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‘Feed‐forward’: improving students' use of tutors' comments
A small‐scale action research project was carried out on students' feedback histories on one undergraduate module. Old grades and comment sheets were collected and analysed by staff for recurring
Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents
Part 1 General Introduction Chapter 2 Introduction: Bullying, What Is It? Chapter 3 Understanding Bullies and Victims Chapter 4 Institutional Factors in Bullying Part 5 Advice for Educators Chapter 6
It's important to be nice, but it's nicer to be important: girls, popularity and sexual competition
A multi‐method project was conducted in a Local Education Authority (LEA) in the north of England. The relationships between girls' friendships, bullying, school attendance and transfer were explored
Using disability models to rethink bullying in schools
Much research on bullying in schools positions individual children within a deficit model of personal variables, categorising and cataloguing them with high levels of aggressiveness, low levels of
Awkward Customers? Parents and Provision for Special Educational Needs
This article selectively reports on a small-scale qualitative exploration of the experiences of families who had undergone recent conflict with special educational needs (SEN) professionals. The data
Bullying, social power and heteronormativity: Girls' constructions of popularity
Literature on girls’ popularity posits a strong association between popularity, social power and bullying behaviours, some of which conflate the concepts ‘bully’ and ‘popular’. This study explores
‘… do that and I'll raise your grade’. Innovative module design and recursive feedback
In an attempt to ensure students had a positive experience in their first semester, and to encourage future effective use of tutors’ feedback comments, a post-1992 university used a module in the
"If You Tolerate This, Then Your Children Will Be Next." Compulsion, Compression, Control, and Competition in Secondary Schooling.
This paper argues that certain taken-for-granted features commonly found in schools can create regimes that are inimical to democracy and the principles of a liberal education for all. Schools in
"They might not like you but everyone knows you": Popularity among teenage girls
Investigating teenage girls’ constructions of popularity in two schools of diverse socio-economic background in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia revealed that the girls perceived popular same-sex peers to be publicly visible, prominent and prestigious and not necessarily well liked.
Personal sacrifice and corporate cultures: career progression for disabled staff in higher education
Abstract Disabled people are under-represented in higher education (HE), especially in senior posts. This article reports research on the perspectives of career progression into leadership held by