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Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Üniversitesi Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Gelanggang Pendidikan Jasmani Indonesia     Open Access  
Geographical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Educational Researcher     Open Access  
Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs     Open Access  
Gestión de la educación     Open Access  
Gifted Child Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Gifted Education International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Education Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Journal of Educational Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Global Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
Global Studies of Childhood     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Globalisation, Societies and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Góndola, Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de las Ciencias. (Bogotá, Colombia)     Open Access  
Graduate School Journal Chiang Rai Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning     Open Access  
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
GSTF Journal on Education     Open Access  
Hachetetepé. Revista científica de Comunicación y Educación     Open Access  
HAMUT'AY     Open Access  
Harvard Educational Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
Headteacher Update     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Health Education & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Herausforderung Lehrer_innenbildung     Open Access  
High Ability Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
High School Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
Higher Education Abstracts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Higher Education in Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Higher Education Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Higher Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 126)
Higher Education Research & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 131)
Hikma : Journal of Islamic Theology and Religious Education     Hybrid Journal  
Histoire de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
História & Ensino     Open Access  
Historical and Social-educational Ideas     Open Access  
Historical Studies in Education / Revue d'histoire de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
History of Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
History of Education: Journal of the History of Education Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hoosier Science Teacher     Open Access  
Horyzonty Wychowania     Open Access  
HOW Journal     Open Access  
HSE - Social and Education History     Open Access  
Human Studies: a collection of scientific articles of the Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University. Series of “Pedagogy”     Open Access  
Humanidades : Revista de la Universidad de Montevideo     Open Access  
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
i.e. : inquiry in education     Open Access  
IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ibriez : Jurnal Kependidikan Dasar Islam Berbasis Sains     Open Access  
IE Revista de Investigación Educativa de la REDIECH     Open Access  
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IJ-ATL (International Journal of Arabic Teaching and Learning)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJEE (Indonesian Journal of English Education)     Open Access  
IJEM - International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
IJERI : International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJLRES : International Journal on Language Research and Education Studies     Open Access  
IJOLTL : Indonesian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistics     Open Access  
Ilmu Pendidikan: Jurnal Kajian Teori dan Praktik Kependidikan     Open Access  
Imagens da Educação     Open Access  
Impact : The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain     Free   (Followers: 4)
Impacting Education : Journal on Transforming Professional Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Improvement : Jurnal Ilmiah Untuk Peningkatan Mutu Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access  
Improving Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indivisa. Boletin de Estudios e Investigacion     Open Access  
INDONESIA : Jurnal Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Indonesia Performance Journal     Open Access  
Indonesian Basic Education Journal     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal Of Civil Engineering Education     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Contemporary Education     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Curriculum and Educational Technology Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Early Childhood Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Educational Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Learning Education and Counseling     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Sociology and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal on Learning and Advanced Education     Open Access  
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Industry and Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Infancia y Aprendizaje : Journal for the Study of Education and Development     Hybrid Journal  
Infancias Imágenes     Open Access  
Inferensi : Jurnal Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access  
INFORMS Transactions on Education     Open Access  
Innoeduca. International Journal of Technology and Educational Innovation     Open Access  
Innovación educativa     Open Access  
Innovaciones Educativas     Open Access  
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Innovations in Education and Teaching International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Innovations in Practice     Open Access  
Innovative Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84)
Innovative Journal of Curriculum and Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
İnönü University Journal of the Graduate School of Education     Open Access  
INOPENDAS : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan     Open Access  
Inspiramatika     Open Access  
Instructional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Integral Transforms and Special Functions     Hybrid Journal  
Interacções     Open Access  
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Interchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intercultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Interdisciplinary Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interdyscyplinarne Konteksty Pedagogiki Specjalnej     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces : Revista de Extensão da UFMG     Open Access  
Interfaces da Educação     Open Access  
International Developments     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International e-Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
International Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for 21st Century Education     Open Access  
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Educational Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Talent Development     Open Access  
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Academic Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Active Learning     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Bullying Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Business, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Chinese Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Comparative Education and Development     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Culture and Modernity     Open Access  
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Educational Reform     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Educational Research Open     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovative Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Instructional Technology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access  
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)

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Improving Schools
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Number of Followers: 6  
 
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  • Editorial

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      Abstract: Improving Schools, Volume 25, Issue 1, Page 3-3, March 2022.

