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Knowledge of Secondary School Pupils regarding Sexual Health Education  

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Objective: To assess the sexual health knowledge of secondary school pupils in order to ascertain whether the current government public health and education policies are having any impact on pupils' sexual health. Design: Results obtained from a questionnaire as part of a two-phase intervention study. Setting: Nineteen mixed-sex, state secondary

Westwood, Jo; Mullan, Barbara

2006-01-01

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Assessing Pupil Concerns about Transition to Secondary School  

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Background: The primary-secondary transition can negatively affect pupils' emotional and psychological adjustment. However, methods for assessing concerns regarding secondary school are limited. A reliable and valid measure of transition-related concerns would be useful both in evaluating and shaping the content and delivery of universal and…

Rice, Frances; Frederickson, Norah; Seymour, Joanna

2011-01-01

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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

2012-12-16

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School Subject Preferences of Pupils in Single Sex and Co?educational Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rankings of school subject preferences were obtained from 321 male and 327 female pupils aged 11?12 years, and 245 male and 240 female pupils aged 15?16 years, from both single sex and co?educational secondary schools. Overall rank orders showed an effect of school type for younger pupils only, in which evidence for less gender stereotyping of school subjects in single

Ann Colley; Chris Comber; David J. Hargreaves

1994-01-01

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Cyberbullying: its nature and impact in secondary school pupils  

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Background: Cyberbullying describes bullying using mobile phones and the internet. Most previous studies have focused on the prevalence of text message and email bullying. Methods: Two surveys with pupils aged 11-16 years: (1) 92 pupils from 14 schools, supplemented by focus groups; (2) 533 pupils from 5 schools, to assess the generalisability of findings from the first study, and investigate

Peter K. Smith; Jess Mahdavi; Manuel Carvalho; Sonja Fisher; Shanette Russell; Neil Tippett

2008-01-01

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Cyberbullying: Its Nature and Impact in Secondary School Pupils  

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|Background: Cyberbullying describes bullying using mobile phones and the internet. Most previous studies have focused on the prevalence of text message and email bullying. Methods: Two surveys with pupils aged 11-16 years: (1) 92 pupils from 14 schools, supplemented by focus groups; (2) 533 pupils from 5 schools, to assess the generalisability of…

Smith, Peter K.; Mahdavi, Jess; Carvalho, Manuel; Fisher, Sonja; Russell, Shanette; Tippett, Neil

2008-01-01

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Pupil Mobility, Attainment and Progress in Secondary School  

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This paper is the second of two articles arising from a study of the association between pupil mobility and attainment in national tests and examinations in an inner London borough. Our first article examined the association of pupil mobility with attainment and progress during primary school. It concluded that pupil mobility had little impact on…

Strand, Steve; Demie, Feyisa

2007-01-01

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The Manchester Color Wheel: validation in secondary school pupils  

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Background As part of our research programme into facilitating improved ways of communicating with patients, especially about more sensitive clinical issues, we have been investigating whether there are any non-verbal methods that might aid this process. One such approach is to ask patients to choose a color in response to a particular question, for instance about health or psychological status, and for this purpose we developed the Manchester Color Wheel (MCW). This instrument consists of positive, neutral and negative colors and its validation in normal adults and those with anxiety or depression showed that it is responsive to change and reproducible. It also has the capacity to identify a positive frame of mind. We concluded that it might be a particularly useful instrument in adolescents and therefore this study aimed to validate it in a secondary school. Methods 620 pupils (aged 11–17?years, mean age 14.0?years, 298 (48.1%) males, 322 (51.9%) females) at Sale Grammar School in Greater Manchester were asked to relate their mood to a MCW color and also complete the Hospital Anxiety Depression (HAD) questionnaire. To give these pupils an experience in science, 197 were divided into four subgroups for an ‘experiment’ to ascertain whether, compared to controls, a change in mood color choice could be induced by participation in sport, music or art activities. Results Although mood color and HAD depression score are unlikely to be measuring exactly the same psychological state, a negative mood color was chosen by 62.5% of HAD depressed compared to only 14.5% of HAD normal pupils (p?pupils (p?

2012-01-01

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Examining the Effect of Class Size on Classroom Engagement and Teacher-Pupil Interaction: Differences in Relation to Pupil Prior Attainment and Primary vs. Secondary Schools  

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It is widely recognized that we need to know more about effects of class size on classroom interactions and pupil behavior. This paper extends research by comparing effects on pupil classroom engagement and teacher-pupil interaction, and examining if effects vary by pupil attainment level and between primary and secondary schools. Systematic…

Blatchford, Peter; Bassett, Paul; Brown, Penelope

2011-01-01

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Critical factors influencing secondary school pupil’s decisions to study computing in tertiary education: Gender differences  

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This paper aims to determine the factors affecting the decisions of both male and female secondary school pupils whether or\\u000a not to pursue undergraduate studies in Computing. It is based on research conducted in Greece, on a sample of 248 pupils,\\u000a 135 of whom were female. All were aged 17 and about to decide on their future undergraduate studies. Questionnaires

Evrikleia Tsagala; Maria Kordaki

2007-01-01

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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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Helping secondary schools to be more inclusive of Year 7 pupils with SEN  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors, all District Senior Educational Psychologists (DSEPs), were asked by a Principal Education Officer to design and implement a funded project to support inclusion in the county. This action research project aimed to help secondary schools be more inclusive of their Year 7 pupils with special educational needs. Inclusion issues were identified using pupils’ responses to questionnaires based on

Paula Hodson; Alison Baddeley; Steve Laycock; Sally Williams

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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Preferred Social Organization of Learning Formats among Pupils Experiencing Different Kinds of Internalizing Problems in Secondary School  

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|The aims of this study were to investigate the dimensionality of internalizing problems among secondary high school pupils and to find out about their preferences for the social organization of learning formats. We wanted to see if preferences varied for pupils reporting different kinds of internalizing problems. Five hundred and one pupils in…

Paulsen, Erik; Bru, Edvin

2008-01-01

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The Inclusion of Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Secondary School Physical Education  

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In light of the demands of the revised National Curriculum for Physical Education in England (DfEE/QCA, 1999) and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination Act (DfES, 2001a), this paper presents some preliminary observations on how PE teachers endeavour to include pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in secondary school

Smith, Andrew

2004-01-01

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The Inclusion of Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Secondary School Physical Education  

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|In light of the demands of the revised National Curriculum for Physical Education in England (DfEE/QCA, 1999) and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination Act (DfES, 2001a), this paper presents some preliminary observations on how PE teachers endeavour to include pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in secondary school

Smith, Andrew

2004-01-01

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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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`Make me normal'The views and experiences of pupils on the autistic spectrum in mainstream secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 collected through semi-structured interviews and pupil diaries. Interpretive

Neil Humphrey; Sarah Lewis

2008-01-01

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The inclusion of pupils with special educational needs in secondary school physical education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In light of the demands of the revised National Curriculum for Physical Education in England (DfEE\\/QCA, 1999) and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination Act (DfES, 2001a), this paper presents some preliminary observations on how PE teachers endeavour to include pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in secondary school physical education (PE). Findings from a small-scale study revealed that

Andrew Smith

2004-01-01

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Relationships with Peers and Use of the School Environment of Mainstream Secondary School Pupils with Asperger Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism): A Case-Control Study  

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This study is of the in-school social relationships with peers of mainstream secondary school pupils with Asperger syndrome\\/high-functioning autism (AS\\/HFA) and of matched controls. Fifty-seven pupils participated in the study (30 with AS\\/HFA and 27 controls), ranging from school years 7-13 (age 11-18 years). By comparison with controls, pupils with AS\\/HFA engaged in fewer social interactions during the school day,

Jennifer J. Wainscot; Paul Naylor; Paul Sutcliffe; Digby Tantam; Jenna V. Williams

2008-01-01

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Evaluation of a Summer-School Program for Highly Gifted Secondary-School Students: The German Pupils Academy  

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The German Pupils Academy (Deutsche Schüler-Akademie) is a summer-school program for highly gifted secondary-school students. Three types of program evaluation were conducted. Input evaluation confirmed the participants as intellectually highly gifted students who are intrinsically motivated and interested to attend the courses offered at the summer school. Process evaluation focused on the courses attended by the participants as the most

Heinz Neber; Kurt A. Heller

2002-01-01

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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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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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Injuries to primary school pupils and secondary school students during physical education classes and in their leisure time.  

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The study aimed to establish the frequency of injuries in primary and secondary schools during leisure time and physical education classes in school as well as in group and individual sports. The sample included 2842 pupils from nine primary schools and 1235 students from five secondary schools in Slovenia. The data were processed with the SPSS statistical software package and the frequencies and Crosstabs were calculated. The results showed that substantially more pupils and students were injured in their leisure time than during physical education classes. Girls were more frequently injured in group and individual sports practiced during physical education classes and in individual sports practiced in their leisure time, whereas boys suffered more injuries in group sports practiced in their leisure time. As regards group sports, pupils and students were most frequently injured while playing football in their leisure time whereas, during physical education classes, they suffered most injuries in volleyball, followed closely by basketball and football; as regards individual sports, pupils and students were most frequently injured while cycling and rollerblading in their leisure time, whereas during physical education classes they suffered most injuries in athletics. PMID:20977091

Videmsek, Mateja; Karpljuk, Damir; Mlinar, Suzana; Mesko, Maja; Stihec, Joze

2010-09-01

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Greek Secondary School Pupils' Perceived Reasons for Behaving Appropriately and Perceived Teachers' Strategies to Maintain Discipline  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons for pupils behaving appropriately in class, in several subjects of the school curriculum, and perceived teachers' strategies to maintain discipline. One hundred and forty-five pupils, aged 13-15 years, responded to questionnaires about reasons for behaving appropriately and their perceptions of strategies used by their teachers to maintain discipline. The present

KATERINA ZOUNHIA; DIMITRIS HATZIHARISTOS; KOSTAS EMMANOUEL

2003-01-01

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Factors Which Influence the Well-Being of Pupils in Flemish Secondary Schools  

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|The Flemish government considers well-being of pupils as an important output indicator for the quality of education. The education inspectorate needed an instrument to measure this well-being in a school context, an instrument that should also be a basis for actions plans aimed at enhancing pupils' well-being. The development of this instrument…

Engels, Nadine; Aelterman, Antonia; Van Petegem, Karen; Schepens, Annemie

2004-01-01

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Bacteriuria among primary and secondary school pupils in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria.  

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Bacteriuria in urinary tract infection is severe and associated with considerable morbidity if left untreated. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of bacteriuria among primary and secondary school pupils in Akure North Local Government Area. The study included subjects from the highly populated schools in this local government area. The samples analyzed were exclusively collected from volunteer pupils whose age and sex were documented by the questionnaire distributed to them. Urine samples were collected randomly under aseptic conditions from 250 pupils aged 5-20 attending primary and secondary schools. Urine samples were subjected to microbiological analysis by culturing 1 mL each on nutrient agar, mannitol salt agar, cystine lactose electrolyte deficient agar, plate count agar and chocolate agar for possible isolation of any bacteria. Bacterial colonies were enumerated and identified to the species level. Analytical indices revealed bacteriuria to be more common in female (41.2%) than male (3.2%) subjects. The highest bacterial count in female urine samples was 281 x 10(3) against 149 x 10(3) in male samples. A higher infection rate was recorded in secondary school pupils aged 11-20. Escherichia coli predominated among isolated bacteria species with 48.8%. Laboratory results confirmed urinary tract infection in some of the study pupils. As only volunteer pupils submitted their samples for analysis, this small population was represented in the study, predominated by female subjects. None of the pupils showed signs of infection, therefore routine laboratory checkup is important among children in order to limit damage to some of their vital tissues. PMID:23330403

Dada, Oluyemi Ebenezer; Akharaiyi, Fred Coolborn; Lawal, Opeyemi Zaynab

2012-09-01

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Supporting Pupils and Families: A Case Study of Two English Extended Secondary Schools  

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|The Department for Education and Skills (DfES, 2005a) described an extended school as one providing activities and services, often beyond the school day, to address the needs of its pupils, their families and the wider community. Extended schools have been established to provide a hub upon which services can be focused and where additional…

Rose, Richard; Smith, Andy; Feng Yan,

2009-01-01

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Outgroup Prejudice among Secondary Pupils in Northern England: Are the Predictors at the Individual, School or Neighbourhood Level?  

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|This study examines the Outgroup Prejudice Index (see "Research in Education," 83, 2010) to see what factors best predict levels of outgroup prejudice among adolescents living in northern England. A sample of 2,502 eleven- to sixteen-year-old secondary school pupils completed a questionnaire that included measures of outgroup prejudice,…

Brockett, Adrian; Wicker, Kate

2012-01-01

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Personal Support for Pupils in Scottish Schools  

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Many Scottish schools provide good personal support for their pupils. In primary schools, class teachers have played the key role while in special schools, teams of staff have worked together to promote the personal and social development of pupils. In secondary schools, an approach built around specialist guidance teachers was created some 30…

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Transitioning from Elementary to Secondary School: American Pupils' Scary Stories and Physical Education Folklore  

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|The purpose of this study was to examine scary stories that young American adults recalled being told about physical education as they transferred from elementary school to secondary school. Participants were 70 undergraduate students. They were required to write about any scary stories concerning (a) secondary schooling in general, and (b)…

Woodruff, Elizabeth A.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.

2007-01-01

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Transitioning from elementary to secondary school: American pupils’ scary stories and physical education folklore  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine scary stories that young American adults recalled being told about physical education as they transferred from elementary school to secondary school. Participants were 70 undergraduate students. They were required to write about any scary stories concerning (a) secondary schooling in general, and (b) physical education in particular, that they could recall being

Elizabeth A. Woodruff; Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

2007-01-01

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Perceptions of social support and experience of bullying among pupils with autistic spectrum disorders in mainstream secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 this, the aim of the current study was to

Neil Humphrey; Wendy Symes

2010-01-01

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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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Perceptions of Secondary School Professional Personnel in Relation to Teacher Training in Pupil Evaluation Procedures.  

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Over 240 secondary school principals, guidance counselors, and teachers were interviewed to determine the relative degree of emphasis that should be placed on various topical areas in evaluation during the preservice training of teachers. The specific topical areas included writing behavioral objectives, developing objective tests, developing…

Goehring, Harvey J., Jr.

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Short-Stay Residential Experience: Residential Work by Secondary School Pupils.  

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|Most secondary schools in Great Britain today have implemented residential courses. They have built, bought, or adapted premises ranging from derelict colleges to country houses for use as residential centers where students may spend from a few days to several weeks studying, working, or learning to use leisure time. This publication examines…

Schools Council, London (England).

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Knowledge, attitudes and practices of secondary-school pupils in Oman: I. Health-compromising behaviours  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the practice of some of health-compromising behaviours among Omani adolescents and their correlates in a nationally representative secondary school-based sample of 1670 boys and 1675 girls. The mean age of the sample was 17.13 (SD 1.35) years. Through a self- administrated questionnaire the adolescents were asked about 6 risky behaviours: current smoking, ever use of alcohol, succumbing to

Y. A. Jaffer; M. Afifi; F. Al Ajmi; K. Alouhaishi

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The Efficacy of CWPT Used in Secondary Alternative School Classrooms with Small Teacher/Pupil Ratios and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

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ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is an evidence-based instructional strategy effective with students with and without disabilities. The evidence for efficacy is strong with respect to students in elementary schools learning basic academic skills in classrooms with large teacher-pupil ratios, and relatively less strong for students in secondary

Bowman-Perrott, Lisa J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Tapia, Yolanda

2007-01-01

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Improving Progression and Continuity from Primary to Secondary Science: Pupils' Reactions to Bridging Work  

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|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.…

Braund, Martin; Hames, Vicky

2005-01-01

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Improving Progression and Continuity from Primary to Secondary Science: Pupils' Reactions to Bridging Work  

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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.…

Braund, Martin; Hames, Vicky

2005-01-01

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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 Efficacy of CWPT Used in Secondary Alternative School Classrooms with Small Teacher\\/Pupil Ratios and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is an evidence-based instructional strategy effective with students with and without disabilities. The evidence for efficacy is strong with respect to students in elementary schools learning basic academic skills in classrooms with large teacher-pupil ratios, and relatively less strong for students in secondary schools learning academic content skills in general education classrooms. Largely unknown, however, is

Lisa J. Bowman-Perrott; Charles R. Greenwood; Yolanda. Tapia

2007-01-01

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Knowledge, attitudes and practices of secondary-school pupils in Oman: I. health-compromising behaviours.  

PubMed

We investigated the practice of some of health-compromising behaviours among Omani adolescents and their correlates in a nationally representative secondary school-based sample of 1670 boys and 1675 girls. The mean age of the sample was 17.13 (SD 1.35) years. Through a self-administrated questionnaire the adolescents were asked about 6 risky behaviours: current smoking, ever use of alcohol, succumbing to peer pressure to take illicit drugs, driving without a licence, speeding while driving and being involved in a physical fight in the month prior to the survey. Demographic and psychosocial variables related to their risk behaviours were also assessed. The results indicated that 4.6 % were current smokers, 4.3% had drunk alcohol and 4.6% had taken drugs. About 20% had been involved in a physical fight in the month prior to the survey, 33.4% drove without a licence and 33.9% liked to speed. Male sex and low self-esteem were the strongest predictors of risky behaviour. PMID:17037220

Jaffer, Y A; Afifi, M; Al Ajmi, F; Alouhaishi, K

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The impact of an online intervention (Brainology) on the mindset and resiliency of secondary school pupils: a preliminary mixed methods study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This preliminary study investigated the impact of the online interactive programme Brainology (which aimed to encourage a growth mindset) on the mindset, resiliency and sense of mastery of secondary school pupils. A quasi-experimental pre-, post- and follow-up mixed-methods study was carried out with 33 participants aged 13–14?years. The measures were Dweck’s theories of intelligence scale and Prince-Embury’s resiliency scales for

Claire Donohoe; Keith Topping; Elizabeth Hannah

2012-01-01

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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 Month of Birth on the Attainments of Primary and Secondary School Pupils  

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|Background: Previous research has produced conflicting results regarding the effects of season of birth and age-position on cognitive attainments. In Northern Ireland the school year divides the summer season into two providing an opportunity to evaluate the relative contribution of season of birth and age-position effects. Aims: To investigate…

McPhillips, Martin; Jordan-Black, Julie-Anne

2009-01-01

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Assessing Outgroup Prejudice among Secondary School Pupils in Northern England: Introducing the Outgroup Prejudice Index  

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|The Outgroup Prejudice Index is a six-item scale that uses social distance to assess prejudice towards ethnic and religious out groups among Asians and whites. It was developed among a sample of 2,982 teenagers attending schools in northern England who indicated their religion as "Muslim", "Christian" or "No religion". The scale demonstrated…

Brockett, Adrian; Village, Andrew; Francis, Leslie J.

2010-01-01

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What Does "Inclusion" Mean for Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum in Mainstream Secondary Schools?  

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The last decade has seen a groundswell of developments in educational policy in the UK relating to inclusive education for students with special educational needs (SEN). However, whether government policy has been fully implemented in schools remains a concern. The experience of students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) provides an…

Humphrey, Neil; Lewis, Sarah

2008-01-01

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A Study of the Biological Preferences of Secondary School Pupils in Israel  

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|Study was conducted to find out preferences of Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and non-BSCS students for outdoor and indoor activities. Test was used consisting of 20 pairs of equivalent non-school activities. Data revealed no significant difference in preferences of BSCS and non-BSCS students. (PS)|

Jungwirth, E.

1973-01-01

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Promoting pro?environmental behaviour: collection of used batteries by secondary school pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

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) their environmental values, (3) their level of knowledge about the

Liliane Rioux

2011-01-01

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School Outcomes: Sharing the Responsibility between Pupil and School.  

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|Uses a Data Envelopment Analysis based approach to decompose pupil underattainment into that attributable to the school the pupil attends and that attributable to the pupil. Approach measures pupil attainment in terms of value added. Results suggest that at current levels of school effectiveness, a pupil's own application accounts for the major…

Thanassoulis, Emmanuel; Portela, Maria Da Conceicao A. Silva

2002-01-01

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Pupils' Perceptions of Safety at School  

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The research reported in this article was carried out in four secondary schools, two with a peer support system (PS) and two without (NPS) and involved a total of 931 pupils, (49.5 per cent males, and 50.5 per cent females). Participants were aged between 11 and 15 years of age, mean age 12.8 years. The aim was to compare the perceptions of safety…

Cowie, Helen; Oztug, Ozhan

2008-01-01

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Pupils' Perceptions of Safety at School  

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|The research reported in this article was carried out in four secondary schools, two with a peer support system (PS) and two without (NPS) and involved a total of 931 pupils, (49.5 per cent males, and 50.5 per cent females). Participants were aged between 11 and 15 years of age, mean age 12.8 years. The aim was to compare the perceptions of…

Cowie, Helen; Oztug, Ozhan

2008-01-01

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The Matthew Effect in Dutch Primary Education: differences between schools, cohorts and pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Secondary analysis of longitudinal data from Dutch primary education was used to assess to what extent differences between educationally disadvantaged pupils and other pupils increase during their school careers. For language and arithmetic the differences between pupils with poorly educated and well-educated parents increases, while the disadvantage of Turkish and Moroccan pupils in non-verbal intelligence slightly decreases. Most progress was

H. Luyten; L. M. C. M. Cremers-van Wees; R. J. Bosker

2003-01-01

56

School Careers of Pupils of Ethnic Minority Background after the Transition to Secondary Education: Is the Ethnic Factor Always Negative?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studied the school careers of Dutch students of ethnic minority background in the first 5 years following the transition to secondary education using a database of the Dutch Central Statistics Office with a sample of 19,524 students, 1,140 of whom were of minority background. Findings show few reasons to be negative about the school careers of…

Hustinx, Paul W. J.

