peter; Hack, Sarah; Clark, Helen

187

Electricity: Residential Wiring. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

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This curriculum guide on residential wiring for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective delivery of…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

188

Construction: Masonry. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

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This construction curriculum guide on masonry for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective delivery of…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

189

Agriculture: Horticulture. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

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This agricultural curriculum guide on horticulture for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective delivery…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

190

Informatics Education in Italian Secondary Schools  

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This article describes the state of informatics education in the Italian secondary schools, highlighting how the learning objectives set up by the Ministry of Education are difficult to meet, due to the fact that the subject is often taught by teachers not holding an informatics degree, the lack of suitable teaching material and the expectations…

Bellettini, Carlo; Lonati, Violetta; Malchiodi, Dario; Monga, Mattia; Morpurgo, Anna; Torelli, Mauro; Zecca, Luisa

2014-01-01

191

Health Risks Information Reaches Secondary School Smokers  

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This cross-sectional study aimed to assess smoking prevention and cessation education delivered as part of the UK National Curriculum and to evaluate the relative effectiveness of health, social influence and other/non-health components. In all, 1789 students aged 11-15 from 12 secondary schools completed online surveys assessing smoking status,…

Ridout, Fran; Charlton, Anne; Hutchison, Iain

2008-01-01

192

Organic Horticulture in the Secondary School  

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This report is based on five years experience working with primary and secondary school teachers in Italy to develop organic farming as an activity for students. The tasks involved were intended to develop our students' environmental awareness, allow them to produce food organically and show that market gardening could be a productive hobby. In…

Marrocco, Aldo

2009-01-01

193

Teaching about Korea in Secondary School.  

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Presents 12 study guides for teaching secondary school students about Korean history and culture. The study guides deal with ancient legends, history, family, women's roles, traditions, folk customs, economic development, the division of Korea, the Korean War, links with the United States, and comparisons between North and South Korea. (GEA)

Van Decar, Patricia

1988-01-01

194

Using the Internet in Secondary Schools.  

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This book provides practical information for secondary school teachers on using the Internet to enhance learning. The first chapter looks at how to make the best use of a World Wide Web browser, gives some general tips for using the Web, and examines more advanced topics such as downloading, plug-ins, and using the Web "offline." Tips on searching…

De Cicco, Eta; Farmer, Mike; Hargrave, James

195

Computer Orientation in Secondary School Mathematics  

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Survey of recent literature and research on computer-oriented mathematics courses in secondary schools aimed at setting forth the principal arguments given in support of these courses, and at critically examining the logical basis of these arguments and the anecdotal and statistical evidence for them. A 57-item bibliography is included. (Author/DN)

Tillett, Peter I.

1973-01-01

196

Secondary School Curriculum Guide: Industrial Arts.  

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The Cranston Secondary School Curriculum Guide (9-12) for Industrial Arts is intended to serve as a resource for teachers, students, department chairman, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and others involved in present or future curriculum planning. At least one broadly stated major objective is provided for each section, encompassing the…

Cranston School Dept., RI.

197

Topics in English for the Secondary School.  

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Written primarily for the secondary school English teacher, this book suggests specific projects to extend the range and variety of the English curriculum and to develop the students' language skills and imaginations. Part I contains discussions of the nature and purposes of English lessons, the place of literature in education, methods for…

Summerfield, Geoffrey

198

Teaching English at Polish Secondary Schools  

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The aims of this paper are to determine: 1. if Polish secondary school learners are studying English so that they can obtain jobs in the UK and Ireland and 2. whether they prefer to learn how to speak English from a native speaker teacher than from a non-native instructor. Eighteen students, who study at ZESPOL SZKOL MECHANICZNYCH NR 2 in Cracow,…

Butler, Norman L.; Pirog, Renata; Kritsonis, William Allan

2010-01-01

199

Global Education at Streetsville Secondary School.  

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In 1973 an innovative, interdisciplinary global studies course was instituted at a secondary school in Ontario. Designed for advanced students at the grade 13 level, the course emphasized science, language arts, and mathematics issues in terms of the world's environmental and social problems. Rationale for the course included an awareness of the…

Thomas, Paul F.

200

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2001-02. ED.Tabs. NCES 2004?341  

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This brief publication contains basic revenue and expenditure data, by state, for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2001-02. It contains state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function, including expenditures per pupil. Contains a list of figures and list of tables. (Contains 2 figures and 7 tables.)

Cohen, Crecilla; Johnson, Frank.

2004-01-01

201

Issues in Pupil Transportation.  

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The primary purpose of this book is to present the critical issues in pupil transportation that will confront pupil transportation supervisors in local school districts. The following issues are discussed: (1) demands for extended service from community pressure groups; (2) reductions in budget requests by governing bodies; (3) unrest among driver…

Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.

202

Teaching Secondary School Science through Drama  

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There is substantial evidence that teaching science through creative methods increases pupils' motivation and their enjoyment of science. This has been found to be particularly true for those pupils who are not always self-motivated and who find learning easier when less formal techniques are used. Drama is an excellent method of bringing…

Darlington, Helen

2010-01-01

203

Excessive Internet Use and Loneliness among Secondary School Students  

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The association between loneliness and excessive internet use among secondary school students was examined. One hundred and sixty seven secondary school students were administered a questionnaire for some demographic questions and UCLA for determining their loneliness levels. The results showed that the secondary school students who reported…

Deniz, Levent

2010-01-01

204

Prevalence of Peer Victimisation among Secondary School Students in Nigeria  

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The study investigated the prevalence of peer victimisation among secondary school students in a state in South Western Nigeria. Participants consisted of 385 secondary school students selected from ten secondary schools across 10 local government areas in Osun State, Nigeria. The participants, aged between 10 and 19 years, were stratified into…

Popoola, Bayode Isaiah

2005-01-01

205

The Beliefs and Behaviors of Pupils in an Experimental School: School Settings.  

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This paper focuses on various settings in an intermediate school--the library, the gym, art class, and the homeroom--described from the point of view of a participant observer. It reports the results of a year-long study conducted at Longbranch, an experimental school associated with the Learning Research and Development Center at the University…

Lancy, David F.

206

Pupil Transportation Management.  

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The safest means of transportation in the United States is the school bus fleet. Each school day, over 350,000 school buses transport about 22,000,000 children ages 3 to 21--from wheelchair pupils to varsity football players--to and from school in weather conditions ranging from those for Fairbanks, Alaska, to those typical of Cave Creek, Arizona.…

Miller, Anthony R.

207

Teachers' perspectives of supporting pupils with long-term health conditions in mainstream schools: a narrative review of the literature.  

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Teachers are supporting an increasing number of pupils with long-term health conditions in mainstream schools. The aim of this literature review was to critically appraise and synthesise research that has examined teachers' perceptions of the key barriers and facilitators to supporting pupils with long-term conditions, teachers' training needs and interventions that aim to improve teachers' knowledge of long-term conditions, and teachers' confidence in supporting children and young people. A narrative literature review was conducted using a systematic search of computerised databases and manual searches of key journals and reference lists to retrieve studies published between 2003 and 2013. Studies were critically appraised and key themes across studies identified. In total, 61 papers from 58 studies were included in the review. The findings suggest that teachers receive little formal training relevant to long-term condition management and are fearful of the risks involved in teaching children and young people with long-term conditions. Communication between families, school and health and social care services appears to be poor. Educational programmes developed in conjunction with and/or delivered by healthcare professionals seem to have the potential to increase teachers' knowledge and confidence. This review suggests that healthcare professionals have an important role to play in supporting teachers in identifying and meeting the needs of pupils with long-term conditions. It is vital that pupils with long-term conditions receive appropriate care and support in schools to ensure their safety and help them to integrate with their peers and achieve their academic potential. Limitations in the current evidence are highlighted and implications for future research are identified. PMID:24666555

Hinton, Denise; Kirk, Susan

2015-03-01

208

Enlivening Secondary History: 50 Classroom Activities for Teachers and Pupils. Second Edition  

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"Enlivening Secondary History" is the ideal handbook for busy history teachers who want to do something different in their classrooms, but have little time to plan and organise their lessons. Featuring tried-and-tested practical ideas complete with relevant exemplars and step-by-step advice, this best-selling book is a compendium of creative…

Davies, Peter; Davies, Rhys

2012-01-01

209

Conditions for Learning: Partnerships for Engaging Secondary Pupils with Contemporary Art  

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This article examines the findings of the London Cluster research, "Critical Minds", in which the Institute of Education, University of London (IoE) worked in collaboration with Whitechapel Chapel Art Gallery (the lead London gallery), Bow Arts, Chisenhale Gallery and Space-The Triangle, and four east London comprehensive schools. By collaborating…

Burgess, Lesley; Addison, Nicholas

2007-01-01

210

Secondary school science department chairs leading change  

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Secondary school department chairs are content area specialists in their schools and are responsible for providing students with the most appropriate curricula. However, most secondary school department chairs have limited authority to institute change unilaterally (Gmelch, 1993; Hannay & Erb, 1999). To explore how these educational leaders navigate the change process within their departments, this study examined the change stories of six secondary school science department chairs who had led change attempts. In total, these department chairs shared six stories of successful change attempts and four unsuccessful change attempts. The topics of leadership and change were accessed through department chair interviews, document analysis, and a leadership inventory. Department chair leadership was analyzed with Blake and McCanse's (1991) Leadership Grid, and further explored using Yukl, Gordon, and Taber's (2002) detailed characterization of this grid. The change processes described in these department chair stories were analyzed using the frameworks provided by Ely's (1990) conditions of change, and Havelock and Zlotolow (1995) CREATER change stages model. In general, the findings of this study support Havelock and Zlotolow's CREATER model, as well as Ely's conditions of change, with dissatisfaction with the status quo emerging as the essential condition for successful change. This study connects these change process frameworks to specific leadership strategies and behaviors, and uses these connections to illuminate differences between successful and unsuccessful instances of change. These findings, along with other unanticipated findings emerging from department chair stories of change, such as the adverse influence of contentious resistors and the importance of team construction, add both to the literature on change and leadership and to the crucial point where these concepts intersect.

Gaubatz, Julie A.

211

Contributions of Learning through Analogies to the Construction of Secondary Education Pupils' Verbal Discourse about Chemical Change  

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This article analyzes the relationship between pupils' level of understanding of the analogies proposed in class while working with a model of chemical change and their competence at constructing a coherent verbal discourse of that model in both its macroscopic and submicroscopic representations. The study participants were 35 pupils in their…

Aragón, María del Mar; Oliva, José M.; Navarrete, Antonio

2014-01-01

212

Scaffolding School Pupils’ Scientific Argumentation with Evidence-Based Dialogue Maps  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter reports pilot work investigating the potential of Evidence-based Dialogue Mapping to scaffold young teenagers’\\u000a scientific argumentation. Our research objective is to better understand pupils’ usage of dialogue maps created in Compendium\\u000a to write scientific explanations. The participants were 20 pupils, 12–13 years old, in a summer science course for “gifted\\u000a and talented” children in the UK. Through qualitative

Alexandra Okada

2008-01-01

213

A School of Immigrants: How New Arrivals become Pupils in a Multilingual London School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The social space this paper is concerned with is a particular school: it is local in that it ostensibly serves a local community in West London; however, it is global in that the student body is formed from families with connections all over the world. During an intensive period of 3 weeks, I observed a group of 12-year-olds in three classes:…

Wallace, Catherine

2011-01-01

214

A comparative analysis of pupil attitudes toward selected oral language activities used with fifth graders in the public schools of Brazos County, Texas  

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PUPIL ATTITUDES TOWARD SELECTED ORAL LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES USED WITH FIFTH GRADERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis By FRANCES WILLIAMS BRUSSE Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASM... University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1967 Major Subject Education A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PUPIL ATTITUDES TOWARD SELECTED ORAL LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES USED WITH FIFTH GRADERS IN THE PUBLIC...

Brusse, Frances Williams

1967-01-01

215

Physical Activity Breaks and Facilities in US Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Research on physical activity breaks and facilities (indoor and outdoor) in secondary schools is relatively limited. Methods: School administrators and students in nationally representative samples of 8th (middle school) and 10th/12th grade (high school) students were surveyed annually from 2008-2009 to 2011-2012. School administrators…

Hood, Nancy E.; Colabianchi, Natalie; Terry-McElrath, Yvonne M.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Johnston, Lloyd D.

2014-01-01

216

The State of Music in Secondary Schools: The Principal's Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to profile secondary school music programs in the United States and investigate principals' perceptions of those curricula. A survey form was sent to 1,000 secondary school principals, yielding a 54% response rate. That form was designed to answer the following questions: What is the profile of secondary music programs in the United States? How

Carlos R. Abril; Brent M. Gault

2008-01-01

217

The marginalisation of VET in an Australian secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been argued that the culture and traditions of secondary schooling explicitly exclude vocational learning from the mission of secondary schools. Analyses have further highlighted the role played by vocational learning in sifting and sorting students by social background. In many continental systems, Germany, France or Italy for example, the fragmentation of the upper secondary curriculum into general and

John Polesel; Kira Clarke

2011-01-01

218

75 FR 1611 - Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Elementary and Secondary School...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information; Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs; Notice Inviting Applications...the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program is to support efforts by local...elementary school and secondary school counseling programs. Priority: In...

2010-01-12

219

Conceptions of french pupils concerning electric circuits: Structure and evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

A wide investigation on French pupils, ranging from the start of secondary school (grade 6, 12 years old) up to the fourth year of university has enabled the effect of the teaching of conceptions of basic electricity to be evaluated. The simplest ones disappear with teaching, but other stronger ones (exhaustion of current, constant current generator) resist even after many

Jean-Jacques Dupin; Samuel Johsua

1987-01-01

220

Shuttle Student Involvement Project for Secondary Schools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has initiated the Shuttle Student Involvement Project for Secondary Schools (SSIP-S), an annual nationwide competition to select student proposals for experiments suitable for flight aboard the Space Shuttle. The objective of the project is to stimulate the study of science and technology in grades 9 through 12 by directly relating students to a space research program. This paper will analyze the first year of the project from a standpoint of how the competition was administered; the number and types of proposals that were submitted; and will discuss the process involved in preparing the winning experiments for eventual flight.

Wilson, G. P.; Ladwig, A.

1981-01-01

221

Patterns of Drug Abuse in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this study was to establish the association between substance abuse and the sociodemographic characteristics of secondary school students. All the students of 17 randomly stratified public secondary schools in Nairobi were required to complete self-administered sociodemographic and the School Toolkit questionnaires in a…

Ndetei, David M.; Khasakhala, Lincoln I.; Mutiso, Victoria; Ongecha-Owuor, Francisca A.; Kokonya, Donald A.

2009-01-01

222

Profiles of a Secondary School Speech Teacher: The Teacher's View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of Illinois secondary school speech teachers was conducted in 1970 so that a profile of the secondary school speech teacher could be constructed from the perspective of how teachers view themselves. Replies were received from 55 teachers representing 37% of the sample and 12% of Illinois schools with speech activity programs. Among the…

Mesner, Linda; Tuttle, George

223

Structural reform in secondary school education-tendencies and strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the virtual abolition of the double-track system, secondary school education worldwide has carried a double task: to continue to provide general education for qualified students after they finish elementary schooling and to train mid-level professional personnel and technically skilled workers. These will continue to be the tasks of secondary school education until the realization of universalization of higher education.

Zhenye Gao; Mingan Xiong

1988-01-01

224

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2007-08 (Fiscal Year 2008). First Look. NCES 2010-323  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains data on revenues and expenditures per pupil made by school districts for school year 2007-08. Median per pupil revenue and expenditure data are reported by state, as well as values at the 5th and 95th percentiles. Data for charter schools are reported separately. There are also discussions on the different types of school

Honegger, Steven D.