      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2022-03-30T05:08:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802221089102
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • How can critical reflection be promoted in professional learning
           communities' Findings from an innovation research project in four
           schools

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      Authors: Grethe Ingebrigtsvold Sæbø, Jorunn H Midtsundstad
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      This article presents findings from an innovation research project titled School-In, focusing on school staff’s reflection. Teachers in four schools participated in focus group discussions in the beginning and at the end of the innovation. Wackerhausen’s theory is used to understand reflection and how it develops in professional learning communities. Findings from the study indicate: (1) in the beginning of the innovation, reflection mainly of first order – focusing on how things are or should have been, and (2) at the end of the innovation, reflection mainly of second order – critical reflection on the school’s practices. Change is promoted by use of different reflective work forms in mixed groups, focusing on collective capacity and common expectations. The innovation releases teachers’ knowledge and experiences, enabling them to carry out second-order reflection and to critically analyzing their personal and the school’s practice.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2022-03-21T05:52:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802221082477
       
  • The perception of stakeholders regarding the outcomes achieved by schools
           with high or low levels of effectiveness and high numbers of immigrant
           students

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      Authors: Nahia Intxausti-Intxausti, Eider Oregui-González, Verónica Azpillaga-Larrea
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study was to characterize those schools in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (Spain) with high numbers of immigrant students in accordance with their effectiveness level (high or low). Three effectiveness criteria (scores, residuals, and times) were used to select the schools, resulting in three models: a ceiling or floor effect model, a contextualized cross-sectional model, and a contextualized longitudinal model. Of the 524 initial schools analyzed, 7 were found to have high or low effectiveness levels and higher-than-average immigration levels. Following the selection, the discourses of 40 education stakeholders were analyzed through semi-structured interviews and discussion groups. The results highlight the strong sense of vulnerability felt in some schools, as well as the general conviction that greater support, commitment, and stable, collaborative leadership by the management team and inspectorate would contribute to improving effectiveness.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-12-16T11:50:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211056870
       
  • Examining adolescent maltreatment and connections to school engagement

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      Authors: Laura Mielityinen, Noora Ellonen, Riikka Ikonen, Eija Paavilainen
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines how maltreatment experienced by adolescents is related to school engagement. Maltreatment includes physical, mental, and sexual violence along with sexual harassment, neglect, and witnessing domestic violence. School engagement refers to the students’ relationship to all activities in the school. It describes students’ thoughts, activities and participation as well as their emotions in relation to school. Analysis is based on the Finnish School Health Promotion data (N = 155,299) and analyzed by linear regression analysis. Results indicate that adolescents’ maltreatment experiences are related to school engagement, regardless of gender, age, family structure, or immigrant background. Maltreatment increases functional engagement and decreases emotional and cognitive engagement. These results thus confirm that maltreatment can also cause immersion in schoolwork. The results can be used to prevent lower school engagement and maltreatment of adolescents.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-12-15T06:46:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211056876
       
  • Development of an intervention framework for school improvement that is
           adaptive to cultural context

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      Authors: Anna Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Börkur Hansen, Berglind Gísladóttir
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      The challenge of educational improvement, due mainly to the complexity of educational systems, is well-known. The aim of this study is to provide knowledge regarding the process of change within schools to better understand how it might depend on cultural context and the characteristics of individual schools. Based on interventions in four compulsory schools (6–15 years old students) in Iceland, the study uses both qualitative and quantitative data. The process of change was guided by a framework grounded in professional learning community principles and designed to be adaptive for cultural contexts as well as the interdependence of different factors of educational systems. Theories of drivers of change and indicators of schools as professional learning communities were used to understand cultural conditions within them. The main findings indicate that the change process in team-driven schools with relatively high levels of teacher collaboration and engagement works well in the framework. By contrast, the change process seemed restrained in the profession-driven and problem-driven schools characterised by either a high level of teacher autonomy and lack of collaboration or engagement in solving several generic problems. The study provided valuable insights regarding the complexity of facilitating change, particularly, the importance of identifying main drivers of change affecting an intervention process at the initiation stage.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-10-29T06:32:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211051929
       
  • Stakeholders’ perceptions of the quality of education in rural
           schools in Kazakhstan

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      Authors: Mir Afzal Tajik, Duishon Shamatov, Lyudmila Fillipova
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      Since its independence in 1991, Kazakhstan has initiated major reforms to upgrade its education system. However, significant disparities exist in the quality of educational provision in rural and urban schools. This study presents the stakeholders’ – school leaders, teachers, students, parents, and education managers – vision, priorities, and aspirations of quality of education, as well as the opportunities, resources, and support available to them, and the disparities and challenges they face in achieving the quality of education they aspire for.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-07-19T10:54:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211031088
       
  • “Please Miss, Please!”: An observational study of young people’s
           social and emotional experiences post-transition to secondary school

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      Authors: Arif Mahmud
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      The secondary school transition is considered a critical life event by practitioners and researchers alike, and the challenges presented by the pupils during this transition continues to be high-profile in educational, social and political contexts. This study focused on Year 7 pupils aged 11 to 12 years old in their first year of secondary school. Classroom observations of around 120 pupils using an open framework recording procedure offered real-time insights into the everyday lived experiences of these adolescents. The paper illustrates the skills and behaviours that children brought to their secondary school transition, and as such reveals how the transition should be perceived as both an event and a social and emotional learning process. The findings of this study highlight the challenges of flexibility and diversity within peer networks after the move to secondary school and the impact the transition can have on the pupils’ sense of self. The analysis is discussed in terms of implications for schools, practitioners and researchers with suggestions for further studies with this under-researched and vulnerable group.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-07-14T05:28:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211031089
       
  • Comparing sources of stress for state and private school teachers in
           England

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      Authors: Jude Brady, Elaine Wilson
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      Teaching is understood to be a highly stressful profession. In England, workload, high-stakes accountability policies and pupil behaviour are often cited as stressors that contribute to teachers’ decisions to leave posts in the state-funded sector. Many of these teachers leave state teaching to take jobs in private schools, but very little is known about the nature of teachers’ work in the private sector. This research addresses this gap in knowledge and compares the sources of stress experienced by 20 teachers in the state sector to those of 20 teachers in the private sector. The paper is based on qualitative data from a larger study. It analyses data collected in interviews and focus groups with classroom teachers and middle leaders working in mainstream primary and secondary phase education in England. The results emphasise state school teachers’ acute distress in relation to workloads driven by accountability cultures. In comparison, private school teachers report less intense experiences of work-related stress, but some identify demanding parents as a concern. The research’s novelty lies in this comparison between sectors and these sector specific insights may help to focus school leaders’ efforts to improve teaching conditions in both sectors.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-06-23T11:29:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211024758
       
  • Conceptualising inclusive education in Saudi Arabia through conversations
           with special education teachers

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      Authors: Kathryn Gibbs, Ali Bozaid
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      In the last decade, inclusive education (IE) has become a trending topic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This small-scale, qualitative Saudi study reports on how some teachers view IE in their country and whether students with a disability (autism) could be educated in mainstream schools. Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted and recorded using a smartphone. The analysis of interview data identified three themes related to IE and the concept of mainstream schooling for students with autism. Findings showed that the participants had some knowledge and understanding of IE. However, whether students with autism could be taught by general education teachers in mainstream schools reported mixed results. Some teachers spoke positively about the possibility, while others focused on existing barriers. These included the need for general education teachers to receive specialised training and professional learning in the form of authentic mentoring networks, training in special needs education to link theory with practice and how the scarcity of classroom resources hampers quality educational experiences and outcomes for some students. These findings provide a starting point for further research into the emerging phase of IE in Saudi Arabia.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T05:36:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211021756
       
  • Finding the heart of a Research-Practice Partnership: Politicized trust,
           mutualism, and use of research