2002-01-01

57

Cochlear Implanted Pupils in Scottish Schools: 4-Year School Attainment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Achievements of Deaf Pupils in Scotland (ADPS) project has been tracking the educational attainment of deaf pupils in Scotland's schools since 2000. At the time of writing, the database contains records for 1,752 deaf pupils (2000--2005). Here 4-year aggregate educational attainment data are reported for a subset of 152 school-aged deaf pupils

Thoutenhoofd, Ernst

2006-01-01

58

Pupils as Consumers of School Psychological Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the results of an empirical investigation studying pupils' views of the work of school psychologists in Estonia. Pupils who had visited psychologists considered themselves to be less successful in school, to have more conflicts with parents, and to be more frequently in a bad mood. The work of school psychologists was evaluated…

Kikas, Eve

2003-01-01

59

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

60

Brief report: Multilevel analysis of school smoking policy and pupil smoking behaviour in Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 smoking policies; and implementation of smoking policies in the

Nora Wiium; Stephen Burgess; Laurence Moore

2011-01-01

61

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

62

Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary Day Schools, Fall 1972: Pupils, Instructional and Noninstructional Staff, Expenditures and Salaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the 19th consecutive year the U.S. Office of Education, assisted by education officials from the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas of the United States, has conducted a fall survey of public elementary and secondary day schools. Included are national trend data since fall 1968 on selected items of information. Data…

Foster, Betty J.

63

Pupils as GIS-Experts in the Context of Flood Risk - An Interactive Learning Environment for Secondary Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Floods and their destructive consequences for local residents are distributed in the media periodically and are, accordingly, noticed by students. Especially the discussion about the impacts of an anthropogenic climate change on the frequency of extreme events reinforces the importance of addressing the subject in school curricula. Remote sensing and GIS offer a wide range of methods for analyzing problems of vulnerability and risk, but are normally not recognized in school education. Reasons for this are: teachers have not been taught how to use and interpret remote sensing data, and there is only little material or software which can be integrated into school lessons without considerable effort. The main goal of the German FIS-project ("Fernerkundung in Schulen" - "Remote Sensing in Schools") is the development of easy-to-use e-learning material in order to apply remote sensing methods in schools and thereby enforcing learning mechanisms based on the moderate constructivist learning theory. The interactive learning unit "Floods - Dealing with a constant threat" is a learning module for a double lesson that enables young students from age 12 to 16 to use geo data for a site analysis especially focusing on the threat of floods. Following a guiding question from a real-world situation, the students are in demand as experts for site analyses and, in the process, need to identify problems arising with a location decision. Their investigation includes measurements in the three-dimensional space of a study area near the Rhine River. Therefore the students are provided with data from a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), a satellite image and several GIS-layers. The different data sets have to be combined in order to achieve valuable results. At certain points the pupils need to reflect their decisions after incorporating new information against the background of flood risk. The presented learning module is designed in Flash and, thus, is platform-independent. It is freely available on the project's website. While animations impart background information, e.g. the generation of a DEM, the main module relies on real-time simulation. The learning module incorporates elements of game-based learning by making use of interactive simulations and design elements appealing to children and adolescents in order to engage them with the story, but it has a strong focus on the appropriate use of geo data in a scientific context all the same.

Goetzke, Roland; Hodam, Henryk; Rienow, Andreas; Voß, Kerstin

2013-04-01

64

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

65

Turkish Primary School Pupils' Views on Punishment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

66

CarboSchools: partnerships between climate researchers and secondary school teachers. CarboOcean's and CarboEurope's combined initiative to educate pupils in latest marine and terrestrial carbon cycle research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CarboSchools links researchers from several leading carbon science laboratories in Europe with secondary schools. In these partnerships, young Europeans conduct experiments on the impact of greenhouse gases and learn about climate research and the reduction of emissions. Scientists and teachers co-operate to give young people practical experience of research through true investiagtions and direct interactions with scientists. The pupils also have the opportunity to inform the wider community about climate change by producing a final output of articles, exhibitions, conferences etc. Nine research institutes in seven countries are exploring how they can best motivate and support such partnerships at the regional level across a wide variety of contexts, topics, and age-groups. European co-operation makes it possible to compare results, learn from each other and develop replicable good practive. Pupils can gain European experience by getting involved in the Europe-wide "school CO2-web" project. In order to assess the educational impact of the CarboSchools project, an in-depth evaluation of attitudes, beliefs, and skills will be carried out. Started in 2004 by CarboEurope and CarboOcean, two major European Integrated Projects on the terrestrial and marine carbon cycle, CarboSchools is currently funded by the Science and society programme of the EU with a target of ca 100 schools directly involved. Furthermore, EPOCA, a new EU project on ocean acidification, joins forces with CarboSchools.

Volbers, A.; Freibauer, A.; Saugier, P.; CarboSchools Consortium

2009-04-01

67

Teacher-Pupil Interaction and Teacher Expectations for Pupil Achievement in Secondary Social Studies Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identification of behavioral correlates of differential teacher expectations for pupil performance is made through a system of dyadic interaction analysis. Observable differences in secondary teachers' behavior with pupils from whom they expect high achievement and pupils from whom they expect low achievement are measured in seven social studies…

Cornbleth, Catherine; And Others

68

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

69

The Influence of Parents and Teachers on the Deep Learning Approach of Pupils in Norwegian Upper-Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduction: The purpose of this article was to explore the influence of parents and teachers on the deep learning approach of pupils by estimating the strength of the relationships between these factors and the motivation, volition and deep learning approach of Norwegian 16-year-olds. Method: Structural equation modeling for cross-sectional…

Elstad, Eyvind; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Turmo, Are

2012-01-01

70

Cooperative learning in science: intervention in the secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of cooperative learning in secondary school is reported – an area of considerable concern given attempts to make secondary schools more interactive and gain higher recruitment to university science courses. In this study the intervention group was 259 pupils aged 12–14 years in nine secondary schools, taught by 12 self?selected teachers. Comparison pupils came from both intervention and

K. J. Topping; A. Thurston; A. Tolmie; D. Christie; P. Murray; E. Karagiannidou

2011-01-01

71

Academic Achievement, Pupil Participation and Integration of Group Work Skills in Secondary School Classrooms in Trinidad and Barbados  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies have shown a positive relationship between a rise in schooling levels and economic production [World Bank, 2005. A Time to Choose: Caribbean Development in the 21st Century. World Bank, Washington, DC; Jules, V., Panneflek, A., 2000. EFA in the Caribbean: Assessment 2000, Sub-Regional Report, vol. 2, The State of Education in the Caribbean…

Layne, Anthony; Jules, Vena; Kutnick, Peter; Layne, Clarissa

2008-01-01

72

Academic Achievement, Pupil Participation and Integration of Group Work Skills in Secondary School Classrooms in Trinidad and Barbados  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studies have shown a positive relationship between a rise in schooling levels and economic production [World Bank, 2005. A Time to Choose: Caribbean Development in the 21st Century. World Bank, Washington, DC; Jules, V., Panneflek, A., 2000. EFA in the Caribbean: Assessment 2000, Sub-Regional Report, vol. 2, The State of Education in the…

Layne, Anthony; Jules, Vena; Kutnick, Peter; Layne, Clarissa

2008-01-01

73

Academic achievement, pupil participation and integration of group work skills in secondary school classrooms in Trinidad and Barbados  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies have shown a positive relationship between a rise in schooling levels and economic production [World Bank, 2005. A Time to Choose: Caribbean Development in the 21st Century. World Bank, Washington, DC; Jules, V., Panneflek, A., 2000. EFA in the Caribbean: Assessment 2000, Sub-Regional Report, vol. 2, The State of Education in the Caribbean in the 1990s. UNESCO, Kingston, Jamaica;

Anthony Layne; Vena Jules; Peter Kutnick; Clarissa Layne

2008-01-01

74

Gender Context of Schooling and Levels of Stress among Early Adolescent Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In present analysis, an attempt is made to identify perceived social support mechanisms through which the gender composition of the school may influence pupils' stress responses. Use was made of data from 68 academically oriented secondary schools in Flanders, Belgium. Of these schools, 25 were mixed-sex schools and 43 were single-sex schools (21…

Brutsaert, Herman; Van Houtte, Mieke

2004-01-01

75

Negative Home Influence and Pupil School Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study was devised to examine the empirical relations between selected home influences and a number of aspects of pupil growth in school, both academic and personal-social. Data was compiled on 559 children, in grades 3 through 6, from a metropolitan area in South Carolina. Data from a concurrent project noted that these were atypical…

Soar, Robert S.; Soar, Ruth M.

76

Pupil Personnel Services in America's Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Demonstration Center in Conyers, Georgia, held a seminar which brought together public school personnel and college personnel in the areas of counseling, psychology, social work, and health. Dr. Franklin Shumake discussed PPS, programs, problems, and predictions. Included is a description of the Rockdale County…

Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA.

77

Home Tutoring in Ouagadougou: Situation and Influence on the Results of Secondary Education Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

To fight against school at secondary school and to improve the results of the pupils, parents and children recourse to what is called « home tutoring». This means that teachers are paid by the parents on a task basis to tutor children outside the class (usually at home). This phenomenon is increasingly frequent in Burkina Faso, particularly in the capital

Afsata PARE-KABORE

78

Senior Secondary School Children's Understanding of Plant Nutrition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

79

Cochlear implanted pupils in Scottish schools: 4-year school attainment data (2000-2004).  

PubMed

The Achievements of Deaf Pupils in Scotland (ADPS) project has been tracking the educational attainment of deaf pupils in Scotland's schools since 2000. At the time of writing, the database contains records for 1,752 deaf pupils (2000-2005). Here 4-year aggregate educational attainment data are reported for a subset of 152 school-aged deaf pupils with cochlear implants notified to the ADPS database between June 2000 and June 2004. The data describe primary and secondary school results in reading, writing, and math for this subgroup, as well as placement and communication characteristics. The educational attainment of the group of deaf pupils with cochlear implants is clearly marked when the deaf pupil population is disaggregated for hearing loss, achieving comparatively higher average attainment in both 5-14 Curriculum National Tests (Mathematics in particular) and Standard Grades. Therefore the gap in performance relative to the national population data is reduced for those deaf pupils, although it still widens at higher levels of achievement for the National Tests. Although most pupils with cochlear implants are placed in the mainstream, there is no pattern of migration toward mainstream schools. Some deaf pupils with cochlear implants moved out of mainstream to other types of placement, and this has implications for health-economic cost-utility assessments of cochlear implantation that favor mainstream education by drawing upon the relative cost of different placement types. These findings suggest that the ADPS program of research can contribute school outcome data as valuable real-life outcome measures in wider assessments of the benefit of cochlear implants to deaf children and deaf young people. PMID:16452610

Thoutenhoofd, Ernst

2006-02-01

80

Shaping Attitude toward Christianity among Year Seven Pupils: The Influence of Sex, Church, Home and Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study set out to examine the differences in attitude toward Christianity among year seven secondary school pupils who had undertaken their primary education either in a Church of England voluntary aided school or a non-denominational state-maintained school. Data were provided by 492 year-seven pupils attending three Church of England…

Swindells, Tracy; Francis, Leslie J.; Robbins, Mandy

2010-01-01

81

Exploring Pupils' Perceptions of Teacher Racism in Their Context: A Case Study of Turkish and Belgian Vocational Education Pupils in a Belgian School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article employs ethnographic data gathered from one Belgian (Flemish) secondary school to explore the meaning Belgian and Turkish-speaking minority pupils enrolled in technical and vocational education attach to teacher racism and racial discrimination, and to explore variations between pupils in making claims of teacher racism. A symbolic…

Stevens, Peter A. J.

2008-01-01

82

Pupils' and parents' suggestions for developing school meals in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe self-reported and estimated school meal consumption patterns of the pupils and introduces the pupils' and their parents' suggestions for developing the school meals in Finland with respect to the plate model. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – “Food choice view” concerning school meals, previous studies on developing school meals, and the plate model are

Irma Tikkanen

2009-01-01

83

The evolution of the species: pupil perspectives and school perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to understand how pupils think with respect to evolution and the development of the species, a class of Swedish gymnasium pupils (upper secondary level) taking a course in genetics and evolution was observed. The pupils wrote essays before and after receiving instruction in these topics, and some of them were also asked to discuss the question of how

Ola Halldén

1988-01-01

84

Japanese High School Teachers' Views on Pupil Misbehaviour  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to explore Japanese high school teachers' views of pupil misbehaviour in order to contribute to the growing international literature on discipline in schools. A total of 141 Japanese high school teachers completed a questionnaire which explored their views regarding the factors accounting for pupil misbehaviour, the frequency of…

Kyriacou, Chris

2010-01-01

85

Capel, S., Zwozdiak-Myers, P. and Lawrence, J. (2004) Exchange of information about physical education to support the transition of pupils from primary and secondary school. Educational Research, 46 (3), 283-300 Exchange of information about physical education to support the transition of pupils from primary and secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify how information about physical education is exchanged between secondary schools and their respective feeder primary schools, what information is exchanged and how this information is used. A secondary purpose was to look at whether there is any relationship between schools engaging in liaison activities and exchanging information about physical education and between

Susan Capel; Paula Zwozdiak-Myers; Julia Lawrence

86

School-based theories of pupil assessment: a case study.  

PubMed

Case study design was used in this investigation of the pupil assessment theories of two middle school physical education teachers whose program was identified as a good program in which pupil assessment was taking place. An assumption guiding the study was that teachers' actions are rational and are designed to produce desired results. Therefore, a comparison is made only between two theories of action (espoused and enacted) rather than between theory and practice. Informal and semistructured interviews were employed to elicit teachers' espoused theories, and enacted theories were identified during field visits over a semester in which classes were observed and school documents examined. Teachers' theories of assessment are identified for the categories of participation, effort, and improvement; grading; written tests; fitness testing; performance tests; and formative recordkeeping. Espoused and enacted theories are then examined for congruency. The highest level of incongruency was found in the areas of performance tests and formative recordkeeping. Barriers to the use of pupil assessment techniques in this program include organizational, knowledge, and contextual factors. Change in the assessment practices of secondary teachers may be facilitated, however, through the identification and examination of teachers' theories of assessment by both preservice and inservice teachers. PMID:1574661

Veal, M L

1992-03-01

87

Choosing a secondary school: parents of junior school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

A small?scale study was carried out to ascertain factors that parents of fourth?year primary school pupils felt were important when choosing a secondary school for their children. A total of 72 parents were interviewed, before a final choice of secondary school had been made.Overall, 85 per cent of the parents interviewed had decided to which school they would like their

Anne West; Andreas Varlaam

1991-01-01

88

Inclusion and achievement: student achievement in secondary schools with higher and lower proportions of pupils designated as having special educational needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a multi?method study that examined the effects of including higher and lower proportions of students designated as having special educational needs on student achievement in secondary schools. It explores some of the issues involved in conducting such research and considers the extent to which newly available national data in England can be helpful in answering questions

Martyn Rouse; Lani Florian

2006-01-01

89

Artists in Cypriot Primary Schools: The Pupils' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Musicians and visual artists are appointed to work as specialist teachers in Cypriot primary schools because of their artistic expertise. However, little information is available concerning these artists and their work in schools, including the perceptions of the pupils. This paper reports on an investigation into the nature of the pupils'…

Sanderson, Patricia; Savva, Andri

2004-01-01

90

The Impact of Peer Support Schemes on Pupils' Perceptions of Bullying, Aggression and Safety at School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research was carried out in four secondary schools, two with a peer support system and two without, and involved a total of 931 pupils (49.5% males and 50.5% females). Participants were aged between 11 and 15 years of age, mean age 12.8 years. The aims were: to compare the perceptions of safety on the part of older and younger pupils in…

Cowie, Helen; Hutson, Nicky; Oztug, Ozhan; Myers, Carrie

2008-01-01

91

Intervening to Improve the Transfer to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evaluation data are reported on a Transfer Support Team (TST) intervention which supports pupils identified as vulnerable during secondary school transfer. Information about school concerns and broader adjustment measures were collected from TST supported pupils on three occasions and from a "typical benchmark group" on two occasions. Factors…

Bloyce, Jackie; Frederickson, Norah

2012-01-01

92

Cooperative Learning in Science: Intervention in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of cooperative learning in secondary school is reported--an area of considerable concern given attempts to make secondary schools more interactive and gain higher recruitment to university science courses. In this study the intervention group was 259 pupils aged 12-14 years in nine secondary schools, taught by 12 self-selected teachers.…

Topping, K. J.; Thurston, A.; Tolmie, A.; Christie, D.; Murray, P.; Karagiannidou, E.

2011-01-01

93

"This Is a School, It's Not a Site": Teachers' Attitudes towards Gypsy and Traveller Pupils in Schools in England, UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines teachers' attitudes towards Gypsy and Traveller pupils in one primary and one secondary school in an inner-London borough in England, UK. The research is based on in-depth interviews with 20 teachers, heads, deputies and classroom assistants. The main aims of the study were to examine examples of "good practice" in schools

Bhopal, Kalwant

2011-01-01

94

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 included) pose problems of understanding for pupils, simply

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

2004-01-01

95

Accidents among high school pupils in Israel: a recurrent disease?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Accidents are unexpected events usually producing injury. Many victims of trauma have a history of recurrent accidents. This study is a preliminary effort to verify the hypothesis that accidents may be considered as a recurrent disease in certain families; these children and families belong to a ‘high risk group’. Two-hundred seventy-nine high school pupils participated in the study. Every pupil

U. Brook; M. Heim

1997-01-01

96

Raising the achievement of African heritage pupils: a case study of good practice in British schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to investigate how pupils from black African backgrounds are helped to achieve high standards in schools and to identify the factors that contribute to the success of raising achievement. Two complementary methodological approaches were adopted, each contributing a particular set of data to the study. First, General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) empirical investigation

Feyisa Demie; Christabel McLean

2007-01-01

97

Feedback in Educational Communication in Czech Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces an empirical study that examines how teachers evaluate pupils' responses. The study draws on research undertaken at four secondary schools in the Czech Republic. It transpires that feedback has a stable position in the structure of communication; however, it is used only to verify pupils' responses and not to elaborate them.…

Sedova, Klara; Svaricek, Roman

2012-01-01

98

Education about environmental issues, conservation, and management: a study of form four secondary school pupils' concerns about environmental issues in Kenya  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is threefold: first, to develop and administer a questionnaire designed to determine Kenyan students' concerns about environmental issues; second to investigate the primary environmental factors facing the country; and finally, to utilize the findings of the study to develop a conceptual framework for environmental education in Kenya. To develop an environmental education framework for Kenya, baseline data was obtained from a survey of Form IV secondary school students' concerns about environmental issues. A split-half technique was used to establish the reliability of the questionnaire. Factor analysis was used to test the construct validity of the questionnaire and as a data reduction method. This technique resulted in reducing the 81 items developed for the study to eight Factor as follows: (F1) Land use and health stresses; (F2) Community environmental risks; (F3) National environmental problems; (F4) Careless land use practices at community level; (F5) Socioeconomic elements; (F6) Sources of environmental information; (F7) Careless land use at national level; and (F8) Primary population pressures. Results are presented briefly.

Maghenda, W.M.

1985-01-01

99

Ethnic School Segregation and Self-Esteem: The Role of Teacher-Pupil Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examine whether school segregation is related to pupils' global self-esteem and whether this association is mediated by teacher-pupil relationships. Multilevel analyses based on a survey of 2,845 pupils (aged 10 to 12) in 68 primary schools in Belgian urban areas reveal that, for native-Belgian pupils, a higher proportion of immigrants…

Agirdag, Orhan; Van Houtte, Mieke; Van Avermaet, Piet

2012-01-01

100

Ethnic School Segregation and Self-Esteem: The Role of Teacher-Pupil Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors examine whether school segregation is related to pupils' global self-esteem and whether this association is mediated by teacher-pupil relationships. Multilevel analyses based on a survey of 2,845 pupils (aged 10 to 12) in 68 primary schools in Belgian urban areas reveal that, for native-Belgian pupils, a higher proportion of…

Agirdag, Orhan; Van Houtte, Mieke; Van Avermaet, Piet

2012-01-01

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

102

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

103

Civil Liability of Schools, Teachers and Pupils for Careless Behaviour.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies elements that (British) courts consider in school or teacher negligence cases. Reviews significant case law establishing liability of schools and teachers for harm sustained by pupils and children's personal liability for careless acts leading to personal harm. Discusses implications of a recent child negligence case. (Contains 14…

Wenham, David

1999-01-01

104

Pupils with special educational needs’: a study of the assessments and categorising processes regarding pupilsschool difficulties in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

One important goal of Swedish educational policies is to integrate all pupils within regular education, irrespective of disability or difficulties in school, and to adjust education to individual needs. The aim of this paper was to explore how schools ‘socially construct’, i.e. identify and support, pupils with special educational needs. Another aim was to explore if there were any dominant

Joakim Isaksson; Rafael Lindqvist; Erik Bergström

2010-01-01

105

Creativity, intelectual abilities and response styles: Implications for academic performance in the secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to study the creative competence of a specific sample of secondary pupils in a multicultural and multilingual school context, taking into consideration their intellectual abilities, re- sponse style and academic performance in the different subject areas of the secondary education. The sample consists of 75 pupils at the European School of Alicante- a European

Rosa M. Limiñana Gras; Manuel Bordoy; Graziella Juste Ballesta; Javier Corbalán Berna

2010-01-01

106

Measuring Gains in Pupils' Foreign Language Competence as a Result of Participation in a School Exchange Visit: The Case of Y9 Pupils at Three Comprehensive Schools in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines evidence provided by quantitative and qualitative measurement of second language (L2) proficiency by elementary-level learners of French, following participation in a school foreign exchange visit. Based on a study consisting of a controlled analysis of test results from 68 pupils studying French at three secondary schools in…

Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda

2005-01-01

107

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

108

Secondary School Admissions in England 2001 to 2008: Changing Legislation, Policy and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

West, Anne; Barham, Eleanor; Hind, Audrey

2011-01-01

109

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

110

Humanizing the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These papers, presented during ASCD-sponsored conference, confront educators with issues in and alternatives for making secondary schools a more humanizing experience for students. The contributors and their articles are: Norman K. Hamilton, "Alternatives in Secondary Education"; Thornton B. Monez and Norman L. Bussiere, "The High School in Human…

Hamilton, Norman K., Ed.; Saylor, J. Galen, Ed.

