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Burnard, Pamela; Dragovic, Tatjana; Ottewell, Karen; Lim, Wai Mun – London Review of Education, 2018
Although there is increasing interest in how learning to become a researching professional is understood by students undertaking a professional doctorate of education (EdD), the topic remains under-researched and under-theorized. In this article, we provide a set of theorizations, starting with the purpose and distinctiveness of the professional…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Gericke, Niklas; Hudson, Brian; Olin-Scheller, Christina; Stolare, Martin – London Review of Education, 2018
In this article, we explore the concept of 'powerful knowledge' which, from a curriculum studies perspective, refers to the aspects of content knowledge towards which teaching should be oriented. We then consider how the concept of 'powerful knowledge' can be developed and operationalized as a research framework within studies in subject-specific…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Change, Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines
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Muthanna, Abdulghani; Sang, Guoyuan – London Review of Education, 2018
Brain drain is a context-based issue and has direct impact on the quality of higher education for institutions where a significant number of instructors migrate to take up work in other countries. This is a critical problem in Yemen where higher teacher education programmes still lack teachers. Interpretive analysis of in-depth interviews with two…
Descriptors: Brain Drain, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Labor Turnover
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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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Apple, Michael W. – London Review of Education, 2013
Stephen Ball's work has deservedly received a good deal of attention. In this article, I detail a number of tasks in which the critical sociologist of education--as a "public intellectual"--should engage. I then place Ball's work within these tasks and evaluate his contributions to them. In the process, I show that one of the…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Educational Theories, Neoliberalism, Postmodernism
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Gunter, Helen M. – London Review of Education, 2013
Stephen Ball's research continues to make a contribution to describing, understanding and explaining the political, social, economic and cultural context in which educational professionals locate their practices. Therefore, Ball engages with issues about school leadership, but he does not set out to present solutions for school leaders. Based…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Research, Instructional Leadership
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Brown, Chris – London Review of Education, 2013
The process of "knowledge adoption" is defined as the means through which policy-makers digest, accept then "take on board" research findings. It is argued in Brown, however, that current models designed to explain knowledge adoption activity fail to fully account for the complexities that affect its operation. Within this…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Policy, Models, Public Officials
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van Zanten, Agnès; Kosunen, Sonja – London Review of Education, 2013
This article analyzes the influence of Stephen Ball's work on research on markets and school choice in five European countries (Finland, France, Norway, Spain, and Sweden). The main focus is on the intellectual circulation of ideas, but the authors also take into account the relationship between ideas and social and political changes, as well as…
Descriptors: School Choice, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Social Change
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Mainardes, Jefferson; Gandin, Luis Armando – London Review of Education, 2013
This article aims at showcasing the main contributions of Stephen J. Ball to educational research in Brazil, particularly to the study of educational and curriculum policies. We also highlight some of the limitations in the incorporation of Ball's ideas in Brazil as well as some of the challenges that these author's ideas pose to Brazilian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Curriculum, Social Class
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Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam – London Review of Education, 2013
This paper traces developments across Stephen J. Ball's policy sociology in education "oeuvre" and considers their implications for doing research on education policy today. It begins with an account of his policy sociology trilogy from the 1990s, which outlined his conception of the policy cycle consisting of the contexts of influence,…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Educational Policy, Social Theories, Private Sector
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Doyle, Michael; Griffin, Martyn – London Review of Education, 2012
Aimhigher was discontinued on 31 July 2011. This paper reviews the literature analysing its contribution to widening participation to higher education in the UK. Successes of Aimhigher are considered alongside its challenges; particularly the necessity to situate policy within the diverse demands of 42 areas covering England. These issues are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Educational Policy
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Field, John – London Review of Education, 2011
Recent years have witnessed considerable growth of research on the benefits of adult learning. Much of this is UK-based, and draws on evidence from large scale longitudinal data sets. Overwhelmingly, these studies have found clear evidence of economic, social and individual benefits as a result of participating in adult learning. While these…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Evidence
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Williams, Gareth – London Review of Education, 2010
Higher education is a field of study. It does not have an integral cognate discipline that defines its extent and borders. Contributions to understanding higher education come from, among others, sociologists, historians, political theorists, economists and students of science policy and cultural studies. These were the disciplines whose exponents…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual History, Scholarship, Educational Development
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Scott, Peter – London Review of Education, 2010
The work of Burton Clark extended over more than half a century--and also from its original base in sociology to embrace wider inter-disciplinary studies. His identification of the major research themes in higher education continues to be valid, despite the substantial changes that have taken place in the scale, structure and values of the system.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Integrity, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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Carr, Diane – London Review of Education, 2010
In this paper the online construction of disability is investigated and the implications for educators working in virtual worlds are considered. Based on the analysis of data collected through interviews with deaf residents of "Second Life", it is argued that research into online identity, disability and education needs to allow room for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Disabilities, Deafness, Special Needs Students
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