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      Authors: Stephanie Lezotte, Sharada Krishnamurthy, Daniel Tulino, Shelley Zion
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      The assumption that research is out-of-reach, irrelevant, or unusable for practitioners has been a theme echoed throughout academia. Research alliances such as Research-Practice Partnerships (RPP) attempt to alleviate this problem by having researchers, practitioners, and/or community-based organizations form a collaborative partnership that uses research to solve tangible problems of practice. Previous works have highlighted the complexities inherent with forming and maintaining these long-term partnerships including politics, trust building, time, and available resources. In this paper, we engage in reflective analysis of our own RPP around three key elements we believe are at the heart of RPPs: politicized trust, mutualism, and use of research. This paper illustrates successes and points of failure in each of these areas, which have been previously unconnected in RPP literature. We conclude with recommendations for school and university partners and future research on RPPs.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-05-31T07:41:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211019914
       
  • About the importance of vision screening by teachers in schools: A study
           from Tanzania

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      Authors: Gunvor Birkeland Wilhelmsen, Marion Felder
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      Intact visual functions are necessary for children to reach their academic potential. In the absence of vision screening, children may have unnoticed vision disturbances and academic challenges may be attributed to other problems, such as learning or cognitive disabilities. Visual problems are detrimental to educational achievement if they are not recognised. This has lifelong consequences for the individual child but also for the wider society as educational and economic advances are stifled. Few teachers are aware how vision influences reading and learning. Tanzanian teachers went through a CPD-course to learn about vision sensory qualities and ocular motor functions and were trained in vision testing. Building on theory of vision qualities and viewing conditions in class, the teachers practised vision functions assessment. Under the supervision of vision scientists, pupils in standard 5 (n = 104) were tested with standardised methods. The data shows that there is a clear connection between the different sensory and ocular motor skills and that problems in one vision area influence other vision areas. Nearly 50% of the pupils had disturbances in one or more of the vision functions tested. In addition, the light conditions were challenging. When teachers learn about vision qualities and their impact on reading and learning, they understand why some pupils have reading problems, reduced motivation, disturbed self-esteem and problems with concentration. With these insights, more pupils can be helped to reach their potential.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-04-08T06:07:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211004787
       
  • High school students as researchers about their school: exploring its
           potential for choices and skills

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      Authors: Ana Cristina Torres, Ana Mouraz
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      This paper introduces a partnership between researchers in Education Sciences and high school students and discusses the students’ perceptions of the effects of taking on the role of researchers in Education Sciences. These partnerships were established to develop a project in which high school students researched their school’s everyday life in collaboration with academic researchers. The partners are introduced, as well as the partnership and the steps for supporting the student researchers in developing their projects. Drawing on student voice literature, a qualitative evaluation of the students’ products and perspectives regarding their experiences as researchers pointed to the potential of these partnerships for the students’ engagement in discussions about educational trajectories and pathway choices with their peers, teachers and researchers. Moreover, the students’ perceptions indicate an improvement in their inquiry skills and valuing of research in Education Sciences. This paper adds to the existing literature on student voice in schools, by discussing processes to engage students as researchers of school issues and by highlighting the importance of student voice to early awareness and recognition of research in Education Sciences.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-04-02T06:42:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211001967
       
  • The identification of multi-hazard situations in elementary school

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      Authors: Evi Widowati, Wahyudi Istiono, Adi Heru Sutomo
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      This study aimed to identify various hazard risks which are related to children in schools. This study used a quantitative descriptive design. The sampling technique used was four stage stratified random sampling, with 329 elementary schools as the sample. The results identified various dangerous situations which are related to children and schools ranging from infectious diseases, natural disasters, violence against children and the dangers due to the absence of adequate safety at school. Dangers from natural disasters which could be identified were earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane landslide, and drought as well as potential biological hazards such as contagion and caterpillar outbreak. Additionally, the dangers related to violence against children were fighting, extortion, physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, bullying, and stealing. Related to safety aspects at schools, there were dangerous situations caused by the activities of the children themselves which caused injuries, or other technical causes, such as fire, falling buildings/falling trees, food poisoning, and infectious diseases.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-03-03T05:33:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1365480221996695
       
