Research in Education

Research in Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 1, May

A Comparison of Students' Achievement in Private and Conventional Public Secondary Schools in Malawi from a Gender Perspective
In recent years, interest in gender and education has risen because of the 'Education for All' targets and the Millennium Development Goals on gender equality in education by 2015. While the focus has mainly been on access, achievement is also an important...
An Exploration of the Maturation of PGCE Student Teacher's Ability to Reflect, Using a Range of Reflective Strategies to Identify Possible Stages of Development
BackgroundOver the past ten years education and the nature of its professionalism has been under great scrutiny and intense accountability (Edwards and Nicol, 2006; Campbell, 2003). The introduction of recent initiatives (National Curriculum, national...
Assessing Outgroup Prejudice among Secondary School Pupils in Northern England: Introducing the Outgroup Prejudice Index
The issue of multiculturalism is one of both social and political importance in Britain, where successive waves of immigration over the last six decades have resulted in a complex mix of ethnic and racial groups (Ansari, 2004; Holmes, 1988; Panayi, 1999,...
Childhood Narratives in Initial Teacher Training: Childhood Government and Its Re-Institutionalisation
This article is based on a study intended to explore and understand conceptions on childhood that are expressed in, or related to, initial teacher training for the first cycle of basic education (CEB)1 in Portugal since April 1974 (the democratic revolution),...
Creationism in the Classroom: A Controversy with Serious Consequences
On 16 September 2008 the Revd Professor Michael Reiss resigned from his position as Director of Education at the Royal Society. The immediate context of his resignation was the furore created by the media in the wake of an address that he had given on...
Expectations of Achievement: Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions
Merton (1948) proposed the self-fulfilling prophecy over half a century ago and twenty years later this concept was applied to teachers (Rosenthal and Jacobson, 1968). The proposition was that when teachers expected their students to do well they interacted...
Experiences of School Bullying, Psychological Well-Being and Stress in Northern Ireland: Findings from the Young Life and Times Survey, 2005
Although the international literature on the nature, prevalence, and correlates of bullying is burgeoning (see Smith et al., 1999, for a review), much of this work has been sporadic in nature on a country and region basis. Typical of such a sporadic...

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