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Rospigliosi, Asher; Bourner, Tom – London Review of Education, 2019
This article explores the origins of researcher development in British universities. Its principal aim is to provide a coherent, and reasonably succinct, account of the evolution and development of researcher development that is as consistent as possible with what is known about the development of the Western university, the history of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Skill Development, Researchers
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Platt, Nicky – London Review of Education, 2018
This article draws on experience both within commercial textbook publishing and on textbook-development projects at the UCL Institute of Education to interrogate the current dynamics of 'neoliberal' edu-business (after Ball, 2012). The author discusses some damaging limitations inherent in publishing coursebooks predicated on what Young and Muller…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Publication, Neoliberalism
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Dodds, Anneliese – London Review of Education, 2011
This article examines current debates surrounding British higher education funding from a political economy perspective, drawing on "positive" and "institutionalist" political economy. Adopting the lens of political economy enables a critical assessment of the use of terms drawn from economics by many higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken – London Review of Education, 2011
Here we draw on recent research and on earlier contributions on convergence and divergence across Great Britain to consider possible future trajectories for 14-19 education and training in England. We use a UK-wide lens to reflect on 14-19 strategies in England by showing how common issues can be tackled in different ways in Scotland, Wales and…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Models, Educational Change
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Bengtsen, Soren S. E. – London Review of Education, 2011
The argument of the article is that contemporary research into thesis supervision overlooks important didactical features of the supervisory dialogue because of its focus on general pedagogical categories. Entailing this argument I suggest that the personal dimension should be seen not only as a means to enhanced communication between supervisor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theses, Supervision, Higher Education
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Gunning, Dennis; Raffe, David – London Review of Education, 2011
This article reviews recent policies for 14-19 learning in Wales and Scotland, and discusses the extent to which these policies have diverged from England following parliamentary devolution in 1999. It distinguishes different types of divergence and suggests that many policy differences have not been about major issues of educational philosophy or…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Objectives
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Franklin, Barry M. – London Review of Education, 2005
This essay explores the fluctuations in and short-lived nature of urban school reform through a study of the Education Action Zone (EAZ) programme of Britain's New Labour government. Using the notion of civic capacity as a theoretical framework, the essay looks at this reform from the perspectives of its government proponents, critics outside of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Case Studies