  • Development and validation of a scale to measure the resilience of
           schools: Perspectives of young people from vulnerable and challenging
           territories

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      Authors: Ana Milheiro Silva, Sofia Marques da Silva
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      This article presents the development and validation of a scale for young people, which measures the resilience of schools in ensuring the educational pathways of students in vulnerable and challenging territories. This scale was developed within a national-level project, conducted in Portuguese border regions with Spain, which are peripheral contexts with economic, social, cultural, and educational disadvantages, but with locally-situated promising dynamics.Resilient schools, from an ecological perspective, are sensitive and committed to their internal and external settings. These schools act as a whole to face problem solving and risk situations, while also needing to support youth educational pathways and fulfill their role. This is particularly important in contexts with territorial disparities and specificities, as is the case of border regions.The Resilience Scale of Schools – Youth Version (RSS-Y) integrates dimensions related to schools’ focus and priorities, as well as practices and resources. Its development took into consideration that schools in vulnerable territories deal with specific constraints and fewer opportunities. In addition, this scale seeks to study the characteristics of resilience that young people identify in their schools and how they perceive their schools’ support.This quantitative scale was developed following a multi-step approach and was applied to 3,968 young people (9th to 12th grade). It comprises 17 items, rated on a five-point Likert scale to assess agreement.Statistical analysis ensure the internal consistency (Factor 1, α = .846; Factor 2, α = .845; Factor 3, α = .789) and the validity of this scale, indicating adequate psychometric properties to measure students’ perspectives on the resilience characteristics of schools. A Principal Component Analysis (PCA) proposes a three-factor structure that explains 57.393% of the total variance. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) indicates that this model is a good fit with the data.The RSS-Y can provide an important contribution to educational research developed in more deprived territories, but also to school contexts, since it recognizes the importance of schools’ differentiated approaches and highlights characteristics that promote the resilience and quality of schools.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-02-26T05:29:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1365480221991742
       
  • When death strikes early as often will: How counsellors and schools can
           support grieving pupils and students

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      Authors: Geoffrey Wango, Leila Mkameli Gwiyo
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      Death is inevitable and universal, and the corona virus disease has only further intensified a world of uncertainties as a result of frequent accidents, HIV/AIDS, cancer and natural disasters. Bereavement after any death is a potentially disruptive life event with consequences in physical and mental health, relationships and social functioning. Death is a rather odd, thought-provoking and challenging experience, particularly in the lives of children and adolescents. Death of parent/s, sibling, relative/s, teacher, classmate or friend is a relatively new and challenging phenomenon. Persons working with pupils and students, including teachers, counsellors, school chaplain and social workers, need to be prepared to offer help to those who experience bereavement. Death is unpredictable and may occur naturally, suddenly, or traumatically. In several instances, help is sometimes required in advance of bereavement in that the death may be anticipated such as instances of prolonged illness or following a fatal accident. In all cases, the role of the teacher and counsellor in the school is pivotal in supporting pupils and students who have been bereaved. This paper highlights the need to impart post-traumatic growth in bereft pupils and students in schools in order to cope with bereavement.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-02-24T11:57:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1365480221996847
       
  • Student absenteeism and ecological agency

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      Authors: Andrew L Kipp, J Spencer Clark
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this article is to address student absenteeism through the theoretical lens of ecological agency and to encourage the use of ecological agency in a school setting to address student absenteeism more holistically. We align absenteeism research within the ecological agency framework and suggest that absenteeism is a manifestation of agency influenced by contextual factors unique to the student’s ecological context and reinforced through punishment. Observing absenteeism through the lens of ecological agency provides an alternative, unique viewpoint giving insight into the process of how students choose to engage in absenteeism based on their ecological factors. The article also intends to illustrate pragmatic use of viewing absenteeism through the lens of ecological agency by providing a sample of interventions that are used to resolve contextual factors and improve student attendance.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-02-06T07:26:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1365480221992884
       
  • Empathy is the mother of invention: Emotion and cognition for creativity
           in the classroom