111

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

112

The Island of Terra: A Computer-Aided Simulation of World Resources Problems Designed for Lower-Achieving Secondary School Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the computer-assisted environmental-educational game TERRA, which is designed to encourage lower-ability high school students to think at their own level about the future of their world. Based on "The Limits to Growth" (Meadows et al., 1972), the game comprises four programs: Terra Firma, Terradactyl, Inflation, and Doubles. (EAO)

Watson, Robert

1983-01-01

113

The Island of Terra: A Computer-Aided Simulation of World Resources Problems Designed for Lower-Achieving Secondary School Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the computer-assisted environmental-educational game TERRA, which is designed to encourage lower-ability high school students to think at their own level about the future of their world. Based on "The Limits to Growth" (Meadows et al., 1972), the game comprises four programs: Terra Firma, Terradactyl, Inflation, and Doubles. (EAO)|

Watson, Robert

1983-01-01

114

Course of Study for EMR Pupils in the Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The course of study contains a detailed, developmental outline for use by teachers of educable mentally retarded pupils in elementary school. It is noted that the course is intended to be supplemented by two other publications. Program purpose is given to include fostering adjustment to physical environment, responsible family membership, civic…

Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.

115

Middle School Pupil Writing and the Word Processor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Pupils in middle schools should have ample opportunities to write with the use of word processors. Legible writing in longhand will always be necessary in selected situations but, nevertheless, much drudgery is taken care of when using a word processor. Word processors tend to be very user friendly in that few mechanical skills are needed by the…

Ediger, Marlow

116

Assistance to Pupils with Physical Disabilities in Regular Schools: Promoting Inclusion or Creating Dependency?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Drawing on the perspectives of pupils with physical disabilities, their parents and teachers, this study explored the adult support provided to pupils with physical disabilities in regular schools. Data were collected through observations at schools and qualitative interviews. In all, 49 individuals participated in this study: 14 pupils with…

Egilson, Snaefridur Thora; Traustadottir, Rannveig

2009-01-01

117

25 CFR 31.3 - Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-04-01 false Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools. 31.3 Section...FOR INDIANS § 31.3 Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools. Indian and non-Indian...their presence will not exclude Indian pupils eligible under § 31.1....

2009-04-01

118

25 CFR 31.3 - Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-04-01 false Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools. 31.3 Section...FOR INDIANS § 31.3 Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools. Indian and non-Indian...their presence will not exclude Indian pupils eligible under § 31.1....

2010-04-01

119

School Effects on Performance of Minority Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents results of a study examining the comparative effects of school (system) determinants on the educational careers of minority students in the Netherlands, drawing on rational choice and empowerment theories. Results indicate the importance of a school policy aimed at improving minority student achievement. Pull-out programs are…

Hofman, W. H. Adriaan

1994-01-01

120

Accredited Secondary Schools in the United States. Bulletin, 1934, No. 17  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In more than 90 percent of the American colleges the prevailing method of transfer from secondary school to college is by certification, based on the pupil's record in secondary school. In the large majority of cases a record of graduation from an accredited secondary school is required to every student admitted to college. When it is considered…

Carr, Margaret J. S.

1934-01-01

121

Accredited Secondary Schools in the United States. Bulletin, 1939, No. 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In more than 90 percent of the American colleges the prevailing method of transfer from secondary school is by certification, based on the pupil's record in secondary school. In the large majority of cases a record of graduation from an accredited secondary school is required of every student admitted to college. When it is considered that in…

Carr, Margaret J. S.

1939-01-01

122

Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Litigation having to do with pupils occurred with greater frequency in 1980 than in the past. The greatest increase dealt with the handicapped and with substantive rights of students. Cases involving handicapped students generally focused on parent requests for residential treatment, extended-year programs, and in-class assistance for their…

Lufler, Henry S., Jr.; Bielsky, Donald J.

123

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

124

Secondary school pupils' commonsense theories of motion  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research sets out to test a commonsense theory of motion derived from Hayes (1979) Naive Physics Manifesto. The theory hypothesizes that our knowledge about motion is tacit, presenting the methodology with the difficult task of eliciting such knowledge. Comics, being smaller and more amusing version of our world, provided excellent interview material since they provided a wide range of

Joan Bliss; Jon Ogborn; Denise Whitelock

1989-01-01

125

The reading interests of high school pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

165 boys and 275 girls of high school were given a list containing names of 110 authors and 79 of their books, listed by title. The Ss were required to indicate for each book, the time needed for reading it, degree of liking and reasons for liking or disliking the books. Results indicated that (a) light fiction formed the largest

J. Carleton Bell; Itasca B. Sweet

1916-01-01

126

How Pupils with Severe Visual Impairment Describe Coping with Reading Activities in the Norwegian Inclusive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores how 11 pupils with severe visual impairment cope with reading activities in inclusive Norwegian schools. All pupils received instruction in braille and print, and used an audio-text format. Having multiple reading options provided possibilities for pupils to achieve reading skills, but also generated stress. Theories of…

Vik, Astrid Kristin; Lassen, Liv M.

2010-01-01

127

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

128

How Pupils with Severe Visual Impairment Describe Coping with Reading Activities in the Norwegian Inclusive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores how 11 pupils with severe visual impairment cope with reading activities in inclusive Norwegian schools. All pupils received instruction in braille and print, and used an audio-text format. Having multiple reading options provided possibilities for pupils to achieve reading skills, but also generated stress. Theories of…

Vik, Astrid Kristin; Lassen, Liv M.

2010-01-01

129

Autistic Spectrum and Inclusion: Including Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Mainstream Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The number of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) being educated in mainstream schools is increasing. However, there is growing concern about their educational experiences. Research suggests that such pupils make easy targets for bullies, and are considered difficult to teach by teachers. Furthermore, pupils with ASD are more than 20…

Humphrey, Neil

2008-01-01

130

Free Primary Education Policy and Pupil School Mobility in Urban Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines pupil school mobility in urban Kenya using African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) household survey data which contain information on pupil transfers between schools. The aim is to identify which school characteristics attract the greatest demand for incoming transfers. The analysis reveals that there are frequent…

Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Ngware, Moses; Ezeh, Alex C.; Epari, Charles

2010-01-01

131

The Moral Construction of the Good Pupil Embedded in School Rules  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this field study was to investigate the hidden curriculum of school rules delimited to the moral construction of "the good pupil" embedded in the system of school rules in two primary schools. According to the findings, the rule system mediates a moral construction of the good pupil to the children, and this actually includes two…

Thornberg, Robert

2009-01-01

132

Conceptualising Quality of School Life from Pupils' Perspectives: A Four-Dimensional Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents a four-dimensional, dynamic model of pupils' subjective quality of school life. The model is based on the author's and colleagues' studies of experiences and perspectives of pupils in regular schools who have been assessed as having "special educational needs". The conceptualisation of quality of school life proposed here is…

Tangen, Reidun

2009-01-01

133

Free Primary Education Policy and Pupil School Mobility in Urban Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines pupil school mobility in urban Kenya using African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) household survey data which contain information on pupil transfers between schools. The aim is to identify which school characteristics attract the greatest demand for incoming transfers. The analysis reveals that there are…

Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Ngware, Moses; Ezeh, Alex C.; Epari, Charles

2010-01-01

134

Caries prevalence and periodontal treatment needs in public and private school pupils in Jordan.  

PubMed

A total of 886 pupils aged 15-16 years selected from 20 public and 10 private schools in northern Jordan were investigated for frequency of toothbrushing and sweet consumption, dental caries and periodontal treatment needs. A questionnaire and clinical examination were used utilising decayed-missing-filled teeth (DMFT) code and the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN), respectively. Results revealed that 35.5 per cent of public and 57.1 per cent of private school pupils reported to brush their teeth regularly while the majority of them frequently consumed sweets. There were slight differences in caries experience amongst public and private school pupils, as measured by DMFT (4.74: 4.95). While bleeding and calculus scores were prevalent in pupils of both types of schools, they were slightly higher in pupils of public schools than those in private schools. Both shallow and deep pathological pockets were found in fewer numbers (6.09 per cent) in pupils in public schools only. Oral hygiene instruction and scaling were the predominant periodontal treatment needs in both types of schools. However, the treatment needed by pupils in public schools was higher than those in private schools. Complex treatment was rarely needed by public school pupils only. PMID:9448794

Taani, D Q

1997-04-01

135

Improving Achievement in Mathematics in Primary and Secondary Schools. Improving Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is based on inspections of mathematics in primary and secondary schools carried out between August 2002 and April 2005. In addition to schools inspected, Her Majesty's (HM) Inspectors also visited primary and secondary schools to observe and describe aspects of best practice. This report also draws on pupils' attainment in Scottish…

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2005

2005-01-01

136

Bullying in 25 secondary schools: incidence, impact and intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This paper outlines an investigation of the incidence and impact of physical, verbal and property-violation bullying in 25 secondary schools within a partner- ship operating with Keele University. The investigation also considers the impact of antisocial behaviour on pupils and the effectiveness of intervention to secure improved behaviour patterns. Evidence shows that in any year 75 per cent of

Derek Glover; Gerry Gough; Michael Johnson

2000-01-01

137

Learning the Routines: "Professionalization" of Newcomers in Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focuses on how new students become positioned and position themselves as "professional pupils," or students who can conduct themselves competently without making mistakes or getting into conflict. Based on an ethnographic study of two secondary schools in Helsinki, Finland in 1994-95. (CMK)|

Gordon, Tuula; Lahelma, Elina; Hynninen, Pirkko; Metso, Tuija; Palmu, Tarja; Tolonen, Tarja

1999-01-01

138

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

139

Gender Issues in Internet Access and Favourite Internet Activities among Greek High School Pupils inside and outside School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates gender differences in Internet use by Greek high school pupils within school and out of school environments. A sample of 340 pupils (170 boys and 170 girls), aged 12-16 years, completed a written questionnaire on their attainability, location, frequency and purposes of Internet access. The data analysis showed that more…

Papastergiou, Marina; Solomonidou, Christina

2005-01-01

140

Is there a "school effect" on pupil outcomes? A review of multilevel studies  

PubMed Central

Study objective The school environment is of importance for child outcomes. Multilevel analyses can separate determinants operating at an individual level from those operating at a contextual level. This paper aims to systematically review multilevel studies of school contextual effects on pupil outcomes. Design Key word searching of five databases yielded 17 cross sectional or longitudinal studies meeting the inclusion criteria. Results are summarised with reference to type of school contextual determinant. Main results Four main school effects on pupil outcomes were identified. Having a health policy or antismoking policy, a good school climate, high average socioeconomic status, and urban location had a positive effect on pupil outcomes. Outcomes under study were smoking habits, wellbeing, problem behaviour, and school achievement. Conclusions Despite the different pupil outcomes and the variety of determinants used in the included papers, a school effect was evident. However, to improve our understanding of school effects, presentations of results from multilevel studies need to be standardised. Intraclass correlation and explained between school variance give relevant information on factors in the school environment influencing pupil outcomes, and should be included in all multilevel studies. Inclusion of pupil level predictors in the multilevel models should be based on theoretical considerations of how schools and communities are interconnected and how pupils and their families are influenced by school contextual factors.

Sellstrom, E; Bremberg, S

2006-01-01

141

Kicking the habitus: power, culture and pedagogy in the secondary school music curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 against a national background

Ruth Wright

2008-01-01

142

Technical Subjects in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to examine technical education in various types of secondary schools, and suggests three levels of technical courses to be taught in secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: The paper discusses the differences between technical schools and colleges, and vocational technical courses taught in "academic" secondary

Howard, A. E.

2008-01-01

143

The Secondary Schools Taxonomy (SST).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) was developed as part of an analysis of the high school course-taking behavior of high school graduates between 1969 and 1987. Based on high school transcripts, it is intended to answer questions about secondary vocational education, such as: (1) who took vocational education and how much did they take?; (2)…

Brown, Cynthia L.; And Others

144

Collective teacher efficacy, pupil attainment and socio-economic status in primary school®  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collective teacher efficacy (CTE) refers to the collective perception in a school that teachers make an educational difference to their pupils over and above the impact of their social circumstances. This study explored the relationships between CTE, socio-economic status (SES) and pupil attainment levels in reading, writing and mathematics (at the whole primary school level). Sixty-six teachers in 15 out

Karen Parker; Elizabeth Hannah; Keith J. Topping

2006-01-01

145

Integration of the Family Therapy Specialist into Public School Pupil Personnel Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of a full-time family counseling specialist into the Pupil Personnel Service (PPS) Team of the modern public school is described. The roles of the present specialists are delineated as well as the problems inherent within the present Pupil Personnel Services Team. Inclusion of a family counseling specialist on the PPS Team would help schools avoid the antagonist position

John Mince

2000-01-01

146

34 CFR 300.36 - Secondary school.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Secondary school. Secondary school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public secondary charter school that provides secondary education, as determined under State law, except that it does not...

2013-07-01

147

Comparing Slovenian Year 8 and Year 9 Elementary School Pupils' Knowledge of Electrolyte Chemistry and Their Intrinsic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored the differences between eight-year elementary school pupils (before the curriculum reform) and nine-year elementary school pupils (soon after the curriculum reform) in Slovenia, as regards specific chemistry knowledge and motivation to learn chemistry. Altogether, 191 elementary school pupils participated in the study. The…

Devetak, Iztok; Lorber, Erna Drofenik; Jurisevic, Mojca; Glazar, Sasa A.

2009-01-01

148

Pupil Perspectives on the Purposes and Benefits of Studying History in High School: A View from the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Drawing on data from 1740 pupil questionnaires and 160 pupils in focus-group interviews, the study aimed to gain insight into British pupils' ideas about why they study history at school. The paper considers the implications of these ideas for history teachers and teacher educators. The data suggest that many pupils have very vague ideas about…

Haydn, Terry; Harris, Richard

2010-01-01

149

Body piercing and tattoo: awareness of health related risks among 4,277 Italian secondary school adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The awareness of health risks associated with body art among secondary school pupils has never previously been studied in depth. A large sample of secondary school adolescents from the Veneto Region (North East Italy) were investigated in order to inform health education programs. METHODS: 6 public secondary schools from each of the 7 Provinces of the Veneto Region were

Luca Cegolon; Enrico Miatto; Melania Bortolotto; Mirca Benetton; Francesco Mazzoleni; Giuseppe Mastrangelo

2010-01-01

150

The effectiveness of peer support systems in challenging school bullying: the perspectives and experiences of teachers and pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

This large-scale questionnaire survey (n=2313) has sought teachers' and pupils' perceptions and experiences of peer support systems in challenging bullying in U.K. (mainly English) secondary schools and colleges (n=51). In general, these systems have been found to be effective in reducing the negative effects of bullying for victims. Collectively, the respondents also perceive many important benefits to users of these

PAUL NAYLOR; HELEN COWIE

1999-01-01

151

The Impact of the Medium of Instruction in Hong Kong Secondary Schools on Tertiary Students' Vocabulary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following the hand-over of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the medium of instruction in most secondary schools in Hong Kong was changed from English to Chinese. Concerns have been expressed that the English language proficiency level of pupils whose secondary school medium of instruction (MOI) is Chinese is lower than that of those whose MOI is…

Lin, Linda H. F.; Morrison, Bruce

2010-01-01

152

"What about Us?" Gypsies, Travellers and "White Racism" in Secondary Schools in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the concept of "White racism" in relation to the experiences of Gypsy and Traveller groups in England. It is based on ethnographic research conducted in two secondary schools during the years 2006-2009. Interviews were carried out with pupils attending the secondary schools, their mothers and members of the Traveller…

Bhopal, Kalwant

2011-01-01

153

"What about Us?" Gypsies, Travellers and "White Racism" in Secondary Schools in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the concept of "White racism" in relation to the experiences of Gypsy and Traveller groups in England. It is based on ethnographic research conducted in two secondary schools during the years 2006-2009. Interviews were carried out with pupils attending the secondary schools, their mothers and members of the Traveller…

Bhopal, Kalwant

2011-01-01

154

Participation in School: School Assistants Creating Opportunities and Obstacles for Pupils with Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 7 pupils aged 7-15 with physical disabilities found that school assistants could both facilitate and hinder student participation. Results suggest the need for awareness of priorities students place on social participation to ensure that effective and flexible support is available to students with disabilities. (Contains 42 references.)…

Hemmingsson, Helena; Borell, Lena; Gustavsson, Anders

2003-01-01

155

School Finance: Per-Pupil Spending Differences between Selected Inner City and Suburban Schools Varied by Metropolitan Area.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study focused on per-pupil spending, factors influencing spending, and other similarities and differences between selected high-poverty inner city schools and selected suburban schools in seven metropolitan areas: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Forth Worth...

2002-01-01

156

Developing Teaching Strategies For Distance (Out?Of?School) Learning In Primary And Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

English: The advent of a diversity of forms of information and communication technologies (ICT) enables a range of learning interactions and opportunities to be developed, at a distance. A range of initiatives, within the United Kingdom (UK) and elsewhere, are utilizing different forms of technology to support the teaching and learning of primary and secondary school pupils, aged 5?18 years

Don Passey

2000-01-01

157

Classroom and chatroom - why school science pupils should discuss practical science work online  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I want to argue that there are compelling reasons for school science pupils to engage in discussing their practical work online. These reasons stem from two sources: first, a general agreement among science educators that the discussion of practical work may, if suitably managed, lead to increased understanding among pupils of the nature of science; and second,

Patrick Fullick

158

Disruptive Pupils, Disruptive Schools: Which Is the Chicken? Which Is the Egg?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses several studies concerning the incidence of disruption and its nature, teacher and pupil attitudes towards class disruption, and areas of disruption (corridors, classrooms). The author concludes that, depending on the individual circumstance, pupils, teachers, and the schools are at fault and all have a responsibility to improve the…

Steed, David

1985-01-01

159

Personality Correlates of Academic Achievement and Laboratory Learning of Elementary School Pupils. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports three studies designed to determine if significant increases could be made in the prediction of elementary school pupils' academic achievement by adding personality measures to intellectual measures after mental age and intelligent quotient leveling. A fourth study examined the utility of leveling pupils on socioeconomic…

Butterfield, Earl C.; Weaver, S. Joseph

160

Spiritual Education in the Special School Setting for Pupils with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is based on empirical research into headteachers'/principals' perception of the meaning of spiritual education and the provision they make and the strategies they use in order to meet the statutory requirement to promote the spiritual development of pupils/students through the curriculum in the special school setting for pupils with…

Baker, John

2012-01-01

161

Dampness, food habits, and sick building syndrome symptoms in elementary school pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives  We investigated dampness\\/mold in schools and dwellings, and food habits and subjective symptoms in elementary school pupils,\\u000a in order to clarify the effect of dampness and food habits on subjective symptoms in elementary school pupils.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Questionnaires were used to investigate dampness in classrooms and dwellings in Hokkaido, Japan, and its effect on subjective\\u000a symptoms in 1,077 pupils in 8 elementary

Yasuaki Saijo; Yoshihiko Nakagi; Toshihiro Ito; Yoshihiko Sugioka; Hitoshi Endo; Takahiko Yoshida

2010-01-01

162

A Mokken Scale to Assess Secondary Pupils' Experience of Violence in Terms of Severity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Violence assessment can potentially be improved by Item Response Theory, that is, ordinal Mokken Scale Analysis. The research question is as follows: Does Mokken Scale Analysis of secondary pupils' experience of violence result in a homogeneous, reliable, and valid unidimensional scale that fits all the requirements of Mokken scaling? The method…

Mooij, Ton

2012-01-01

163

Trends in Disparities in School District Level Expenditures per Pupil.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Disparity between districts in education expenditures in elementary and secondary schools was examined for each state and also for geographic regions and the nation as a whole for the period from 197980 to 199394. Data from the Census Bureaus Survey of Lo...

W. Hussar W. Sonnenberg

1999-01-01

164

The negotiation of sexual relationships among school pupils in south-western Uganda  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the study was to explore how school-going adolescents in south-western Uganda negotiate sexual relationships. Qualitative data were obtained from 15 boys and 15 girls (14-18 years old), during a series of role plays, focus group discussions and one-to-one interviews. A questionnaire was administered to 80 pupils (12-20 years old) from the same school. Most of the pupils

S. Nyanzi; R. Pool; J. Kinsman

2001-01-01

165

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

166

Children's Well-Being in Primary School: Pupil and School Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we investigate pupil and school effects on children's well-being between the ages of 8 and 10, using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Four dimensions of children's well-being are examined: mental health, pro-social behaviour, antisocial behaviour, and achievement. Despite widespread concerns about the quality of children's lives in the UK today, we find

Leslie Morrison Gutman; Leon Feinstein

167

Responding to the Death of a Pupil -- Reflections on One School's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article written by Peter Lloyd Bennett, educational psychologist, and Carole Dyehouse, headteacher, provides a personal account of how one primary school responded to the death of a pupil. The authors describe the process by which bereavement within the school community became a valued learning opportunity within the school curriculum.…

Bennett, Peter Lloyd; Dyehouse, Carole

2005-01-01

168

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

169

Drawing digital pictures: an investigation of primary pupils’ representations of ICT and schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 future forms of school ICT provision. The article contends

Neil Selwyn; Daniela Boraschi; Suay Melisa Özkula

2009-01-01

170

Learning Mathematics--Letting the Pupils Have Their Say  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pupil voice is an emerging force for change and improvement in many UK schools, but what is not fully understood is how best to access pupil voice within the specific context of secondary mathematics departments. This paper presents a research project designed to use pupils as co-researchers in increasing knowledge about how to improve learning in…

Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue

2013-01-01

171

A survey of the nature and extent of bullying in junior\\/middle and secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a survey service developed to assess bullying in schools, anonymous questionnaires were given to over 6,000 pupils in 17 junior\\/middle and seven secondary schools in the Sheffield LEA. The results are analysed in terms of frequencies of being bullied, and bullying others; year differences; gender differences; types of bullying; where bullying occurs; whether teachers and parents are

Irene Whitney; Peter K. Smith

1993-01-01

172

High school pupils' attitude and experience with drugs in Holon, Israel.  

PubMed

Five hundred and eight high school pupils filled out questionnaires concerning their attitudes and experience in the use of drugs: 3.15% had used drugs at least once. The beginning age was 14.36 +/- 1.55. Boys consumed more than girls (68.75 vs 31.25%). Pupil's permissive attitudes were in significant correlation with the following: controversy with parents (p < .05); breaking rules (discipline and property) (p < .05); drug consumption (p < .001); and positive parents' and friends' attitude toward drugs (p < .003). According to the pupils, the three main motives for beginning to take drugs were curiosity, peer influence, and existence of personal difficulties and/or seeking pleasure. The pupils' knowledge in the topic of drugs came from TV (92.5%, newspapers and periodicals (77.5%), and school (75%). PMID:8500927

Brook, U

1993-05-01

173

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

174

[Social support and proper human relations in high school pupils in relation to psychosomatic disease prevention].  