2010-01-01

225

You, Me and Us: How a Project Set up by an LEA Educational Psychology Service Helped a School to Support the Inclusion of Pupils with EBD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mainstream inclusion of pupils who have emotional and behavioural difficulties presents a challenge to teachers and other related staff in schools. This challenge takes on greater significance when a school has been put into Special Measures following an unsuccessful OFSTED report where behaviour has been cited as a key area for improvement.…

Smith, David R.; Travell, Chris; Worton, Lyndsey

2004-01-01

226

School Memories Situating School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the results of an interview study of 18 current and former pupils in the Danish "Folkeskole" (primary and secondary public school) from 1930 up to the present. The aim of the study is to provide a forum for usually unheard voices on the subject of everyday life in school. The study pays special attention to relational…

Tanggaard, Lene; Nielsen, Klaus

2013-01-01

227

Reading in the Secondary School 1977-78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication summarizes the responses of reading teachers to a questionnaire about teaching reading in the secondary school. The information is divided into six sections. The first section lists components of a secondary reading program, describes current and proposed model secondary reading programs, and lists prospective secondary teachers'…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

228

Achievement Goals and School Achievement: The Transition to Different School Tracks in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the transition from elementary school to secondary school, in Germany, students are assigned to different school tracks, academic or non-academic, that differ markedly in compositional and institutional characteristics, e.g., the level of cognitive activation and performance standards are higher in academic tracks than in non-academic…

Paulick, Isabell; Watermann, Rainer; Nuckles, Matthias

2013-01-01

229

Creating Change in Academic Self-Concept and School Behavior in Alienated Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A described intervention evaluates the effect of both a psychology course and the active service component of tutoring upon alienated underachieving adolescents and the elementary school pupils who receive their services. Results indicate that both the class and tutoring effectively improved the academic self-concept of the students. (Author/PN)

Zeeman, Roger D.

1982-01-01

230

A Selected and Annotated Environmental Education Bibliography for Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an environmental education bibliography for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. Eighteen environmental categories are included. They consist of attitudes, bibliographies, careers, conservation, ecology, energy, environmental education, law and citizen action, organic farming, other resources, periodicals, pesticides,…

Howell, Jerry F., Jr.; Osborne, Jeanne S.

231

Teaching English to Chinese Immigrants in Hong Kong Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviewed ten Hong Kong secondary school teachers to highlight the difficulties caused by the recent influx of children from China into Hong Kong. These include difficulties for the immigrants themselves, for the teachers, and for the schools. (Author/VWL)

Ng, Christina; Liu, Cora

1999-01-01

232

The Use of Role Models to Improve Engagement of Ethnic Minority Students in Secondary School Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an enquiry into whether role models in science have an effect on ethnic minority engagement and aspirations. It discusses whether incorporating scientists from across the globe into lessons could have a positive impact on ethnic minority and white pupils. Pupils at a Sheffield school were introduced to scientists from across…

Butt, Melissa

2013-01-01

233

Implementing a free school-based fruit and vegetable programme: barriers and facilitators experienced by pupils, teachers and produce suppliers in the Boost study  

PubMed Central

Background Multi-component interventions which combine educational and environmental strategies appear to be most effective in increasing fruit and vegetable (FV) intake in adolescents. However, multi-component interventions are complex to implement and often poorly implemented. Identification of barriers and facilitators for implementation is warranted to improve future interventions. This study aimed to explore implementation of two intervention components which addressed availability and accessibility of FV in the multi-component, school-based Boost study which targeted FV intake among Danish 13-year-olds and to identify barriers and facilitators for implementation among pupils, teachers and FV suppliers. Methods We conducted focus group interviews with 111 13-year-olds and 13 teachers, completed class observations at six schools, and conducted telephone interviews with all involved FV suppliers. Interviews were transcribed, coded and analysed using qualitative analytical procedures. Results FV suppliers affected the implementation of the FV programme at schools and thereby pupils’ intake through their timing of delivery and through the quality, quantity and variety of the delivered FV. Teachers influenced the accessibility and appearance of FV by deciding if and when the pupils could eat FV and whether FV were cut up. Different aspects of time acted as barriers for teachers’ implementation of the FV programme: time spent on having a FV break during lessons, time needed to prepare FV and time spent on pupils’ misbehaviour and not being able to handle getting FV. Teacher timing of cutting up and serving FV could turn into a barrier for pupils FV intake due to enzymatic browning. The appearance of FV was important for pupils’ intake, especially for girls. FV that did not appeal to the pupils e.g. had turned brown after being cut up were thrown around as a part of a game by the pupils, especially boys. Girls appreciated the social dimension of eating FV together to a larger extent than boys. Conclusions Limited time and pupils’ misbehaviour were barriers for teachers’ implementation. Establishing FV delivery to schools as a new routine challenged FV suppliers’ implementation. Food aesthetics were important for most pupils’ FV intake while the social dimension of eating FV together seemed more important to girls than boys. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN11666034. PMID:24512278

2014-01-01

234

Chicago's Private Elementary and Secondary Schools: Enrollment Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly one out of every four students enrolled in Chicago's elementary and secondary schools during the 1987-88 school year attended one of the city's 450 private schools. Although frequently overlooked by city-wide educational reform programs, the private schools contribute to the urbanization of newcomers to the city, to the stability of…

Institute of Urban Life, Chicago, IL.

235

Violence Prevention in United States Society of Jesus Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from a representative number of Society of Jesus secondary schools, the researcher reports what these schools are doing to prevent violence, and tests an explanatory model of school violence he created. The researcher proposes that this model can be used to explain and prevent school violence by identifying and addressing the…

Simonds, Thomas Andrew

2009-01-01

236

Chemistry, A Syllabus for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a modern view of chemistry suitable for pupils with a wide range of skills and abilities. The outline of topics provides the unifying principles of chemistry together with related facts. The principles included in the outline are basic to man's understanding of his environment. The topical outline is divided into nine major units:…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

237

Chemistry, A Syllabus for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a 1971 reprint of the chemistry syllabus printed in 1966 for the state of New York. This course of study presents a modern view of chemistry suitable for pupils with a wide range of skills and abilities. The outline of topics provides the unifying principles of chemistry together with related facts. The principles included in the outline…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

238

School Sports Opportunities Influence Physical Activity in Secondary School and beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the availability of intramural or extramural sports in secondary schools is associated with physical activity levels in youth throughout secondary school and at age 20. Methods: Eight hundred and eight adolescents from 10 secondary schools in Montreal, Canada, provided physical…

Fuller, Daniel; Sabiston, Catherine; Karp, Igor; Barnett, Tracie; O'Loughlin, Jennifer

2011-01-01

239

Turning Pupils on to Learning: Creative Classrooms in Action. Creative Teaching/Creative Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Turning Pupils on to Learning" documents and makes visible how creative learning approaches can engage and motivate children in their learning. The book features six case studies of creative learning projects that cover the early years through to Key Stage 3 which are written by the teachers and creative practitioners involved. From the creation…

Elkington, Rob, Ed.

2011-01-01

240

Self-Concept, Social Position and Social Participation of Pupils with SEN in Mainstream Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on a recent research project, this paper questions the literature's dominant representation of children with special educational needs (SEN) as holding negative perceptions of themselves and being socially isolated. The study examined dimensions of pupils' self-concept and their social position in their class network. Contrary to…

Avramidis, Elias

2013-01-01

241

Decline in Interest in Biology among Elementary School Pupils during a Generation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A decline in biology interest has often been claimed but seldom with an empirically substantiation. This study was based on a sample of 3rd and 4th grade pupils within the same geographical area as Lowe's (1987, 1992) previous results from southwest Germany from the year 1983. We used a four-point Likert-type questionnaire to assess interest with…

Randler, Christoph; Osti, Janina; Hummel, Eberhard

2012-01-01

242

Religion and Religious Education: Comparing and Contrasting Pupils' and Teachers' Views in an English School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper builds on and develops the English findings of the qualitative study of European teenagers' perspectives on religion and religious education (RE), part of "Religion in Education: a Contribution to Dialogue or a Factor of Conflict in Transforming Societies of European Countries?" (REDCo) project. It uses data gathered from 27 pupils,…

Miller, Joyce; McKenna, Ursula

2011-01-01

243

Violence in School: What Can We Do?  

Microsoft Academic Search

A common disruption to learning and stability in schools occurs when pupils fight or become aggressive. This paper considers the issues of anger management, violence control and fighting reduction through a counselling programme with a high-risk pupil in secondary school. It begins by examining some of the thinking on young people and violence and aggression. Then, the author considers the

Dennis Lines

2007-01-01

244

Immigrants’ children’s transition to secondary school in Italy  

PubMed Central

Choosing a secondary school represents an important step in the lives of students in Italy, in that it has a strong bearing on their ultimate educational achievement and labor force trajectory. In this paper, we analyze the effect of generational status and length of residence on the transition to secondary school among immigrants living in Italy. Using data from the ITAGEN2 follow-up, we analyze scholastic results from the middle school final exam and the choice of secondary school among the adolescents in Italy. Children of immigrants are more likely to have inferior outcomes on the middle school exam and to enroll in vocational and polytechnic schools. Our multivariate results indicate that, after controlling for the family’s human capital and other key background factors, immigrant students show greater propensity to choose a vocational path. Differences between immigrants and natives in secondary school tracks are also manifest when previous scholastic results are taken into account.

Barban, Nicola; White, Michael J

2014-01-01

245

Relationship among School Size, School Culture and Students' Achievement at Secondary Level in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper seeks to determine the relationship among school size, school culture and students' achievement at secondary level in Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach: The study was descriptive (survey type). It was conducted on a sample of 90 secondary school head teachers and 540 primary, elementary and high school teachers working in…

Ahmad Salfi, Naseer; Saeed, Muhammad

2007-01-01

246

Sanctions Connected to Dress Code Violations in Secondary School Handbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identifies and evaluates sanctions for dress code violations in secondary school handbooks. Sanctions, or consequences for breaking rules, vary along seven interrelated dimensions: source, formality, retribution, obtrusiveness, magnitude, severity, and pervasiveness. A content analysis of handbooks from 155 public secondary schools

Workman, Jane E.; Freeburg, Elizabeth W.; Lentz-Hees, Elizabeth S.

2004-01-01

247

The PASS Program: Preparation for American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A program to prepare refugee adolescents for secondary school experiences in the United States is described. The program, conducted in overseas refugee camps, began in 1985 as a complement to adult transitional programs. The daily program is designed to simulate the schedule and classroom procedures of a typical U.S. secondary school. Classes…

Pfleger, Margo

248

Opinions of Secondary School Mathematics Teachers on Mathematical Modelling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to identify the opinions of secondary school mathematics teachers about mathematical modelling. Qualitative research was used. The participants of the study were 40 secondary school teachers working in the Bingöl Province in Turkey during 2012-2013 education year. Semi-structured interview form prepared by the researcher…

Tutak, Tayfun; Güder, Yunus

2013-01-01

249

Secondary School Students' Views of Inhibiting Factors in Seeking Counselling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines secondary school students' perceptions of inhibiting factors in seeking counselling. Responses to a questionnaire completed by 1346 secondary school students were analysed using quantitative and qualitative methods. Exploratory factor analysis highlighted that within 21 pre-defined inhibiting factors, items loaded strongly on…

Chan, Stephanie; Quinn, Philip

2012-01-01

250

Level of Depression in Intellectually Gifted Secondary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present research was to investigate the difference in depression between intellectually gifted and non-gifted secondary school children. After a detailed review of literature the following hypothesis was formulated; there would be a significant difference between intellectually gifted and non-gifted secondary school children on…

Shahzad, Salman; Begume, Nasreen

2010-01-01

251

Applying a Knowledge Management Taxonomy to Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to examine the relevance of a corporate-based taxonomy of knowledge management to secondary schooling. Do the principles of knowledge management from the corporate world translate to the world of education; specifically, secondary schooling? This article examines categories of knowledge management articulated in…

Thambi, Melinda; O'Toole, Paddy

2012-01-01

252

Secondary School Students' Metaphors about the "Geography" Concept  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research has been conducted to reveal the secondary school students' perceptions in relation with metaphors about the "geography" concept. A total of 110 students attending to secondary schools in Karabuk city center joined the research within the 2009-2010 academic year. Following questions were searched to answer: 1-Which metaphors do…

Aydin, Fatih

2010-01-01

253

Preferential Policies and Secondary School Attainment in Peninsular Malaysia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the effects of Malaysia's preferential educational policies regarding secondary school attainment for the nation's three ethnic groups. Investigates trends in gender and socioeconomic differences within each ethnic group. Finds that, over time, Malays were increasingly more likely to attain secondary school than were non-Malays. (CFR)

Pong, Suet-ling

1993-01-01

254

Identifying the Comparative Academic Performance of Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: One of the features of the New Zealand secondary schools system is that achievement closely reflects the taught curriculum. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) directly assesses student achievement on the secondary school curriculum through a combination of criterion-based internal and external assessments. The…

Bendikson, Linda; Hattie, John; Robinson, Viviane

2011-01-01

255

An Analysis of Classroom Rules in Secondary Schools in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to analyze the process of planning, preparation, application and evaluation of classroom rules at secondary schools, and to come up with some recommendations to develop functional classroom rules depending on the findings. The study is a survey of the graduates of secondary schools who are currently attending to some…

Buluc, Bekir

2006-01-01

256

Oral business english network course design in secondary vocational school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Oral Business English is a required course for E- commerce major students of secondary vocational school. This paper describes the design of Oral Business English network course of secondary vocational school on the aspects of the general design concept, basic structure, modules design and technology application, to explore the efficient use of the various teaching resources based on websites, the

Huang Xingyun; Ou Qizhong

2011-01-01

257

Perceptions of Jordanian Secondary Schools Teachers towards Critical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to discover themes or concepts, generated from the collected data, that formed building blocks of grounded theory in the study of secondary school social studies teachers' perspectives. This research study was conducted in Jordan, where secondary school social studies teachers were interviewed regarding their…

Bataineh, Osamah; Alazzi, Khaled F.

2009-01-01

258

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personality is the man. The successful living of an individual, as a man, depends to a large extent on the academic achievement of that individual, as a student. This article attempts to find out personality type, academic achievement of secondary school students and relationship between them by selecting a sample of 300 secondary school students…

Lawrence, Arul A. S.; Lawrence, John A.

2014-01-01

259

The Effect of Group Orientated Classroom Management Procedures on Individual Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This study was designed to test the hypothesis that group orientated classroom management procedures may achieve their apparent success merely by raising still further the on?task behaviour of non?troublesome pupils. To this end, 1812?13 year old pupils in a secondary school remedial class were observed and their individual levels of on?task behaviour recorded. The class teacher's use of approval

E. McNamara; A. Harrop; F. Owen

1987-01-01

260

What Can the Self-Conscious Emotion of Guilt Tell Us about Primary School Teachers' Moral Purpose and the Relationships They Have with Their Pupils?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on interviews and adopting and phenomenological approach this article explores primary school teachers' experiences of guilt. Teachers described feeling guilty when they held themselves responsible for having let down or upset their pupils and on occasion their colleagues. Some teachers also recalled experiencing guilt when some of their…

Farouk, Shaalan

2012-01-01

261

The Educational Experiences of Pupils with a Statement for Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Primary Schools: Results from a Systematic Observation Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff project showed that day-to-day support for pupils with special education needs (SEN) in mainstream UK schools is often provided by teaching assistants (TAs), instead of teachers. This arrangement is the main explanation for other results from the project, which found TA support had a more…

Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter

2013-01-01

262

Evaluation of the Physical Components in Algerian High-School Pupils (16-19 Years): Determination of the Somatotype in Relation to Choice of Sports Activity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to explore the somatotype of Algerian high-school pupils of 16-19 years old. Various works in the field of sport have shown that athletic performance is a result of multiple factors that could be classified under psychological, physiological and physical. This last factor relates to the physical aspects. It gathers anthropometric…

Sebbane, M.; Remaoun, M.; Harchaoui, Y.; Abdelkader, A.; Karrou, M.

2009-01-01

263

Responses to Bullying and Use of Social Support among Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in Mainstream Schools: A Qualitative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing numbers of pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending mainstream schools. However, the available evidence suggests that they face a number of barriers that may prevent them from making the most of their education. In particular, recent research has suggested that they are more likely to be bullied, and typically report…

Humphrey, Neil; Symes, Wendy

2010-01-01

264

The Usual Suspects: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use in 15-To 16-Year-Old School Pupils--Prevalence, Feelings and Perceived Health Risks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the findings of a five-year study of year-11 pupils (15?16 years old), based on a sample drawn from seven schools in the North West of England. It examines: use, feelings about close friend's use and perceptions of the health-related risks of specific drugs. The findings conform with those examining other similar populations,…

Roy, Alastair: Wibberley, Christopher; Lamb, Jon

2005-01-01

265

"Not Everyone Is Cut out to Be the Entrepreneur Type": How Finnish School Teachers Construct the Meaning of Entrepreneurship Education and the Related Abilities of the Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study set out to explore how a group of Finnish school teachers constructs the meaning of entrepreneurship education and produces related characterizations of the abilities of the pupils in their interviews. In their discussions, the teachers deployed the discourses of "internal entrepreneurship" and "external entrepreneurship".…

Korhonen, Maija; Komulainen, Katri; Raty, Hannu

2012-01-01

266

Free Secondary Education in France before and after the Revolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Before the French Revolution, in 1789, 46 percent of the pupils in public secondary schools received free instruction compared to 13 percent of the pupils in 1842. The article examines the means by which the conclusion is arrived at, assesses its validity, and comments on some of its implications. (Author/SM)

Palmer, R. R.

