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Simm, Rebecca; Roen, Katrina; Daiches, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
This paper reports on an empirical study concerning educational professionals' understandings of self-harm in primary school children. There is little research available about self-harm in primary-school aged children, and literature searches for the current study have revealed no research on primary school professionals' understandings of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Role
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Hammersley, Martyn – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
The core idea of action research is that there should be an intimate relationship between inquiry and practical or political activities. A challenge to this idea based on an influential ancient Greek hierarchy between theoria and praxis is examined. The contrary, pragmatist, notion that all inquiry arises out of human activity is accepted, but not…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Inquiry, Action Research, Educational Research
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Floden, Robert E.; Buchmann, Margret – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Asserts that many aspects of teaching are imbued with uncertainty. Suggests that teacher educators should introduce their students to the myriad uncertainties they will face in their work and encourage them to view them as an essential driving force in teaching. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Education Courses, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Su, Zhixin – Oxford Review of Education, 1990
Summarizes research findings using data from a national project, "A Study of the Education of Educators," on teacher education. Describes moral and professional socialization of teacher trainees in 29 U.S. institutions. Focuses on development of educational beliefs, attitudes, and values of teacher candidates. Identifies major problems as…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Ryba, Raymond – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Maintains that efforts aimed at the development of a European dimension to the general education curriculum offered in individual nations' schooling have increased in recent years. Asserts that the immediate goal is to provide young people with opportunities beyond their national borders. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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Nordenbo, Sven Erik – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Discusses ways to promote a European curriculum against two political tendencies: (1) attacks on "Eurocentrism"; and (2) the ongoing educational cooperation among European nations. Provides three as guidelines for future development: (1) critical attitude; (2) curricular pluralism; and (3) free discussion and human rights. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Cummings, William K. – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Challenges the prevailing Western approach to education by asserting that several Asian nations have and are developing a distinctive approach to human resource development. Describes characteristics of this approach and contrasts it to the Western model. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Judge, Harry – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Considers the contrasts and changing nature of teaching in France, England, and the United States. Reveals that sweeping public policy directives in the early 1960s created radically different educational institutions in England and France. By contrast, the United States has remained fairly constant with its emphasis on local autonomy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
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Frazer, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Discusses recent developments in the philosophy of social science, most of which reflect or grow out of the dichotomy between the empiricist and positivist schools of thought. Considers and rejects the realist response as being overly concerned with causal correlations to the exclusion of social mechanisms and processes. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Epistemology
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Hayden, Mary; Thompson, Jeff – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Considers the broad mix of schools proclaiming themselves "international" and attempts some clarification. Discusses recent literature that classifies schools by educational purpose rather than location. Attempts a definition of terms and calls for further study. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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Aitkin, Don – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Examines the preeminence of research in higher education. Reviews the modern university's history. Suggests that as most academics desire recognition, funding bodies are besieged by people seeking money for research. Argues that university staff members should be expected to contribute to, and should be evaluated for, teaching, research,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Publishing
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McCarthy, Cameron – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Examines three U.S. versions of multicultural education: (1) cultural understanding (teaching to promote appreciation of ethnic differences); (2) cultural competence (bilingual education); and (3) cultural emancipation (inclusion of minority culture in the curriculum). Argues that differences among the approaches have implications for race…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies
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Wilson, John – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Challenges the assertion that education is necessarily political. Suggests that discussion of education often focuses on its trappings, rather than the overall subject. Argues that education neither produces good workers and enterprising citizens nor autonomous, free thinking students who love learning. Concludes that such goals are best achieved…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Definitions, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Gungwu, Wang – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Discusses the history of Asian universities, their position today, and what the transitions represent for the future. Describes the major debate in the past as concerning the preservation of traditional cultural values while becoming modern institutions. Argues that Asian universities need to recognize the great relevance of traditions to social…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Context, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational Change
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Thomas, Alan J. – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Discusses individualized teaching or focusing on each child's individual learning needs. Presents a brief history of individualized teaching from Socrates to Dewey. Suggests that, although individualized teaching is the most beneficial kind of instruction, time, resources, and experience show it to be nearly nonexistent in the classroom. Describes…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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