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      Authors: Helen Demetriou, Bill Nicholl
      First page: 4
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      According to the age-old proverb from Plato’s Republic: necessity is the mother of invention, the main motivation for creating new discoveries is the need for them. However, as well as the necessity factor, we argue that a very important aspect that influences invention and creativity is the empathy factor. This mixed methods research investigated the impact of empathy instruction on the social and emotional skills of creativity in the UK Design and Technology (D&T) classroom. Pupils in year 9 (aged 13 to 14 years) from two schools were assessed for their creativity levels using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) both at the start and at the end of the academic school year. In the intervening period, whereas the control school continued as normal with its usual D&T lessons, the intervention school’s D&T lessons were replaced by a creativity tuition kit called Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT), which involves instruction in empathising. Pupils from year 7 (aged 11 to 12 years) in a third school were given the DOT task alone and interviewed about their experiences of it. Results showed that unlike the control school, whose emotional and cognitive creative scores in fact decreased over time, the intervention school increased in its levels of emotional and cognitive creativity, as measured by the TTCT. These quantitative as well as the subsequent qualitative interview findings and pupils’ portfolios suggest that creativity can be taught and particularly via instruction that advocates the importance of empathising with the subject matter. The findings are discussed in relation to the need for a holistic approach to teaching, where social, emotional and cognitive dimensions of teaching and learning are needed to complete and enhance the learning experience for the D&T classroom and beyond.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-01-25T11:13:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1365480221989500
       
  • Leading the flock: Examining the characteristics of multicultural school
           leaders in their quest for equitable schooling

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      Authors: Brian Vassallo
      First page: 22
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      The quest for educational leaders to enact social and equitable schooling requires ongoing critical transformations that cannot be alienated from contemporary educational discourses and practices. Enacting social justice and equitable schooling poses an unparalleled challenge on the shoulders of risk-taking visionaries, who meticulously attempt to transmit their believes and values into the daily routine tasks at school, rather than plotting futuristic management scenarios. The study seeks to explore the multifaceted role of primary school leaders in the daily struggle to diffuse the principles of Multicultural Education for more just and equitable schooling. For this purpose, qualitative data measures were employed to determine the extent of which participants in the study mirrored the review of literature and research questions. The Critical Incident Technique was particularly useful as it allowed the collection for a large number of incidents occurring over a number of years, from a small number of people in a relatively short time. Analyses proceeded by identifying culturally responsive leadership practices and the application of critical race theory. Results identified seven core characteristics, present in school leaders who professed strong adherence to the principles of Multicultural Education. This suggests the need for emerging models of educational leadership to effectively respond to the increased diversity in our schools and to further establish the connections between multicultural educational leadership and equity schooling.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-03-06T07:05:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1365480221999133
       
  • Enhancing motivation and engagement within a PBIS framework

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      Authors: Michael Petrasek, Anthony James, Amity Noltemeyer, Jennifer Green, Katelyn Palmer
      First page: 37
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      A motivating and engaging school environment has been associated with several positive student outcomes. Consequently, schools have an opportunity and responsibility to promote a culture that supports students in developing and maintaining their motivation, engagement, and self-improvement. Efforts to promote such a culture can be embedded within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. In this paper, we begin by describing motivation and engagement, and discussing the relevance of these concepts in schools. Next, we introduce the traditional PBIS framework, highlighting research and core features. Third, we propose how PBIS can be enhanced by incorporating a focus on relationships, engagement, and motivation in the school setting. Finally, we conclude with recommendations for school teams seeking to implement this approach.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-03-18T05:28:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211002299
       
  • Causes and remedies for secondary school dropout in Palestine

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      Authors: Mahyoub Bzour, Fathiah Mohamed Zuki, Muhamad Mispan
      First page: 52
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      This study was conducted to assess the experience and causes of school dropout among public secondary (high) schools in Palestine, and to explore processes to combat this. We identify the factors and illustrate a conceptual model for student dropout from school. This involves diverse factors including family background, teachers, school’s environment, student role. This paper recommends that policies to prevent early school leaving require multi-perspectival targeting, involving individual, school, community and family. Among actions which would reduce dropout, we identify plans for eliminating illiteracy, developing a good interpersonal relationship with students, and strengthening community participation in educational programmes.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-03-27T12:09:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211004067
       