1974-01-01

267

Contrasting Knowledge for Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes and analyses two mathematics lessons, one with very young pupils, about subtraction, the other for lower secondary school pupils, about gradients [slopes] and graphs. The focus of the analysis is on teacher knowledge, and on the fundamental mathematical and mathematics-pedagogical prerequisites that underpin teaching these…

Rowland, Tim

2012-01-01

268

Administrator Perceptions of Transition Programs in International Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the extent to which transition programs are offered to students at international secondary schools. Components of professional development, orientation and departure programs, and transition support teams were examined. Participants included school administrators at 11 international schools across five continents. Findings…

Bates, Jessica

2013-01-01

269

An Analysis of Secondary School Principals' Perceptions of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education. This survey research study used a four point Likert-type scale instrument. It sought to determine how such independent variables as school and community characteristics i.e., whether the school was located in an urban, suburban, or…

McCray, Carlos R.; Wright, James V.; Beachum, Floyd D.

2004-01-01

270

Departments as Different Worlds: Subject Subcultures in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role of academic departments within contemporary comprehensive high schools. Argues for further research acknowledging secondary schools as fundamentally different from elementary schools. Department specialization and differentiation are key elements in understanding differences. A two-stage exploratory study shows that departments…

Siskin, Leslie Santee

1991-01-01

271

Secondary School Leadership Practice in Botswana: Implications for Effective Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses the views of selected headteachers on the impact of the 10-year basic education policy on the leadership skills of secondary school headteachers in Botswana. Research literature on school leadership and management in Botswana is sparse. Despite this, demands for effective leadership in schools have continued as the education…

Pheko, Bolelang

2008-01-01

272

Directory of California Migrant Secondary Schools and Contact People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1982 directory of California migrant secondary school programs and contact people contains listings for high schools in 171 communities. For each of 10 regions of California, a map of counties is provided, followed by school district names, mailing addresses and names of superintendents, principals, counselors, and home visitors; telephone…

State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta.

273

77 FR 21542 - Applications for New Awards; Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Awards; Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs AGENCY: Office of Elementary...Information: Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs Notice inviting applications...the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs is to support efforts by...

2012-04-10

274

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2014-07-01

275

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2011-07-01

276

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2013-07-01

277

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2012-07-01

278

38 CFR 21.5136 - Benefit payments-secondary school program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate without...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate. (Authority...education leading to a secondary school diploma or an equivalency certificate will...

2010-07-01

279

Magnesium and some psychological features in two groups of pupils (magnesium and psychic features).  

PubMed

The aim of our study was to compare Mg levels and psychological features in two pupils groups with different conditions. It also ascertained the relationship between Mg levels and some aspects of intellectual development (attention, memory and intelligence) and personality features (psychoticism, neuroticism and extraversion). 103 pupils from an orphanage and 100 pupils from a secondary school were investigated. Serum and erythrocyte magnesium levels were determined and psychological examinations were accomplished with specific tests. The study indicated a difference between the two groups as regards magnesium level and the investigated psychological features. A direct correlation between magnesium level and neuroticism was demonstrated. PMID:11300618

Papadopol, V; Tuchendria, E; Palamaru, I

2001-03-01

280

The Availability and Utilization of School Library Resources in Some Selected Secondary Schools (High School) in Rivers State  

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This study investigates the availability and utilization of school library resources by Secondary School (High School) Students. Eight Selected Secondary Schools in Rivers State, Nigeria were chosen based on their performance in external examinations and geographic locations. In carrying out the research, questionnaires were administered to both…

Owate, C. N.; Iroha, Okpa

2013-01-01

281

The Transition to Secondary School Geometry: Can There Be a "Chain of School Mathematics"?  

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Students mainly perceive the transition to secondary school as an opportunity to start their school career anew. Reality often proves them wrong, especially in the case of mathematics. In our paper, we briefly discuss children's transition to secondary school as both an opportunity and a problem, with reference to the Greek context. In discussions…

Sdrolias, Konstantinos A.; Triandafillidis, Triandafillos A.

2008-01-01

282

Swedish high-school pupils’ attitudes towards drugs in relation to drug usage, impulsiveness and other risk factors  

PubMed Central

Background. Illicit drug use influences people’s lives and elicits unwanted behaviour. Current research shows that there is an increase in young people’s drug use in Sweden. The aim was to investigate Swedish high-school pupils’ attitudes, impulsiveness and gender differences linked to drug use. Risk and protective factors relative to drug use were also a focus of interest. Method. High school pupils (n = 146) aged 17–21 years, responded to the Adolescent Health and Development Inventory, Barratt Impulsiveness Scale and Knowledge, and the Attitudes and Beliefs. Direct logistic, multiple regression analyses, and Multivariate Analysis of Variance were used to analyze the data. Results. Positive Attitudes towards drugs were predicted by risk factors (odds ratio = 37.31) and gender (odds ratio = .32). Risk factors (odds ratio = 46.89), positive attitudes towards drugs (odds ratio = 4.63), and impulsiveness (odds ratio = 1.11) predicted drug usage. Risk factors dimensions Family, Friends and Individual Characteristic were positively related to impulsiveness among drug users. Moreover, although boys reported using drugs to a greater extent, girls expressed more positive attitude towards drugs and even reported more impulsiveness than boys. Conclusion. This study reinforces the notion that research ought to focus on gender differences relative to pro-drug attitudes along with testing for differences in the predictors of girls’ and boys’ delinquency and impulsiveness. Positive attitudes towards drugs among adolescents seem to be part of a vicious circle including risk factors, such as friendly drug environments (e.g., friends who use drugs) and unsupportive family environments, individual characteristics, and impulsiveness. PMID:24949233

Jimmefors, Alexander; Archer, Trevor; Ewalds-Kvist, Béatrice

2014-01-01

283

Risk factors related to deaf-mutism among pupils attending the Alexandria governmental deaf-mute schools.  

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Childhood deafness interferes with the cognitive development of the child, so it is considered a major handicap. The present work was carried out to reveal possible risk factors of deaf-mutism and the magnitude of each. The case control design was chosen as a research methodology. A 50% sample of deaf-mute pupils at the primary level were selected at random from each of the two governmental schools for the deaf-mutes in Alexandria (boys=96, & girls=76). A control group chosen at random from a main stream governmental school and matched by age and sex of the pupils as well as with education and occupation of the father. Matching was carried out at the sampling phase, pairing each case to its control. Data were collected by interviewing the mothers using an interviewing schedule. Matched analysis was carried out where pairing of cases and controls was retained. The likelihood estimate of Odds ratio conditional on the number of discordant pairs was estimated using McNemer's test. The 5% level was chosen as the level of significance. The study revealed 172 deaf-mute pupils. Their mean age was 9.48+/-1.981 years. Boys outnumbered girls (55.8% and 44.2% respectively). In 59.4% parents were cousins. Deafness was first noticed at 6 to 60 months of age with a mean of 14.70+/-10.2 months. Most fathers and mothers were illiterate (48.84% and 61.63%). Heredity was a risk factor, where 84.82% of cases had a positive family history compared to none of the controls. Moreover, in case of consanguinity the Odds ratio=5.60. Acquired deafness constituted the second important group of all causes of deafness. Meningitis featured as the most important cause of acquired deafness with an estimated relative risk of 18.5, followed by fever (Odds ratio=4.67), then repeated attacks of acute tonsillitis and ear disease where the case control percent difference was 8.72% and 4.65% respectively. PMID:17214165

Shazly, M K; Kamel, N M; Hassanein, M H; Salama, O E; Nawar, N M

1995-01-01

284

Secondary Trauma in Children and School Personnel  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of childhood secondary trauma is presented. Secondary trauma involves the transfer and acquisition of negative affective and dysfunctional cognitive states due to prolonged and extended contact with others, such as family members, who have been traumatized. As such, secondary trauma refers to a spread of trauma reactions from the victim to those who have close contact with the

Robert W. Motta

2012-01-01

285

A longitudinal study of sick building syndrome among pupils in relation to microbial components in dust in schools in China.  

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There are few longitudinal studies on sick building syndrome (SBS), which include ocular, nasal, throat, and dermal symptoms, headache, and fatigue. We studied the associations between selected microbial components, fungal DNA, furry pet allergens, and incidence and remission of SBS symptoms in schools in Taiyuan, China. The study was based on a two-year prospective analysis in pupils (N=1143) in a random sample of schools in China. Settled dust in the classrooms was collected by vacuum cleaning and analyzed for lipopolysaccharide (LPS), muramic acid (MuA), and ergosterol (Erg). Airborne dust was collected in Petri dishes and analyzed for cat and dog allergens and fungal DNA. The relationship between the concentration of allergens and microbial compounds and new onset of SBS was analyzed by multi-level logistic regression. The prevalence of mucosal and general symptoms was 33% and 28%, respectively, at baseline, and increased during follow-up. At baseline, 27% reported at least one symptom that improved when away from school (school-related symptoms). New onset of mucosal symptoms was negatively associated with concentration of MuA, total LPS, and shorter lengths of 3-hydroxy fatty acids from LPS, C14, C16, and C18. Onset of general symptoms was negatively associated with C18 LPS. Onset of school-related symptoms was negatively associated with C16 LPS, but positively associated with total fungal DNA. In general, bacterial compounds (LPS and MuA) seem to protect against the development of mucosal and general symptoms, but fungal exposure measured as fungal DNA could increase the incidence of school-related symptoms. PMID:21943723

Zhang, Xin; Zhao, Zhuohui; Nordquist, Tobias; Larsson, Lennart; Sebastian, Aleksandra; Norback, Dan

2011-11-15

286

Still Worlds Apart: The Worldviews of Adolescent Males Attending Protestant and Catholic Secondary Schools in Northern Ireland  

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This study draws together two research traditions: John Greer's pioneering research among pupils in Protestant and Catholic schools in Northern Ireland and Leslie J. Francis's research concerning teenage religion and values in England and Wales. A sample of 1,585 13- to 15-year-old male pupils attending Catholic schools (n = 712) and Protestant…

Robbins, Mandy; Francis, Leslie J.

2008-01-01

287

"If You Don't Want to Tell Anyone Else You Can Tell Her": Young People's Views on School Counselling  

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The aim of the research was to assess the views of young people about school counselling. In total, 415 pupils from five secondary schools took part in the survey. A smaller number of these pupils took part in focus groups (n=9) to explore their views in more depth. In general, the young people seemed to value having a school counsellor. Most were…

Fox, Claire L.; Butler, Ian

2007-01-01

288

‘If you don't want to tell anyone else you can tell her’: young people's views on school counselling  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the research was to assess the views of young people about school counselling. In total, 415 pupils from five secondary schools took part in the survey. A smaller number of these pupils took part in focus groups (n=9) to explore their views in more depth. In general, the young people seemed to value having a school counsellor.

Claire L. Fox; Ian Butler

2007-01-01

289

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2013-10-01

290

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2014-10-01

291

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2010-10-01

292

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2012-10-01

293

44 CFR 7.8 - Elementary and secondary schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS (FEMA REG. 5) Nondiscrimination in FEMA-Assisted Programs-General § 7.8 Elementary and secondary schools. The requirements...

2011-10-01

294

Psychology for Secondary Schools: The Saber-Tooth Curriculum Revisited?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that psychology as a discipline in secondary schools should include, in addition to academic content, a focus on value development and psychological growth, thus balancing the intellectual and experiential realms. (Author/GC)

Sprinthall, Norman A.

1980-01-01

295

Secondary-School Earth Science: A Column for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six secondary school teachers describe their most successful earth science investigations. They include various outdoor field activities, road-map reading skills, student-prepared and conducted investigations, and use of several materials for studying volcanoes. (JN)

Christman, Robert

1984-01-01

296

Teachers' and parents' views on the Internet and social media usage by pupils with intellectual disabilities.  

PubMed

This article reports experiences from a Swedish study, discussing teachers' and parents' views on how young people with intellectual disabilities use the Internet and social media. Five semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with teachers (n = 8) in special programmes in upper secondary schools for pupils with intellectual disabilities and parents (n = 5) of pupils in the same form of schooling, and they were analysed with thematic analysis. Teachers more strongly emphasize a pupil's use of the Internet for interactive purposes. Parents had expectations that the Internet could be a tool for gaining more awareness of one's own disability and a way to meet other peer group pupils. Teachers' and parents' perspectives on the Internet and social media usage are important since it is imperative to show how support can be provided for young people with intellectual disabilities. PMID:25524596

Molin, Martin; Sorbring, Emma; Löfgren-Mårtenson, Lotta

2015-03-01

297

Towards Sustainability at a Secondary Comprehensive School  

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This article explores the development of sustainability at Ringwood School in Hampshire between 2005 and 2010 using two different routes. The author, herself a scientist and sustainability coordinator at the school, shows how the school has explored a range of initiatives, starting with those most straightforward for a biologist and culminating in…

Hickman, Gill

2010-01-01

298

Exploring the Impact of Supplementary Schools on Black and Minority Ethnic Pupils’ Mainstream Attainment  

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This paper reports findings from a study commissioned by the (then) Department for Children, Schools and Families. The research mapped the provision, and explored the impact, of supplementary schools and aimed specifically to develop further understanding as to how supplementary schools might raise the attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic…

Maylor, Uvanney; Rose, Anthea; Minty, Sarah; Ross, Alistair; Issa, Tozun; Kuyok, Kuyok Abol

2013-01-01

299

Researching Pupils, Schools and Oneself. Teachers as Integrators of Theory and Practice in Initial Teacher Education  

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Researching can be viewed as a way of analysing issues of schooling by linking theoretical knowledge with perceptions of educational reality already during teacher education. Not only does practicing teaching provide a context for analysing instruction, learning, school culture, diversity, or any other issue related to schooling, also researching…

Maaranen, Katriina; Krokfors, Leena

2008-01-01

300

Integration of Informal Music Technologies in Secondary School Music Lessons  

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Technologies such as YouTube, mobile phones and MP3 players are increasingly integrated into secondary school music in the UK. At the same time, the gap between formal and informal music learning is being bridged by the incorporation of students' preferred music into class activities. We conducted an ethnographic study in two secondary

Stowell, Dan; Dixon, Simon

2014-01-01

301

Single-Sex versus Secondary Schooling: A Systematic Review  

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Single-sex education refers most generally to education at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level in which males or females attend school exclusively with members of their own sex. This report deals primarily with single-sex education at the elementary and secondary levels. Research in the United States on the question of whether public…

Mael, Fred; Alonso, Alex; Gibson, Doug; Rogers, Kelly; Smith, Mark

2005-01-01

302

Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

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The transition from primary to secondary school can often be a difficult time for children, and managing the transition smoothly has posed a problem for teachers at both upper primary and lower secondary level. At a time when "childhood" recedes and "adulthood" beckons, the inequalities between individual children can widen, and meeting the needs…

Howe, Alan, Ed.; Richards, Val, Ed.

2011-01-01

303

Comprehensive School Mental Health: An Integrated "School-Based Pathway to Care" Model for Canadian Secondary Schools  

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Adolescence is a critical period for the promotion of mental health and the treatment of mental disorders. Schools are well-positioned to address adolescent mental health. This paper describes a school mental health model, "School-Based Pathway to Care," for Canadian secondary schools that links schools with primary care providers and mental…

Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stan; Szumilas, Magdalena

2011-01-01

304

Grade Inflation and School Competition: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Swedish Upper Secondary Schools  

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This paper explores the connection between grade inflation and school competition by studying graduates from the Swedish upper secondary schools in 1997. The final grades are compared to the SweSAT national test scores. Single school municipalities are compared with multiple school municipalities in order to study if potential intra-municipal…

Wikstrom, C.; Wikstrom, M.

