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Richmond, Jeremy – Educational Studies, 1992
Contends that school size is an increasingly important factor in discussions concerning school effectiveness. Clarifies the current usage of the term "small secondary school" so that research can be conducted. Concludes that curriculum reform requirements will have an impact on determining effectiveness of education in small secondary…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Effective Schools Research
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Daniels, Harry; And Others – Educational Studies, 1995
Discusses humanization in contemporary Russian education where it is seen as a key factor influencing social change. Analyzes past educational development and suggests that present trends owe more than may be expected to the past. Argues that the present discussion in Russia focuses too much on individualism and ignores processes of mediation.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Ecclestone, Kathryn – Educational Studies, 1994
Maintains that professional development based on competency-based education and training is growing. Reviews postsecondary inservice teacher education programs. Argues that democratic traditions in teaching and learning should be included in professional development programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Duclaud-Williams, Roger – Educational Studies, 1986
Reviews three books that make a contribution to the study of French educational history. Themes include provincial French education (Robert Gildea, 1985), liberal reform (Sandra Horvath-Peterson, 1984), and Renaissance public schools (George Huppert, 1984). (TRS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Policy