• Assessing students’ written work: experience of a student practice lecturer in the UK

      Regmi, Krishna (Taylor and Francis, 2010)
      Assessment is one of the most important tools in teaching and learning in any academic institution, but it is rarely measured in effort, time and effectiveness. As a student practice lecturer, I faced many challenges as well as learning opportunities while working in higher education in the UK. In this paper, I explore some of the important concepts and issues to be considered while assessing or marking students’ written work – academic essays and reports – by reflecting on my own experience of learning at a UK university. This paper concludes that providing appropriate advice and guidance, i.e. feedback, would help students develop strategies for improving their learning and performance.
    • Commentary on de Cock Buning: a United Kingdom perspective

      Randhawa, Gurch (Taylor and Francis, 1998)
      de Cock Buning (1998) highlighted the existence of alternative and more favorable options available to xenotransplantation. Clearly, there is a need to emphasize a review of existing organ procurement programs worldwide. A tree interest in the welfare of animals encourages increased liaison between transplant communities throughout the world to discuss the experiences of various procurement programs.
    • An exploratory study examining attitudes toward mental health and mental health services among young south Asians in the United Kingdom

      Randhawa, Gurch; Stein, Samuel (Taylor and Francis, 2007)
      Research findings to date highlight the underutilization of mental health services by minority ethnic families. However, research in this area has been adult focused and concentrated on the views of parents. This study therefore seeks to redress that imbalance within the research arena by making children the focus of consultation on mental health issues. The article presents results from an exploratory study, commissioned by the Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents, to explore the views of young South Asians in Luton and Bedford toward mental health and mental health services. Overall, only one in five of the respondents was aware of clinics available to support children, adolescents, or families who are experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. The role of schools emerged to be potentially very influential in the study. Schools were seen as a focal point from which young people could gain information regarding support services, and were also perceived as a good venue from which to offer clinics. In this study, 65% of the young respondents who stated they would not access a support clinic to assist them with their difficulties were of South Asian origin. Similarly, 66% of the respondents who stated that their friends or family were unlikely to use the clinic for support were of South Asian origin. Notably, however, the level of awareness of services was the same across all ethnic groups. Therefore, the difference in the proposed use of services was not lack of awareness, but instead that the South Asian respondents felt more strongly about not wanting to share their problems with “strangers.”
    • The making of Kashmiri identity

      Ali, Nasreen (Taylor and Francis, 2009-09)
    • Organ donation from an Asian perspective

      Randhawa, Gurch (Taylor and Francis, 1999)
    • Parenting children from ‘mixed’ racial, ethnic and faith backgrounds: typifications of difference and belonging

      Edwards, Rosalind; Caballero, Chamion; Puthussery, Shuby (Taylor and Francis, 2009-10-29)
      In this article, we draw on data from an in-depth study of thirty-five parent couples from different racial, ethnic and faith backgrounds to explore how they understood and negotiated difference and belonging in bringing up their children. We identify and abstract three main typifications the mothers and fathers drew on in their accounts: open individualized, mix collective and single collective, and elaborate their constituent discursive motifs. Using in-depth case studies, we then consider the part played by these typifications in how parents negotiate their understandings with their partner where they hold divergent views. We conclude that Parents' understandings are developed and situated in different personal and structural contexts that shape rather than determine their understandings and negotiations.
    • A preliminary study examining relationships between childhood maltreatment, dissociation, and self-injury in psychiatric outpatients

      Wachter, Tammy; Murphy, Suzanne; Kennerley, Helen; Wachter, Savina; Clinical Psychology Service, Bedfordshire (Taylor and Francis, 2009)
    • Reported school experiences of young people living with sickle cell disorder in England

      Dyson, Simon Martin; Abuateya, Hala; Atkin, Karl; Culley, Lorraine A.; Dyson, Sue Elizabeth; Rowley, Dave T. (Taylor and Francis, 2009-07-10)
      A survey of 569 young people with sickle cell disorder (SCD) in England has found such pupils miss considerable periods of time from school, typically in short periods of two or three days. One in eight has school absences equating to government‐defined ‘persistent absence’. Students with SCD report that they are not helped to catch up after these school absences. Half the children reported not being allowed to use the toilet when needed and not being allowed water in class; a third reported being made to take unsuitable exercise and being called lazy when tired. Children perceived both physical environment (temperature, school furniture) and social environment (being upset by teachers or other pupils) as triggers to episodes of their illness. Policy initiatives on school absences; preventive measures to ensure maintenance of good health; and measures to prevent perceived social attitudes precipitating ill health would also support children with other chronic illnesses at school.
    • Urinary concentrations of toxic substances: an assessment of alternative approaches to adjusting for specific gravity

      Sorahan, Tom; Pang, Dong; Esmen, Nurtan; Sadhra, Steven; University of Birmingham (Taylor and Francis, 2008-11)