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The Effects of the Selective System of Secondary Education in Northern Ireland: Overview Paper.

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Gallagher, Tony and Smith, Alan (2000) The Effects of the Selective System of Secondary Education in Northern Ireland: Overview Paper. Department of Education for Northern Ireland. Department of Education for Northern Ireland. 12 pp. [Research report (external)]

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URL: http://www.deni.gov.uk/22-ppa_gallagherandsmith_selproj1-1_overview.pdf

Abstract

This paper provides an outline of the research strategy for the Selection Project. The project was organised around two main elements. The first comprised an examination of systemic change in schools over the past decade and was largely based on the analysis of quantitative data. The second comprised a series of research studies which focused on the impact of selection across a range of more specific domains. The five main thematic areas that were examined included:· Case studies of grammar and secondary schools;· Pupil motivation and attitudes in primary and post-primary schools;· The perceptions and expectations of teachers;· The nature and extent of coaching for the Transfer Tests;· Public attitudes to, and and perceptions of the effects of the selective system.The paper describes the sampling procedure used to identify case study schools. In addition, the paper outlines the range of research questions for each thematic area and thetype of data collected at each phase of the project.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:19231
Deposited By:Professor Alan Smith
Deposited On:08 Aug 2011 10:34
Last Modified:08 Aug 2011 10:34

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