2005-01-01

305

Urban Density and Pupil Attainment. CEE DP 80  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We explore the association between urban density and pupil attainment using three cohorts of pupils in schooling in England. Although--as widely recognised--attainment in dense urban places is low on average, this is not because urban environments disadvantage pupils, but because the most disadvantaged pupils with low average attainments attend…

Gibbons, Stephen; Silva, Olmo

2007-01-01

306

Social Capital and Student Achievement in Norwegian Secondary Schools  

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This paper investigates student social capital in Norwegian secondary schools and its effects on student achievement. Using data from the national survey "Young in Norway 2002", it explores the concept and measurement of social capital in the school context by applying factor analysis. The paper also tests an analytical model that links student…

Huang, Lihong

2009-01-01

307

Home Economics: Child Development. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, a curriculum guide in home economics on child development, for secondary schools, is one of six guides developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

308

Building Bridges: Transitions from Elementary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most young people leave elementary school and move into some form of secondary school during early adolescence. At precisely the time that young people are navigating multiple developmental challenges (social, intellectual, academic, physical), they are expected to move between these intuitions of public education. The transition is commonly…

Tilleczek, Kate

2008-01-01

309

Understanding Complex Role of the Assistant Principal in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assistant principal is often overlooked in school leadership literature, yet in recent years has grown to be a vital part of secondary schools (Marshall & Hooley, 2006). This descriptive study seeks to expand on the work of Marshall and Hooley (2006), which serves as a primer in the study of assistant principals. In an era of increased…

Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa M.

2011-01-01

310

Managing Women: Secondary School Principals in Trinidad and Tobago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the experiences of 12 women secondary school principals managing small schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Demonstrates the ways their personal and professional lives are intertwined and how race, class, and gendered positions impact their career choice, promotional opportunities, and management practice. (SLD)

Morris, Jeanette

1999-01-01

311

Subjectivity and Schooling in a Longitudinal Study of Secondary Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how gender and class subjectivity is embodied by Australian secondary-school students through interviews with two young people. Examines the developmental aspect of identity formation, addressing the impact of feminism on gender change. Focuses on the subjectivity-school relation by exploring the interactions between individual…

McLeod, Julie

2000-01-01

312

Momentum and Kinetic Energy: Confusable Concepts in Secondary School Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers and practitioners alike express concerns about the conceptual difficulties associated with the concepts of momentum and kinetic energy currently taught in school physics. This article presents an in-depth analysis of the treatment given to them in 44 published textbooks written for UK secondary school certificate courses. This is set…

Bryce, T. G. K.; MacMillan, K.

2009-01-01

313

Ways and Means of Introducing Portugese to the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois, has developed a program for introducing Portuguese in the secondary school. The program is now in its sixth successive, successful year. Instead of being included in the curriculum as a full-time course, Portuguese falls in the category of an "enrichment course." It is abbreviated (the first year…

Lawlor, Joseph P.

314

Geography in the Secondary Schools: 1945-1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geography as a separate subject lost ground in the secondary school curriculum after the Korean War. A High School Geography Project stressing urban themes was developed in the late 1960s, but faded by the mid-1970s. A 1980s renaissance, spurred by educational reform mandates, seems a promising development. Includes seven references. (MLH)

Stoltman, Joseph P.

1989-01-01

315

Metaphors Developed by Secondary School Students towards "Earthquake" Concept  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research was conducted to reveal the metaphors of Secondary school students about "earthquake" concept. About 105 students in two schools in Karabuk city centre participated in the research within 2009-2010 academic year. The research Data were obtained by students' completing the statement "Earthquake is like..., because...". Content…

Kaya, Huseyin

2010-01-01

316

STELR: Improving Science Retention Rates in Australian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Australian Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has funded a rollout of the STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) Stage One Project to 150 secondary schools in 2010. Participating schools will receive, at no cost, curriculum materials, class sets of supporting laboratory equipment, two…

Finkel, Alan; Pentland, Peter; Hubber, Peter; Blake, Damian; Tytler, Russell

2009-01-01

317

Gendered Harassment in Secondary Schools: Understanding Teachers' (Non) Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an analysis of teachers' perceptions of and responses to gendered harassment in Canadian secondary schools based on in-depth interviews with six teachers in one urban school district. Gendered harassment includes any behaviour that polices and reinforces traditional heterosexual gender norms such as (hetero)sexual harassment,…

Meyer, Elizabeth J.

2008-01-01

318

Secondary School Students' Enjoyment of Outdoor Adventure Experiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires assessed anticipation and actual enjoyment of various adventure activites by 60 New Zealand secondary schools students before and after a school-sponsored adventure week. White water rafting was rated most preferred on both occasions. Pre- and posttour comparisons showed a significant increase in enjoyment ranking for horse trekking…

Hastie, Peter A.

1992-01-01

319

A Time Manageable Supervisory System for Secondary School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collected here are a number of varied materials on school supervision intended for secondary principals. These include a brief description of a presentation concerning school supervision; a number of visual aids, checklists, charts, and outlines used in the presentation; a short paper on the logistics of Supervision through Educational Management…

Mooney, Joseph P.

320

Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools and Canadian Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this dissertation was to compare Canadian community colleges with post-secondary vocational schools in Poland. The comparison concentrated upon programs in nursing, tourism and information technology delivered by the following three Polish schools Krakowska Szkola Medyczna, (Cracow, Poland), Policealne Studium Zawodowe, (Cracow,…

Butler, Norman L.

2005-01-01

321

Central Park East Secondary School: Teaching and Learning through Freire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article connects the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with the teaching and learning styles of teachers and students at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem, New York. It examines some of the ways the Freireian model has worked within the public school system and considers some of the…

Tyner-Mullings, Alia R.

2012-01-01

322

Principals' Engagement of Low Ability Students in Singapore Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a grounded theory constructed from a study of Singapore neighbourhood secondary school principals' engagement of their lowest stream, the Normal Technical students, in their schools. This substantive theory is labelled the "theory of selective engagement". It implies that how principals engage their lowest streamed students…

Ong, Chye Hin; Dimmock, Clive

2013-01-01

323

Response to Intervention With Secondary School Students With Reading Difficulties  

PubMed Central

The authors summarize evidence from a multiyear study with secondary students with reading difficulties on (a) the potential efficacy of primary-level (Tier 1), secondary-level (Tier 2), and tertiary-level (Tier 3) interventions in remediating reading difficulties with middle school students, (b) the likelihood of resolving reading disabilities with older students with intractable reading disabilities, (c) the reliability, validity, and use of screening and progress monitoring measures with middle school students, and (d) the implications of implementing response to intervention (RTI) practices at the middle school level. The authors provide guidance about prevailing questions about remediating reading difficulties with secondary students and discuss future directions for research using RTI frameworks for students at the secondary level. PMID:22491811

Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M.

2012-01-01

324

Psychological and biographical differences between secondary school teachers experiencing high and low levels of burnout.  

PubMed

A total of 750 teachers from 16 government and non-government schools from areas of contrasted socio-economic status (SES) responded to a questionnaire designed to investigate associations between selected aspects of burnout among teachers working in secondary schools in Victoria, Australia. By comparing high and low burnout groups on biographic, psychological and work pattern variables, differences between teachers experiencing high and low levels of burnout were identified. Multiple regression analyses assessed the relative importance of these variables in accounting for the variance in each of the three burnout subscales. School type was related to perceptions of stress and burnout. Higher levels of burnout were associated with poorer physical health, higher rates of absenteeism, lower self-confidence and more frequent use of regressive coping strategies. Teachers classified as experiencing high levels of burnout attributed most of the stress in their lives to teaching and reported low levels of career commitment and satisfaction. Further, teachers who recorded high levels of burnout were characterised by lower levels of the personality disposition of hardiness, lower levels of social support, higher levels of role stress and more custodial pupil control ideologies than their low-burnout counterparts. Psychological variables were found to be more significant predictors of burnout than biographical variables. PMID:2344432

Pierce, C M; Molloy, G N

1990-02-01

325

[Use of painkillers by Polish secondary school students and the influence of TV commercials].  

PubMed

This article refers to the results of research conducted in 2008 with financial support (as a grant) of UMCS vice-chancellor. The topic was: Environmental and personal circumstances of taking painkillers available without prescription by secondary school students. 276 high school pupils in Lublin (equivalent of higher grammar-school level in Germany) were examined with a copyright questionnaire to check, among other things, how TV commercials affect taking painkillers. 40.6% of participants take analgesics very often, almost half of them (47.1%) reach for drugs which they know from commercials. 75% of students can indicate at least four examples of specific commercials advertising painkillers. In their depiction of these analgesics by metaphors a great number of analogies with TV advertisements can be found. Those who claim frequent intake of painkillers describe them as 'necessary, essential' (31.3%) or as 'convenient (giving comfort)' (19.6%). At the same time the majority of students (94.6%) is convinced that reaching for painkillers is socially accepted. Such attitude is probably reinforced by ubiquitous advertising of those drugs in Polish media. PMID:20063261

Buczak, A; Lukasik, I M; Witek, A

2010-11-01

326

Classics and the Reorganisation of Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With widespread reform of the English grammar and public schools imminent, the development of new structures within the "common" or "comprehensive" schools to assure the continuation of classics and Latin studies is suggested in this booklet. Current educational trends are clarified in articles on: (1) the present situation, (2) the practical…

Morton, D. J.; And Others

327

MOOC Integration into Secondary School Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated how high school students taking a university preparatory economics course would engage with the learning and assessment components of a Behavioural Economics MOOC that was integrated into their school-based course. Students were divided into two groups, MOOC-only, with no teacher support, and blended-mode, with weekly tutorials.…

Najafi, Hedieh; Evans, Rosemary; Federico, Christopher

2014-01-01

328

Training for Secondary School Headship in France.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprehensive schools are responsible for compulsory education for students from the ages of 6-16 in France. There is a trend to devolve administrative duties from the Central Ministry of Education to the "academies" or regional bodies and to delegate powers to the schools. The responsibilities of the headteacher include making detailed decisions…

Esp, D. G.

329

Response to Intervention in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools are turning to response to intervention (RTI) models to meet the needs of their students. The promise of RTI is that it will enable schools to better and more efficiently meet the learning needs of a large continuum of students by providing evidence-based schoolwide instruction, supplemental supports, and intensive individualized…

Feuerborn, Laura L.; Sarin, Kathryn; Tyre, Ashli D.

2011-01-01

330

A Study of the Effect of Secondary School Leadership Styles on Student Achievement in Selected Secondary School in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effect of the leadership style of the secondary school principal on student achievement in select public schools in Louisiana was examined in this study. The null hypothesis was that there was no statistically significant difference between principal leadership style and student academic achievement. The researcher submitted the LEAD-Self…

Harris, Cydnie Ellen Smith

2012-01-01

331

The Beliefs and Behaviors of Pupils in an Experimental School: The Science Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, the second in a series, reports on the results of a year-long research project conducted in an experimental school associated with the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh. Specifically, this is a report of findings pertaining to one major setting in the experimental school, the science lab. The science…

Lancy, David F.

332

Educational Governance, School Autonomy, and Curriculum Implementation: Diversity and Uniformity in Knowledge Offerings to Israeli Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Local schools increasingly play a mediating role between intended curricular directives and actual classroom practice. This paper highlights how macro factors such as decentralized governance and subject's institutional status affect school-based decisions to diverge from official curricular policies. Specifically, it reports a three-dimensional…

Resh, Nura; Benavot, Aaron

2009-01-01

333

Teachers' and Pupils' Perceptions of the School Nurse in Relation to Sexual Health Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current government in the United Kingdom has made a commitment to reducing the high rates of teenage conceptions and sexually transmitted infections by implementing various sexual health strategies. It emphasises an increased public health role for school nurses by identifying that they have access to the school-age population and the…

Westwood, Jo; Mullan, Barbara

2009-01-01

334

Promoting Inclusive Practices in Primary Schools in Cyprus: Empowering Pupils to Build Supportive Networks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Having ownership of a dream is a core element for school improvement and effectiveness. Believing in the effectiveness of a programme is the beginning of reviving a school's internal capacities for improvement. Any improvement and development programme needs to be inviting and non-threatening, a holistic process involving all stakeholders. In this…

Nicolaidou, Maria; Sophocleous, Antreas; Phtiaka, Helen

2006-01-01

335

"Drawing" Conclusions about Public School Facility Needs: Pupil Perception of Space Illuminated through Their Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A small, local school district in north central Ohio, in making application for state funds to construct a new school, requested parent and community input. An exploratory study asked students what kind of classroom would improve their learning. The student assessment was part of a class assignment and took the form of pencil drawings. Three…

Griswold, Philip A.; Stanley, Robert A.; Dunmyer, Stephany S.

336

From Mainstream School to Pupil Referral Unit: A Change in Teachers' Self-Understanding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As teachers are at the heart of education, a substantial number of studies have researched the perception that mainstream school teachers have of themselves in relation to their work. This investigation extends this field of inquiry by examining how teachers' self-understanding is altered when they transfer from mainstream to special school

Farouk, Shaalan

2014-01-01

337

Evaluation of High School Programme for Gifted Pupils in Physics and Sciences in Serbia - Experience in Regional Cooperation -- SEENET-MTP Network  

E-print Network

The "High school class for students with special abilities in physics" was founded in Nis, Serbia (http://tesla.pmf.ni.ac.rs/f_odeljenje/) in 2003. The basic aim of this project has been introducing a broadened curriculum of physics, mathematics, computer science, as well as chemistry and biology. Now, eight years after establishing of this specialized class, we present analyses of the pupils' skills in solving rather problem oriented test, as PISA test, and compare their results with the results of pupils who study under standard curricula. Also, an external evaluation conducted more recently, shows that Special physics class students performed higher on science knowledge test in comparison with students from control groups (grammar school and special math class students). Establishing of the Special physics class as an interesting educational experiment and its development has been connected, in a sense, with activities of the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics. We present...

Djordjevic, Goran S; Stankovic, Jelena

2011-01-01

338

Gendered Perceptions of Schooling: Classroom Dynamics and Inequalities within Four Caribbean Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper sets out to interrogate the reality of secondary schooling in one part of the Caribbean, through a case study exploration of the "gender regimes" of four secondary schools in the small Eastern Caribbean nation state of Antigua and Barbuda. In Antigua, as in the Caribbean region more broadly, the focus of attention has been on…

Younger, Mike; Cobbett, Mary

2014-01-01

339

Pupil Transportation Safety Program Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study has been undertaken to assess the magnitude of the school bus safety problem and to develop a plan to improve pupil transportation safety. The resulting report provides estimates of school bus population and daily usage, gives an account of injuries and fatalities that occur annually, and compares the safety records of school buses to…

Delahanty, Joseph F.; And Others

340

Organizational health and the achievement level of students in science at the secondary-level schools in Sri Lanka  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study sought to identify those organizational health factors that might have overriding influence on the achievement level of students in science in Sri Lankan secondary schools. This study involved 752 students, 33 science teachers, and 10 principals from two different districts, Ampara and Colombo, in Sri Lanka. Ten Tamil medium, secondary level, public schools were selected to participate in this study. Data were collected using four types of instruments: a questionnaire for pupils; interview schedules for science teachers and principals; checklists for classroom/school facilities, science laboratory facilities, and science practicals; and a science achievement test. The analysis focused on the collective perceptions of students, science teachers, and principals. Regression and path analyses were used as major analysis techniques, and the qualitative data provided by science teachers and principals were considered for a crosschecking of the quantitative inferences. The researcher found teacher affiliation, academic emphasis, and instructional leadership of the principal, in descending order, were the overriding influential factors on the achievement level of students in science in Sri Lankan secondary schools. At the same time a similar descending order was found in their mean values and qualities. The researcher concluded that increasing the quality of the organizational health factors in Sri Lankan secondary schools would result in improved better achievement in science. The findings further indicate that instructional leadership of the principal had both direct and indirect effects on students' achievement in science when academic emphasis and teacher affiliation were taken into account. In addition, the resource support of the principal did not make any difference in students' science achievement and the findings stress the availability of the resources for individual students instead of assuming the general facilities of the school are available to all students of the school.

