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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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Scheffler, Israel – Educational Studies, 1983
For students to develop to their fullest, educators must understand that traditional notions of potential can have a negative effect. Educators must understand the nature of potential to anticipate and promote the emergence of qualities not yet evident, as well as to capitalize on potentials already manifest. (IS)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Mathieson, Margaret – Educational Studies, 1976
Discusses the origins and growth of the teaching of English in secondary schools, with special reference to the subject's powerful sense of moral purpose. Research findings indicate that English instructors across a wide range of pedagogical orientation share the belief that good English teaching can achieve desirable changes in individual…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Change, Educational History
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Stanton, Michael – Educational Studies, 1980
The article presents a number of case studies of high school faculty handbooks in order to ascertain broad areas of information and viewpoints expressed. Discusses approaches and emphases in preparing manuals, implications of alternative approaches, and the rationale of approaches to manual compilation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends
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Hoffman, Alan J., And Others – Educational Studies, 1991
Presents a study of Atlanta, Georgia, teacher's perceptions of the purposes of education and how those perceptions relate to the reform literature of the 1980s. Concludes that teachers generally agree with reformers and differ over educational purpose, as does the reform literature. Reports some effort among teachers to synthesize disparate views.…
Descriptors: Criticism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Singh, B. R. – Educational Studies, 1984
How a CNAA memo regarding what the aims, objectives, and content of multicultural education should be changed the attitudes and values of education faculty in a British university is discussed. Specific ideas from the memo that were integrated into the B.Ed. degree are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Hudson, Hugh D.; Hoffman, Alan J. – Educational Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 135 Russian and 279 U.S. teachers on the importance of 11 broad educational goals. Finds that U.S. teachers were most committed to basic skills development and critical thinking. Finds that Russian teachers were most supportive of interpersonal understanding, human relations, and ethical well-being. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Cognitive Development