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Ho, Wing Yee – London Review of Education, 2018
Mobile technologies and mobile learners have transformed the way people learn languages. In particular, they give rise to a new form of language learning: the use of online language learning platforms, a kind of virtual learning environment that offers learning opportunities that are mobile, social and multimodal (Jones and Hafner, 2012; Richards,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Handheld Devices
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Parry, Gareth – London Review of Education, 2010
Through his early studies of the character of adult schools and community colleges in California, Burton Clark launched a set of ideas, sociological and educational, that served as baseline concepts in the study and practice of American higher education. His book "The Open Door College" ranks among the classic accounts of a type of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Secondary Education
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Tight, Malcolm – London Review of Education, 2008
This article analyses the obituaries of 100 academics published in the British quality press in 2007 to see what they tell us about the changing nature of contemporary academic work, and how it is presented in this particular genre of writing. It concludes that the influence of Oxbridge and the American higher education system, and the dominance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Intellectual Disciplines
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Loomis, Steven R.; Rodriguez, Jacob P.; Honeycutt, Jared; Arellano, Manuel – London Review of Education, 2006
Many arguments in favour of school voucher programs are based upon libertarian free agency principles. Viewed at the organizational level, allowing persons to exercise choice in education would seem to offer incentives for all educational organizations within that framework to improve overall product quality and thus more effectively obtain the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
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Wilkinson, Gary – London Review of Education, 2006
This article outlines how the commercialization of structures and management in education risks accelerating the intensification of corporate marketing in schools. It is argued that marketing promotes materialistic values which are harmful to children and US and UK examples are offered to demonstrate how companies seek to use schools as…
Descriptors: Marketing, Integrity, Role of Education, Values
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Glevey, Kwame E. – London Review of Education, 2006
How children are guided in the development of their thinking is now crucial in the twenty-first century. Over the past decades special thinking skills programmes have been developed to enhance thinking but these programmes have so far been unable to produce clear evidence to support their effectiveness. This article argues that due to the complex…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Skill Development
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Foster, Stuart J.; Davis, O. L., Jr. – London Review of Education, 2004
Historically public schools and public school teachers have been obvious targets for attacks by conservative critics. However, during the post World War II red scare, the rapid emergence of anti-communist sentiment and super-patriotic zeal dramatically increased their vulnerability. In many respects the arch conservatism of the 1950s has obvious…
Descriptors: War, Social Systems, Patriotism, Political Attitudes