Pakkeer-Jaufar, Pakkeer Cadermohideen

341

Teaching controversial issues in the secondary school science classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A sample of fourteen secondary school biology teachers chosen from twelve schools were interviewed. The purpose was to determine their views on how controversial issues in science might be handled in the secondary school science classroom and whether the issues of surrogacy and human embryo experimentation were suitable controversial issues for discussion in schools. In general, teachers indicated that controversial issues deserve a more prominent place in the science curriculum because they have the potential to foster thinking, learning, and interest in science. The issues of surrogacy and human embryo experimentation were seen as appropriate contexts for learning, provided that teachers were well informed and sensitive to both the students and to the school environment.

van Rooy, Wilhelmina

1993-12-01

342

Helwan University Project Developing Primary School Pupils' Abilities and Skills at Some Egyptian Underprivileged Areas (Slums). (Field Study)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through directing concerted efforts and educational services of seven Faculties of Helwan University towards socially underprivileged pupils in slum areas (EL-Marg area in big Cairo) this research project had two main aims: firstly, modifying a set of arbitrary behaviors of those pupils, in a trial to develop some behavior skills associated with…

El-Tayeb, Mahmoud N.; El Nashar, Mohamed; Zeid, Mai M.; El-Sayed, Magda; Ramadan, Mohamed A.; Hamdi, Safia M.; El-Affy, Nabila; Ebeid, Amina K.; El-Marasi, Sonia S.; Abou-Elmahty, Maher

2010-01-01

343

Literacy Education for Nursery School Children of Cross-National Marriages in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past decade, more and more Taiwanese men have married women from Southeast Asian countries and China. Children of cross-national marriages now account for one-tenth of primary school pupils. Previous research on primary and secondary school pupils' performance in different subjects has indicated that the children of cross-national…

Yeh, Yu-ching

2014-01-01

344

Towards a More Authentic Science Curriculum: The Contribution of Out-of-School Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many developed countries of the world, pupil attitudes to school science decline progressively across the age range of secondary schooling while fewer students are choosing to study science at higher levels and as a career. Responses to these developments have included proposals to reform the curriculum, pedagogy, and the nature of pupil

Braund, Martin; Reiss, Michael

2006-01-01

345

Enzymes: A Workshop for Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the weekend science workshop on enzymes and includes several projects that involve students directly, parts of which can be incorporated into a traditional chemistry, biology, or physical science course at the secondary level. Subjects include catalysts and catalytic converters in cars, enzymes as consumer products and in industrial…

Bering, C. Larry

1994-01-01

346

Secondary School Students' Attitudes toward Fitness Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to develop an instrument that has scores that are valid and reliable for measuring students' attitudes toward fitness testing. A second purpose of the study was to determine the attitudes of secondary students toward fitness testing. A review of literature, an elicitation study, and a pilot study were…

Mercier, Kevin John

2011-01-01

347

Secondary School Students' Interest in Homework: What about Race and School Location?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined models of homework interest at the secondary school level to assess whether homework interest varies across race and school location and whether the influence of race on homework interest depends on characteristics of the context (e.g., school location and teacher feedback). Student- and class-level predictors of homework…

Xu, Jianzhong

2012-01-01

348

Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 1991-92, Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1969-70 the National Catholic Educational Association has published a statistical report on Catholic elementary schools and secondary schools in the United States. This year's report contains the core school enrollment and staffing data of the Association's historical file, and includes data from a survey on extended care programs and…

Brigham, Frederick H., Jr.

349

Establishment of "Green Schools" Is an Important Medium in Primary and Secondary School Environmental Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article deals with the establishment of the "green schools"campaign as an important medium in primary and secondary school environmental education. The author emphasizes the effect that can be brought about by the "green schools" campaign, which are as follows: (1) stresses action for a common goal, as well as the operability and extensive…

Zhenya, Song

2004-01-01

350

Ideal versus School Learning: Analyzing Israeli Secondary School Students' Conceptions of Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored 130 secondary school students' conceptions of learning using an open-ended task, analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Students' reality of learning comprised two separate spheres, ideal learning and school learning, which rarely interacted. Generally, students commented more about school than ideal learning. Factor…

Hadar, Linor

2009-01-01

351

Competitive Foods and Beverages Available for Purchase in Secondary Schools--Selected Sites, United States, 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School Health Profiles is conducted biennially to assess characteristics of school health programs. State and local departments of education and health select either all public secondary schools within their jurisdictions or a systematic, equal-probability sample of public secondary schools to participate in School Health Profiles. At each school,…

Kann, L.; Grunbaum, J.; McKenna, M. L.; Wechsler, H.; Galuska, D. A.

2005-01-01

352

Social and School Connectedness in Early Secondary School as Predictors of Late Teenage Substance Use, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To examine associations between social relationships and school engagement in early secondary school and mental health, substance use, and educational achievement 2- 4 years later. Methods: School-based longitudinal study of secondary school students, surveyed at school in Year 8 (13-14-years-old) and Year 10 (16-years-old), and 1-year post-secondary school. A total of 2678 Year 8 students (74%) participated in the

Lyndal Bond; Helen Butler; G. Dip; John Carlin; Sara Glover; Glenn Bowes; George Patton

2007-01-01

353

Readability and Science Worksheets in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Applying the concept of ‘readability’ the study examines by means of a questionnaire the claims made by science teachers about the way they write and use science worksheets. It proceeds to validate these claims against an analysis of worksheets collected from schools in the area from which the teacher sample was taken. On the whole the claims which teachers make,

David Reid

1984-01-01

354

The Social Orientation of Secondary School Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a 1993 study of the social attitudes and life plans of Russian high school graduates in 21 urban areas. Finds that students are concerned about unemployment, the future, and the declining state of their families' financial position. Includes eight tables of statistical data. (CFR)

Rutkevick, M. N.

1995-01-01

355

Why Are English Secondary Schools Socially Segregated?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper seeks an explanation for the persistent social phenomenon of segregated schooling in England whereby children from families with broadly the same characteristics of wealth, education and social networks are more likely to be educated together and therefore separate from children from more socially distant groups. The paper outlines the…

Coldron, John; Cripps, Caroline; Shipton, Lucy

2010-01-01

356

Norwegian Secondary School Teachers and ICT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ICT is meant to be integrated in all subjects in Norwegian schools; nevertheless many teachers are reluctant to use ICT in their own teaching. This paper explores to what extent teachers use ICT in their classroom teaching and what teacher-level factors influence the use of ICT. It draws on an analysis of 10 focus-group interviews with 10 teachers…

Wikan, Gerd; Molster, Terje

2011-01-01

357

The Arab World Notebook. Secondary School Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arab world holds a storied place in western history and is a significant area today culturally, economically, and politically, with its more than 190 million people sharing a common heritage with the West. The Arab world merits serious study in U.S. schools; however, it is often misrepresented in U.S. textbooks. This notebook is written as an…

Shabbas, Audrey, Ed.; Al-Qazzaz, Ayad, Ed.

358

The Emergence of Cyberbullying: A Survey of Primary School Pupils' Perceptions and Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is little research that has examined cyberbullying among children under the age of 11 years. The current study explored the nature and extent of the phenomenon among primary school children aged 7- to 11-years-old (N = 220; 116 boys and 104 girls) and investigated their perceptions of the distress caused to victims, how victims would feel,…

Monks, Claire P.; Robinson, Susanne; Worlidge, Penny

2012-01-01

359

Discrimination, Performance and Recuperation: How Teachers and Pupils Challenge and Recover Discourses of Sexualities in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article seeks to examine the ways in which a heteronormative discourse dominates the practice and policies of schools in respect of sexualities. Such heteronormativity produces discrimination both direct and indirect against those who fall outside a narrow descriptive band. However, there is increasing evidence of teachers, trainees and…

Nixon, David

2010-01-01

360

Pre-Teenage Pupils' Experiences of Education in School on the Subject of Illegal Drugs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is mounting evidence that the age at which children are using and becoming exposed to illegal drugs is declining and that such use and exposure is becoming an increasing problem within pre-teenage populations. This suggests that there is an important role for drug education in primary schools in encouraging and helping young children to…

McIntosh, James; MacDonald, Fiona; McKeganey, Neil

2004-01-01

361

"The Perfect Pupil": Changing Aims and Changing Measures of Success in School RE  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In England and Wales, religious education (RE) in non-faith schools has gradually changed from Christian education to the study of many religions and philosophies. However, the core values of RE have continued to be related to concerns about social cohesion and the building of shared values. The article briefly discusses changes in RE since 1944…

Levitt, Mairi; Muir, Fiona

2014-01-01

362

Sleep Disturbances are Associated With Reduced School Achievements in First-Grade Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several previous studies have demonstrated deteriorated scholastic achievements in school-aged children who experience sleep disturbances. In the current study, we examined the association between sleep disturbances during kindergarten (fifth to sixth year of children), and behavior, neurocognitive skills, as well as the children's future academic performance in first grade. The population included 98 kindergarten students who were scheduled to attend

Sarit Ravid; Iris Afek; Suheir Suraiya; Eli Shahar; Giora Pillar

2009-01-01

363

Training School Pupils in the Scientific Method: Student Participation in an International VLF Radio Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report on a school-university collaboration to involve students in the deployment, testing, and operation of a very low frequency (VLF) radio receiver as part of an international network of such experiments. A background to the collaboration is presented, along with a summary of planning and development, and the ultimate deployment of the…

Denton, J. J.; Denton, M. H.; Kavanagh, A. J.; Harron, H.; Ulich, T.; Denton, J. S.

2012-01-01

364

Combined physics course for future elementary and secondary school teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In order to improve the preparation of both future elementary school teachers to teach physical science and secondary school teachers to teach physics, a combined physics course which includes both groups of students has been developed. The course content, which emphasizes depth of understanding, is discussed in some detail. A description is given of the techniques used to encourage the development of the skills and attitudes necessary for teaching the new nationally developed, inquiry-oriented science curricula.

Mcdermott, Lillian C.

2006-06-08

365

The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post–secondary Schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the family income -- college enrollment relationship and the evidence on credit constraints in post-secondary schooling. We distinguish short-run liquidity constraints from the long-term factors that promote cognitive and noncognitive ability. Long-run factors crystallized in ability are the major determinants of the family income -- schooling relationship, although there is some evidence that up to 8% of

Pedro Carneiro; James J. Heckman

2002-01-01

366

Change in Social Selection to Upper Secondary School—Primary and Secondary Effects in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inequality of educational opportunity (IEO) depends on two separate mechanisms: children from advantaged social backgrounds perform better at school—primary effects—and tend more than others to choose to continue in education—secondary effects. IEO in the transition from compulsory to academic upper secondary education has earlier been shown to have decreased in Sweden since the middle of the 20th century. We investigate

Robert Erikson; Frida Rudolphi

2010-01-01

367

Adolescents' views about a proposed rewards intervention to promote healthy food choice in secondary school canteens.  

PubMed

Using rewards may be an effective method to positively influence adolescent eating behaviour, but evidence regarding this approach is limited. The aim of this study was to explore young adolescent views about a proposed reward intervention associated with food choice in school canteens. Focus groups were held in 10 schools located in lower socioeconomic areas within Northern Ireland and involved 90 pupils aged 11-12 years (54 girls, 36 boys). Our findings indicated a high degree of acceptability for a reward scheme but there was major diversity in the type of rewards valued by pupils, largely defined by geographical area and socio-cultural differences. Pupils from rural areas tended to emphasize group-based and longer-term rewards, whereas pupils from urban-city schools tended to suggest individualistic and immediate rewards. The major factors influencing food choice were food price, value for money, taste and visual appearance. Pupils felt that factors outside of their control, such as being assigned to the second lunch sitting placed considerable constraints on their food choice. This research not only indicated a high degree of acceptability for a rewards-based intervention but also highlighted a number of socio-cultural and environmental factors that should be considered by researchers when developing such an intervention. PMID:24851865

McEvoy, C T; Lawton, J; Kee, F; Young, I S; Woodside, J V; McBratney, J; McKinley, M C

2014-10-01

368

Relation between Classroom Climate and Achievement in Physical Science of Secondary School Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study estimates the extent of relationship between "Achievement in Physical Science" and "Classroom Climate" for the total sample and Sub sample based on gender. The tools used for collecting the data are scale of classroom climate and achievement test in physical science. The study reveals that boys show indifferent or negligible but…

R., Smitha; Sajan, K. S.

2010-01-01

369

The Effect of Immigration on the School Performance of Natives: Cross Country Evidence Using PISA Test Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We use aggregate PISA data for 19 countries over the period 2000-2009 to study whether a higher share of immigrant pupils affects the school performance of natives. We find evidence of a negative and statistically significant relationship. The size of the estimated effect is small: doubling the share of immigrant pupils in secondary schools from…

Brunello, Giorgio; Rocco, Lorenzo

2013-01-01

370

The Education of Immigrant Pupils in Primary Schools: Report of a Working Party of the Inspectorate and School Psychological Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The working party was first set up in December 1965. In the spring term of 1966 some 22 primary schools with large numbers of immigrants were visited and long discussions held with head teachers and staff. It was then decided to collect written information from all the Authority's schools containing juniors and with more than one third of their…

Palmer, R.; And Others

371

The Application of Theory to Practice by Preservice Secondary School Biology Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine preservice secondary biology teachers' (N=18) ability to transmit knowledge of the subject to pupils through methodologies designed to translate theory into practice. The cooperating teachers (N=12) provided data regarding abilities demonstrated by the student teachers. The student teachers utilized the…

Stolworthy, Reed L.

372

Enterprise Education Programmes in Secondary Schools in Ireland: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the perceptions and attitudes towards enterprise education at secondary level in Ireland from a multi-stakeholder perspective. The key stakeholders involved in enterprise education are teachers, principals, pupils and parents. The examination encompassed profiling the Irish educational system and the…

Birdthistle, Naomi; Hynes, Briga; Fleming, Patricia

2007-01-01

373

The Status of Geography in North Dakota Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 112 secondary school teachers were sent a questionnaire addressing the following topics: (1) teacher's educational background; (2) classes taught; (3) texts and media being used; (4) awareness of professional organizations; (5) suggestions for curriculum development; and (6) willingness of teachers to participate in improving…

Munski, Douglas C.

374

A Survey of Computing Activities in Secondary Schools. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a survey of secondary schools indicate that the use of computers, especially for instructional purposes, has grown rapidly. However, the diversity of use is still limited. The most prevalent applications are problem solving and Electronic Data Processing (EDP) skills training. The major emphasis of computer application is on teaching…

Korotkin, Arthur L.; And Others

375

The Professional Identity of English Teachers in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reports on a research study investigating the professional identity of English teachers in the secondary school in the UK, and the effects of their subject philosophies and their conceptions of learning on their teaching. The various and often competing definitions of the subject have a long history, and a number of factors have been…

Findlay, Kate

2010-01-01

376

Efficiency of the Primary and Secondary Schools in Sweden.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The efficiency of 286 Swedish municipalities in the provision of elementary and secondary school education in 1993-94 was studied through stochastic frontier production with the estimation of production- and cost-function models. Empirical results show that most operate at 85 to 100% efficiency. (SLD)

Heshmati, Almas; Kumbhakar, Subal C.

1997-01-01

377

Paradoxical Inequalities: Adolescent Peer Relations in Indian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Peer relationships in secondary schools in two different cultural areas of India are compared. A general theory of status relations and a specification of the distinctive cultural features of each area are used to explain the observed differences in peer inequality, clique formation, petty deviance, putdowns, fashion consciousness, romantic…

Milner, Murray, Jr.

2013-01-01

378

Secondary School Students' Motivation and Achievement in Combined Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated students' motivation and achievement in combined science. A sample of 324 Year 11 students from eight government secondary schools in Brunei Darussalam participated in the study. Of the sample, 141 were boys and 183 were girls and their average age was 16.4 years. The motivation instrument used was adapted from the science…

Chow, Shean Jen; Yong, Bob Chui Seng

2013-01-01

379

Home Economics: Foods and Nutrition. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This home economics curriculum guide on foods and nutrition for secondary students is one of six developed for inservice teachers at Marianas High School in Saipan. The guide provides the rationale, description, goals, and objectives of the program; the program of studies and performance objectives by levels; samples of lesson plans for effective…

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Dept. of Education, Saipan.

380

Language Awareness in Canadian Secondary Schools: The Revolution That Fizzled.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of textbooks and official Ministry of Education programs of study for the Province of Ontario, Canada, revealed three stages in the history of teaching English language in intermediate and secondary schools. Prior to the mid-1960s language study was fundamentally the study of formal grammar and standard usage. From the mid-1960s until the…

Belanger, Joe; Evans, Peter J. A.

381

Continental Drift: A Discussion Strategy for Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes a discussion strategy for secondary school students. The strategy focus the various dimensions of Science, especially the internal sociological and philosophical dimensions. Students are expected to learn more about Science, namely the role of controversy for scientific progress. The article contains key questions for the…

Paixao, Isabel; Calado, Silvia; Ferreira, Silvia; Salves, Vanda; Smorais, Ana M.

