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West, Anne; Wolfe, David – London Review of Education, 2019
This article focuses on the transformative academies policy in England. Based on an analysis of documentary evidence, we argue that the policy has resulted in the fragmentation of the state-funded school system and stark variation between academies, with those within multi-academy trusts (MATs) having no legal identity. We examine the variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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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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Nolan, Andrea; Molla, Tebeje – London Review of Education, 2019
The issue of continuing professional learning for educators in the early childhood education and care sector is in the spotlight in Australia due to the government's reform agenda, which seeks to professionalize the workforce. In an effort to ensure quality programmes are on offer for all children, educators are expected to upskill. The assumption…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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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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Moran, Eamonn; Misra, Debananda – London Review of Education, 2018
This article discusses the current challenges faced by the two authors--both participants on a professional doctorate (PD) programme in education at a leading UK university--in gaining legitimacy as higher education (HE) professionals. By: (1) reflecting upon their own professional experiences in HE and as PD students; (2) utilizing…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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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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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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Longhurst, Robyn; Jones, Alister – London Review of Education, 2018
In 2014, the University of Waikato launched the Curriculum Enhancement Programme (CEP). As the leaders of this programme we have used autoethnography to reflect critically on our experience. Throughout the course of the CEP some things have gone well; others, in hindsight, have not gone so well and in retrospect we would have done them…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Vitello, Sylvia; Williamson, Joanna – London Review of Education, 2017
The distinction between external assessment and internal assessment underpins a major reform to vocational qualifications underway in England. To be approved by the Department for Education, vocational qualifications must now include a minimum proportion of external assessment, regardless of subject. This paper discusses the nature and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Qualifications, Educational Change
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Lai, Manhong; Wang, Lijia; Shen, Wei – London Review of Education, 2017
In recent years, the main concern of the Chinese Ministry of Education has been the quality of education. Principals are expected to play a key role in guiding the developmental direction of their schools, in guaranteeing the implementation of curriculum reform and in facilitating school-based teacher development. The aim of the study referred to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership, Case Studies
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Halvorsrud, Kristoffer – London Review of Education, 2017
This article presents a review of extant research on student dropout in Norway, originally undertaken as part of a systematic review. The article contextualizes the foundational principle of equality as championed by the welfare state and identifies the significance of dropout in upper secondary education in Norway. The article then assesses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary Education, Dropouts
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Glatter, Ron – London Review of Education, 2017
This article revisits a major paper published a decade ago by the political scientist Christopher Pollitt about the highly activist approach to the reform of public services taken in England in recent years. In education, the pace has accelerated since that paper appeared. The weaknesses of the current structures and processes resulting from this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Governance, Educational Administration, Educational Practices
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Hamlin, Daniel; Davies, Scott – London Review of Education, 2016
Toronto, Canada, is emblematic of a new stratum of global cities. Unlike many world capitals, the city has gained stature only over the past half century, having successfully post-industrialized into a new economy and become a major world centre for immigration. Paradoxically, education has emerged as both a major driver of change and a divider of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, School Choice
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Parry, Gareth – London Review of Education, 2016
As a contribution to the history of higher education in English further education colleges, two policy episodes are sketched and compared. Both periods saw attempts to expand courses of higher education outside the universities. In the first, ahead of policies to concentrate non-university higher education in the strongest institutions, efforts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Salter, Brian; Filippakou, Ourania; Tapper, Ted – London Review of Education, 2016
Since 1997 there have been two concerted attempts to expand the number of medical school students in England: by increasing the size of existing medical schools, and by creating new medical schools. These initiatives have been a direct result of government policy, although policy implementation was delegated to the state apparatus. They also led…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Medical Education, Medical Students
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