PubMed

The examination concerned 313 girls and boys from the second and third class of the secondary schools in Kraków. The translated German version questionnaire "Woman Self Image and Social Ideal" was used in the examination; mainly its parts such as: 1. "The social support" which includes 22 questions. 2. "Human Relations" which includes 64 questions. The five step scale of feeling was applied. One of the five possibilities was chosen by the examined persons and analysed. Stepwise regression was performed. More than half of the examined pupils have a good friend, who is helpful any time and who has never lets them down. They are relaxed with him, may discuss important problems and can give him charge over their home in their absence. 5% of the examined pupils could not share psychological problems with any friends and 10% could not count on house or flat care. 10% of pupils often felt as outsiders among other young people, while 1/3 did not experience such a feeling. The need of better understanding, care and support in the family and from close acquaintances was observed by 15%. Simultaneously only 14% claimed that relation in this matter were satisfactory. 19% of examined persons wanted more safety and friendship. Only 14% had a feeling of full safety. Juveniles most often claimed, that it is not difficult for them to buy a gift for another person (71% vs 2%), or cherish happiness of other people (67% vs 0.3%), and to express sympathy to others (65% vs 2.8%). More than half of the respondents judge themselves as non-aggressive against others, that they do not place their own needs above other peoples' needs, and that they are not afraid of contact with others. The frequency of choosing opposite extreme did not exceed 5% of the respondents. With the majority of questions we found a number of answers regarding discussed problem, ex. accepting orders from superiors (never--28%, sometimes--28%, average--21%, often--12%, very often--11%). In analogical proportions we found answers regarding such facts as a being strong and steady person, without bothering of hurting somebody's feelings or taking care of their own goals when anyone else is in need. We showed very differentiated, individual approach of examined adolescents to matters regarding their relations with people important for shaping their attitude towards life. It was also shown, that most of the 16-17 year old adolescents from Krakow enjoy a satisfactory relationship with people important in their lives, on the other hand, it is distressing that almost 20% of the examined pupils do not get enough support, care, safety and understanding either from their peers, families or adults. PMID:12418281

Kolarzyk, Emilia; Ostachowska-Gasior, Agnieszka; Kwiatkowski, Jacek

2002-01-01

175

Poor readers in secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

A follow-up of a representative sample of poor readers through secondary schooling confirmed persisting reading problems for most children. As a group, poor readers fell further behind a normal-reading comparison group during their early teens. Later reading progress was unrelated to gender, SES background, behavior problems or non-school attendance, though these factors did influence wider school attainments. Poor readers were

Barbara Maughan; Ann Hagell; Michael Rutter; William Yule

1994-01-01

176

Teacher Discourse on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Pupils in Scottish Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on a study which surveyed and interviewed teachers on their perceptions of the barriers and facilitators to the inclusion of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) pupils in school. The outcomes indicated that there was a silencing of diverse sexualities in schools. In theory, teachers had adopted an individual liberal humanitarian…

McIntyre, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

177

Diverse Perspectives on Pupil Health among Professionals in School-Based Multi-Professional Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Internationally, educators have proposed a shift from a narrow diagnostic view to a holistic and salutogenic perspective on pupils' school-related difficulties. There is, however, little evidence to suggest that such a shift has taken place, despite being talked about by school administrators. In Sweden such a shift is proposed through a new…

Guva, Gunilla; Hylander, Ingrid

2012-01-01

178

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

179

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

180

25 CFR 31.3 - Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Non-Indian pupils in Indian schools. 31.3 Section 31.3 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION FEDERAL SCHOOLS FOR INDIANS §...

2013-04-01

181

ICT and inclusive education in primary schools - pupils with motor disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on a study aimed at ascertaining whether information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as an integrating link for children with motor disabilities in primary school. The study includes an introductory questionnaire with parents of 16 children and observations in the classrooms of five pupils attending a school in a small town in Sweden. In

Jane Brodin; Peg Lindstrand

2008-01-01

182

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

183

The First Year at School: A Quantitative Investigation of the Attainment and Progress of Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

In England children must start school after their fifth birthday, but it is common for children to start when they are four in what is known as the Reception class. The Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) project collected data on 1700 pupils’ early mathematics and pre\\/early reading levels at the start and end of their Reception year. The on?entry

Peter Tymms; Christine Merrell; Brian Henderson

1997-01-01

184

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

185

Funding Formulas for California Schools III: An Analysis of Governor Brown's Weighted Pupil Funding Formula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In his 2012-13 budget Governor Brown proposed a new system for allocating state revenue among California school districts. By all accounts the current system is complex and opaque. In contrast, the proposed system--a weighted pupil funding formula--is simple and transparent. Using the PPIC School Finance Model, we compare how this formula would…

Rose, Heather; Sonstelie, Jon; Weston, Margaret

2012-01-01

186

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

187

An Evaluation of Reports on the Attendance of Pupils in Out-of-School Provision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse and evaluate Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) reports on attendance issues within local education authorities' out-of-school provision. Design/methodology/approach: A full cohort of Ofsted reports on inspections of out-of-school units, often known as pupil referral units (PRUs),…

Reid, Ken

2007-01-01

188

Tasks for Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The editors present here another in a series of articles, begun in December 1977, by influential Americans. On the following pages the director of the Central Intelligence Agency shares his percep tions of the direction schools should be taking.

Stansfield Turner

1978-01-01

189

[Daily time budget in primary school pupils with varying motor activity levels].  

PubMed

As high as 28.6% of the examined 7-10-year-old pupils from Tashkent comprehensive schools were found to go in for sports. The pupils' daily motor activity was ascertained to depend on age, gender, and motor regimen: the maximum daily motor activity was noted among 8- and 9-year-old pupils; the motor activity in the boys was 5.8-12.4% higher than that in the girls; the motor activity of the children who did not go in for sports was 1.1 times lower than that in whose who did. It was established that the pupils could use the bulk of their leisure for adequate sleep and various kinds of vigorous activity when the day regimen was rationally organized. PMID:21384583

Alimardanova, M A

190

Key Stage 3 Pupils' Perception of Music  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The key aim of the research summarised in this article was to examine pupils' perception of music and to determine whether or not these perceptions were the same for both female and male pupils. The empirical enquiry consisted of the administration of a questionnaire to six secondary schools in the north-east of England followed by semi-structured…

Button, Stuart

2006-01-01

191

Key Stage 3 Pupils' Perception of Music  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The key aim of the research summarised in this article was to examine pupils' perception of music and to determine whether or not these perceptions were the same for both female and male pupils. The empirical enquiry consisted of the administration of a questionnaire to six secondary schools in the north-east of England followed by…

Button, Stuart

2006-01-01

192

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

193

The impact of a cooperative learning experience on pupils’ popularity, non?cooperativeness, and interethnic bias in multiethnic elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 experience. The results show that SCL time increased popularity and

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

2008-01-01

194

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

195

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

196

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

197

Analysis of National Value-added Datasets to Estimate the Impact of Specialist Schools on Pupil Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

National value-added pupil-level datasets covering key stages 3 and 4 have been linked to information about specialist school status. Analysis of pupil progress across key stages controlling for a range of factors has given information about the apparent impact of these types of school. Technology and language colleges performed slightly above the norm on all outcomes, while sports colleges were

IAN SCHAGEN; SANDIE SCHAGEN

2003-01-01

198

SchoolCO2web: Growth of an international network of secondary schools observing atmospheric CO2  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three years ago, we initiated a project in which pupils from secondary schools get hand-on experience with real CO2 measurements. Initially, three schools close to our university have been provided with a suitable CO2 sensor, installed on the roof of the school building, combined with basic meteorological instruments and appropriate software. All data are stored quasi on-line in a central

H. A. J. Meijer; M. A. Keij; M. J. Goedhart

2009-01-01

199

Secondary School Advisors as Mentors and Secondary Attachment Figures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher-student relationship is vital to student outcomes in secondary school. Unfortunately, the transition from elementary to secondary school is associated with a decrease in the quality or supportiveness of this relationship. In response, some secondary schools implement advisory programs, in which a teacher/advisor meets periodically with…

Van Ryzin, Mark

2010-01-01

200

Health Teaching in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This textbook, which focuses on teaching health at the middle and secondary school levels, is a source book for curriculum development designed to help teachers organize major health topics. Chapter one discusses new directions in health education, including ecology, population control, and the national economy. Chapter two discusses the…

Willgoose, Carl E.

201

Athletic Trainers in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the role of athletic trainers in New York State secondary schools. Discusses the need for trainers to provide emergency medical care for sports injuries and to develop prevention programs. Reviews efforts to obtain certification for trainers from the New York State Education Department. (FMW)|

Scott, Sandra E.

1989-01-01

202

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…

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

203

Changing Secondary School Physical Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evidence suggests that many secondary school physical education programs fail to achieve their objectives. A disturbing number of students report associating required attendance with strong negative feelings about the class, physical activity, and themselves. Teachers report that workplace conditions do not allow any serious effort to provide instruction. The nature of these problems is such that neither improving instruction nor

Lawrence F. Locke

1992-01-01

204

Secondary School Music Teachers Talking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article sets out to investigate the realities of the working lives of a small group of secondary school music teachers. More specifically, it focuses upon their views of the National Curriculum, Music Teaching as a Career, the Intersections between institutional roles and personal musical lives, and the Highs and Lows of teaching music. The central dilemma is seen to

Gordon Cox

1999-01-01

205

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.

206

What makes a good senior secondary school?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identifies characteristics of good senior secondary schools when defined as those providing post-school options for students. The most successful schools were found to be the larger independent girls’ schools with predominantly transformational leadership practices that promoted positive teacher perceptions of school organisation and of students’ learning, attitudes, and school involvement. Path analysis was used to test a model of school

Halia C. Silins; Rosalind Murray-Harvey

1999-01-01

207

The views of primary pupils at Key Stage 2 on school behaviour in Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides empirical evidence on primary pupils’ views on school behaviour in Wales at Key Stage 2. The research was conducted as part of the specific evidence commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) for the National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales which was chaired by the lead author. The findings indicate that nearly every child and

Ken Reid; Caroline Challoner; Ann Lancett; Glenda Jones; Gwion Ap Rhysiart; Sally Challoner

2010-01-01

208

School Pupil Change Associated with a Continuing Professional Development Programme for Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on the evaluation of a six-day programme that provided professional learning to middle school teachers with the aim of equipping them to assist their pupils to achieve improved numeracy outcomes. A teacher profiling instrument designed to measure varied aspects of teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics was administered to…

Watson, Jane; Beswick, Kim

2011-01-01

209

Respiratory Health among Korean Pupils in Relation to Home, School and Outdoor Environment  

PubMed Central

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 CO2-levels exceeded 1,000 ppm in all except one of the classrooms. The indoor mean concentrations of SO2, NO2, O3 and formaldehyde were 0.6 µg/m3, 19 µg/m3, 8 µg/m3 and 28 µg/m3, respectively. The average level of UFPs was 18,230 pt/cm3 in the classrooms and 16,480 pt/cm3 outdoors. There were positive associations between wheeze and outdoor NO2, and between current asthma and outdoor UFPs. With dampness at home, pupils had more wheeze. In conclusion, outdoor UFPs and even low levels of NO2 may adversely contribute to respiratory health in children. High CO2-levels in classrooms and indoor dampness/mold at home should be reduced.

Elfman, Lena; Wieslander, Gunilla; Ferm, Martin; Toren, Kjell; Norback, Dan

2011-01-01

210

The Views of Primary Pupils at Key Stage 2 on School Behaviour in Wales  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides empirical evidence on primary pupils' views on school behaviour in Wales at Key Stage 2. The research was conducted as part of the specific evidence commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) for the National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales which was chaired by the lead author. The findings indicate…

Reid, Ken; Challoner, Caroline; Lancett, Ann; Jones, Glenda; Rhysiart, Gwion Ap; Challoner, Sally

2010-01-01

211

The Views of Primary Pupils on School Attendance at Key Stage 2 in Wales  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides new empirical evidence on primary pupils' views on school attendance in Wales at Key Stage 2. The research was conducted as part of the specific evidence commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) for the National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales which was chaired by the lead author. The findings…

Reid, Ken; Challoner, Caroline; Lancett, Ann; Jones, Glenda; Rhysiart, Gwion Ap; Challoner, Sally

2010-01-01

212

Applying Solution-Focused Questions with Primary School Pupils: A Hong Kong Teacher's Reflections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is a reality of schools today that most teachers are overwhelmed by daily demands on their time and energy. In particular, they find it difficult to allocate enough extra time for purposes of counselling individual pupils with problems. Any arrangement that enables them to fulfil this counselling role quickly and effectively--and with positive…

Lam, Cici; Yuen, Mantak

2008-01-01

213

The Views of Primary Pupils at Key Stage 2 on School Behaviour in Wales  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper provides empirical evidence on primary pupils' views on school behaviour in Wales at Key Stage 2. The research was conducted as part of the specific evidence commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) for the National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales which was chaired by the lead author. The findings indicate…

Reid, Ken; Challoner, Caroline; Lancett, Ann; Jones, Glenda; Rhysiart, Gwion Ap; Challoner, Sally

2010-01-01

214

Nutrition Knowledge and Food Choices of Primary School Pupils in the Niger – Delta Region Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study investigated the effect of a 3 - week school based nutrition education programme on nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices of 197 primary six pupils (197 sixth grades) randomly divided into a control (n = 102) or an experimental group (n = 95). The control group received no nutrition education while the experimental group received 40 minutes of

2006-01-01

215

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

216

The Attitudes of the Pupils towards Modern Languages in the Primary School (MLPS) in Scotland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article considers the attitudes of pupils aged 9-11 years in Scotland towards their learning of a foreign language in primary school. It also considers their perception of difficulty, what they tell us causes them difficulty, their language preferences and the reasons for these. The article identifies any significant differences between boys…

Tierney, Daniel; Gallastegi, Lore

2011-01-01

217

Factors Influencing the Post-High School Plans of Black and White Pupils. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increasing need of black high school students for guidance and career counseling prompted this research. Seven hundred eighty-four members of the Coatesville (Pennsylvania) graduating classes of 1969 and 1970, of whom 20% were black, returned useable questionnaires for analysis. Five major concerns were explored: (1) how black and white pupils

Greifer, Julian L.

218

Weight, gravity and air pressure: Mental representations by Italian middle school pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reports an investigation concerned with schemes of commonsense knowledge connecting the three elements weight, air and gravity to the phenomenon of free fall. Inferences about the mental representations of Italian middle school pupils (12?13 years of age) have been gathered by interviewing a sample of 40 children, using a number of different questions and searching for the possible

S. Ruggiero; A. Cartelli; F. Duprè; M. Vicentini-Missoni

1985-01-01

219

Reading Strategies and Approaches to Learning of Bilingual Primary School Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported here investigated primary school pupils' use of reading strategies. The study differed from most of the previous studies on reading strategies in that (1) the participants were young bilinguals in multicultural Singapore; (2) the data were examined within the Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) framework developed by John Biggs (1993). Analyses of think-aloud data revealed that successful

Zhenhui Rao; Peter Yongqi Gu; Lawrence Jun Zhang; Guangwei Hu

2007-01-01

220

Influence of a physical education teacher’s disability on middle school pupils’ learning and perceptions of teacher competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Limited research has investigated the problems encountered by physical education teachers who have disabilities and instruct able-bodied pupils. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of a physical education teacher’s disability on middle school pupils’ perceptions of the teacher’s competence and their learning. Participants were 201 7th and 8th grade pupils (age range 12 to 16 years).

Lance G. Bryant; Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

2009-01-01

221

Musical Exploration Using ICT in the Middle and Secondary School Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, I explore musical creativity through Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This article aims to show that secondary school pupils can compose freely using ICT in the classroom, easing and "democratizing" the creative process, enabling a high standard for all, regardless of formal musical training. The fieldwork project…

Ward, Christopher J.

2009-01-01

222

Competition, cream?skimming and department performance within secondary schools1  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 value?added measures of departmental performance and the likelihood of students being

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

2009-01-01

223

The role of secondary school libraries in the promotion of reading  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three UK secondary school libraries were investigated to assess the impact of promotional strategies on children's reading and to identify children's reading habits, preferences and how they choose what to read. A case study approach was adopted, involving the collection of library documentation, semi?structured interviews with librarians, Heads of English, Headteachers and questionnaires distributed to Year 7 and 9 pupils,

Penny Bates

2000-01-01

224

Musical Exploration Using ICT in the Middle and Secondary School Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, I explore musical creativity through Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This article aims to show that secondary school pupils can compose freely using ICT in the classroom, easing and "democratizing" the creative process, enabling a high standard for all, regardless of formal musical training. The fieldwork project…

Ward, Christopher J.

2009-01-01

225

THE MORAL CONSTRUCTION OF STUDENT RIGHTSDiscourse and Judgment among Mexican Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the different forms of students' moral discourse at a Mexican secondary school, paying special attention to their judgments about teachers' arbitrary use of authority, pedagogical formality, and favoritism. The article then analyzes the historical and cultural roots of this discourse. Taking issue with situationist and organizational explanations of pupil resistance, the author argues that to fully understand

BRADLEY A. LEVINSON

1998-01-01

226

What Happens to Pupils Permanently Excluded from Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units in England?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is widespread consensus in the research and policy-related literature over the last decade that young people who have been permanently excluded from school are at a far greater risk of a variety of negative outcomes than young people who have not had this experience. These negative outcomes include prolonged periods out of education and/or…

Pirrie, Anne; Macleod, Gale; Cullen, Mairi Ann; McCluskey, Gillean

2011-01-01

227

The Construction of the "Ideal Pupil" and Pupils' Perceptions of "Misbehaviour" and Discipline: Contrasting Experiences from a Low-Socio-Economic and a High-Socio-Economic Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the effect of school social class composition on pupil learner identities in British primary schools. In the current British education system, high-stakes testing has a pervasive effect on the pedagogical relationship between teachers and pupils. The data in this paper, from ethnographic research in a working-class school and…

Hempel-Jorgensen, Amelia

2009-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

229

Noise and Stress in Primary and Secondary School Children: Noise Reduction and Increased Concentration Ability through a Short but Regular Exercise and Relaxation Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study examined whether a short but regularly used program of relaxation, applied to Primary and Secondary school children, could (a) reduce noise levels (in decibels), (b) reduce pupils' experienced stress levels, and (c) increase the pupils' ability to concentrate, as measured by teachers' estimates. Noise levels in 5 classrooms (84…

Norlander, Torsten; Moas, Leif; Archer, Trevor

2005-01-01

230

Impact of lead exposure on health status and scholastic achievement of school pupils in Alexandria.  

PubMed

Lead exposure among children is a serious health problem affecting virtually every system in their bodies. Affection of their cognitive function with its implication of poor school performance, is one of the serious outcomes of such exposure. In an attempt to arrive to an adequate knowledge about the impact of lead exposure on the health status and scholastic achievement in school age, a cross sectional study was carried out on 250 primary school pupils aged from 8 to 10 years in Wassat region in Alexandria. The concentration, visual and hearing acuity and the cognitive function. Moreover, laboratory investigation of blood lead level of the pupils was carried out. Their final scholastic achievement at the end of the year were recorded. The results indicated that the mean blood lead level among the studied pupils was 17.36 +/- 10.67 microg/dl, more than one third of the sample (36.00%) were highly exposed to lead with blood level of 20 microg/dl and more. A significant negative correlation was found between blood lead level and the 50th percentile of weight for height (r = -0.4488), haemoglobin concentration (r = -0.6133) and IQ scores (r = -0.8150) of the pupils. While a significant positive correlation was observed with the functional visual and hearing loss (r = 0.1390 and 0.2189 respectively). Moreover, the multiple regression analysis determined that age, blood lead level, crowding index, IQ score and number of missed school days were the significant contributing variables to the final scholastic achievement of the pupils from all the studied factors. PMID:17219908

Kamel, Nahed M; Ramadan, Ahmed M; Kamel, Mohamed I; Mostafa, Yehia Abd El G; Abo el-Naga, Randa M; Ali, Aida M

2003-01-01

231

Knowledge and attitudes of high school pupils towards children with special health care needs: an Israeli exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

One hundred seventy-one pupils of a high school in Holon (Israel) were questioned regarding their attitudes towards chronically disabled individuals who have special health-care needs. The level of pupils’ knowledge concerning the etiology, symptoms and complications of these chronic conditions was approximately 72%; it did not increase in four years of study. Previous personal knowledge of a child or adolescent

Uzi Brook; A. Galili

2000-01-01

232

Options for the Secondary School Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author argues in favor of alternative school options for secondary school students for whom the traditional curriculum is inappropriate. Various criteria to develop an alternative school curriculum are mentioned. (DB)

Thornburg, Hershel D.

