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Bouwmans, Matthijs; Béneker, Tine – London Review of Education, 2018
This article explores the usefulness of Maude's translation of Young's idea of powerful knowledge into geography education. Maude's classification of five types of powerful knowledge in geography education was used to analyse the written curriculum of the 'human and society' interdisciplinary domain in four schools in the Netherlands. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Black, Pauline – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper examines what goes on in an improvising jazz combo in a secondary school in Scotland, where teaching follows Rogoff's three-stage sociocultural process, moving from an initial apprenticeship model through one of guided participation to one of participatory appropriation. Using a case study research design and interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Holmberg, Ulrik – London Review of Education, 2017
In 2012, Uganda celebrated 50 years as an independent state following more than half a century under colonial rule. Since independence, Uganda has experienced a period of political turmoil and civil war within its constructed colonial borders. Given these historical experiences, what do students find important about their nation's history and what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, World History, War
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Sheehan, Mark; Davison, Martyn – London Review of Education, 2017
This article examines the extent to which young people in New Zealand share the dominant beliefs and assumptions that inform contemporary notions of war remembrance concerning the First World War. In particular, it considers how they make meaning of the ANZAC/Gallipoli narrative. Informed by two empirical studies, it questions whether young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Beliefs, Attitudes
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Jerrim, John; Wyness, Gill – London Review of Education, 2016
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important international study of 15-year-olds' academic achievement. Although PISA has traditionally been used to draw comparisons across countries, there is growing interest in the production of regional (i.e. city,state, or provincial level) results. In this paper we present the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment