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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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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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Hawkes, Denise; Yerrabati, Sridevi – London Review of Education, 2018
Alongside the growing numbers of professional doctorate programmes being offered within universities in the past 20 years, there has been a growth in the academic literature associated with various aspects of these research degrees. This systematic literature review draws on the evidence of 193 academic papers to map out the existing academic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Literature Reviews, Professional Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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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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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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Huang, Cheng-Wen; Archer, Arlene – London Review of Education, 2017
Research on academic literacies has predominately focused on writing practices in higher education. To account for writing practices in the digital age, this paper emphasizes the importance of extending the focus of academic literacies beyond writing to include multimodal composition. Drawing on social semiotics, we put forward a framework for…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multimedia Materials, Academic Discourse
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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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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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Nicolaou, Anna; Parmaxi, Antigoni; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi; Boglou, Dimitrios – London Review of Education, 2016
This paper aims to provide an overview of the current situation of multilingualism and language education in the city of Limassol, Cyprus. The multicultural character of Limassol is reflected in every aspect of city life, and is notably reflected in the sector of education.Therefore,there is a need to delve into the situation of language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Parekh, Gillian; Flessa, Joseph; Smaller, Harry – London Review of Education, 2016
In this article we describe the ways that academic opportunity is distributed within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Canada's largest and most demographically diverse public education system. By putting a range of recent outcome data into historical, organizational, and policy contexts, we provide a snapshot of how one of North America's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Boards of Education, Educational Practices
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Lloyd, Eva – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper reviews developments in policy on early childhood education and care--early years--under the Coalition Government in England. Three factors came to define the Coalition's performance and record in this area: ambivalence about the rationales for the two areas of early education and childcare; a disconnect between early years and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Policy
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Richardson, Robin – London Review of Education, 2015
In the final eleven months of its five-year term, the Coalition Government placed much emphasis in the education system on what it called fundamental British values (FBV). The phrase had its origins in counter-terrorism strategies that were of dubious validity both conceptually and operationally, and the trigger for its introduction into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Ainley, Patrick – London Review of Education, 2015
England for the foreseeable future is stuck with a one-track government that knows only the crisis measures with which Margaret Thatcher responded to the 1970s crisis of capital accumulation. Deregulation of all public services with privatization of provision on the contracting-out state model is seen as the solution to every problem and is a part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Outsourcing, Politics of Education
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