1980-01-01

233

Evaluation and Participation in Secondary Education: Designing and Validating a Self-Evaluation Instrument for Teachers to Solicit Feedback from Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the validation of a self-evaluation instrument for teachers in secondary education to solicit feedback from their pupils regarding specific aspects of the teacher's practice in class. This 92-item instrument--Teachers Learn from Pupils-Secondary Education (TLP-SE)--assesses 10 relevant classroom environment dimensions:…

Van Petegem, Peter; Deneire, Alexia; De Maeyer, Sven

2008-01-01

234

Music in the "Common" Life of the School: Towards an Aesthetic Education for All in English Girls' Secondary Schools in the Interwar Period  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article adopts a Bourdieusian and gendered frame of analysis to examine how the aesthetic education increasingly extended to the "ordinary" pupil in English girls' secondary schools during the interwar period, and the music curriculum in particular, related to the reproduction of culture, class and gender for secondary schoolgirls. In a…

Jacobs, Andrea; Goodman, Joyce

2006-01-01

235

Science in Primary Schools: An Investigation into Differences in the Attainment and Attitudes of Pupils across Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) project monitors the attainment and self-concept of pupils from the age of 4 to age 11. The relationships between achievement and self-concept in science and a series of other variables including home circumstances, homework, television viewing, and teasing are considered. Very significant…

Tymms, Peter

1997-01-01

236

Creating Electronic Portfolios Using Laptops: A Learning Experience for Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Pupils, and Elementary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The preservice teachers in this study were provided with laptop computers to use in the course of a yearlong fieldwork experience in an elementary school. Participant observations and indepth interviews were conducted to investigate how the preservice teachers used the laptops and the impact of this use. Each preservice teacher worked together with an elementary pupil to develop an electronic

Sandy Turner; Mumbi Kariuki

2001-01-01

237

Differences between Pupils from Mixed and Single?sex Schools in Their Enjoyment of School Subjects and in Their Attitudes to Science and to School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over 2300 pupils aged 13?14 years in seven mixed and six single?sex English comprehensive schools were tested on their attitudes to science in general, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and school, and were asked to rank in order all their school subjects in terms of liking and of perceived importance. The results of all but the Perception of Subject Importance questionnaire reveal

1990-01-01

238

Primary prevention of type-2 diabetes and heart disease: action research in secondary schools serving an ethnically diverse UK population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background Escalating rates of childhood obesity are likely to have an impact on the prevalence of coronary heart disease and type-2 diabetes. We aimed to identify barriers to healthy lifestyles and evaluate the effectiveness of an action research approach to lifestyle modification in secondary schools. Methods An action research partnership between schools and university researchers involved pupils aged 11-15 in

K. Khunti; M. A. Stone; J. Bankart; P. Sinfield; A. Pancholi; S. Walker; D. Talbot; A. Farooqi; M. J. Davies

2008-01-01

239

School bullying as a creator of pupil peer pressure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:?Research into school bullying has a long tradition but a rather narrow scope. Many prevention programmes have been designed, but despite extensive investigation, most studies suggest that bullying is not decreasing. There is something paradoxical in this phenomenon. In order to have any real impact on some phenomena, thorough understanding is needed. What, then, is the essence of school bullying?

Päivi Hamarus; Pauli Kaikkonen

2008-01-01

240

The Benefits of Cooperative Learning to Socio-scientific Discussion in Secondary School Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research was to determine the benefits of cooperative learning to opening up socio-scientific discussion in secondary science. Seventy-four classes of 20 13–14-year-old pupils in one secondary school were observed engaging in discussion concerning climate change over three rounds of action research involving 12 teachers associated with the implementation of a Topical Science strand of a new

Stephen P. Day; Tom G. K. Bryce

2011-01-01

241

Secondary School Teachers' Opinions: Public and Private Schools. Survey Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Much of the extant literature on school climate has focused on elementary schools. Recently, efforts have been made to extend this work to secondary schools. In particular, Pallas (Teachers College Record, 1988) and Chubb and Moe (1988) have analyzed data...

M. M. McMillen

1988-01-01

242

Knowledge about safe motherhood and HIV/AIDS among school pupils in a rural area in Tanzania  

PubMed Central

Background The majority of adolescents in Africa experience pregnancy, childbirth and enter motherhood without adequate information about maternal health issues. Information about these issues could help them reduce their pregnancy related health risks. Existing studies have concentrated on adolescents' knowledge of other areas of reproductive health, but little is known about their awareness and knowledge of safe motherhood issues. We sought to bridge this gap by assessing the knowledge of school pupils regarding safe motherhood in Mtwara Region, Tanzania. Methods We used qualitative and quantitative descriptive methods to assess school pupils' knowledge of safe motherhood and HIV/AIDS in pregnancy. An anonymous questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of 135 pupils ranging in age from 9 to 17 years. The pupils were randomly selected from 3 primary schools. Underlying beliefs and attitudes were assessed through focus group interviews with 35 school children. Key informant interviews were conducted with six schoolteachers, two community leaders, and two health staffs. Results Knowledge about safe motherhood and other related aspects was generally low. While 67% of pupils could not mention the age at which a girl may be able to conceive, 80% reported it is safe for a girl to be married before she reaches 18 years. Strikingly, many school pupils believed that complications during pregnancy and childbirth are due to non-observance of traditions and taboos during pregnancy. Birth preparedness, important risk factors, danger signs, postpartum care and vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS and its prevention measures were almost unknown to the pupils. Conclusion Poor knowledge of safe motherhood issues among school pupils in rural Tanzania is related to lack of effective and coordinated interventions to address reproductive health and motherhood. For long-term and sustained impact, school children must be provided with appropriate safe motherhood information as early as possible through innovative school-based interventions.

Mushi, Declare L; Mpembeni, Rose M; Jahn, Albrecht

2007-01-01

243

How Class Size Reduction Mediates Secondary Students' Learning: Hearing the Pupil Voice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the question of why and how class size can make a difference to teaching and learning from the students' perspective. Secondary school contexts and, in particular, the students' own voice on the issue of class size represent an under-researched area for class size studies. This paper draws on data from three case studies that…

Harfitt, Gary James

2012-01-01

244

Violence among Arab Elementary School Pupils in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the prevalence of violence in primary schools attended by Arab children in Israel and the relationship between such exposure and violent behavior among these children. Participants are 388 Arab children (aged 10 to 12 years) living in three localities in Israel. The research focuses on three of the child's roles in relation…

Marie-Alsana, Wisam; Haj-Yahia, Muhammad M.; Greenbaum, Charles W.

2006-01-01

245

Violence Among Arab Elementary School Pupils in Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the prevalence of violence in primary schools attended by Arab children in Israel and the relationship between such exposure and violent behavior among these children. Participants are 388 Arab children (aged 10 to 12 years) living in three localities in Israel. The research focuses on three of the child’s roles in relation to violence: witness, victim, and

Wisam Marie-Alsana; Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia; Charles W. Greenbaum

2006-01-01

246

Subject Choice and Occupational Aspirations among Pupils at Girls' Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Various studies have found that British girls' curriculum subject preferences and future aspirations have changed and diversified in recent years. Other work has suggested that girls educated in single-sex schools might have a different (perhaps less gender-stereotypical) experience of education in comparison with their contemporaries at…

Francis, Becky; Hutchings, Merryn; Archer, Louise; Amelling, Lindsay

2003-01-01

247

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

248

Negotiating Language, Culture and Pupil Agency in Complementary School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, I examine the teaching of language and culture and in particular the use of songs as curriculum in two London Turkish complementary schools. Drawing on a series of interconnected classroom vignettes, I look at how children weave together their semiotic resources to negotiate and transform two songs and the talk and action around…

Lytra, Vally

2011-01-01

249

School Bullying as a Creator of Pupil Peer Pressure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: Research into school bullying has a long tradition but a rather narrow scope. Many prevention programmes have been designed, but despite extensive investigation, most studies suggest that bullying is not decreasing. There is something paradoxical in this phenomenon. In order to have any real impact on some phenomena, thorough…

Hamarus, Paivi; Kaikkonen, Pauli

2008-01-01

250

Violence among Arab Elementary School Pupils in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the prevalence of violence in primary schools attended by Arab children in Israel and the relationship between such exposure and violent behavior among these children. Participants are 388 Arab children (aged 10 to 12 years) living in three localities in Israel. The research focuses on three of the child's roles in relation…

Marie-Alsana, Wisam; Haj-Yahia, Muhammad M.; Greenbaum, Charles W.

2006-01-01

251

Supporting disaffected pupils: perspectives from the pupils, their parents and their teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on an evaluation of a three-year Home Office funded project that involved placing social work trained home–school support workers in secondary schools, which were experiencing relatively high rates of pupil disaffection and exclusions. It focuses on process, rather than outcome, data and, in particular, on key issues arising from an analysis of teachers’, parents’\\/carers’ and pupils

Graham Vulliamy; Rosemary Webb

2003-01-01

252

Managing Science in Secondary Schools in Ireland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Irish secondary science and discusses the management of science in schools. Identifies two key features of Irish school science, the collegiate nature of science departments and the difficulties in carrying out practical work. (MM)

Palmer, Marion

2002-01-01

253

School Culture in a Private Secondary Institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of the school culture in a secondary school in Mauritius. It analyses how the school culture has an impact on the effectiveness of an educational organisation. The literature on school culture is reviewed and discussed. The education system in the Mauritian context is described; and its advantages and drawbacks highlighted. A case study of

Abdul Cayum Jahangeer

254

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

255

An experimental study of bright and dull high school pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

A bright group of 31, and a dull group of 12, high school students were given 9 ideational learning experiments. The dull group and the 8 of the bright group who made the highest records on the ideational learning experiments were given three extensive motor learning experiments––substitution, card-sorting, and manthanometer––and a tapping test. In 6 of the 9 ideational learning

W. H. Pyle; G. H. Snadden

1929-01-01

256

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

257

An Analysis of Pupils' Reflective Writing within a Hypermedia Framework.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study of 24 secondary school students in London (England) that explored ways in which reflective writing supported pupils' learning. Writing with support from the teacher was compared with support from the teacher and from a hypermedia framework, and results showed improvement in pupils' ability to reason with the hypermedia support.…

Deadman, Gill

1997-01-01

258

Using Pupil Perspective Research to Inform Teacher Pedagogy: What Caribbean Pupils with Dyslexia Say about Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The transformative potential of pupils' voices is well documented in past research by Pedder and McIntyre; and Cooper and McIntyre. In this qualitative research, I utilise a social constructivist framework by Vygotsky to ask pupils with dyslexia about the kinds of teacher strategies that they find helpful to their learning at secondary school in…

Blackman, Stacey

2011-01-01

259

TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN GERMANY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Described for practitioners is an analysis of the transition from primary to secondary school, in regard to the German school system and under referral to German empirical research, with respect to the \\

Wilfried Griebel; Dagmar Berwanger

2006-01-01

260

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

261

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

262

[The tobacco smoking and basic coefficients of nutritional status of youth in secondary schools].  

PubMed

The aim of the study was the assessment of cigarette smoking by youth from secondary schools. The study was conducted among 700 pupils of secondary schools from Pozna? in the year 2004 and it was based on questionaire survey regarding frequency and the period of smoking, as well as the basic anthropometric measurements including body mass and height. The study revealed notable proportion of girls with underweight, however the boys were mostly overweight. Smoking habits concerned often girls than boys. However higher proportion of boys started earlier smoking comparing to girls. Both girls and boys have smoked cigarettes not earlier than during last five years. It was proved that most pupils were not pharmacologically addicted to nicotine. Notable number of smokers tended to quit smoking. PMID:19189521

Duda, Grazyna; Wichura, Agnieszka; Tabat, Karolina

2008-01-01

263

Evaluating Montbrillant Lower Secondary School in Switzerland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Does Geneva's Montbrillant lower secondary school, which has now been in use for one year, meet the objectives targeted when it was designed? Does the new school respond to the needs and expectations of staff and students? Questions such as these serve to evaluate the quality of a school building once in use and tie in with work supported by PEB…

Simioni, Sandro

2004-01-01

264

Evaluating Montbrillant Lower Secondary School in Switzerland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Does Geneva's Montbrillant lower secondary school, which has now been in use for one year, meet the objectives targeted when it was designed? Does the new school respond to the needs and expectations of staff and students? Questions such as these serve to evaluate the quality of a school building once in use and tie in with work supported by PEB…

Simioni, Sandro

2004-01-01

265

Effective Personnel Control Practices Employed by Industrial Arts Teachers in the Secondary School Classrooms of the Metropolitan Areas of Colorado.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To determine significant principles underlying effective personnel control in the classroom-laboratory of the secondary school industrial arts program, a questionnaire was formulated consisting of a biographical information form and a form soliciting teacher reaction to current pupil control practices. Questionnaires were completed by 160 (70…

Svendsen, Clarence Roger

266

Theories Underlying Perceived Changes in Teaching and Learning after Installing a Computer Network in a Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the theoretical links between motivation and learning and the use of information technology resulting from the installation of a new computer network in a secondary school. Results of evaluation by both teachers and pupils show improved teaching and learning and increased enjoyment of learning. (Author/LRW)

Wishart, Jocelyn; Blease, Derek

1999-01-01

267

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

268

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…

Lawrence, Nicola

2011-01-01

269

Integrating Technology in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using technology as part of learning paradigms is rapidly integrating into many schools' curriculums. To successfully integrate technology into a school's curriculum, the following groups must become actively involved in the integration process: (1) local school boards; (2) administrators; and (3) teachers. Two schools in San Antonio, Texas are…

Curriculum Report, 1994

1994-01-01

270

Pupils’ attitudes towards mathematics: a comparative study of Norwegian and English secondary students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comparing English and Norwegian pupils’ attitude towards mathematics, in this article I develop a deeper understanding of\\u000a the factors that may shape and influence ‘pupil attitude towards mathematics’, and argue for it as a socio-cultural construct\\u000a embedded in and shaped by students’ environment and context in which they learn mathematics. The theoretical framework leans\\u000a on work by Zan and Di

Birgit Pepin

2011-01-01

271

National Cross Sectional Study Of Views On Sexual Violence And Risk Of Hiv Infection And Aids Among South African School Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To investigate the views of school pupils on sexual violence and on the risk of HIV infection and AIDS and their experiences of sexual violence. Design National cross sectional study. Setting 5162 classes in 1418 South African schools. Participants 269 705 pupils aged 10-19 years in grades 6-11. Main outcome measure Answers to questions about sexual violence and about

Neil Andersson; Ari Ho-Foster; Judith Matthis; Nobantu Marokoane; Vincent Mashiane; Sharmila Mhatre; Steve Mitchell; Tamara Mokoena; Lorenzo Monasta; Ncumisa Ngxowa; Manuel Pascual Salcedo; Heidi Sonnekus

2004-01-01

272

The negative influence of significant others on high academic achieving school pupils' choice of nursing as a career.  

PubMed

The International Council of Nurses proposes that the shortage of nurses is global in scale and is expected to become much worse in the years ahead. A major factor impacting on the worldwide nursing shortage is the diminishing number of young people choosing nursing as a career (International Council of Nurses, 2008). One important dimension of the school pupils' career choice process is their interactions with significant others and the influence of these significant others (Hodkinson and Sparkes, 1997). As Schools/Departments of Nursing endeavour to attract more intellectual school leavers it is important to examine what advice and opinions are significant others giving regarding nursing as a career choice and how influential is this advice. This paper is based on interview data from 20 high academic achieving 5th and 6th year school pupils in Scotland, paradigmatic cases from a larger sample, who had considered nursing as a possible career choice within their career preference cluster, but then later disregarded nursing and decided to pursue medicine or another health care profession. The data was particularly striking in revealing the negative influence of significant others on high academic achieving school pupils' choice of nursing as a career. The influence of significant others, these being specifically parents, guardians, guidance teachers and career advisors was very apparent in the data in that they had a very negative view regarding nursing as a career choice for high academic achieving school pupils. PMID:22464633

Neilson, Gavin R; McNally, Jim

2012-03-30

273

Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This presentation of suggested layouts and specifications has been prepared to be of service to school boards, architects, teachers, and administrators who are planning new schools or making renovations to existing structures. The recommendations cover many of the facilities that have been observed in schools throughout the province, and which…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

274

Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This presentation of suggested layouts and specifications has been prepared to be of service to school boards, architects, teachers, and administrators who are planning new schools or making renovations to existing structures. The recommendations cover many of the facilities that have been observed in schools throughout the province, and which…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

275

US secondary schools and food outlets.  

PubMed

We examined the availability of fast food restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance (0.5 miles or 805 m) of US public secondary schools. We found that one-third of schools nationwide have at least one fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance. In multivariate analyses, schools in the lowest-income versus the highest-income neighborhoods have more fast food restaurants and convenience stores, while schools in African-American versus White neighborhoods generally have fewer food outlets. Furthermore, urban neighborhoods with a high school versus no secondary school have more food outlets. Curbing the obesity epidemic among adolescents requires addressing the food environment surrounding schools. PMID:17881277

Zenk, Shannon N; Powell, Lisa M

2007-08-09

276

Secondary School Administrators' Attitudes toward Confidentiality in School Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

277

Secondary School Administrators' Attitudes toward Confidentiality in School Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

278

Education, Schooling and Young Offenders of Secondary School Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article outlines the evidence about education, schooling and young offenders of secondary school age. Education and experiences of schooling are shown to be potentially risk or protective factors in relation to offending behaviour by young people. The victimisation and vulnerability of more serious young offenders is highlighted in the case…

Hayden, Carol

2008-01-01

279

School meals and the start of secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article draws on empirical data from a study of children's health in the context of children's transition to secondary school. It focuses upon the school food practices of chil- dren in the context of changes which have occurred in recent years within the UK second- ary school meals service, i.e. a move from 'meal provision' via Local Education Authorities

Julia Brannen; Pamela Storey

1998-01-01

280

West Indian Students in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes the significant dialectal differences which exist between most West Indian dialects and Canadian English and outlines activities which can be used in a program for West Indian students in Canadian secondary schools. (CFM)|

Coelho, Liz

1976-01-01

281

AGRICULTURAL LITERACY OF MISSOURI SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The purpose,of this study was to assess secondary,educators' knowledge,of and attitude toward agriculture. The population consisted of teachers and administrators in 245 secondary schools in Missouri thatoffered an Agricultural Education program,as part of the curriculum. The sample consisted of 200 randomly selected schools and a cohort group of educators representing: administrators, agriculture teachers, language arts teachers, mathematics teachers, science

Clark Richard Harris; Robert J. Birkenholz

282

Current Trends in Secondary School Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part of a series of publications concerning professional education, this book centers upon the social studies as a major component of the secondary school program and is designed for use in secondary social studies methods courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The changing rationale for social studies instruction and the recent…

Anderson, Randall C.

283

Roland Michener Secondary School House System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the establishment and operation of a Canadian secondary-school house and governance system designed to (1) encourage student involvement at all school function levels, (2) provide increased personal advice to students, and (3) satisfy some of the students' needs to be involved in decisions affecting their education. The…

Roland Michener Secondary School, Kanata (Ontario).

284

Secondary School Children and their Television  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines children's viewing of TV outside the school environment, and the extent to which some adult fears about teenage television viewing are justified. A sample of almost 300 secondary school children were issued with a questionnaire to establish their viewing preferences and TV availability. It was found that more than two?thirds had a television set in their room,

Jude Collins

1992-01-01

285

Synopses for Modern Secondary School Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 1959 Royaumont seminar "New Thinking in School Mathematics," having agreed on the need for modernization, recommended that a second group of experts work out detailed synopses of the entire subject matter of secondary school mathematics. This book is the report of the second seminar and contains the Dubrovnik Program which stimulated much…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.

286

Secondary School Transition: Planning for Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents of adolescents with attention deficit disorders are offered suggestions for easing the transition of their teen from elementary to secondary school. Careful scheduling of classes with the guidance counselor to "fit" the individual teen's needs is urged. The importance of ongoing communication with the school concerning class progress,…

Hemphill, Rae

287

Fears of Senegalese Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire investigating the inventory of fears and worries of Senegalese adolescents was administered to 806 secondary school students; Croake's classification was utilized. School fears were found to be much more important in Senegal than in France or the United States. As has been noticed in industrialized countries, girls and children born of poorer parents were more subject to fears

Michel Vandewiele

1981-01-01

288

Job Bank in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Job Bank in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin secondary schools, sponsored by the Wisconsin State Employment Service (WSES), consists of two sets of microfiche of job openings throughout the State as listed with WSES. It is used for placement at the high school level and exploratory purposes at the junior high level. (EA)|

Seifert, Terry

1976-01-01

289

Reading Interests of Gifted Secondary School Writers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study investigated the relationship between reading and the writings of gifted secondary school writers, especially their developmental reading interests, leisure reading selections, and the influence of others on their literary choices. Subjects, 79 students from rural and urban Arkansas schools were participating in a gifted writers'…

Sullivan, Emilie P.; Donoho, Grace E.

290

READING IN FLORIDA SECONDARY SCHOOLS, A GUIDE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS TEACHING GUIDE WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF SUGGESTIONS AND INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS INVOLVED IN A SECONDARY SCHOOL READING PROGRAM AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPERVISORS RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING AND IMPLEMETING READING PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOLS. THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED--THE DEFINITIONS AND OBJECTIVES OF A READING PROGRAM,…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

291

Values Education in American Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper highlights trends in values education in public secondary schools, crucial issues in both religious and secular values education, and effective strategies for teaching values in formal and invisible curricula. A review of the history of values education in the public schools is accompanied by relevant research pertaining to the…

Titus, Dale N.

292

Synopses for Modern Secondary School Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1959 Royaumont seminar "New Thinking in School Mathematics," having agreed on the need for modernization, recommended that a second group of experts work out detailed synopses of the entire subject matter of secondary school mathematics. This book is the report of the second seminar and contains the Dubrovnik Program which stimulated much…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.