  • Leader-parent relationships in the early childhood education context: An
           exploration of testimonial and epistemic justice

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      Authors: Shirley Eileen Adams, Steve Myran
      First page: 65
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      Countries around the world have increased their focus on high quality early childhood programing. Recognizing the importance of parental and community engagement as a lever for improving child development and learning outcomes, and as a means of addressing social justice challenges, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2018) has emphasized the need for more research on the complex dynamics between structure, process, learning, and development. Such research should consider the impacts of the dominant neo-managerial paradigm and its overemphasis on clearly defined linear cause and effect pathways between structure and student learning, which underrepresents the reciprocal role that parents, the community and the students themselves play in shaping the learning setting (Myran & Sutherland, 2019a). Students’ and families’ senses of belonging to the community of knowers have major implications for their motivation, sense of ownership and buy-in (Davis, 2006; Goodenow & Grady, 1993). This study explored the lived experiences of parents/guardians of young children with the leadership of their children’s early childhood education program and how these individual and social interactions shaped parents’ epistemic agency, and their access to rhetorical spaces that recognized them as credible knowers. Utilizing a phenomenological approach, we conducted in-depth interviews with 20 parents whose children attended publicly funded pre-school programs. Findings revealed limited communication with leadership and difficulty developing positive relationships. Moreover, these challenges limited their access to rhetorical spaces to be heard and recognized as credible knowers. This study offers one small window into the OECD’s (2018) call for more research on the dynamics between structure, process, learning and development, and the importance of the quality of parental and community engagement as a lever for enhancing healthy child development and learning, and as a means of more effectively addressing ongoing social justice challenges.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-06-03T10:58:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211019915
       
  • Students as co-researchers in a school self-evaluation process

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      Authors: Shivaun O’Brien, Gerry McNamara, Joe O’Hara, Martin Brown, Craig Skerritt
      First page: 83
      Abstract: Improving Schools, Ahead of Print.
      School self-evaluation (SSE) or data-based decision making is now a common feature of mainstream education in an increasing number of jurisdictions. The participation of stakeholders including students, is promoted internationally as a key feature of effective SSE. Despite this, very little research has been carried out on how education systems might involve students in SSE and even less research has explored how student involvement can move beyond mere tokenism. Similar to many other jurisdictions, Irish schools are encouraged to include students in SSE. However, the research to date would indicate that while students are frequently consulted through the use of surveys they have little or no involvement in decisions that are made as part of the SSE process at a whole school level. This case study explores an atypical approach to student engagement in SSE which was tested in one Irish post-primary school where students participated as co-researchers along with their teachers in the SSE process. In doing so, student participation in SSE shifted from student as data sources to students as co-researchers. Students became members of the SSE Team, responsible for consulting with the wider staff team, student body and parents. They were actively involved in the completion of a whole school self-evaluation report on assessment and the development of a school improvement plan. The study outlines the key stages of the project and how student participation evolved through the process. Interviews conducted with both the teacher and student members of the SSE Team illuminates the experience of the students and staff on the SSE team. The findings indicate that this approach resulted in significant positive outcomes for the school and the individuals involved, but there were also a number of challenges. Student involvement resulted in greater awareness among, and participation of the wider staff team in the SSE process. However, it required more resources and time than is usually the case for an SSE process in Irish schools. The research suggests that this level of participation by students may require a more systematic and sustained engagement of students in decision making at a classroom level in order to build capacity of students to contribute to decision making at a whole school level on an ongoing basis. This study may have an application in jurisdictions aiming to include students in SSE, particularly at a higher level, and it also provides a glimpse into the deliberate planning and structures required if schools are to move beyond an instrumentalist, compliance model of ‘student voice’ towards a more authentic model of inclusive democracy.
      Citation: Improving Schools
      PubDate: 2021-08-07T11:35:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13654802211034635
       
 
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