2004-01-01

382

Homework Completion at the Secondary School Level: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author aimed to test empirical models of variables posited to predict homework completion at the secondary school level. Student- and class-level predictors of homework completion were analyzed in a survey of 1,046 8th-grade students from 63 classes and of 849 11th-grade students from 48 classes. Most of the variance in homework completion…

Xu, Jianzhong

2011-01-01

383

Philosophy and Ethics in Western Australian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The introduction of Philosophy and Ethics to the Western Australian Certificate of Education courses in 2008 brought philosophy into the Western Australian secondary school curriculum for the first time. How philosophy came to be included is part of a larger story about the commitment and perseverance of a relatively small number of Australian…

Millett, Stephan; Tapper, Alan

2014-01-01

384

Media and Sexism (An Instructional Manual for Secondary School Teachers).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual presents background information and teaching activities for secondary school instruction on the relationship of sex roles and the media in American society. Section I provides background for teachers by defining basic terms, presenting a brief history of the mass media, and discussing why media are thought to play a strong role in…

Byerly, Carolyn M.

385

Secondary School Teachers' Conceptions of Student Information Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes empirical research examining secondary school teachers' conceptions of student information literacy and reflects on the implications for the development of information-literate students. The research was designed to be practitioner centred, focusing on curriculum-based information activities and the student learning process…

Williams, Dorothy A.; Wavell, Caroline

2007-01-01

386

IEPs in Mainstream Secondary Schools: An Agenda for Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing children with special educational needs with individual education plans (IEPs) was advocated in the 1994 code of practice for SEN, and retained in the 2000 code. Specifically as it relates to mainstream secondary schools, this has proved highly controversial: many SENCos report that the writing and implementing of IEPs is a bureaucratic…

Tennant, Geoff

2007-01-01

387

Microworlds: Building Powerful Ideas in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 1960s, the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) developed a programming language called LOGO. Underpinning this invention was a profound new philosophy of how learners learn. This paper reviews research in the area and asks how one notion in particular, that of a microworld, may be used by secondary school educators to build powerful…

Jenkins, Craig William

2012-01-01

388

Making the Invisible Visible: Disciplinary Literacy in Secondary School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Ireland, policy on literacy now aims to expand the role that post-primary teachers of all subjects have in developing students' literacy skills. This paper draws on data from a wider research study carried out in secondary schools in 2010 and focuses on the classroom support with disciplinary literacy provided by subject teachers for…

Mac Mahon, Brendan

2014-01-01

389

Crossing the Primary and Secondary School Divide in Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher education courses at universities qualify graduates to teach in age-related contexts of primary/early childhood/secondary that reflect the organisational structure of schools. In terms of teacher employment, for some considerable time, these longstanding organisational divisions have been by-passed whereby a shortage of teachers in…

Knipe, Sally

2012-01-01

390

Conceptions of a sequence formed in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper is based on research carried out on secondary school students and students commencing their university studies in mathematics. The basic purpose of the research was to investigate the understanding of the concept of a sequence and to determine the sources of the formation of revealed conceptions. To achieve the objectives an expanded set of selected mathematical situations –

M. Przenioslo

2006-01-01

391

The American Government Information Unit: Curriculum Alternatives for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The laboratory has created this information unit to help answer curriculum planning questions for secondary school curriculum decision makers. It tells about the products and activities of nine selected curriculum development programs by organizing the following information in chart, summary, then complete report form for quick and easy review and…

Adelson, Nancy C.; Crosby, Sandra G.

392

Drug Use in a Rural Secondary School in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alcohol abuse and alcohol-related use problems among adolescents are highly prevalent and are a major concern worldwide. This study estimated the prevalence of drug abuse, knowledge about drug abuse and its effect on psychosocial well-being and induced behavioral problems among students of a public rural secondary school that admitted both girls…

Ndetei, David M.; Khasakhala, Lincoln I.; Mutiso, Victoria; Ongecha-Owuor, Francisca A.; Kokonya, Donald A.

2010-01-01

393

Secondary School Vice-Principals: Commitment, Challenge, Efficacy and Synchrony  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study sought to investigate Hong Kong secondary school vice-principals' job facets leading to overall job satisfaction, and to differentiate the satisfaction of vice-principals of different career orientations and gender groups. The findings indicated that there are four main facets of satisfaction, in rank order of influence on overall…

Yu-kwong, Paula Kwan; Walker, Allan

2010-01-01

394

Getting Shocks: Teaching Secondary School Physics through History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses several replicas of experimental set-ups that were originally used in electrostatic research in teaching electrostatics through history on secondary school level. Makes visible the change of the style of electrostatic experimentation that took place at the end of the 18th century. (Contains 25 references.) (ASK)

Heering, Peter

2000-01-01

395

The Malvern Project. Closed Circuit Television in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A three-year project investigated the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) in four Australian secondary schools. Particular attention was paid to the ability of CCTV to make classroom teaching more effective and individualized and to promote team teaching. CCTV equipment, including a mobile production unit, was made available and teachers…

Hawkins, Bernard

396

The Formation of Science Choices in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper I examine the formation of post-16 choices over 3 years among higher achieving students with respect to enrolment in post-compulsory science courses. Transcripts from four interviews carried out over 3 years with 72 secondary school students were qualitatively analysed. Students were found to shape their choices for science in a…

Cleaves, Anna

2005-01-01

397

Curriculum Guide for Art in the Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This secondary school curriculum guide is written in outline form to simplify the planning of a design-oriented art program. For each of 15 design units, a step-by-step set of instructions is given. Each unit is presented in three stages, each of which is a complete lesson in design. Materials and tools necessary for lesson preparation, motivation…

Chicago Board of Education, IL.

398

Misplaced Heritage Language Learners of Japanese in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While heritage language learners are becoming visible in the research literature as a distinct group of language learners with specific needs, existing curriculum structures in secondary schools often focus on programs either for foreign language learners or for first language learners. The study reported here examines the experiences of heritage…

Oguro, Susan; Moloney, Robyn

2012-01-01

399

Key Competencies: Drug and Alcohol Education. Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, designed for use with secondary school students, attempts to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among students. The Key Competencies program targets several characteristics which have been identified in addicted children: poor self image, improper sense of values, and lack of identity. For grades seven through nine, strategies are…

Philadelphia School District, PA.

400

Finnish Secondary School Students' Interreligious Sensitivity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to assess the self-evaluations of Finnish secondary school students' (N?=?549) interreligious sensitivity. The data were collected from 12-16-year-old young people with a 15-item Interreligious Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (IRRSSQ). The IRRSSQ is based on Abu-Nimer's Developmental Model of Interreligious…

Holm, Kristiina; Nokelainen, Petri; Tirri, Kirsi

2014-01-01

401

What Greek Secondary School Students Believe about Climate Change?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate what Greek secondary school students (grades 8 and 11) believe about the greenhouse effect and climate change. A total of 626 students completed a closed-form questionnaire consisting of statements regarding the causes, impacts and solutions for this global environmental issue. The possible influence of…

Liarakou, Georgia; Athanasiadis, Ilias; Gavrilakis, Costas

2011-01-01

402

Contextualized Magnetism in Secondary School: Learning from the LHC (CERN)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physics teachers in secondary schools usually mention the world's largest particle physics laboratory--CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)--only because of the enormous size of the accelerators and detectors used there, the number of scientists involved in their activities and also the necessary international scientific…

Cid, Ramon

2005-01-01

403

Feelings of Existential Fulfilment and Burnout among Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher burnout is recognized as a serious problem. In research it has been related to many person-specific variables; one of these, the variable of existential fulfilment, has received very little attention thus far. The present study focuses on the relationship between existential fulfilment and burnout among secondary school teachers in the…

Loonstra, Bert; Brouwers, Andre; Tomic, Welko

2009-01-01

404

Sexual activity among junior secondary school girls in Zambia.  

PubMed

This paper proposes a causal model of sexual activity among a randomly selected sample of 305 Junio secondary school girls in Zambia. The results indicate that liberal sexual attitudes influence romantic involvement with boys. Emotional involvement is likely to result in sexual activity. Traditional courtship forms are slowly being replaced by modern patterns of courtship behaviour. Policy and programme implications are discussed. PMID:9881137

Pillai, V K; Barton, T; Benefo, K

1997-07-01

405

A Tracer Study of Lebanese Upper Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents data arising from a tracer study of 90 terminating Beirut upper secondary school students. Nearly all the students intended to transit to university, about half of them to science and technology programmes, and subsequently did so. Median anticipated earnings upon graduation were realistic, but a lack of information or guidance…

Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Dallal, Kamel; Rizkallah, George; Rabah, Jihan

2007-01-01

406

Attitudes toward science among Australian tertiary and secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that might be associated with students’ attitudes towards science. The participants were 1745 students from secondary schools and universities across Australia. The results of factor analysis, descriptive statistics, Tukey’s post hoc test and correlation analysis demonstrate that there were statistically significant differences between male and female students. Finally, the

Ghali Hassan

2008-01-01

407

An Empirical Analysis of Teacher Spillover Effects in Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines whether educational production in secondary school involves joint production among teachers across subjects. In doing so, it also provides insights into the reliability of value-added modeling. Teacher value-added to reading test scores is estimated for four different teacher types: English, math, science and social-studies.…

Koedel, Cory

2009-01-01

408

Environmental Studies, Conference Report, Secondary Schools Science Committee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In addition to complete texts or summaries of a number of papers considering the scope and relevance of "environmental studies" to the secondary and elementary school programs in Victoria (Australia), many teaching techniques are described. Techniques for measuring carrying capacity of roadways, examining published air pollution data, estimation…

Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).

409

Teaching Future Studies to Secondary School Students: A Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication describes a semester-long course developed for teaching future studies to secondary school students. The course is designed as a senior high social studies elective. Objectives are to help students recognize that change will occur, that change in one area will affect other areas, that the future can be influenced, and that they…

Kepner, William R., Jr.

410

Students' Approaches to Learning in Finnish General Upper Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated approaches of 549 students to learning in Finnish general upper secondary school through the Learning Process Questionnaire (J. Biggs, 1987). Finds significant differences between students' approaches to learning in the different form levels. Approaches to learning were also related to gender and mathematics and English grades. (SLD)

Eklund-Myrskog, Gunilla; Wenestam, Claes-Goran

1999-01-01

411

Life cycle energy assessment of Australian secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Australian Department of Commerce builds many secondary schools in New South Wales every year, and the impact of energy consumption for such a type of construction has rarely been done before in Australia. Although there is a particular responsibility to ensure that public-owned projects contribute to the future well-being of the natural environment, environmental performance and energy efficiency of

Grace K. C. Ding

2007-01-01

412

Constructing the Cosmopolitan Subject: Teaching Secondary School Literature in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the ambitious educational reforms of the Singapore government in response to the challenges of globalization vis-a-vis the specific issues arising from the case of teaching Literature in secondary schools. It shows how the Singapore state is invested in a particular view of globalization and argues how recent scholarly moves…

Poon, Angelia Mui Cheng

2010-01-01

413

Knowledge for Teaching Secondary School Mathematics: What Counts?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses key issues surrounding the nature and development of professional knowledge for effective teaching of mathematics, especially at the secondary school level. In the education research community it is generally accepted that teachers need more than knowledge of the content they will teach; an additional construct, pedagogical…

Goos, Merrilyn

2013-01-01

414

Stress and Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Principals in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of a secondary school principal continues to expand and increase principals' daily workload. The high stakes testing environment also places pressure on principals to ensure that students score high on standardized tests. With a heavy workload, principals find themselves faced with numerous work-related stressors that influence job…

Romney, Angela G.

2012-01-01

415

Predicting students’ homework environment management at the secondary school level  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined empirical models of variables posited to predict students’ homework environment management at the secondary school level. The participants were 866 8th graders from 61 classes and 745 11th graders from 46 classes. Most of the variance in homework environment management occurred at the student level, with classmates’ shared homework interest as the only significant predictor at

Jianzhong Xu

2012-01-01

416

Predicting students’ homework environment management at the secondary school level  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined empirical models of variables posited to predict students’ homework environment management at the secondary school level. The participants were 866 8th graders from 61 classes and 745 11th graders from 46 classes. Most of the variance in homework environment management occurred at the student level, with classmates’ shared homework interest as the only significant predictor at

Jianzhong Xu

2011-01-01

417

Female Students and Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Achievement and the experiences of women in secondary school mathematics have been well documented in the research literature (e.g., Benbow & Stanley, 1980, 1983; Tartre & Fennema, 1995; Sherman, 1982; Ryckman & Peckham, 1987; Keller & Dauenheimer, 2003). With respect to achievement, the research literature primarily focuses on how women are…

Shildneck, Barry P., IV

2009-01-01

418

The school curriculum for ethnic minority pupils: A contribution to a debate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper discusses some of the canicular needs of children of migrant parents in the United Kingdom (in particular those of South Asian and West Indian origins), against the background of current provision. The author argues the merits of a "cultural accommodation" strategy and outlines the "human rights" model of education which that strategy implies. He then analyses three major problem areas faced by children of migrant workers: conflicts of identity, communication difficulties, and unequal access to employment opportunities. In a final section, tentative but practical suggestions are given of how the school curriculum can address these problems.

Saunders, Malcolm

1980-03-01

419

Exposing Sexual Harassment and Bullying in Secondary Schools: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis.  

E-print Network

??Incidents of sexual harassment and bullying in secondary school are extremely commonplace, yet student experiences are underreported to school officials. Moreover, there are competing definitions… (more)

Erickson, Rebecca

2010-01-01

420

Safe Schools, Safe Students. Proceedings of the National Education Goals Panel/National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations Conference on "Safe Schools, Safe Students: A Collaborative Approach to Achieving Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-free Schools Conducive to Learning" (Washington, D.C., October 28-29, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Safe Schools, Safe Students" conference brought together leading researchers and practitioners in order to share knowledge about innovative safety strategies being used in America's schools. The papers here represent the thinking of scientific experts and school-based pupil service providers who are implementing programs to prevent and…

Talley, Ronda C., Ed.; Walz, Garry R., Ed.

421

An Assessment of Secondary School Teachers Uses of ICT's: Implications for Further Development of ICT's Use in Nigerian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of ICTs in Nigeria and African countries generally is increasing and dramatically growing. However, while there is a great deal of knowledge about how ICTs are being used in developed countries, there is not much information on how ICTs are being used by teachers in developing countries. This study examined Nigeria secondary school

Tella, Adeyinka; Tella, Adedeji; Toyobo, Oluwole Majekodunmi; Adika, Lawrence O.; Adeyinka, Adewuyi Ayodele

2007-01-01

422

French Secondary School Students' Perceptions of the Education-Labor Market Link  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted to examine the strength of beliefs among French school pupils in three perceptions of the education-labor market link traditionally studied in the economy of human capital: "productivity", "screening" and "credentialism." Male and female French students aged between 14 and 24 years responded to a paper-and-pencil…

Sanquirgo, Nathalie; Turton, Richard; Killeen, John; Diamond, Wayne; Wach, Monique

2004-01-01

423

Study of Attitude of Secondary School Students towards Computer Assisted Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that investigated the attitudes of secondary school students in India toward computer assisted learning. Discusses sex differences in attitudes as well as differences in students' attitudes between government and aided secondary schools. (Author/LRW)

Shahapur, Nagappa, P.

2002-01-01

424

Struggling with the Languages of the "Legitimate Market" and the "Islets of Liberty" (Bourdieu). A Case Study of Pupils with Immigrational Background in the Trilingual School-System of Luxembourg  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two Portuguese children of immigrants were observed over a period of two years within the complex sociolinguistic context of the Luxembourgish multilingual school-system. The data allow the analysis of their relations with the languages they learn at school: Luxembourgish, German, French and Portuguese. The observations focus on the two pupils

Maurer-Hetto, Marie-Paule

2009-01-01

425

How Schools Do Policy: Policy Enactments in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be "implemented" by schools. In response to this, a great deal of…

Ball, Stephen J.; Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette

2011-01-01

426

Primary School Attendance and Completion among Lower Secondary School Age Children in Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, governments pledged to achieve education for all by 2015. However, if current enrollment trends continue, the number of out-of-school children could increase from current levels. Greater focus is needed on lower secondary school age (13-16 years) children. These children are not included estimates of…

Moyi, Peter

2013-01-01

427

Implementation of School Self-Evaluation in Secondary Schools: Teachers' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigates how teacher administrators and teachers in Hong Kong secondary schools experienced the implementation process of School Self-Evaluation (SSE), perceived the effects of SSE and described the implementation approach of SSE from the perspectives of policy implementation within the policy studies in education. Given that this…

Wong, Wai Lun

2010-01-01

428

The Role of the School Counsellor in the Singapore Secondary School System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a case study from Singapore. The purpose of the study is to critically enquire into the ways in which school counsellors working in Singapore's secondary school system describe and experience their role, and to identify key themes arising from the study. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 participants, and an adapted grounded…

Kok, Jin Kuan

2013-01-01

429

Secondary School Completion and Dropouts in Texas Public Schools 2000-01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Texas Education Agency prepares an annual report on dropouts in Texas public schools. This report contains information on the annual dropout rate used in the accountability system and state attrition rates. It also includes a series of longitudinal secondary school completion/student status rates. Of the 1,818,940 students who attended grades…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.