293

Trauma symptoms in pupils involved in school bullying--a cross sectional study conducted in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

PubMed

To determine the association between involvement in school bullying and trauma symptoms and to find whether children with presence of trauma symptoms participate in school bullying more as victims, as bullies or as bully/victims. The study included 1055, 6th to 8th grade (12-14 years of age) elementary school pupils from the western part of Mostar, The pupils were self-interviewed using a Questionnaire on School Violence developed in 2003 and validated in Croatia, and Trauma Symptoms Check List for Children (TSCC). The pupils involved in the school violence, either as victims, bullies, bully/victims had significantly more trauma symptoms than the not involved. Involvement in school bullying as a bully/ victim was a strong indicator of trauma symptoms, particularly anxiety, anger, posttraumatic stress, dissociation, obvious dissociation, and dissociation fantasy symptoms, while the victims of school violence had the highest odds ratio for the development of depressive symptoms. There is strong association between bullying and trauma symptoms in young adolescents. From our results, emphasis should be placed at the regularly screening on bullying in praxis of family physicians and regularly conduction of preventive measures and early intervention in every primary school. PMID:23697244

Obrdalj, Edita Cerni; Sesar, Kristina; Santic, Zarko; Klari?, Miro; Sesar, Irena; Rumboldt, Mirjana

2013-03-01

294

US secondary schools and food outlets  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the availability of fast food restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance (0.5 miles or 805m) of US public secondary schools. We found that one-third of schools nationwide have at least one fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance. In multivariate analyses, schools in the lowest-income versus the highest-income neighborhoods have more fast food restaurants and

Shannon N. Zenk; Lisa M. Powell

2008-01-01

295

Who Goes to SLD Schools? Aspects of Policy and Provision for Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Who Attend Special Schools in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article focuses on aspects of policy and provision for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) who attend special schools in England. The findings reported below are from a larger study, which aimed to answer the question: "Who Goes to SLD Schools in England?"|

Male, Dawn B.; Rayner, Matthew

2007-01-01

296

School Achievement of Pupils from the Lower Strata in Public, Private Government-Dependent and Private Government-Independent Schools: A Cross-National Test of the Coleman-Hoffer Thesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We consider the question whether pupils from the lower social strata perform better in private government-dependent schools than in public or private-independent schools, using the PISA 2000 data on European high schools. In the eighty's, Coleman and Hoffer (1987) found in the USA that the performance of these pupils was better at religious…

Corten, Rense; Dronkers, Jaap

2006-01-01

297

Relations between Secondary Pupils' Conceptions about Functions and Problem Solving in Different Representations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study explores pupils' constructed definitions of the concept of function in relation to their abilities in dealing with tasks of functions involving different forms of representations and problem solving tasks. A major concern is also to examine the interrelations between these three ways of thinking about or dealing with the concept…

Elia, Iliada; Panaoura, Areti; Eracleous, Anastasia; Gagatsis, Athanasios

2007-01-01

298

The Use of Several Diverse Methodologies for Increasing Pupil Achievement: Wesley Avenue Elementary School, 1972-73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since many of the children attending Wesley School come from homes which have a low income base, it qualifies for federally funded compensatory services. The educational program at Wesley was unique in that the various compensatory programs in operation reflected the use of several diverse methodologies for improving pupil achievement. The total…

Russell, Gail; Gaskin, Comer

299

Analysing Cognitive Learning Processes through Group Interviews of Successful High School Pupils: Development and Use of a Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus is on the metacognitive awareness of ten high-achieving high school pupils in mathematics in Denmark and England and their understanding of their cognitive learning processes and strategies. Mainly unstructured focus group interviews investigate how they explain that they learn a mathematical concept that is new to them. I develop the…

Dahl, Bettina

2004-01-01

300

Pupils' perceptions of foreign language learning in the primary school – findings from the Key Stage 2 Language Learning Pathfinder evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents findings on pupil attitudes towards learning foreign languages in Key Stage 2 (ages 7–11) in primary schools in England. As a consequence of the National Languages Strategy, the University of Warwick was commissioned by the then Department for Education and Skills to undertake an evaluation between 2003 and 2005 of 19 Pathfinder local authorities which were piloting

Cynthia Martin

2012-01-01

301

Learning a Musical Instrument: The Influence of Interpersonal Interaction on Outcomes for School-Aged Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Researchers in recent years have increasingly placed an emphasis on seeking pupils' perceptions of educational settings. Alongside this shift towards attaching value to the pupil viewpoint has been a growing interest concerning how interpersonal relationships, manifested as control or responsiveness between teachers and pupils or parents and…

Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan

2011-01-01

302

Who Makes It to Secondary School? Determinants of Transition to Secondary Schools in Rural India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite considerable progress made, a significant proportion of children continue to drop out before reaching secondary school in India. This study investigates factors influencing parental decision-making with regard to children's secondary schooling in the context of a rural area of Uttar Pradesh. The study finds that cost, distance to the…

Siddhu, Gaurav

2011-01-01

303

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.  

PubMed

Abstract. 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

2013-08-12

304

PLANNING THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANT. SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|ONE OF A SERIES OF NINE SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING GUIDES, THIS REPORT OUTLINES SPECIFIC AS WELL AS GENERAL PLANNING PRINCIPLES. A PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF PLANNING IS RELATED TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT. PLANNING PROCEDURES INCLUDE LONG RANGE PLANNING AND STEPS FOR OVERALL PLANNING. INCLUDED IN THE STEPS ARE PREPARING…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

305

PLANNING THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANT. SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ONE OF A SERIES OF NINE SCHOOL PLANT PLANNING GUIDES, THIS REPORT OUTLINES SPECIFIC AS WELL AS GENERAL PLANNING PRINCIPLES. A PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF PLANNING IS RELATED TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT. PLANNING PROCEDURES INCLUDE LONG RANGE PLANNING AND STEPS FOR OVERALL PLANNING. INCLUDED IN THE STEPS ARE PREPARING…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

306

Revamping Secondary School Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent criticisms of science education in the United States led to a unique experience in the Conroe Independent School District in Texas. An evaluation committee of local professional and eminent scientists was established by the local superintendent to review and evaluate the adequacy of (1) the scope and sequence of science courses; (2)…

Griffin, Richard A.; And Others

307

Innovations in Urban Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article reported the results of a survey of principals of 670 schools in all cities of the United States with a population of over 300,000 on their attitudes about the educational worth of a wide variety of educational innovations. (Author/RK)

Nelson, Margaret; Sieber, Sam D.

1976-01-01

308

Devil in the detail: using a pupil questionnaire survey in an evaluation of out-of-school classes for gifted and talented children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of questionnaires to evaluate educational initiatives is widespread, but often problematic. This paper examines four aspects of an evaluation survey carried out with very able pupils attending out-of-school classes: ethics, design, bias and interpretation. There is a particular focus on the interpretation and analysis of pupils' answers to open questions. Conclusions are drawn from this analysis which will

Mike Lambert

2008-01-01

309

A Descriptive Study of the Perceived Influence of Institutional Interruptions on the Morale and Work of Teachers and Pupils in Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To determine the effects of interruptions on teachers' and pupils' morale and work, a descriptive correlational study was conducted using a survey of 65 teachers and 62 pupils in 8 urban elementary schools. The survey, conducted from November 1980 through June 1981, consisted of open-ended and closed-ended items and was administered to teachers…

Harrison, Rose

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

311

School Achievement of Pupils From the Lower Strata in Public, Private Government-Dependent and Private Government-Independent Schools: A cross-national test of the Coleman-Hoffer thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider the question whether pupils from the lower social strata perform better in private government-dependent schools than in public or private-independent schools, using the PISA 2000 data on European high schools. In the eighty’s, Coleman and Hoffer (1987) found in the USA that the performance of these pupils was better at religious schools than at comparable public schools. Dronkers

Rense Corten; J. Dronkers

2005-01-01

312

A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Supply and Pupils' Enrolment in Public and Private Primary Schools in Kwara and Ekiti States, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated teacher supply and pupils' enrolment in public and private primary schools in Kwara and Ekiti States, Nigeria. The study population comprised all the 811 primary schools in Kwara State and 810 primary schools in Ekiti State. Out of the forty-seven higher institutions that supply teachers to primary schools in the two…

Adeyemi, T. O.

2012-01-01

313

A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Supply and Pupils' Enrolment in Public and Private Primary Schools in Kwara and Ekiti States, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated teacher supply and pupils' enrolment in public and private primary schools in Kwara and Ekiti States, Nigeria. The study population comprised all the 811 primary schools in Kwara State and 810 primary schools in Ekiti State. Out of the forty-seven higher institutions that supply teachers to primary schools in the two…

Adeyemi, T. O.

2012-01-01

314

Repositioning Trust: A Challenge to Inauthentic Neoliberal Uses of Pupil Voice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At a time when "trust" is argued by many to be on the wane within post-industrial societies this article examines a case study of pupil voice brought about through collaboration between a secondary school (for pupils aged 11-16) and a university located in a large conurbation in southern England. Building on data from focus groups and individual…

Czerniawski, Gerry

2012-01-01

315

Certified Athletic Trainers in Our Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the medical, legal, and educational benefits of having a certified athletic trainer in the secondary school, explaining that they can prevent or lessen the severity of an injury or chance of re-injury. The article presents eight options for hiring a certified athletic trainer and offers suggestions and resources for locating one. (SM)|

Stopka, Christine; Shimon, Jane M.; Horodyski, MaryBeth; Deere, Randy; Bolger, Christine

2002-01-01

316

Global Education at Streetsville Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.

317

Teaching Secondary School Biology for Social Relevance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the 1960's biology teaching in secondary schools has been transformed from a formal approach reflecting the structure of the discipline and mirroring the concerns of the scientific community to a broad-based approach reflecting the concerns of society as a whole. The aim of biology education today is to heighten awareness, improve students'…

Meyer, G. Rex; And Others

318

Organic Horticulture in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

319

Health Risks Information Reaches Secondary School Smokers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

320

Modern Physics In Brazilian Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current work reports a research that aimed to update the curriculum for the teaching of Physics. Topics from modern and contemporaneous theories are generally put aside in secondary school classes, for both course programs and formal university background designed to teachers of Physics focus on classic topics. We present the results of some…

Pietrocola, Mauricio

2005-01-01

321

Topics in English for the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

322

Teacher Burnout in Metro Manila Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explores and defines teacher burnout and lists characteristics; (1) loss of idealism; (2) loss of motivation; (3) loss of concern; and (4) loss of energy. Specifically focuses on secondary teachers attitudes toward burnout in the Metro-Manila School System. Includes a list of responses to selected questions from the survey on burnout and…

Mercado, Nenita

1987-01-01

323

Teaching Basic Reading Skills in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents diagnostic and prescriptive techniques that will enable teachers to enhance secondary school students' learning through reading in content areas. Three terms used in the document are defined in Section I: "vocabulary skills" include word attack skills, sight word skills, and word meanings; "comprehension skills" are…

Carnine, Linda

1980-01-01

324

Independent Studies in Upper Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This annotated bibliography lists reports made in connection with a Swedish project concerning independent studies in history in the upper secondary school. A list of study materials for that course is included here, as are resumes of reports on the following topics: the learning environment at that grade level, the general framework of didactic…

Husen, Torsten

325

Secondary School Science and Technology in Mauritius.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the history of secondary school science in Mauritius to identify factors that may have influenced its link to technology of local significance. Reports that while there are many educational and vocational opportunities, the education system is founded on literary lines with examinations. Subsequent selection at different levels has become…

Hunma, Vandana

2002-01-01

326

Are Secondary Schools Spending Enough on Books?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evidence is provided to illustrate that the current level of spending on books by English secondary schools is low with regard to maintaining existing book stocks and that parental expenditure is not making up the shortfall. An analysis of the inspection regime suggests a tendency to emphasise information and communications technology (ICT) to…

Hurd, Steve; Mangan, Jean; Adnett, Nick

2005-01-01

327

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is key reading for all trainee secondary school teachers. It covers the range of core professional skills that student teachers need to acquire irrespective of their subject specialism or their training route. It also considers recent developments in teaching, exploring the opportunities and challenges they present for those about to…

Brooks, Valerie, Ed.; Abbott, Ian, Ed.; Bills, Liz, Ed.

2004-01-01

328

Construction: Masonry. Secondary Schools. Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.

329

Modernized Newtonian Cosmology in Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern cosmology is founded on general relativity. Therefore, it lies outside the syllabus of classical physics and mathematics in most secondary schools. Nevertheless, it is desirable to introduce its concepts, methods and results to interested students. This is possible by assuming modified principles of homogeneity and isotropy and applying Newtonian dynamics with an extra repulsive force including Einstein's cosmological constant.

Thorir Sigurdsson

2007-01-01

330

Language Attitudes of Estonian Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of a survey of language attitudes of Estonian secondary school students, ages 15 to 18, are presented, and the implications for the practice of language maintenance are discussed. The survey revealed that Estonian is valued as a token of identity but not much as a commodity in the sense of linguistic economy. It is argued that…

Ehala, Martin; Niglas, Katrin

2006-01-01

331

Bringing Science Research into Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finite element modelling software has been used to allow secondary school students to study nanoscale magnetic materials for hard drive recording applications. The students were introduced to the basic concepts of finite element modelling using a freely available internet game before modelling the magnetization reversal of single magnetic grains.…

Allwood, Dan A.; Dean, Julian; Bryan, Matthew T.; Baker, Alan

2009-01-01

332

Organic Horticulture in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

333

Secondary School Children and Their Television.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of teenage television viewing focuses on a study of secondary school students in Belfast (Northern Ireland) that examined viewing habits. Highlights include the amount of television watched; effects on reading; the influence of violence; parents' responsibility and control over viewing; models for behavior; and negative views of…

Collins, Jude

1992-01-01

334

Special Report on Pupil Achievement 1981-82 for Bryan Adams High School, [and] Robert E. Lee Elementary School, [and] Northwest Subdistrict. [In Three Parts].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year, through its system-wide testing program, the Dallas Independent School District collects and reports assessment data on the achievement of its pupils. The data are summarized in a variety of ways in different reports to meet the needs of a particular audience. The three reports in this year's series were produced by computer, using a…

Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research, Evaluation, and Information Systems.

335

Ability Grouping in Schools: An Analysis of Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

336

Ability Grouping in Schools: An Analysis of Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

337

School achievement of pupils from the lower strata in public, private government-dependent and private government-independent schools: A cross-national test of the Coleman-Hoffer thesis 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider the question whether pupils from the lower social strata perform better in private government-dependent schools than in public or private-independent schools, using the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 data on European high schools. In the 1980s, Coleman and Hoffer (1987) found in the USA that the performance of these pupils was better at religious schools than

Rense Corten; Jaap Dronkers

2006-01-01

338

School smoking policies and smoking prevalence among adolescents: multilevel analysis of cross-sectional data from Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVETo examine the association between school smoking policies and smoking prevalence among pupils.DESIGNMultilevel analysis of cross-sectional data from surveys of schools and pupils.SETTING55 secondary schools in Wales.SUBJECTS55 teachers and 1375 pupils in year 11 (aged 15–16).MAIN OUTCOME MEASURESSelf-reported smoking behaviour.RESULTSThe prevalence of daily smoking in schools with a written policy on smoking for pupils, teachers, and other adults, with no

Laurence Moore; Chris Roberts; Chris Tudor-Smith

2001-01-01

339

Activities and preferences of a secondary-school group  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire-checklist study revealed the interests of 480 high school pupils as shown, during one week, by the frequency of and time spent in reading comic magazines and strips, reading books, reading magazines, listening to radio, and attending movies. A qualitative analysis was possible through classification of the specific items read, heard, or seen, and preferred. Grade and sex differences

P. Witty; A. Coomer

1943-01-01

340

Stunting and soil-transmitted-helminth infections among school-age pupils in rural areas of southern China  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Stunting and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections including ascariasis, trichuriasis and hookworm remain major public health problems in school-age pupils in developing countries. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of stunting for children and its association with three major soil-transmitted helminths (STH) in rural areas of southern China. The study also aims to determine risk factors

Yu Shang; Lin-Hua Tang; Shui-Sen Zhou; Ying-Dan Chen; Yi-Chao Yang; Shao-Xiong Lin

2010-01-01

341

75 FR 32235 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...interest in secondary school student exchange programs...current best practices in the secondary school student exchange industry...Sept. 2, 2009). In response to the advanced...99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism...

2010-06-07

342

Differential Ability and Attainment in Language and Arithmetic of Dutch Primary School Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: In preschool and primary education, pupils differ in many abilities and competences (giftedness). Yet mainstream educational practice seems rather homogeneous in providing age-based or grade-class subject matter approaches. Aims: To clarify whether pupils scoring initially at high ability level do develop and attain differently at…

Mooij, Ton; Driessen, Geert

2008-01-01

343

Junior High School Pupils' Understanding of the Particulate Nature of Matter: An Interview Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A sample of eighth grade Israeli pupils was interviewed to assess their understanding of some aspects of the particle model of matter. Results show that a significant position of the sample failed to internalize important aspects of the model. Reinforcement of these aspects in pupils' ongoing learning is recommended. (HM)|

Novick, Shimshon; Nussbaum, Joseph

1978-01-01

344

Teaching Secondary School Science through Drama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

345

Bridging School-Subjects and Distances in Upper Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The aim of this paper is to report how Swedish upper secondary schools involved in a European Union-financed collaborative project intertwined aspects of subject integration and international collaboration with the use of ICT. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology used is a case study in which aspects of subject integration and…

Lindberg, J. Ola; Sahlin, Susanne

2011-01-01

346

Workshops in Secondary Schools, Singapore. Educational Building Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this document is on the design of educational facilities, especially workshops, in Singapore. Chapter 1 discusses secondary schools, including the general curriculum and specifications-of-space provision in a standard secondary school. In chapter 2 the position of technical education within general secondary schools is addressed.…

Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others

347

Excessive Internet Use and Loneliness among Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

348

Workshops in Secondary Schools, Singapore. Educational Building Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The focus of this document is on the design of educational facilities, especially workshops, in Singapore. Chapter 1 discusses secondary schools, including the general curriculum and specifications-of-space provision in a standard secondary school. In chapter 2 the position of technical education within general secondary schools is addressed.…

Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others

349

Global Self-Esteem in Technical\\/Vocational Versus General Secondary School Tracks: A Matter of Gender?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the consequences of being in a technical\\/vocational track for the global self-esteem of adolescents,\\u000a with special attention to gender. The t-tests and multilevel analyses were performed with data from 3,720 Flemish fifth-year pupils—2,404 boys and 1,316 girls—in\\u000a 33 secondary schools: 19 technical\\/vocational schools and 14 general schools. The analyses show that girls have significantly\\u000a lower self-esteem than

Mieke Van Houtte

2005-01-01

350

PRINCIPALS' LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR AND SCHOOL LEARNING CULTURE IN EKITI STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effect of principal's leadership behaviour on school learning culture in some selected secondary schools in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was employed. The study population comprised all the secondary schools in Ekiti State. 65 schools were randomly selected out of 161 secondary schools in the state. The instrument used to collect data was questionnaire tagged

Olayele Florence OLUREMI

351

Health risks information reaches secondary school smokers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This cross-sectional study aimed to assess smoking prevention and cessation education de- livered 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, factors known to be related to smoking and experience of smoking

Fran Ridout; Anne Charlton; Iain Hutchison

2008-01-01

352

Pupil Transportation Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

353

Health Rights in Secondary Schools: Student and Staff Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the perspectives of secondary school students and staff about the extent to which young people's health rights are catered for at school. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the concept of Health-Promoting Schools encourage the provision of healthy school environments. A postal survey of secondary

Smith, Anne B.; Gaffney, Michael; Nairn, Karen

2004-01-01

354

The Secondary Teacher: A Study of the Characteristics and Supply/Demand Relations of Ontario Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is the second in a series of reports on the characteristics and supply/demand of Ontario teachers. The enrollment of secondary school pupils, the size of the secondary school teacher force from 1959-71, and the relationship between pupil/teacher ratios are analyzed. The characteristics of this teacher force are presented statistically from…

Watson, Cicely; And Others

355

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"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

356

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Burgess, Lesley; Addison, Nicholas

2007-01-01

357

Violence Prevention in United States Society of Jesus Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 school-based factors that are related to serious

Thomas Andrew Simonds

2009-01-01

358

Educational assessment in Danish schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This profile describes the methods used for assessing pupils in Danish schools. The Danish school system is rooted in traditions going back almost 200 years. The per pupil expenditure is the highest of any country at the level of primary education and at the lower secondary level is only exceeded by three countries. Public satisfaction with the system has generally

Niels Egelund

2005-01-01

359

Good Practice for Pupils Learning English as an Additional Language: Lessons from Effective Literacy Teachers in Inner-City Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents observations and discussion of the successful teaching of English to pupils, in English primary schools, for whom English is an additional language (EAL). It draws on research in Year 2 (6-7-year old) classes in three inner-city primary schools carried out in 2003 and 2005. Three recognized, effective teachers of literacy…

Flynn, Naomi

2007-01-01

360

A per-pupil expenditure and competency test performance study of ninth graders from the Shelby, Davidson, Knox and Hamilton County school systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of different per pupil expenditure rates\\/levels, for 9th grade student performance on the State Proficiency Examination for those from the Shelby, Davidson, Knox and Hamilton County School Systems. The target sample included all 9th grade students from the aforementioned county school systems except those labeled \\

Debra Denise Joyce

1997-01-01

361

Raising Standards for Pupils Who Have English as an Additional Language (EAL) through Monitoring and Evaluation of Provision in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the research is to further knowledge and understand how monitoring and evaluation of pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL) is undertaken in primary schools. This is a comparative study across primary schools using qualitative approaches to help gain insight into current good practice and identify future needs in EAL.…

Mistry, Malini; Sood, Krishan

2012-01-01

362

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

363

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

364

The teaching of Food Technology in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of 'food technology' by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. While 'food technology' has been well established in most Australian secondary school curricula, a contradiction has emerged between the 'school view' of the Food Technology label and the 'professional view' of the same. The

Angela Turner; Kurt Seemann

2011-01-01

365

Organizational Culture of Secondary Schools and Students' Academic Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This newsletter reports the results of a study that explored the relationship between the organizational culture of secondary schools and students' progress, that is success, failure, and dropout. Three secondary schools were examined in the study, and the results showed that the organizational culture of schools is a useful concept for…

CRIRES Bulletin, 1994

1994-01-01

366

On the Allocation of Resources for Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper studies the optimal allocation of resources--in terms of school management, teachers, supporting employees and materials--in secondary schools. We use a flexible budget constrained output distance function model to estimate both technical and allocative efficiency scores for 448 Dutch secondary schools between 2002 and 2007. The…

Haelermans, Carla; De Witte, Kristof; Blank, Jos L. T.

2012-01-01

367

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

368

Organizational Culture of Secondary Schools and Students' Academic Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter reports the results of a study that explored the relationship between the organizational culture of secondary schools and students' progress, that is success, failure, and dropout. Three secondary schools were examined in the study, and the results showed that the organizational culture of schools is a useful concept for…

CRIRES Bulletin, 1994

1994-01-01

369

The Performance of Portuguese Secondary Schools: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure and compare the performance of Portuguese secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: Some data on the schools were collected via an electronic questionnaire sent to 103 secondary schools of the centre region of Portugal; other needed data were available through the Centre Regional Education…

Sarrico, Claudia S.; Rosa, Maria J.; Coelho, Ines P.

2010-01-01

370

Secondary School Science and Technology in Mauritius  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, history of secondary school science in Mauritius is traced to identifyfactors, which may have influenced its link to technology of local significance. Theeconomy was based on agriculture. Sugar research was not only well developed, itwas crucial for sustaining the social status of the Franco Mauritian economic elite.Secondary school science on the other hand was unaffected by locally conductedscientific and technical research. It prepared students for examinations of Britishexamination boards and for further education in British universities. This resultedin narrowing of the curriculum to the detriment of important but `non-examinable'components of the syllabus. This `teaching to test' was further enhanced by limitededucational opportunities at each level. All attempts at introducing agriculture andpractical work in the curriculum were also futile because of the apathy descendantsof Indian and African immigrants had for agriculture.Today, there are many educational and vocational opportunities still the educationsystem founded on literary lines with examinations and subsequent selection atdifferent levels has become so deep rooted that any deflection from examinationrequirements is difficult.

