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Parry, David – London Review of Education, 2019
By the end of the twentieth century, there was concern about the low levels of achievement in many English schools -- particularly those in London -- and this acted as a catalyst for change, a key remedial initiative being London Challenge. While there is much to celebrate about the improvements that have been made over almost two decades, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Development
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Hayes, Sean; Jopling, Michael; Gul, Ruki – London Review of Education, 2018
This article examines whether the so-called 'London effect', in which London's schools improved rapidly and outperformed the rest of England on key performance measures between 2003 and 2013, has persisted through the high levels of change that have continued to characterize the school system in England since 2013. Using detailed analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Attainment
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Bamford, Jan; Pollard, Lucie – London Review of Education, 2018
This paper addresses evidence that developing a sense of belonging for students from different ethnic groups impacts on their engagement. It notes previous findings that in universities habits of coexistence may present barriers to the development of relationships and the sense of student belonging. The paper proposes that cosmopolitan engagement…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sense of Community, Ethnic Groups, Learner Engagement
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Harvey, Stella; Stocks, Paul – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the experience and perspectives of students using English as an international language studying transdisciplinary master's degrees related to culture industries at Goldsmiths, University of London. The particular focus of this paper concerns their experiences of writing several different…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Creese, Brian – London Review of Education, 2016
Although the direct links between education and reducing recidivism in prisoners are problematic, there is little argument that education is a factor in promoting reintegration and rehabilitation. There is a current focus in prison education on education for employment, and yet there are no recent or unambiguous data about the skills levels of the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, English Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries
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Standish, Alex; Hawley, Duncan; Willy, Tessa – London Review of Education, 2016
The London Geography Alliance was established to provide a network of subject-based support to primary and secondary schools, by linking teachers and university lecturers. Workshops and fieldwork were conducted over a 17-month period to address different aspects of the geography curriculum. The effects of the project were evaluated using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Brown, Chris; Taylor, Carol; Ponambalum, Lorna – London Review of Education, 2016
The Haverstock Primary to Secondary Transition Project was designed to improve the experience of transition to secondary school for vulnerable pupils in Camden (London). The project used lesson study to help primary and secondary practitioners work collaboratively, to develop effective cross-phase pedagogical approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs, Communities of Practice
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Cajic-Seigneur, Magdalena; Hodgson, Ann – London Review of Education, 2016
The attainment in national examinations and progress of pupils to the age of 16 in London is the highest in England. Nevertheless, there is still a significant number of 16- to 19-year-olds who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET). Those who are the most vulnerable to becoming NEET are the young people who have disengaged from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
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Jerrim, John; Wyness, Gill – London Review of Education, 2016
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important international study of 15-year-olds' academic achievement. Although PISA has traditionally been used to draw comparisons across countries, there is growing interest in the production of regional (i.e. city,state, or provincial level) results. In this paper we present the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Wright, Pete – London Review of Education, 2016
Despite increases in educational attainment in London, too many mathematics lessons remain focused on factual recall and procedural understanding,resulting in disaffection among learners. This study reports on the establishment of a research group, comprising five teacher researchers and myself, which aimed to challenge this situation through…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Ainley, Patrick – London Review of Education, 2016
This paper argues that changes to both further and higher education that are already well underway are clarified by what can be called the model of the Business Studies University (BSU). The BSU elevates undergraduate student choice of equivalent level modular courses to the "heart of the system" (DBIS, 2011). This is rejected by those…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Business Schools
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Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael – London Review of Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the aspirations of 13- and 15-year-olds to continue with mathematics after the age of 16 and the association with perceptions of their mathematics education during the academic year 2008/9. A quantitative analysis was undertaken on the views of 12,176 UK students, obtained through surveys, with qualitative case studies on two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Adolescents, Case Studies
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Greany, Toby – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper explores school reform in England under the Conservative-led Coalition government, elected in 2010, through a focus on the changing roles and status of Local Authorities (LAs). The Coalition's stated aim was the development of a "self-improving, school-led" system in which LAs should become "champions for children."…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Chadderton, Charlotte – London Review of Education, 2015
The Education Act 2011 passed responsibility for careers guidance in England from local authorities to schools, providing no extra funding or staff training. This paper reports on a project conducted in two schools in East London, which aimed to enhance careers work in response to the new requirements. It argues that whilst schools can enhance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Educational Legislation, Politics of Education
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Cagliesi, Gabriella; Hawkes, Denise – London Review of Education, 2015
Access to careers education for young people has been in decline under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government due to changes in regulations and funding. Therefore it has become vital to deliver the commitments made in the Youth Contract to provide careers advice through Jobcentre Plus advisers. At the same time, other policy…
Descriptors: Career Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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