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Sarazin, Marc – London Review of Education, 2017
Many studies and accounts argue that collective music-making can contribute to building social cohesion and training social skills, and particularly that student interdependence in collective music education programmes can foster this. I argue that this implies two assumptions: first, that students mostly experience interdependence in music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Caporal-Ebersold, Eloise; Young, Andrea – London Review of Education, 2016
The aim of this article is to analyse the early childhood education and care (ECEC) language policy in the city of Strasbourg, focusing on an ethnographic case study of a newly established bilingual English-French crèche in the city. In France, establishing an early childhood education structure--more specifically, a day care centre catering to…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Creoles, Early Childhood Education
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Pon, Kevin; Ritchie, Caroline – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper is an exploratory study of the benefits that institutions of higher education can gain when entering into partnerships of academic franchising, an international activity which has been increasing in popularity over the past few decades. The paper looks at the current literature on academic franchising and then goes on to study, through…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, International Schools, Partnerships in Education
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van Zanten, Agnès; Kosunen, Sonja – London Review of Education, 2013
This article analyzes the influence of Stephen Ball's work on research on markets and school choice in five European countries (Finland, France, Norway, Spain, and Sweden). The main focus is on the intellectual circulation of ideas, but the authors also take into account the relationship between ideas and social and political changes, as well as…
Descriptors: School Choice, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Social Change
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Goastellec, Gaele – London Review of Education, 2011
At a time when rankings and the production of data on higher education systems multiply, this article questions the actors' configuration linked to the transformation of statistical indicators into frames used to read the inequalities of access to higher education. Who says what and with what results? Who is responsible for making social facts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Statistical Data, Educational Indicators
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Gilead, Tal – London Review of Education, 2009
Examining the educational writings of three of the eighteenth-century's most innovative thinkers, the Abbe de Saint-Pierre, Morelly and Helvetius, this article challenges the currently accepted view that it was a belief in human pliability which gave rise to the contemporary groundbreaking faith in the power of education to improve society. The…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Intellectual History, Beliefs, Behavior Change
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Carpentier, Vincent – London Review of Education, 2009
There is a tendency in a good economic climate for research to focus on the sources of economic growth. Reactions to what is commonly called the credit crunch are worth having a look at. At first, analysts believed this crisis would be short-lived and that some adjustments would correct external turbulences. Then, the idea emerged that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Debt (Financial), Economic Progress