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Reid, Ken; Tanner, Howard – Educational Studies, 2012
After a sustained period of relative calm, initial teacher education and training (ITET) in Wales has seen much change in recent times since devolution and all the indications are that this change agenda is likely to escalate in both the short and long term. In order to understand what has been happening in the ITET field in Wales, our paper sets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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West, Anne; Ylonen, Annamari – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper explores the introduction of market-oriented reforms into school-based education in England and Finland. The contexts into which reforms were introduced differed, with a fully comprehensive system being in place in Finland but not in England; the motives were also different; and different trajectories have since been followed. Whilst…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Objectives, School Choice, Educational Change
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Boyd-Barrett, Oliver – Educational Studies, 1990
Analyzes government's role in promoting computer use in the United Kingdom educational system from 1980 to 1990. Evaluates the Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) in initiating policy. Concludes MEP's contribution was ultimately positive. Considers problems of top-down innovation, teacher attitudes and training, and hardware and software…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software