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Demie, Feyisa – London Review of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore the attainment of Eastern European children in primary schools in England. The research draws on detailed National Pupil Database and school census data for 586,181 pupils who completed Key Stage 2 in England in 2016. Two methodological approaches were used to analyse the data. First, the performance of all…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Elementary School Students, Databases, Ethnicity
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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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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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Hanney, Roy; Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2013
For many years there has been a sharp division between project-based learning, and problem-based learning, with the former adopting a more technical rationalist approach while the latter adopts a more Socratic or dialogic approach. This article argues that current notions of project-based learning are too narrow and that combining the two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Problem Based Learning
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Feiler, Anthony – London Review of Education, 2013
The involvement of special schools and centres in curriculum policy initiatives has been remarkably limited both in the UK and internationally, and research investigating students' perspectives on the curriculum and teaching and learning in such centres is practically non-existent. The views of students on curriculum and pedagogy attending three…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Student Attitudes, Special Needs Students, Educational Practices
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Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline; Musyoka, Peter; Ngware, Moses W. – London Review of Education, 2012
There is a growing public concern in Kenya over the persistent gap between those schools that are consistently ranked at the top and those ranked at the bottom of the annual Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination league tables. This has raised the issue of inequality in educational opportunity. Our primary concern in this paper…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Active Learning
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Kennedy, Kerry J.; Chan, Jacqueline Kin-sang; Fok, Ping Kwan – London Review of Education, 2011
Curriculum implementation as both an educational practice and a policy conundrum has been the focus of academic research since the 1970s. A new perspective is taken in this article by borrowing from the literature on policy implementation in multilevel systems of government. The concepts of "hard" and "soft" policy are used to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Kinchin, Ian M.; Cabot, Lyndon B. – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper explores the developing concept of expertise, taking the Dreyfus and Dreyfus staged model as its starting point. It analyses criticism of the Dreyfus model and considers more recent attempts to resolve the tensions implicit within it. The authors go on to suggest ways some of the later modifications can be improved. The traditional…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Practices, Expertise, Criticism
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Camicia, Steven P.; Franklin, Barry M. – London Review of Education, 2010
Under conditions of globalisation, the discourse of cosmopolitanism adds a new dimension to analysis of curriculum reform. We examine the meanings and contentions of curriculum as a regulatory function in rapidly changing, global communities. We examine cosmopolitanism and curriculum through the lenses of two cosmopolitan discourses, neoliberal…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Global Approach, Social Justice
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Shattock, Michael – London Review of Education, 2010
This article explores the context, contents and impact of Burton Clark's two books devoted to the concept of "the entrepreneurial university". It describes the widespread influence of the entrepreneurial idea particularly in Europe and discusses its relevance a decade or so after its first formulation. It argues that "Creating…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education
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Wisker, Gina; Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2009
This paper explores the idea of conceptual threshold crossing in the writing process and in particular stuck moments and the process of moving on, valuing the pricelessness of preliminality, the vision of a possible movement through a portal and the creative learning leap into focused, formed writing. Our work to date is based on formal and less…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Academic Discourse, Articulation (Speech), Academic Achievement
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Horsthemke, Kai – London Review of Education, 2009
Following the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994, there has been a strong drive towards democratising education at all levels, primary, secondary and tertiary. The present paper examines some of the key ideas in the debate around transformation in higher education in South Africa, namely the notions of an African essence, culture…
Descriptors: Higher Education, African Culture, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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