Hunma, Vandana

371

Secondary school athletes: a study of mouthguards.  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of mouthguard awareness and use, as well as the amount and type of oro-facial trauma associated with and without mouthguard wear in adolescent Nigerian athletes. A 13-item self-completion questionnaire was completed and returned by 1,127 secondary school athletes (completion rate of 93.9%) comprising 683 (60.6%) males and 444 (39.4%) females ranging in age from 12- to 19 years (mean age 15.18+/-2.97 SD). The athletes were randomly drawn from 23 secondary schools located in different parts of Ibadan city in Nigeria. Sixty-five-and-a-third percent of the athletes professed awareness of the need for mouthguards for sports, but only 19.6% claimed usage of the device. Thirty-four-and-a-half percent of the athletes reported having sustained one form of oro-facial injury or the other previously. The prevalence of oro-facial injuries was significantly lower while wearing a mouthguard (p<0.05), and most of the injuries occurred during contact sports. The study supports the need for the enforcement of mandatory mouthguard use in contact sports. Images Figure 1

Onyeaso, Chukwudi Ochi

2004-01-01

372

Prevalence and correlates for school truancy among pupils in grades 7-10: results from the 2004 Zambia Global School-based Health Survey  

PubMed Central

Background There are limited data on the prevalence and associated factors of truancy in southern Africa. Yet truancy should attract the attention of public health professionals, educators and policy makers as it may be associated with adolescent problem behaviours. The objectives of the study were to estimate the prevalence and determine correlates of school truancy among pupils in Zambia. Findings We used data collected in 2004 in the Zambia Global School-based Health Survey. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify factors associated with truancy. A total of 2257 pupils participated in the survey of whom 53.9% were male. Overall 58.8% of the participants (58.1% of males and 58.4% of females) reported being truant in the past 30 days. Factors associated with truancy were having been bullied (AOR = 1.34, 95% CI [1.32, 1.36]), current alcohol use (AOR = 2.19, 95% CI [2.16, 2.23]), perception that other students were kind and helpful (AOR = 1.12, 95% CI [1.10, 1.14]), being male and being from the lowest school grade. Pupils whose parents or guardians checked their homework (AOR = 0.91 95% CI, [0.89, 0.92]) and those who reported parental supervision (AOR = 0.94, 95% CI [0.92-0.95]) were less likely to report being truant. Conclusions We found a high prevalence of truancy among pupils in grades 7-10 in Zambia. Interventions aimed to reduce truancy should be designed and implemented with due consideration of the associated factors.

2012-01-01

373

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

374

Should We Be Encouraging Pupils to Ask More Questions?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article investigates the issue of secondary school pupils asking questions. This is an important topic on which very little has been published to date. The article reviews the current literature, which almost exclusively reports the lack of student initiated, content related questioning in classrooms. A small study is described that…

Whittaker, Andrew

2012-01-01

375

Physical activity among adolescents and barriers to delivering physical education in Cornwall and Lancashire, UK: A qualitative study of heads of PE and heads of schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Recent initiatives have been introduced by the UK government into secondary schools to increase pupils' access to physical activity (PA). Despite this, not enough is known about pupils' levels of physical activity or whether the delivery of these initiatives in schools facilitates or creates a barrier for pupils' PA. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding

Spencer Earl Boyle; Georgina L Jones; Stephen J Walters

2008-01-01

376

The Effectiveness of Selective and Non-Selective Schools: An Experiment of Nature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Comprehensive or nonselective schools have been in existence in the United Kingdom for over 40 years, having gradually replaced the old selective system of grammar schools for able pupils and secondary modern schools for less able pupils. In spite of their growth in numbers, comprehensive schools have been subject to continual controversy, and…

Reynolds, David

377

The Effectiveness of Selective and Non-Selective Schools: An Experiment of Nature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprehensive or nonselective schools have been in existence in the United Kingdom for over 40 years, having gradually replaced the old selective system of grammar schools for able pupils and secondary modern schools for less able pupils. In spite of their growth in numbers, comprehensive schools have been subject to continual controversy, and…

Reynolds, David

378

"Steps and Strides": Planning for Progress in Science with Pupils in Special Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the development and trialing of a model called Steps and Strides for assessing the progress of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), and emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD). Applies Steps and Strides to science and other…

Singleton, Liz

2002-01-01

379

The Effect of Attitudes on Science Achievement: A Study Conducted Among High School Pupils in Cyprus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine how pupils' attitudes towards science and their beliefs about themselves affect their achievements in science, and vice versa. Cyprus provided an interesting location for the study, being a developing nation that has adopted educational ideas from a variety of countries, including the US, UK and Greece. The results of this study demonstrated

Elena C. Papanastasiou; Michalinos Zembylas

2002-01-01

380

Testing the Language Ability of the West Indian Pupil in a Junior School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Given that a pupil's capacity to learn is based largely on his/her ability to handle language, the results of achievement tests within the immigrant communities have highlighted the culture-laden nature of these tests. They are unfair in assessing the immigrants' language and academic ability. (PJM)|

Weir, Ken

1980-01-01

381

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

382

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

383

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

384

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

385

Comparison of a traditional and an inclusive secondary school culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Qualitative research methods were used to conduct case studies of two secondary schools in Australia, focusing on the provision of support for students with different learning needs. Interview data were used to report differences in collective beliefs, values and descriptions of school practice that foster two contrasting school cultures. One of these school cultures is described as more inclusive and

Suzanne Carrington; John Elkins

2002-01-01

386

Differences in Pupil Achievement in Kenya: Implications for Policy and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study the authors employed multilevel analyses procedures to examine pupil, class and school levels factors that influenced pupil achievement in Kenya. Pupil's age, pupil's socioeconomic background and pupil-teacher ratio were important factors in the prediction of pupil achievement. The provinces with the largest between-school variation…

Hungi, Njora; Thuku, Florence W.

2010-01-01

387

Departmental Differences in Attitudes to Special Educational Needs in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As trends in favour of inclusion continue, questions arise concerning the extent to which teachers in mainstream schools feel prepared for the task of meeting pupils' special educational needs. Little previous research has considered how the subject taught impacts upon the attitudes of mainstream teachers towards pupils with special educational…

Ellins, Jean; Porter, Jill

2005-01-01

388

Departmental Differences in Attitudes to Special Educational Needs in the Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As trends in favour of inclusion continue, questions arise concerning the extent to which teachers in mainstream schools feel prepared for the task of meeting pupils' special educational needs. Little previous research has considered how the subject taught impacts upon the attitudes of mainstream teachers towards pupils with special educational…

Ellins, Jean; Porter, Jill

2005-01-01

389

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

390

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

391

School Achievement Of Pupils From The Lower Strata In Public, Private Government-Dependent And Private Government-Independent Schools: A Cross-National Test Of The Coleman-Hoffer Thesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We consider the question whether pupils from the lower social strata perform better in private government-dependent schools than in public or private-independent schools, using the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 data on European high schools. In the 1980s, Coleman and Hoffer (1987) found in the USA that the performance…

Corten, Rense; Dronkers, Jaap

2006-01-01

392

School Achievement Of Pupils From The Lower Strata In Public, Private Government-Dependent And Private Government-Independent Schools: A Cross-National Test Of The Coleman-Hoffer Thesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We consider the question whether pupils from the lower social strata perform better in private government-dependent schools than in public or private-independent schools, using the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 data on European high schools. In the 1980s, Coleman and Hoffer (1987) found in the USA that the performance…

Corten, Rense; Dronkers, Jaap

2006-01-01

393

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.

394

Religious Attitudes and Thinking in Belfast Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1979, a sample of 2,149 pupils aged 8?16 was selected from schools in Belfast and a questionnaire administered which included Peatling's instrument ‘Thinking about the Bible’ and Francis’ ‘Religious Attitude Scale’. Pupils had an increasing preference for abstract thinking and a decreasing preference for concrete thinking as they got older. Grammar school pupils were more inclined to prefer abstract

J. E. Greer

1981-01-01

395

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

396

Does money buy higher schooling?: Evidence from secondary school track choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income. We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order

Marcus Tamm

2008-01-01

397

Does Money Buy Higher Schooling?: Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income. We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order

Marcus Tamm

2007-01-01

398

Does Money Buy Higher Schooling? Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income.We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order to

Marcus Tamm

2007-01-01

399

Does Money Buy Higher Schooling? Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The German schooling system selects children into different secondary school tracks already at a very early stage in life. School track choice heavily influences choices and opportunities later in life. It has often been observed that secondary schooling achievements display a strong correlation with parental income. We use sibling fixed effects models and information on a natural experiment in order

Marcus Tamm

2007-01-01

400

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2004-05 (Fiscal Year 2005). First Look. NCES 2007-355  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This brief publication contains data on revenues and expenditures per pupil made by school districts for school year 2004-05. 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…

Zhou, Lei; Gaviola, Nick

2007-01-01

401

Educational aspirations in inner city schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research aimed to assess the nature and level of pupils’ educational aspirations and to elucidate the factors that influence these aspirations. A sample of five inner city comprehensive secondary schools were selected by their local authority because of poor pupil attendance, below?average examination results and low rates of continuing in full?time education after the age of 16. Schools were

Steve Strand; Joe Winston

2008-01-01

402

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

403

"It Wasn't Too Easy, Which Is Good if You Want to Learn": An Exploration of Pupil Participation and Learning to Learn  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the process of Learning to Learn from the pupils' perspective. The Learning to Learn in Schools Project started in 2003 and includes teachers and pupils from primary and secondary age phases in four local authorities. Key to the project has been a focus on the collaborative exploration of metacognition in practice. With the…

Wall, Kate

2012-01-01

404

Recognising Language Impairment in Secondary School Student Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Up to 16% of students in mainstream secondary schools present with language impairment (LI). As with other learning difficulties, students with LI experience many academic, social, emotional and behavioral problems. Associated presenting behaviors may, however, be masking the primary language impairment. As a result, secondary school students…

Starling, Julia; Munro, Natalie; Togher, Leanne; Arciuli, Joanne

2011-01-01

405

Secondary School Advanced Mathematics, Chapter 3, Formal Geometry. Student's Text.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This text is the second of five in the Secondary School Advanced Mathematics (SSAM) series which was designed to meet the needs of students who have completed the Secondary School Mathematics (SSM) program, and wish to continue their study of mathematics. This volume is devoted to a rigorous development of theorems in plane geometry from 22…

Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.

406

Secondary School Students: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This resource guide contains a list of materials on drug and alcohol prevention for secondary school students. The information is divided into three sections: (1) prevention materials, including information on inhalants, AIDS, sports and drugs, and sex and alcohol; (2) studies, articles, and reports on secondary school students, including…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

407

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

408

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

409

Recognising language impairment in secondary school student populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Up to 16% of students in mainstream secondary schools present with language impairment (LI). As with other learning difficulties, students with LI experience many academic, social, emotional and behavioral problems. Associated presenting behaviors may, however, be masking the primary language impairment. As a result, secondary school students with LI are under-recognised and may therefore be missing out on appropriate supports

Julia Starling; Natalie Munro; Leanne Togher; Joanne Arciuli

2011-01-01

410

Recognising language impairment in secondary school student populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Up to 16% of students in mainstream secondary schools present with language impairment (LI). As with other learning difficulties, students with LI experience many academic, social, emotional and behavioral problems. Associated presenting behaviors may, however, be masking the primary language impairment. As a result, secondary school students with LI are under-recognised and may therefore be missing out on appropriate supports

Julia Starling; Natalie Munro; Leanne Togher; Joanne Arciuli

2010-01-01

411

Applying a knowledge management taxonomy to secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 Michael Earl's corporate-based taxonomy of knowledge management and seeks to determine their

Melinda Thambi; Paddy OToole

2012-01-01

412

Secondary School Reading: What Research Reveals for Classroom Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended to help the secondary school classroom teacher make use of some of the current research related to reading instruction, this book contains reviews of the literature on the various aspects of secondary school reading. Each of the 12 chapters begins with an introduction to set the stage and ends with a conclusion to put the ideas into…

Berger, Allen, Ed.; Robinson, H. Alan, Ed.

413

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

414

Are Korean Secondary School Girls Physically Active During Leisure Time?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our aims in this study were to identify the types of physical activity during leisure time and to determine if Korean secondary school girls participate in enough physical activity during leisure time to promote health. Of the 1,088 girls randomly selected by a multistaged cluster sampling technique, 705 girls completed questionnaires. Seventy-five percent of Korean secondary school girls spent time

Minhaeng Cho; Wook-Dong Kwon; Yong-Bae Jeon

2010-01-01

415

Effect of Secondary School Fees on Educational Attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractIn this study, the heterogeneity of the fee abolition process in West German secondary schools is used to identify the effect of school fees on educational attainment and to obtain an estimate of the price elasticity of upper secondary education. The analysis is based on representative individual?level data from three annual surveys of the German Mikrozensus. While coefficients cannot be

Regina T. Riphahn

2012-01-01

416

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

417

Secondary Public School Teachers' Perceptions about Organizational Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the present study is to determine secondary public school teachers' perceptions about organizational justice and whether these perceptions differ across gender, age, seniority, branch, educational background, the number of students and the number of teachers. The participants of the study consisted of 222 secondary public school

Yilmaz, Kursad

2010-01-01

418

Language approaches used with deaf pupils in Scottish schools: 2001-2004.  

PubMed

In this article we address "language approach" data as a key variable in quantitative, large-scale research on educational achievement, focusing on our work for the Achievements of Deaf Pupils in Scotland (ADPS) project. The complexity of approaches is addressed, with a particular focus on a "no-exclusion" model of service. In this context 3 years of language-related data are discussed, using constructions of language variables that take into account the variability in deaf pupils' hearing loss levels, types of provision, and professional practice. We see this as a necessary first step toward offering a nuanced context for understanding patterns in the educational outcomes among the ADPS population to be reported in a later article. The ADPS data on language approach can reveal general patterns at macro levels: our analysis suggests that, in Scotland, the extent and quality of British Sign Language/English provision may be determined more by local factors than by linguistic requirements and that ostensibly responsive policies can mask a limited spectrum for pupils and their families. However, the ADPS data are insufficiently sensitive to detailed and local variations to reflect the full complexity of language situations over time-a situation which represents an ongoing challenge for all long-term, large-scale studies. PMID:17639018

Grimes, Marian; Thoutenhoofd, Ernst D; Byrne, Delma

2007-07-16

419

SchoolCO2web: Growth of an international network of secondary schools observing atmospheric CO2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three years ago, we initiated a project in which pupils from secondary schools get hand-on experience with real CO2 measurements. Initially, three schools close to our university have been provided with a suitable CO2 sensor, installed on the roof of the school building, combined with basic meteorological instruments and appropriate software. All data are stored quasi on-line in a central database. Newly, the project has been extended, and integrated into the lager, EU-funded Carboschools+ programme. The database is now on-line through the carboschools website (www.carboschools.org), and is open to everyone. A continuous record is being built up, in which for instance day-night cycles (depending on the current weather), and wind-directional effects are clearly visible. Depending on the site of the school (large city, small city, rural) different aspects of the carbon cycle and the anthropogenic influences become apparent. At the time of writing, seven schools are on-line, and the number is expected to at least double in the coming year. At the schools, the sensor can eventually also be used to monitor CO2 in a number of environments, such as close to a busy road, in woods, meadows etc. For these measurement campaigns the system is made hand-held using a portable data-logger and read-out system. Educational material based on the schoolCO2web facilities is being developed by all partners participating in carboschools, and is shared wherever possible through the web platform. Additional to the educational benefits, the network is potentially valuable for carbon cycle research as well. Provided the calibration of the instruments can be improved and maintained, this schoolCO2web will become the densest CO2 observing network available, and will then be useful for e.g. validation of local scale models. Such use of data for scientific purposes is also relevant for the educational benefits, as it makes the efforts of the schools more rewarding for staff and pupils, and guarantees the long-term financing of the projects.

Meijer, H. A. J.; Keij, M. A.; Goedhart, M. J.

2009-04-01

420

Sustaining secondary school nursing practice in Australia: A qualitative study.  

PubMed

This interpretive descriptive, qualitative study explored secondary school nurses' perceptions of factors that impact on their role and their views on how their role can be best supported. Nine secondary school nurses from four Department of Human Services regions in Victoria, Australia, participated in semistructured, in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling was used, with participants required to have a minimum of 2?years' experience as secondary school nurses. Data were thematically analyzed, revealing a complex and challenging role. The findings identified key factors necessary to support quality practice. All stakeholders need a shared understanding of the purpose and principles underpinning the secondary school nurse role and the nurse's professional obligations. Knowledge and experience are required that recognize the breadth and depth necessary for secondary school nurses to work effectively within their scope of practice. The adoption of a model of critical companionship is recommended to provide facilitated reflection on practice as a support mechanism for the role. PMID:23480208

Guzys, Diana; Kenny, Amanda; Bish, Melanie

2013-03-11

421

"I like It Instead of Maths": How Pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties in Scottish Primary Special Schools Intuitively Solved Mathematical Word Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study by Lio Moscardini of the University of Strathclyde shows how a group of 24 children in three Scottish primary schools for pupils with moderate learning difficulties responded to word problems following their teachers' introduction to the principles of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI). CGI is a professional development programme in…

Moscardini, Lio

2010-01-01

422

Pupils' Perceptions of Foreign Language Learning in the Primary School--Findings from the Key Stage 2 Language Learning Pathfinder Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents findings on pupil attitudes towards learning foreign languages in Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) in primary schools in England. As a consequence of the National Languages Strategy, the University of Warwick was commissioned by the then Department for Education and Skills to undertake an evaluation between 2003 and 2005 of 19…

Martin, Cynthia

2012-01-01

423

Pupils' Perceptions of Foreign Language Learning in the Primary School--Findings from the Key Stage 2 Language Learning Pathfinder Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents findings on pupil attitudes towards learning foreign languages in Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) in primary schools in England. As a consequence of the National Languages Strategy, the University of Warwick was commissioned by the then Department for Education and Skills to undertake an evaluation between 2003 and 2005 of 19…

Martin, Cynthia

2012-01-01

424

Towards Inclusion: A Whole School Approach that Incorporates the Principles of ‘Discipline for Learning’ and its Effect on Three Year Ten Pupils  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes how a school has sought to create a more inclusive ethos and improve standards of behaviour through the introduction of a structured programme, ‘Discipline for Learning’. The writer sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme through case studies of three specific pupils. These did not provide a full evaluation of the programme but threw considerable light

Helen Down

2002-01-01

425

Comparative Attitudes Toward the Secondary School Counselors Role  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Knowles study (1964) was followed-up 10 years later using the Modified Knowles Attitude Scale. Groups of professional counselors (N=5) were compared to the earlier study. Results indicated no change in relationship of attitudes toward the secondary school counselor's role by counselor educators, secondary counselors, and secondary

Cottingham, Harold F.; Reichert, Robert F.

1976-01-01

426

Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Social Valorization among Pupils and the Effect on Teachers' Judgments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the concept of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) is transposed from a work context, in which it was developed, to secondary school. Two studies test the assumption of a social valorization of OCB declaration in a school context. In Study 1, 445 pupils (sixth-graders to ninth-graders) answered an OCB questionnaire,…

Esnard, Catherine; Jouffre, Stephane

2008-01-01

427

Oblici ucenicke samouprava o skolskoj praski (Forms of Pupils' Self-Management in School Practice). Pupils' Self-Management (Part 4, Chapter 5).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a book which deals with the inception and development of pupils' self-management (student government) from the earliest times to the present. It opens with a general review of developments. Student government in the United States is discussed in the second part. Part…

Leko, I.

428

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book provides the essential information architects need to fast-start a school design process and shares what leading architects have learned about elementary and secondary school design. It provides critical information on the process, potential problems, design concerns, and recent trends in school design, along with complete coverage of…

Perkins, Bradford

429

Mastery Learning in Secondary Schools: A First Year Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to determine whether mastery learning instruction at the secondary level is more effective than other instructional strategies. Seven teams of teachers in five school districts participated in the investigation. Subjects taught were middle school history and language arts, high school government, mathematics, history, and…

Wortham, Sue C.

430

American Elementary & Secondary Community Schools Abroad. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American elementary and secondary community schools abroad seek to both provide schooling for children of Americans abroad and strengthen cross-cultural understanding. More than three-fourths of these schools were founded since 1950. They are privately controlled and supported from tuition fees supplemented by grants-in-aid from the Office of…

Luebke, Paul T.

431

Diffusion of Innovations: Educational Change in Thai Government Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine the diffusion of educational innovations to urban and rural government secondary schools of Thailand and to teachers within these schools. Data were acquired by selecting 38 schools at random and having 629 teachers, 38 principals, and 66 changwad (provincial) education officers complete questionnaires. Some of…

Rogers, Everett M.; And others

432

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

433

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

434

The Role of the Special Needs Assistant Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Irish Mainstream Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the author describes a small-scale study into the role of the special needs assistant (SNA) supporting the inclusion of pupils with learning difficulties in the Irish Republic. The findings regarding the perspectives of teachers, principals, SNAs, pupils supported by SNAs and their parents on the support offered to three pupils are…

Logan, Anna

2006-01-01

435

Leadership styles in secondary school science teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A comparison of United States secondary school science teachers who mentor high quality student research and teachers who do not mentor research was conducted using a demographic survey and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire-Form 5X. The major demographic difference between the two groups was a significantly greater number of years of teaching experience in the research group, a factor that correlated significantly with Extra Effort in students. Research group teachers self-reported higher mean scores than non-research group teachers on the five transformational leadership scales plus the transactional scale of Contingent Reward; however, a Multivariate Analysis of Variance found no significant difference between the groups. Independent t-tests found no significant difference between the groups based upon the remaining transactional scales. The research group was found to be significantly higher on the outcome variable of Extra Effort generated by students while the non-research group rated themselves significantly higher on Satisfaction of students. Transformational leadership in teachers should be addressed by future studies as a possible method of identifying motivational teachers.

Lawson, Michael A.

436

Laser experiments for the secondary school classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Laser Applications in Science Education (LASE) project at San Jose State University explores the use of HeNe and visible diode lasers as key teaching tools for an introductory, inquiry-based, precollege laboratory course in electro-optics. Since 1990, National Science Foundation grants and cost-sharing funds from industrial supporters have allowed over one hundred elementary, middle, and high school teachers to attend workshops designed to show the teachers how to present the course material later to their students as prescribed exercises. This experience then leads the students into open-ended 'menus' of further things to try, and perhaps publish their results in the project journal LASE LOG or compete in science fairs. This paper describes course content (set experiments and menus) ranging from laser surveying, refractive index measurements, fiber optics, lenses, scanning and chopping systems, irradiance measurements, polarization, diffraction, visible diode lase construction, and holography. The place of such a course, both potential and realized, in secondary education is also discussed.

Williams, Gareth T.

1995-10-01

437

Managing Interschool Networks: across the primary\\/secondary divide  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how schools in one area of the East Midlands have developed interschool collaboration not to undermine central?government policy but to make possible the successful implementation of the local management of schools. The study is based on structured interviews carried out with secondary headteachers and headteachers of some of the primary schools which feed pupils into these secondary

Hugh Busher; Keith Hodgkinson

1995-01-01

438

Pupil Participation and Curriculum Relevance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated relationship between lesson content and participation of pupils in rural India primary schools. Spontaneous participation in teacher-directed classrooms (N=136) was shown to be correlated with time spent by teachers in relating textbook content to pupils' natural experience. Experiments and teaching aids were also useful in drawing…

Ramadas, Jayashree; Kulkarni, V. G.

1982-01-01

439

School Related Alienation: Perceptions of Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Responses to questionnaires administered to 10,000 senior high school students to ascertain their feelings of alienation as related to their schools are presented. The questionnaire items concerned: School as an Institution, The School as Teacher, Authority--Autonomy, and Parental Interest in School. The findings that resulted from the…

Kunkel, Richard C.; And Others

440

Adolescent suicide and suicide contagion in three secondary schools.  

PubMed

This study investigated crisis intervention in three secondary schools after the suicides of five students, focusing on the relation between crisis intervention and suicide contagion. The contagion hypothesis was supported. Following a suicide, the number of suicides that occurred in secondary schools in one year were markedly increased beyond chance. No new suicides took place at schools where adequate first talk-throughs and psychological debriefing were conducted by a mental health professional. Proper crisis intervention is recommended to prevent suicide contagion in schools. PMID:11642194

Poijula, S; Wahlberg, K E; Dyregrov, A

2001-01-01

441

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

442

Secondary Trauma in Children and School Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Motta, Robert W.

2012-01-01

443

Pupil Control Ideology in a Multicultural Society: Arab and Jewish Teachers in Israeli Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Among 206 Arab and Jewish Israeli elementary teachers surveyed, teacher orientation toward classroom discipline was related to the interaction of location and ethnicity. More authoritarian attitudes were found in Arab rural schools than Arab urban schools, and in Jewish urban than Jewish rural (kibbutz) schools. Cultural factors and social…

Saad, Ismael Abu; Hendrix, Vernon L.

1993-01-01

444

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

445

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

446

Asthma, eczema, and reports on pollen and cat allergy among pupils in Shanxi province, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives  To study self-reported asthma, eczema, and pollen and furry pet allergy among pupils (9–20 years) in Shanxi province, China,\\u000a in relation to dietary and environmental factors.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  A standardised questionnaire was distributed to pupils in two primary and two secondary schools, one in Taiyuan city (3.0\\u000a milj. inhabitants), the others in Qingxu county, a rural area 30 km outside Taiyuan. Totally, 2,116 pupils

D. Norbäck; Z.-H. Zhao; Z.-H. Wang; G. Wieslander; Y.-H. Mi; Z. Zhang

2007-01-01

447

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

448

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

449

Analysis of Hawaii Secondary School Discipline Variables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It was the intent of this study to examine student discipline problems in twenty-one high schools on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Literature was reviewed concerning the youth revolution as it affects students in Hawaiian public schools and concerning discipline problems unique to Hawaiian public schools. Data were collected through a…

Kalus, Janet Marie Wolcott

450

Adolescents and Inclusion: Transforming Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Written with teachers, administrators, and students of Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, this book is grounded in a 2-year action research project that created an inclusive high school. Chapter 1 provides snapshots of interactions in an inclusive high school and refutes some of the concerns expressed by teachers and administrators.…

Bauer, Anne M.; Brown, Glenda Myree

451

School social capital and secondary education plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article intends to identify the effects of school social capital on the educational plans of students, particularly those staying in school and obtaining an intermediate certificate. It is hypothesised that social capital helps to explain individual educational plans and differences between schools regarding the amount of students with particular educational plans. The analyses are based on a survey of

Claudia Schuchart

2012-01-01

452

Towards Sustainability at a Secondary Comprehensive School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Hickman, Gill

2010-01-01

453

Pupil Control as an Institutional Pattern  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Differences in attitudes toward pupil control between university educators and cooperating pupil school teachers were measured to determine if student teachers might be receiving conflicting sets of expectations. The results of the study confirm that college supervisors have a more humanistic attitude toward pupil control than cooperating teachers…

Longo, Paul

1974-01-01

454

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

455

Conceptions of French pupils concerning electric circuits: structure and evolution  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A longitudinal investigation of French pupils, ranging from the start of secondary school (grade 6, 12 years old) to the fourth year of university evaluated whether teachers have an effect on students' preconceptions about basic electricity. The simplest ones disappear with teaching, but other stronger ones ("exhaustion" of current, constant current generator) resist even after many years of teaching. The authors propose that certain misconceptions could be produced by the very way in which pupils overcome the first difficulties they meet, which poses a difficult problem for physics teaching.

Dupin, Jean-Jacques; Johsua, Samuel

2006-05-22

456

Ideas and Resources for Teaching about Religions in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes current secondary school courses about religions which are incorporated into the social studies curriculum. Course titles include Religion in Human Culture, Religions of Man, Great Religions, Comparative Religions, History of Religions, and the Bible as Literature. (KC)|

Bodin, Wesley J.; Dilzer, Robert J., Jr.

1981-01-01

457

The Voice of the Pupils: An Experimental Comparison of Decisions Made by Elected Pupil Councils, Pupils in Referenda, and Teaching Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article tests whether the form of decision-making used in school environments affects pupils' views on the legitimacy of the decisions made, and of the decision-making procedure. Building on political science theory on democratic decision-making, it compares pupils' reactions towards decisions made by pupil councils, by pupils via…

Gilljam, Mikael; Esaiasson, Peter; Lindholm, Torun

2010-01-01

458

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

459

Characteristics of Health Education among Secondary Schools: School Health Education Profiles, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The School Health Education Profiles monitor characteristics of health education in secondary schools nationwide, using school-based surveys conducted by state and local education agencies. This report summarizes results from 35 state surveys and 13 local surveys conducted among representative samples of school principals and lead health…

Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Kann, Laura; Williams, Barbara I.; Kinchen, Steven A.; Collins, Janet L.; Kolbe, Lloyd J.

1998-01-01

460

School Choice in London, England: Characteristics of Students in Different Types of Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In England, parents make “choices” (in reality, “preferences”) for the state-maintained secondary schools they wish their child to attend. If there are more applicants than places, the school's published admissions criteria are used to give priority to applicants. This article examines how school composition in London varies by first comparing schools that are overtly academically selective with those that are

Anne West; Audrey Hind

2007-01-01

461

Study of Day, Month and Season Pedometer-Determined Variability of Physical Activity of High School Pupils in The Czech Republic  

PubMed Central

Long-term day-to-day monitoring of physical activity (PA) has not been undertaken in adolescents despite PA declines rapidly during adolescence. This study monitored the school year-round pedometer-determined PA of pupils attending high school in the Czech Republic. We assessed their PA levels; appraised the school year-round variability of their PA; and, assessed the associations between their PA levels and weekdays/weekends; months; seasons; and physical education (PE) lessons at school. We observed the PA levels of 10 girls and 2 boys (aged 16.0 ± 0.7 years). Each pupil wore an unsealed pedometer (Omron HJ-105) on the right side of the waist continuously for one year, and recorded steps/day and daily behaviour (e.g. after-school PA, PE lesson) into an activity diary. In total, participants recorded step counts for 2,979 person- days (82.0% of a possible 3,628 person-days). We used the Missing Values Analysis EM function of SPSS to estimate step values that were missing from the dataset. The sample’s mean daily step count was 14,727 ± 6,612 steps/day, and repeated ANOVA showed differences in steps/day across the days of the week (p < 0.0001), months (p < 0.0001) and seasons (p < 0.0001). The mean number of steps/day for weekdays (15,733 ± 6,354) was higher (p < 0.0001) than weekends values (12,196 ± 6,574), and was higher for days with PE lesson (17,280 ± 5,988) than for days without PE lesson (15,569 ± 6,318) (p < 0.0001). The total contribution of PE class (90 minutes) to pupils’ daily PA was 10.0% additional steps per PE day. In conclusion, this study contributes to understanding the day-to-day PA variability of adolescent pupils across the school year. Across all months and seasons, pupils achieved notably more steps on weekdays than on weekends; and on PE days than on non-PE days. Research is required to assess these findings for school pupils in other countries. Key points Pedometer appears to be suitable for long-term monitoring of physical activity in adolescents. Day of the week, month and season are significant factors in pedometer-determined day-to-day variability of physical activity of adolescent pupils. Across all months and seasons, pupils achieved notably more steps on weekdays than on weekends, with Sunday being the least active day. Regular PE lessons contribute considerably to the total physical activity levels in adolescent pupils. The increase in steps/day on days with PE is relatively constant throughout the school year regardless of month, season and the content of PE lessons.

Pelclova, Jana; Walid, El Ansari; Vasickova, Jana

2010-01-01

462

Constructive Thinking and Burnout among Secondary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study investigated the relationship between Epstein’s (1998, Constructive thinking: The key to emotional intelligence. London: Praeger publisher.) components of constructive thinking and burnout as experienced by a sample of Dutch secondary\\u000a school teachers. A postal questionnaire was sent to teachers from randomly selected secondary schools. The response rate was\\u000a 54.1% (N=433). Four components of constructive thinking significantly contributed

Will Evers; Welko Tomic; André Brouwers

2005-01-01

463

Evaluating HIV\\/AIDS education programmes in Ugandan secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although not part of the national curriculum until 2004, HIV\\/AIDS education has been taught for some time in Ugandan secondary schools through a variety of extracurricular means, including the media, youth groups, drama, music, and Parent–Teacher Associations. This article identifies and evaluates the integration of HIV\\/AIDS information into the national curriculum in Ugandan secondary schools between 2002 and 2004, based

W. James Jacob; Stacey S. Mosman; Steven J. Hite; Donald E. Morisky; Yusuf K. Nsubuga

2007-01-01

464

School Safety, Severe Disciplinary Actions, and School Characteristics: A Secondary Analysis of the School Survey on Crime and Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the basis of a secondary analysis of survey data collected from 1,872 secondary school principals in the 2005-2006 School Survey on Crime and Safety, we examined the frequency of and reasons for severe disciplinary actions and the relationship between school characteristics and severe disciplinary actions. We found that severe disciplinary…

Han, Seunghee; Akiba, Motoko

2011-01-01

465

School Safety, Severe Disciplinary Actions, and School Characteristics: A Secondary Analysis of the School Survey on Crime and Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On the basis of a secondary analysis of survey data collected from 1,872 secondary school principals in the 2005-2006 School Survey on Crime and Safety, we examined the frequency of and reasons for severe disciplinary actions and the relationship between school characteristics and severe disciplinary actions. We found that severe disciplinary…

Han, Seunghee; Akiba, Motoko

2011-01-01

466

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

467

‘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

468

Television in Northern Ireland secondary schools: Research findings and implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors provide an interim report on current research into television usage in the Northern Ireland secondary sector, including provision, subject and departmental usage and school and teacher reactions to such use. Underlying attitudes are suggested and implications drawn that promote the teaching of television in the secondary level curriculum.

C. W. J. Crouch; J. J. Collins

1984-01-01

469

Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

470

75 FR 65975 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry...25 Secondary school students. (a...opportunity to study in the United States...their programs in any way that compromises...privacy, safety or security of participants, families, or schools. Specifically...on Web sites or in other...

2010-10-27

471

75 FR 23196 - Exchange Visitor Program-Secondary School Students  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry...25 Secondary school students. (a...opportunity to study in the United States...their programs in any way that compromises...privacy, safety or security of participants, families, or schools. Specifically...information on line or in print form...

2010-05-03

472

Elementary and Secondary Schools Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet provides general information and guidelines concerning the application of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to employees of elementary and secondary schools, as of January 1974. Separate short sections of the pamphlet examine various provisions of the act, emphasizing their impact on employer-employee relations in the schools.…

Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Wage and Hour Div.

473

Peer Tutoring and Mentoring Services for Disadvantaged Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1988, the Congress enacted a one year demonstration program, the Secondary Schools Basic Skills Demonstration Assistance Program, aimed at improving the academic achievement of disadvantaged children with mentoring and peer tutoring services (Pringle, et. al., 1990). The evaluation report prepared upon the completion of this demonstration offers one of the most significant studies of school-based peer tutoring and mentoring

M. Anne Powell

474

Brain Research Can Help Principals Reform Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rather than decrying students' boredom and short attention span, principals should adjust schools accordingly. One's feelings about a learning situation determine the attention devoted to it. Secondary principals can help by keeping their schools violence-free, informing their teachers about emotional aspects of learning and teaching, working…

Sousa, David A.

1998-01-01

475

The teaching of food technology in secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school leaver to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field

Angela Turner; Kurt W Seemann

2010-01-01

476

Health Risk Behavior of Rural Secondary School Students in Zimbabwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

A socioculturally appropriate health risk behavior instrument, modeled after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), was administered to 717 secondary school students in a rural area of Zimbabwe. Comparisons of risk behaviors by gender and school grade were made using univariate procedures and multiple logistic regression. Males were significantly more likely than females

Clement K. Gwede; Robert J. McDermott; Wayne W. Westhoff; Moses Mushore; Tsungai Mushore; Elijah Chitsika; Charles S. Majange; Peter Chauke

2001-01-01

477

Developing Self-Regulated Learners in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper draws on emerging data from a doctoral study exploring how schools approach the development of self-regulated learners in Years 7-12. The research is exploring stakeholders' attitudes, beliefs, experiences and perceptions around the development of self-regulated learning (SRL) in contemporary secondary schools and how new and emerging…

Salter, Prue

2012-01-01

478

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…

Meyer, Elizabeth J.

2008-01-01

479

Combined Physics Course for Future Elementary and Secondary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lillian C. McDermott

1974-01-01

480

Education with Production in Conventional Secondary Schools: Understanding and Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes a study that investigated how the concept of education with production (EWP) can be understood in Zimbabwe and the capacity of conventional secondary schools in Zimbabwe to implement EWP. Chapter 1 of the document describes the concept of EWP as the application, in developing nations, of ideology in the school curriculum…

Mhlanga, Michael J.

481

Improving the Utilisation of Management Information Systems in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although most secondary schools do use management information systems (MISs), these systems tend not to be used to support higher order managerial activities but are currently primarily used for clerical purposes. This situation is unsatisfactory as MISs fully utilised could offer invaluable support to schools, which are increasingly being…

Bosker, R. J.; Branderhorst, E. M.; Visscher, A. J.

2007-01-01

482

Classroom Management: Help for the Beginning Secondary School Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Beginning secondary school teachers need support. Although no panacea is available for assuring successful classroom practice, the authors provide suggestions resulting from thirty plus years experience as classroom teachers, school administrators, and university professors. These suggestions focus on classroom management, and they include…

Palumbo, Anthony; Sanacore, Joseph

2007-01-01

483

Conducting Effective Process Groups in the Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Group counseling has been shown to be an efficient use of a school counselor's time and an effective tool for working with students. In process groups, the emphasis is on the process of growth and interaction. Counselors face obstacles they must overcome in order to organize effective group counseling programs in secondary schools. Gaining staff…

Bauman, Sheri

484

Recommended Organization for Wyoming Public Elementary and Secondary School Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report of a management consultant firm details 11 major recommendations to improve the public elementary and secondary school system in Wyoming. (1) The State should articulate objectives to serve as guidelines for public school education. (2) The State Department of Education (SDE) should be administered through a…

Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc., Chicago, IL.

485

Managing to Learn: Instructional Leadership in South African Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on an empirical study of the management of curriculum and instruction in South African secondary schools. Drawing on data collected from 200 schools in 2007, a series of regression analyses tested the relationship between various dimensions of leadership and student achievement gains over time. Whilst the research confirms…

Hoadley, Ursula; Christie, Pam; Ward, Catherine L.

2009-01-01

486

The Managerial Behavior of Secondary School Heads in Punjab (Pakistan)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to explore the perception of secondary school heads and their managerial roles. The sample of the study consisted of 56 school heads including 34 males and 22 females. A five-point scale was designed by the researchers for data collection. One of the researchers personally collected and recorded the information from…

Naeemullah, Khan; Muhammad, Inamullah Hafiz; Muhammad, Sarwar; Uddin, Muhammad Naseer; Shafqat, Hussain

2010-01-01

487

Mired in the Shadows: Quiet Students in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quiet students are a feature of the organisation of secondary schools. Using qualitative methods and Deleuzean conceptualisations of modern subjectivity, this paper explores the ways that quiet students negotiate the terrain of their school. These negotiations often seem to produce a self that is trapped rather than a subject who seizes…

Thompson, Greg; Bell, James

2011-01-01

488

Mired in the Shadows: Quiet Students in Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Quiet students are a feature of the organisation of secondary schools. Using qualitative methods and Deleuzean conceptualisations of modern subjectivity, this paper explores the ways that quiet students negotiate the terrain of their school. These negotiations often seem to produce a self that is trapped rather than a subject who seizes…

Thompson, Greg; Bell, James

2011-01-01

489

Factors affecting the reading habits of secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surveys factors affecting the reading habits of secondary school students in Ogbomoso State in Nigeria and discusses the results. Highlights the following inhibiting factors: the family background of students where few homes are conducive to reading owing to noise and lack of reading materials; the lack of functional libraries in most of the schools surveyed and a similar lack of

S. A. Ogunrombi; Gboyega Adio

1995-01-01

490

Metaphors Developed by Secondary School Students towards "Earthquake" Concept  

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|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

491

Evidence-Based Secondary Transition Practices for Enhancing School Completion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Approximately 28% of students with disabilities do not complete high school (National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, 2005). This increases the likelihood that these students will experience low wages, high rates of incarceration, and limited access to postsecondary education. This article reviews evidence-based secondary transition practices that show promise for enhancing school completion of students with disabilities. For conceptual purposes, the article

Catherine H. Fowler; James White; Sharon Richter; Allison Walker

2009-01-01

492

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

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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

493

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…

Nicolaidou, Maria; Sophocleous, Antreas; Phtiaka, Helen

2006-01-01

494

Diversity, Deprivation and the Common Good: Pupil Attainment in Catholic Schools in England  

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Despite there being significant numbers of state maintained Catholic schools in England, they have until recently proved to be of interest only to a minority of researchers, usually those directly involved in their promotion. New Government initiatives encouraging further diversity in the provision of schools have proved controversial and, in…

Morris, Andrew B.

2005-01-01

495

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

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|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

496

Citizenship Initiatives and Pupil Values: A Case Study of One Scottish School's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the education for citizenship agenda continues to impact on schools, there is a need to discuss and examine the kind of initiatives that can push it forward. In Scotland the proposals should, it is argued, permeate the curriculum throughout the school. Yet there is the fear that the responsibility of all can become the responsibility of none.…

Maitles, Henry

2010-01-01

497

Bicentennial: A Critical Moment in Secondary Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Pride can be taken in the performance of secondary education in America's first 200 years, but new social and political conditions demand drastic reform in structure and program format (consistent with the body of public opinion) to better adapt secondary education to present and foreseeable future social conditions. (MB)|

Saylor, Galen

1976-01-01

498

Pupils' perceptions of a good teacher: a developmental perspective from Trinidad and Tobago.  

PubMed

The study reports on a large-scale survey of pupils' perceptions of a good teacher in the Caribbean republic of Trinidad and Tobago. An essay-based, interpretive mode of research was used to elicit and identify constructs used by pupils between ages 7 and 17. The sample was a proportional, stratified, clustered, yet randomly selected representation of primary and secondary schools across the two islands. 1633 essays were content analysed and coded for age developmental comparison. Factor analysis showed no consistent underlying groupings of the 166 conceptual items by age, thus analysis was undertaken within logically constructed sets of items that are described: physical and personal characteristics of the teacher, quality of the relationship between teacher and pupil, control of behaviour by teacher, descriptions of the teaching process, and expected educational and other outcomes obtained by pupils due to teacher efforts. Results showed a general increase in number of conceptual items (and words per essay) by age, but this confuses four further criteria of item used. The four criteria were: age constancy, characteristics of younger pupils, characteristics of 11-13 year-olds, and characteristics of the oldest pupils. All ages perceived good teachers by physical presentation (clothing and appearance), teachers' care for pupils, descriptive teaching actions, and trustworthiness. Younger pupils focused on appearance, subjects taught, and assertion of physical punishment. Mid-aged pupils focused on the range of classroom control used by teachers (including distributive and retributive punishments), actions involved in the teaching process, and a growing awareness of the individual needs of pupils. Oldest pupils understood that good teachers must be well trained and highly motivated, should be sensitive and responsive to the needs of pupils, draw the pupils into the learning process, and have a major responsibility in preparing the pupil for the world of work and further education. Important aspects of the study show the link between pupils' conceptual reality and classroom environment, that pupils are very concerned about the relationship between themselves and teachers, and that the curriculum dominated approach to teaching does not meet pupil expectations. PMID:8292545

Kutnick, P; Jules, V

1993-11-01

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Projected Service Preferences of Secondary School Teachers.  

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A mail questionnaire was sent to the 64-member teaching staff of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School, in order to determine their preferences for school media services. A related area of interest in the investigation was the determination of the relationship between teacher characteristics (e.g., sex, age, subject area taught,…

Sigfusson, Lois O. I.

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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