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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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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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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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Walker, Melanie – London Review of Education, 2008
This paper proposes that widening participation in higher education might distinctively be conceptualised beyond economically driven human capital outcomes, as a matter of widening capability. Specifically, the paper proposes forming the capability of students to become and to be "strong evaluators", able to make reflexive and informed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Access to Education, Barriers