Research in Education

Research in Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from No. 66, November

An Attitudes to School Scale for Primary School Children
It is often claimed that primary schoolchildren need a special affective and physical atmosphere for learning. Children cannot fully achieve some of the desired learning targets if they lack love, empathy, and reinforcement. In the modern world they...
Choosing and Judging Teachers: What Heads and Students Teachers Think Matters
Teachers can make a difference, so the recruitment literature tells us (TTA, n.d.). Not unreasonably, head teachers want such teachers. To be more exact, they want teachers who use ways and make differences that the head teachers think are appropriate....
ICT in the Literacy Hour: Studying a Classroom Innovation
The thrust of this article is to discuss a particular evaluative study within primary classrooms. In the first part our intention is to explore some of the local difficulties inherent in such a study and, in the second, to extrapolate to the broader...
Personality Traits of Pupils at Independent Schools in England
What sort of children go to independent schools? According to the Independent Schools Information Service, `all sorts'. Estimates from the Department of Education and Employment and from the Independent Schools Information Service suggested that 7 per...
Principals in Action: An Analysis of School Leadership
The job of principal of a school is one of the most crucial in the education system. It is recognised that pupils' learning depends on good leadership of the schools in which that learning takes place. It has been said, however, that, despite its importance...
Researching Media Education in English
In various forms, and under different names, Media Education is now well established as a recognised curriculum area within mandatory schooling in many parts of the world. Yet it is still struggling to establish itself as a coherent and respectable academic...
Supporting Primary Students' On-Line Learning in a Virtual Enrichment Program
In today's society there is little doubt that computer technology, and in particular the Internet, is transforming business and social environments, practices and outcomes. It is not as clear that the potential for change in educational contexts is being...
The Impact of Breakfast Clubs on Pupil Attendance and Punctuality
Although the provision of meals for pupils in schools has been a feature of the English education system since 1906, the concept of breakfast provision via schools was until recently given little attention across the United Kingdom. Consequently, the...