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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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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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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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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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Sexton, Steven S. – London Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on an ongoing professional learning and development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand. The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for effective delivery of "The New Zealand Curriculum's" science subject area. Specifically, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Bamberger, Annette – London Review of Education, 2018
The current discussion around recognition of the doctorate of education (EdD) typically focuses on a national context, usually in relation to the PhD; however, relatively little is known about recognition of the EdD degree in countries that do not offer the qualification. As international cohorts and online delivery of doctoral education grows, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Global Approach, Case Studies
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Hudson, Brian – London Review of Education, 2018
This article contributes to current debates on progressive, knowledge-based approaches to the curriculum by addressing the question of what it is that students are entitled to learn in school mathematics. From the outset it recognizes progressive arguments that teaching should be reconnected with the emancipatory ambitions of education. In doing…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Quality
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McCowan, Tristan – London Review of Education, 2018
The impact of higher education institutions on society has become the focus of significant policy attention in recent years, most prominently as part of research evaluation. This paper presents a theoretical exploration of the notion, identifying the key dimensions as source, form, trajectory, intensity, timescale and destination. While…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Educational History
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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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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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Halpin, David – London Review of Education, 2016
Nostalgia rightly elicits suspicion, even derision, for to give oneself up to longing for something from the past runs the risk of compromising one's capacity to act effectively in the present. But this does not make nostalgia, "by definition," either sentimentally reactionary or wistfully unreflective. On the contrary, in the education…
Descriptors: Reflection, Transformative Learning, Educational Policy, Traditionalism
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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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Temple, Paul; Callender, Claire; Grove, Lyn; Kersh, Natasha – London Review of Education, 2016
This paper reports on recent research aimed at assessing how the management of the undergraduate student experience in English higher education is changing in the light of the new tuition fee regime introduced in 2012, as well as other government policies aimed at creating market-type pressures within the higher education sector. A distinction was…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Tuition
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Menghini, Michela – London Review of Education, 2016
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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