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Bladh, Gabriel; Stolore, Martin; Kristiansson, Martin – London Review of Education, 2018
Previous subject-specific education research has shown that education in social studies subjects is dominated by strong subject traditions, while current social issues are seldom addressed and the connection to academic disciplines is weak. Putting this result into context, we discuss how the debate initiated by Michael Young about 'powerful…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Social Studies, Social Problems, Knowledge Level
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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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Kitayama, Yuka – London Review of Education, 2018
This paper examines emerging far-right movements and xenophobia, and the challenges they pose for justice in education in Japan. It illustrates discourses on nationalism and cultural diversity in both education and wider society from the perspective of critical race theory. It explores the voice of educators, particularly about their concerns and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Stranger Reactions, Political Influences
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Rodgers, Debra – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper seeks to highlight some of the key issues of the social stigma associated with mental health-related issues, to present examples of some existing anti-stigma concepts found within mental health literature and, in turn, to begin to suggest ways in which the personal and social experience of participation within community music activities…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Music Activities
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Ubachs, Frank – London Review of Education, 2016
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Pete – London Review of Education, 2016
Despite increases in educational attainment in London, too many mathematics lessons remain focused on factual recall and procedural understanding,resulting in disaffection among learners. This study reports on the establishment of a research group, comprising five teacher researchers and myself, which aimed to challenge this situation through…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Brundrett, Mark – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper focuses on the review and subsequent revision of the primary curriculum that took place between 2010 and 2014. Three central contentions are made about the review process: (1) it ignored the need for dialogue and consensus among the various parties that make up the delicate and interlocking set of relationships in the English education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Policy, Expertise
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Garratt, Dean – London Review of Education, 2011
This paper examines the political and historical antecedents of the absent presence of "race" in successive policies for citizenship education in contemporary Britain. It questions the possibility of embracing an emerging cosmopolitanism and politics of difference, within the limiting frame of the nation state and its overarching appeal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Moral Values
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Camicia, Steven P.; Franklin, Barry M. – London Review of Education, 2010
Under conditions of globalisation, the discourse of cosmopolitanism adds a new dimension to analysis of curriculum reform. We examine the meanings and contentions of curriculum as a regulatory function in rapidly changing, global communities. We examine cosmopolitanism and curriculum through the lenses of two cosmopolitan discourses, neoliberal…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Global Approach, Social Justice
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Brennan, John – London Review of Education, 2010
In "The Higher Education System", Burton Clark provides a model for the organisational analysis of higher education institutions and systems. Central to the model are the concepts of knowledge, beliefs and authority. In particular, Clark examines how different interest groups both inside and outside the university shape and subvert the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Models, Colleges
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Stevenson, Jacqueline; Clegg, Sue; Lefever, Ruth – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper takes as its focus the contradictory discourse of widening participation (WP). We argue that given the conflicting accounts of WP it is highly unlikely that higher education staff will be able articulate a coherent definition of WP practice. We illustrate our thesis with an institutional case study which analysed policy documents and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values, Case Studies, Interviews
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Unterhalter, Elaine – London Review of Education, 2009
Global social justice is often portrayed as a project of either developing appropriate dispositions or of amending the rules that govern global interaction. Despite policy pronouncements by many university vice chancellors on the significance of higher education in contributing to learning about global social justice, there is very little…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Assignments, Higher Education, Educational Resources
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Rowland, Stephen – London Review of Education, 2009
Students readily see kindness as a mark of the good teacher. Yet the concept of kindness is singularly silent in accounts of teaching excellence, student satisfaction or professional values. It seems to have little place in a world driven by competitive individualism. In this article, the author discusses kindness, which extends beyond the private…
Descriptors: Social Justice, College Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Altruism
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Favish, Judith; McMillan, Janice – London Review of Education, 2009
Challenges facing the higher education sector globally include questions over what counts as knowledge and what are valid forms of both its reproduction and production. This paper addresses the question of how what counts as valid knowledge is challenged and how it changes over time. It does this via an analysis of examples of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Role of Education
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Osler, Audrey – London Review of Education, 2008
Following the 2005 London bombings, there is widespread public debate about diversity, integration, and multiculturalism in Britain, including the role of education in promoting national identity and citizenship. In response to official concerns about terrorism, a review panel was invited to consider how ethnic, religious and cultural diversity…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism
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