430

Understanding the school culture: Guidelines for conducting gambling research in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the importance of youth gambling research, the methodological issues faced when conducting research in secondary schools, and recommendations for conducting effective youth gambling research that benefits academia, the community, staff, students and parents within the school systems. Based on our recent experience, we

Jennifer L. McPhee; Robert S. Canham

2002-01-01

431

A Study of Secondary School Principals' Leadership Styles and School Dropout Rates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between the leadership styles of secondary school principals, measured by the self-report "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5X short" (Bass & Avolio, 2000) and the school's dropout rates, as reported by the Texas Education Agency in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report…

Baggerly-Hinojosa, Barbara

2012-01-01

432

Emergent Communities of Practice: Secondary Schools' Interaction with Primary School Foreign Language Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to give an account of the response of secondary schools to the primary school foreign language teaching initiative recently introduced by the UK government. The paper also explores defining features of the process of cross-phase interaction and the role that knowledge and collaborative practice plays in generating change…

Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda

2012-01-01

433

New counter?school cultures: female students' drug use at a high?achieving secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

We draw on case?study research at a high?achieving secondary school in London to illustrate how school experiences may influence drug use and reproduce inequalities in reconstructed ways in late modernity. Qualitative data were collected through semi?structured interviews with students and teachers, and observations. We focus in particular on the accounts of three female students expressing a shared counter?school identity and

Adam Fletcher; Chris Bonell; Tim Rhodes

2009-01-01

434

Transformational Leadership and the Leadership Performance of Oregon Secondary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 118 secondary school principals in Oregon was conducted to examine the relationship of transformational leadership to secondary school principals' leadership performance. This study measured the transformational leadership of secondary school principals in Oregon using the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (5X-Short)" (Avolio &…

Breaker, Jason Lee

2009-01-01

435

Student Accounts of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test: A Case for Validation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a cross-curricular literacy test issued to all secondary school students in the province of Ontario. The test consists of a reading and a writing component, both of which must be successfully completed for secondary school graduation in Ontario. This study elicited 16 first language and second…

Cheng, Liying; Fox, Janna; Zheng, Ying

2007-01-01

436

The Manpower-Economic Education Project to Improve Teachers' and Pupils' Occupational Employment Knowledge and Attitudes. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a possible solution to the problem of inaccurate perceptions and negative attitudes toward vocational-technical occupations among teachers and pupils, the project investigated the feasibility of training secondary school teachers in a range of disciplines to serve as agents of manpower-economic information dissemination and attitudinal change.…

Luker, William A.; Abernathy, Lewis M.

437

Inciting Change in Secondary English Language Programs: The Case of Cherry High School. Secondary Education in a Changing World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The way many secondary schools are structured limits the ability of immigrant English Learners to achieve academically and develop social networks, often resulting in hyper-segregated learning experiences. This book explores the journey of a group of teachers in a secondary school as they work to change the ESL program for immigrants in their…

Coles-Ritchie, Marilee

2009-01-01

438

Homework Completion at the Secondary School Level: A Multilevel Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author aimed to test empirical models of variables posited to predict homework completion at the secondary school level. Student- and class-level predictors of homework completion were analyzed in a survey of 1,046 8th-grade students from 63 classes and of 849 11th-grade students from 48 classes. Most of the variance in homework completion occurred at the student level, with parent

Jianzhong Xu

2011-01-01

439

State Limitations, Self-Help Secondary Schooling, and Development in Kenya.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over 60% of Kenya's secondary schools are nongovernment community-run schools. Analysis of district-level data on adult literacy, secondary enrollment, child health and mortality, malaria prevalence, and rural development indicates that government schooling has few effects. Nongovernment schooling is associated with lower child mortality and other…

Bradshaw, York W.

1993-01-01

440

Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics: School Year 1996-97. Early Estimates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The estimates in this publication are key statistics reported before the close of the 1996-97 school year. They include the number of students in membership, teachers, and high school graduates for public elementary and secondary schools, and total revenues and expenditures for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools. The public…

McDowell, Lena M.

441

Students' Perceptions of Teacher Support across the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the degree to which students' perceptions of teacher support are related to school type (primary versus secondary). The sample included 7,205 students from years 5 to 7 in primary school and years 8 to 10 in secondary school. Previous research has concluded that perceptions of school change negatively when students move from…

Bru, Edvin; Stornes, Tor; Munthe, Elaine; Thuen, Elin

2010-01-01

442

Teachers' Teaching Experience and Students' Learning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examined teachers' teaching experience and students' learning outcomes in the secondary schools in Ondo State Nigeria. As a correlational survey, the study population comprised all the 257 secondary schools in the State. This population was made up of 147 rural schools and 110 urban schools. It was also made up of 12 single sex…

Adeyemi, T. O.

2008-01-01

443

Patterns of Attendance and Truancy: A Study of Attendance and Truancy amongst First-Year Comprehensive School Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mean attendance and truancy rates for 879 Glamorgan pupils were 91.95 and 1.72 percent, respectively. Sex differences were insignificant, but both rates varied seasonally, with Autumn term the best attended. A 'day of the week' effect occurred, with absenteeism rising toward Friday. Other English data are compared. (Author/SJL)

Billington, Brian J.

1978-01-01

444

The Effects of a Social-Emotional Learning Program on Elementary School Children: The Role of Pupils' Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quasi-experimental exploratory study investigated whether a social-emotional learning program, implemented during a 1-year period, could lead to gains in social-emotional competencies and a reduction in internalizing and externalizing problems. Furthermore, it showed which pupils would benefit most from the program. The program was applied to…

Raimundo, Raquel; Marques-Pinto, Alexandra; Lima, Maria Luisa

2013-01-01

445

What Makes an Exemplary Teacher of Science? The Pupils' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires were completed by 5044 12-year-old pupils in Oxfordshire state schools and initially used to identify classes where the pupils were more positive and enthusiastic about their science lessons than the majority. The teachers of these classes were identified and the views of their pupils as to what happens in their science lessons…

Wilson, Helen; Mant, Jenny

2011-01-01

446

Assisting Pupils in Mathematics Achievement (The Common Core Standards)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematics teachers must expect reasonably high standards of achievement from pupils. Too frequently, pupils attain at a substandard level and more optimal achievement is necessary. Thus, pupils should have self esteem needs met in the school and classroom setting. Thus, learners feel that mathematics is worthwhile and effort must be put forth to…

Ediger, Marlow

2011-01-01

447

Inclusion Practices with Special Educational Needs Students in a Hong Kong Secondary School: Teachers' Narratives from a School Guidance Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools in Hong Kong are concerned about the growing enrolments of students with special educational needs (SEN) and how these students could be included in school guidance. This study examines teachers' narratives of the inclusivity of school guidance. The study was qualitative, being a case study of a Hong Kong secondary school. School documents…

Hue, Ming-tak

2012-01-01

448

(222)Rn concentration in public secondary schools in Galicia (Spain).  

PubMed

In the framework of a (222)Rn screening campaign that was carried out in 58 public secondary schools in Galicia (NW Spain), the largest radon-prone area in the Iberian Peninsula, a positive correlation between indoor (222)Rn concentration and outdoor gamma exposure rate was obtained. A new approach to the data acquisition in screening surveys was tested, improving the performances of this type of study and gathering useful data for future remedial actions. Using short-period detectors (charcoal canisters) firstly, in order to detect places showing (222)Rn concentrations over 400Bqm(-3), the number of locations to be measured with long-period detectors (etched track detectors) is reduced. In this screening campaign, 34% of the schools surveyed presented at least one site exceeding the 400Bqm(-3) recommended action level established by the EU, and 15% had at least one site with (222)Rn values over 800Bqm(-3). The maximum value recorded was 2084+/-63Bqm(-3). These results are discussed and compared with data obtained in schools of several countries with similar geology. Seven schools were also studied for seasonal variations of (222)Rn activity concentration. The results were not conclusive, and no significant correlation between season and (222)Rn concentration was established. Finally, a continuous (222)Rn concentration monitor was placed in the secondary school exhibiting a mean value of the (222)Rn concentration very close to 400Bqm(-3). Maximum (222)Rn concentration values were found to occur at times when the school was unoccupied. PMID:20630630

Llerena, J J; Cortina, D; Durán, I; Sorribas, R

2010-11-01

449

Sustaining Turnaround at the School and District Levels: The High Reliability Schools Project at Sandfields Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning from 1 high-poverty, historically low-achieving secondary school's successful turnaround work, this article provides data relative to a successful school turnaround, the importance of external and system-level supports, and the importance of building for sustainable institutionalization of improvements. The evidence suggests the…

Schaffer, Eugene; Reynolds, David; Stringfield, Sam

2012-01-01

450

The role of trait emotional intelligence in academic performance and deviant behavior at school  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role of trait emotional intelligence (‘trait EI') in academic performance and in deviant behavior at school on a sample of 650 pupils in British secondary education (mean age ?16.5 years). Trait EI moderated the relationship between cognitive ability and academic performance. In addition, pupils with high trait EI scores were less likely to have had unauthorized

K. V. Petrides; Norah Frederickson; Adrian Furnham

2004-01-01

451

Progress through High School: A Study of Senior Secondary Schooling in New South Wales. ACER Research Monograph No. 43.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides an overview of a 4-year longitudinal study of senior secondary schooling in the government high schools of New South Wales, Australia. The study followed the progress from year 9 to year 12 of 3,000 students from 22 government secondary schools in 2 metropolitan and 2 nonmetropolitan regions. The book is divided into 10…

Ainley, John; Sheret, Michael

452

The Use of English Textbooks for Teaching English to "Vocational" Students in Singapore Secondary Schools: A Survey of Teachers' Beliefs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores teachers' beliefs in the use of English textbooks for teaching English in the upper secondary Normal Technical (NT) stream in Singapore. The NT stream in Singapore is a form of "vocational" pathway; pupils streamed into the NT classes are considered to be academically "weakest" amongst all three streams in the secondary level.…

Lee, Rachel N. F.; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie

2007-01-01

453

Pupils' Alternative Frameworks in Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

EnglishThe work of Jean Piaget and others on the development of children's thinking, has indicated that far from being the ‘tabula rasa’ of repute, pupils bring to their school learning in science ideas, expectations and beliefs concerning natural phenomena which they have developed to make sense of their own past experiences. These alternate frameworks, in some cases strongly held and

Rosalind Driver

1981-01-01

454

Association of Pupil Vandalism, Bullying and Truancy with Teachers' Absence Due to Illness: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to examine whether vandalism, bullying, and truancy among pupils at school are associated with absence due to illness among teachers. Data on such problem behaviour of 17,033 pupils in 90 schools were linked to absence records of 2364 teachers. Pupil reported vandalism and bullying at the school-level were associated with…

Ervasti, Jenni; Kivimaki, Mika; Puusniekka, Riikka; Luopa, Pauliina; Pentti, Jaana; Suominen, Sakari; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna

2012-01-01

455

School for Schooling's Sake. The Current Role of the Secondary School in Occupational Preparation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For a large portion of its student body, the school makes no conscious effort to prepare for the transition from school to employment. Instead, the school concentrates on preparing students for more school. About 20 percent of high school students receive some form of vocational education, but under pressure from the Congress, schools are…

Evans, Rupert N.

456

Compulsory Education: Schools, Pupils, Teachers, Programs and Methods. Conference Papers for the 8th Session of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (Parma, Italy, September 3-6, 1986). Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second of four volumes on the history of compulsory education among the nations of Europe and the western hemisphere covers schools, pupils, teachers, programs, and methods. Of the volume's 16 selections, 13 are written in English and 3 are written in Italian. Most selections contain summaries; summaries of the Italian articles are written in…

Genovesi, Giovanni, Ed.

457

Test Anxiety Prevalence and Gender Differences in a Sample of English Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of students who report themselves as highly test anxious in a sample of English secondary schools and whether this proportion differed by gender. Self-report test anxiety data were collected from 2435 secondary school students in 11 schools. Results showed that 16.4% of the sample reported…

Putwain, Dave; Daly, Anthony L.

2014-01-01

458

An Assessment of Science Teachers' Perceptions of Secondary School Environments in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the psychosocial environments of secondary schools from science teachers' perspectives, as well as associated variables. Using a sample of 900 secondary science teachers from 52 schools in Taiwan, the results attest to the validity and reliability of the instrument, the Science Teacher School Environment Questionnaire, and…

Huang, Shwu-yong L.

2006-01-01

459

Nurture Groups in a Scottish Secondary School: Purpose, Features, Value and Areas for Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nurture groups (NGs) are increasingly being established in Scottish secondary schools yet research in this context is limited. The current study explores the purpose, features and value of two NGs in a Scottish secondary school through interviewing current and former NG members, parents/carers, NG staff and other school staff. A thematic analysis…

Kourmoulaki, Athina

2013-01-01

460

The Abolition of Secondary School Fees in Kenya: Responses by the Poor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following the 2007 presidential election, the Government of Kenya abolished secondary school fees in 2008. In the context of this significant change in policy, this study examines the effect of fees on transition to secondary schooling by following 109 primary school leavers in rural Kenya after the fee abolition, starting in 2007. The study draws…

Ohba, Asayo

2011-01-01

461

Principals' Management of Conflicts in Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria: A Critical Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined principals' management of conflicts in public secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive survey, the study population comprised all the 281 public secondary schools in the State. Out of this population, a sample of 80 schools was drawn while 340 respondents (80 principals and 260 teachers) were selected through…

Adeyemi, T. O.

2009-01-01

462

A Cloistered Ethos? Landscapes of Learning and English Secondary Schools for Girls: An Historical Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nineteenth-century founders of academic girls' secondary schools in England often used an existing building, frequently a former dwelling-house, adding to it as resources increased and curricula developed, before moving to a purpose-built school as the venture prospered. As municipal secondary schools for girls developed in England in the wake…

Goodman, Joyce

2005-01-01

463

Teaching Beliefs: A Comparison between Italian Primary and Secondary School Trainee Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents research which compares the teaching beliefs of primary and secondary school trainee teachers. Participants were 177 trainee teachers, 92 enrolled in a primary school teacher degree course, and 85 enrolled in a postgraduate teacher training course specifically for music teaching at secondary school level (middle and high…

Biasutti, Michele

2012-01-01

464

The Relationship between Departments as Professional Communities and Student Achievement in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary school teaching is organized in departments and effective departments functioning as collaborative teams have been associated with effective schools. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship of mathematics departments perceived as professional communities and student achievement in Dutch secondary schools. Cluster analysis and…

Lomos, Catalina; Hofman, Roelande H.; Bosker, Roel J.

2011-01-01

465

Forecasting Note III--Estimating the Number of Secondary School Dropouts From a Local School System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Treats the proportion of dropouts from secondary schools as leading indicators of the educational system's performance and reviews the use of certain variables for the prediction of dropout flows. The underlying relationships are studied in the form of a two-equation econometric model. (Author/IRT)

Kumar, Ramesh C.; And Others

1977-01-01

466

Health/Home Economics Classroom Activities for Secondary Schools. Schools in an Aging Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the fastest-growing segment of society, older adults can be valuable resources for schools. The intent of this guide is to promote education for, with, and about older adults; to confront stereotypic images; and to present an accurate and balanced view of aging. The manual consists of 21 lesson plans for secondary teachers of health and home…

Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.

467

The effectiveness of vision screening by school nurses in secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vision screening of 13 and 15 year old children by school nurses in Oxfordshire has declined in recent years due to the pressure of other commitments. A study was carried out to evaluate the likely consequences of failing to provide vision screening for secondary schoolchildren, in order to make a decision about the future of the service. Parents were also

G Jewell; B Reeves; K Saffin; B Crofts

1994-01-01

468

The Role of the Host Culture as a Resource for Developing Intercultural Understanding in a Dutch International Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the importance of the host culture in the development of international mindedness in the pupils of an international school. It puts forward a model for engagement based on Allport's contact theory and examines the success of one such model resulting from co-operation between the International School of Maastricht and its…

Jackson, Mandy

2005-01-01

469

School food policy at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders: does it influence young people's food habits?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To describe the availability of food items at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders and to examine the influence of school food policy (availability of food items, school food rules, nutrition education programmes) and aggregated school socioeconomical status (AGG SES) on the consumption of fruit, soft drinks, crisps and sweets, using multilevel modelling.Design, setting and subjects: In spring 2002,

C A Vereecken; K Bobelijn; L Maes

2005-01-01

470

VIRGINIA SECONDARY SCHOOL DROPOUTS, 1962-63. A RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATIONAL PLANNING, NUMBER 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE STATE'S 15,170 DROPOUTS IN GRADES 8 THROUGH 12 IN 1962-63 REPRESENTED 5 PERCENT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS ENROLLED BUT A 0.5 PERCENT DECREASE FROM THE 15,813 DROPOUTS IN 1961-62. AN ANALYSIS OF DATA SHEETS OBTAINED FOR 12,721 DROPOUTS REVEALED--(1) THE LARGEST NUMBER DROPPED OUT AT AGE 16 AND FROM GRADE 8, (2) THE DROPOUT PATTERN SUGGESTED…

GRAYBEAL, WILLIAM S.

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Impact of a school-based hygiene promotion and sanitation intervention on pupil hand contamination in Western Kenya: a cluster randomized trial.  

PubMed

Handwashing with soap effectively reduces exposure to diarrhea-causing pathogens. Interventions to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions in schools within low-income countries have gained increased attention; however, their impact on schoolchildren's exposure to fecal pathogens has not been established. Our trial examined whether a school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene intervention reduced Escherichia coli contamination on pupils' hands in western Kenya. A hygiene promotion and water treatment intervention did not reduce risk of E. coli presence (relative risk [RR] = 0.92, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.54-1.56); the addition of new latrines to intervention schools significantly increased risk among girls (RR = 2.63, 95% CI = 1.29-5.34), with a non-significant increase among boys (RR = 1.36, 95% CI = 0.74-2.49). Efforts to increase usage of school latrines by constructing new facilities may pose a risk to children in the absence of sufficient hygiene behavior change, daily provision of soap and water, and anal cleansing materials. PMID:22802437

Greene, Leslie E; Freeman, Matthew C; Akoko, Daniel; Saboori, Shadi; Moe, Christine; Rheingans, Richard

2012-09-01

472

Personality Traits and Intelligence Predict Academic School Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the extent to which personality traits and intelligence scores predict school level academic performance (AP), (British GCSE: General Certificate of Secondary Education; America Grade 10) in different disciplines. The participant sample consisted of approximately 250 school pupils from three schools in the South East of…

Furnham, Adrian; Monsen, Jeremy

2009-01-01

473

Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience. Second Edition. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the role of Citizenship? How can it be taught effectively? The fully updated second edition of "Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School" is an essential text for students training to teach Citizenship as a first or second subject, as well as experienced teachers who have opted to take responsibility for this vital subject.…

Gearon, Liam, Ed.

2009-01-01

474

The Second Chance School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Loughshore Educational Resource Centre is a religiously integrated, co-educational, special needs and secondary school situated in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Loughshore works with a wide clientele of pupils across the spectrum of need and ability from the metropolitan area of Belfast. It plays a vital role as an educational base for a multiplicity…

Gallagher, Eamonn

2011-01-01

475

Individual- and school-level correlates of HIV testing among secondary school students in Kenya.  

PubMed

The policy framework guiding Kenya's response to the AIDS epidemic identifies voluntary counseling and testing as crucial to risk reduction and HIV-preventive activities. Yet in Kenya, as in most sub-Saharan countries, voluntary testing rates are low, especially among young people. Using hierarchical linear models, we identify both individual- and teacher/school-level factors that affect voluntary HIV testing among secondary school students in Kenya. Results indicate that adolescents are more likely to test for HIV serostatus when they are knowledgeable about testing, have been involved in HIV/AIDS activities in primary school, have been provided with HIV information in secondary school, perceive themselves as at high risk of contracting HIV or know of someone infected with or who has died from HIV/AIDS, and have ever engaged in sexual intercourse. Barriers include fear of going to testing centers and being perceived as HIV-positive. Teacher/school-level characteristics are relevant for explaining rates of HIV testing, especially among girls. To encourage testing, policymakers should attend to teacher/school-level factors as well as individual characteristics of students. PMID:23720001

Tenkorang, Eric Y; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor

2013-06-01

476

Implementing a Large-Scale Reform in Secondary Schools: The Role of the Consultant within England's Secondary National Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the role of the consultants in secondary schools and local authorities within a large-scale consultancy-based reform, the Secondary National Strategy (SNS), in London, UK. The SNS follows a cascade model of implementation in which nationally created initiatives are introduced and supported within local authorities (LA) and…

Cameron, David Hagen

2010-01-01

477

Vending and School Store Snack and Beverage Trends: Minnesota Secondary Schools, 2002–2010  

PubMed Central

Background The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (hereafter called the 2004 Reauthorization Act) was federal legislation that required school districts participating in the federally funded school meal program to develop and implement policies addressing nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages available on school campuses by the onset of the 2006/2007 school year. Purpose Vending machine and school store (VMSS) availability and low-nutrient, energy-dense snacks and beverages in VMSS were assessed in a statewide sample of Minnesota secondary schools before and after the 2004 Reauthorization Act was implemented in 2006/2007. Methods The CDC School Health Profiles principal survey was collected from a representative sample of middle (n=170) and high (n=392) schools biennially from 2002 to 2010. Trends were estimated using general linear models with a logit link and linear spline modeling. Analyses were conducted in 2012. Results Among high schools, VMSS (p=0.001) and sugar-sweetened beverages (p=0.004), high-fat salty snacks (p=0.001), and candy (p=0.001) in VMSS decreased from 2002 to 2008. In 2008, a change in slope direction from negative to positive occurred for all food practices and an increase in VMSS (p=0.014) and sugar-sweetened beverages (p=0.033) was seen. Among middle schools, VMSS (p=0.027), sugar-sweetened beverages (p=0.001), high-fat salty snacks (p=0.001), and candy (p=0.029) decreased from 2002 to 2010. Conclusions This study supports a link between policy and sustainable decreases in some food practices but not others and a differential effect that favors middle schools over high schools. Policy-setting is a dynamic process requiring ongoing surveillance to identify shifting trends. PMID:23683975

Kubik, Martha Y.; Davey, Cynthia; Nanney, Marilyn S.; MacLehose, Richard F.; Nelson, Toben F.; Coombes, Brandon

2013-01-01

478

Aggressive and Antisocial Behaviours among Secondary School Students in Botswana. The Influence of Family and School Based Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between family factors and secondary school students' aggressive and antisocial behaviours. Participants were 1,478 junior and senior secondary school students from four major urban centres in Botswana, aged 12-20. Results showed significant prevalence of self-reported aggressive tendencies and antisocial…

Malete, Leapetswe

2007-01-01

479

Voices of Teachers in Academic and Vocational Schools: Perceived Consequences of Secondary Education Reform in Egypt.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study involved focus group interviews with 12 experienced Egyptian teachers working in academic and vocational secondary schools, comparing their perspectives on the implications of a 1999 educational reform which converted many vocational/commercial schools to academic schools and sought to reduce the need for extra-school, private tutoring.…

Megahed, Nagwa; Ginsburg, Mark

480

Sustaining Change: The Struggle to Maintain Identity at Central Park East Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS) in East Harlem was one of the most highly acclaimed and successful schools to come out of the period of school reform in the 1980s from which the Coalition of Essential Schools emerged. Noted progressive educator Deborah Meier founded CPESS in 1985 not as a reform model, but as a continuation of the…

Suiter, Diane

2009-01-01

481

Verbal Justification--Is It a Proof? Secondary School Teachers' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to reform documents, teachers are expected to teach proofs and proving in school mathematics. Research results indicate that high school students prefer verbal proofs to other formats. We found it interesting and important to examine the position of secondary school teachers with regard to verbal proofs. Fifty high school teachers were…

Tabach, Michal; Barkai, Ruthi; Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Dreyfus, Tommy; Levenson, Esther

2010-01-01

482

CELL PHONES IN NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS: BOON, BANNED OR BIASED  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this qualitative research study conducted in twelve New Zealand secondary schools data was gathered on policy formation on a range of issues including: cell phone usage at school; mobile technology incorporated into learning; staff development; curriculum development; assessment, school and class management; and registration and enrolment. Participants included: school principals; deans; heads of department; guidance officers; teachers; and prior

K. FIELDEN; P. MALCOLM

2007-01-01

483

DEPARTMENTALIZATION OF READING IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

DEPARTMENTALIZATION IS A FORM OF GROUPING FOR INSTRUCTION, AN ADMINISTRATIVE METHOD FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO TEACHERS IN SOME PLANNED MANNER. SOME PRECEDENTS FOR THE RECENT REVIVAL OF DEPARTMENTALIZATION IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES ARE CITED. THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES OF DEPARTMENTALIZATION ORGANIZATION ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL--A PROGRAM INVOLVING…

STOWE, ELAINE H.

484

Educational Jeopardy and Its Impact on Inclusive Education: A Critical Ethnographic Account from a Remote Ethiopian High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reported accounts of educational jeopardy in ABC Secondary School (pseudonym) in eastern Ethiopia. The data were collected through school and classroom observations and from the reflections of schoolteachers, school administrators, school pupils, and University student teachers. The critical ethnographic research approach used in this…

Hussein, Jeylan Wolyie

2008-01-01

485

"Bunking Off": The Impact of Truancy on Pupils and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is widespread interest in the impact of unauthorised absence on pupil attainment, links with disaffection, exclusion from school and criminality. However, little is heard about what those who take unauthorised absence from school think that the effect has been on them; nor do we hear the voices of other pupils and their teachers. This…

Wilson, Valerie; Malcolm, Heather; Edward, Sheila; Davidson, Julia

2008-01-01

486

Pupil Control Ideology among Prospective South African and Indian Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of teacher training programmes is to instil a humanistic ideology into the school curriculum. Unfortunately however, this is not always able to change the culture of a school. The Pupil Control Ideology (PCI) scale was designed to measure the pupil control orientation of the respondents (teachers) on a humanistic-custodial continuum.…

Cherian, L.

2011-01-01

487

Geotourism as a tool for secondary school education.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geotourism, as a new scientific discipline is becoming more and more popular. At the same time, geological issues are the most difficult material to master in secondary school. The logical consequence seems to be the combination of the two issues mentioned above and the use of geotourism as a tool in teaching inanimated nature, in particular issues in geomorphology and geology. The purpose of this poster is to present: -the analysis of difficulties of questions at Matura (A-level equivalent) related to issues in geology and geomorphology, as a justification for reaching for the geotourism, as a form of remedy, -selected sites ( geosites) of an outstanding educational character, which were designed as a result of field research, conducted in summer 2013 in Polish coastal national parks, -proposals of using geosites for field's workshops and educational games.

Mordal, Malgorzata

2014-05-01

488

Action Research for School Improvement: Studies on Able, Gifted and Talented Learners, Homework and White Working-Class Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is based on seven action research projects undertaken by teachers in CfBT academies in the school year 2012/13. The schools received research support that included training in research methods and undertook a smallscale research project within one of three thematic strands. Schools chose the themes for their research themselves and…

Riggall, Anna, Ed.; Churches, Richard, Ed.; Elwick, Alex, Ed.

2014-01-01

489

Affective State of School Pupils during Their First Lesson of the Day--Effect of Morningness-Eveningness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most intriguing results concerning chronopsychological effects at school is the worse school performance in evening-oriented adolescents. The study intends to correlate affective state with chronotype. Therefore, we carried out a field study in adolescents in a natural setting (in school) and assessed their actual affective state during…

Randler, Christoph; Rahafar, Arash; Arbabi, Talat; Bretschneider, Rebekka

2014-01-01

490

Explaining High Attainment in Faith Schools: The Impact of Religious Education and Other Examinations on Pupils' GCSE Points Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faith schools are popular with parents and feature towards the top of the annual tables of school performance in England based on the government's preferred measures of school outcomes. Academic studies suggest that although the observed differentials between the faith and non-faith sectors at the end of Key Stage 4 are partly explicable in…

Godfrey, Ray; Morris, Andrew

2008-01-01

491

Losing All Interest in School: Social Participation as a Predictor of the Intention to Leave Upper Secondary School Early  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early school leaving in upper secondary education is a serious problem for both students and society. Several reviews have shown that there is no simple cause of early school leaving, but it seems to relate to demographic variables, social factors, academic achievement, and school factors. In this study, data from 2,045 students aged 16 from upper…

Frostad, Per; Pijl, Sip Jan; Mjaavatn, Per Egil

2015-01-01

492

Relation between Secondary School Administrators' Transformational and Transactional Leadership Style and Skills to Diversity Management in the School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the relation between secondary school administrators' transformational and transactional leadership style and skills to diversity management in the school, based on branch teachers' perceptions. The relational survey method was used in the study. The sample for the study was comprised of teachers 735 public school

Okçu, Veysel

2014-01-01

493

Supporting Mental Health and Wellness among Private School Students: A Survey of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little systematic inquiry has focused on school-based mental health services in the Catholic education sector, which educates more than two million children annually in the United States. More than 400 Catholic elementary and secondary schools were surveyed to inform a baseline environmental scan measuring how Catholic schools nationally are serving children's mental health needs. The article sheds light on patterns

James M Frabutt; Will Clark; Gabrielle Speach

2011-01-01

494

The Influence of Social-Demographic Determinants on Secondary School Children's Computer Use, Experience, Beliefs and Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the impact of socio-economic status and gender on computer ownership and the computer profile of 518 pupils in Dutch-speaking secondary education in Brussels (Belgium). Computer profile is introduced as a concept gauging computer experience, intensity of computer use and beliefs towards computers. Results indicate that…

Van Braak, Johan; Kavadias, Dimokritos

2005-01-01

495

Secondary School Instructors' Perspectives on the Integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with Course Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed instructors in a small central Texas secondary school about the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into curricula. 27 participants' responded to the research question: How do secondary school instructors perceive their effectiveness at delivering course content and teaching the use of computer…

Kirkscey, Russell

2012-01-01

496

The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Secondary Schools upon Students' Academic Success and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of a study investigating the short- and long-term effects of secondary schools upon student academic success and development. A questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected sample of 15% of Cypriot students who graduated in June 2004 and June 2005 from secondary schools. A good response rate (i.e., 66%) was…

Antoniou, Panayiotis

2012-01-01

497

Coping with Quality Assurance Challenges Faced by Secondary Schools' Headteachers in Gucha District, Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since independence, the Kenyan government has demonstrated its commitment to the provision of quality secondary school education through allocation of financial resources, provision of trained teachers and establishment of quality assurance department. However, despite the substantial allocation of resources, secondary schools still face major…

Mobegi, Florence Osiri; Ondigi, Benjamin A.

2011-01-01

498

Bond Sales for Public School Purposes. 1969-70. Elementary and Secondary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report (1) provides information about the sale of bonds for financing the construction of elementary and secondary school facilities during the 1970 fiscal year; (2) describes the characteristics of public elementary and secondary school primary market bond sales; and (3) provides specific information regarding bond elections for public…

Barr, Richard H.; King, Irene A.

499

A FRAMEWORK FOR TRAINING IN-SERVICE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

A FRAMEWORK FOR TRAINING IN-SERVICE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY MHRD in its meeting of PM & EG had suggested that a Curriculum for Teacher training in ICT.2.2010 Prof. Vasudha Kamat Chairperson #12;2 A FRAMEWORK FOR TRAINING IN-SERVICE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Iyer, Sridhar

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Ball State University Presents a Program to Prepare Teachers for Multi-Cultured Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program to Prepare Teachers for Multi-Cultured Secondary Schools (MULTI-CUL) at Ball State University provides an alternative, elective program open to all enrollees in secondary education who wish to prepare for teaching their subject matter specialities in schools serving adolescents from a variety of cultural, religious, social, and ethnic…

Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.