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Hansen, Kirstine; Henderson, Morag – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Gaps in GCSE attainment have long been the concern of policy makers, academics, and social commentators, largely due to the importance of these exams for setting children on their future academic and career pathways. In the past a wide range of factors relating to the pupils, their families, and their schools have been found to account for…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Jones, Sally Ann; Seilhamer, Mark Fifer – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This study, situated in a multilingual, English-medium educational context, draws on theory from mathematics and language education to capture teachers' perspectives on the place of language in their mathematics pedagogy. The benchmark study explored this topic through surveying and interviewing teachers. Additionally, it sought to relate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language of Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Gruschka, Andreas – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper introduces and summarises a programme of German research into teaching started 20 years ago. This research draws on Herbart's analysis of teaching with its focus on 'Bildung' (formation) which is distinguished from the measurement/psychometric tradition. It offers the possibilities of a deeper empirical understanding of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Faculty Development
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Jeffrey, Ricky – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Previous research suggests that knowledge in different subjects varies in terms of objectivity and 'granularity' (division of knowledge content into smaller chunks). It has also been suggested that subject objectivity and granularity vary across different educational systems, due to resource differences. This study measures knowledge objectivity…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Exit Examinations
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Brady, Alison M. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Self-evaluation, a devolved, rigorous form of teacher inspection, has increasingly been promoted in educational circles as a way to balance both teacher autonomy and accountability. Such balancing acts help to alleviate anxiety around inspection, for the teacher who would otherwise face a visit from an inspector, and for the public who are…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Professional Autonomy, Accountability
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Hopwood, Nick; Mäkitalo, Åsa – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Relationships young children have with caring adults are important in mitigating the effects of adversity in early childhood. Facilitating parents' learning is central to support that helps parents cope with difficult circumstances. Within this, a focus on parent-child relationships is crucial. This presents significant challenges to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Parents, At Risk Persons, Correlation
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Burgess, Simon; Greaves, Ellen; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We study school choice in England using a new dataset containing the choices of all parents seeking a school place in state secondary schools. We provide new empirical evidence to inform how the school choice market functions, including the number of choices made, whether the nearest school is the first choice and the probability of an offer from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Equal Education, Admission (School)
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Davies, Peter; Ercolani, Marco G. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We present an analysis of A-level subject choices at around age 16 for a cohort of students in English schools who completed their studies in 2014. We examined both the National Pupil Database and a unique rich dataset on the subject preferences and subsequent choices between the ages of 16 and 18 (i.e. GCSE and A-level). We found substantive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Selection (Students), Advanced Courses, Secondary School Students
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Jones, Sally Ann – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
By providing descriptive evidence from an ethnographic study at three Singaporean primary schools, this paper reveals how participants in children's education perceive and account for the relations they shape between home and school. Through analyses of interview data from teachers, parents, and children, the article demonstrates the potential…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Ethnography, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Yin, Ming; Yeakey, Carol Camp – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
In 2016, approximately 5 million students, about 2% of global tertiary enrolments, studied abroad. As globalisation of education advances, tertiary student mobility is an important channel through which highly skilled immigrants arrive and work in different nation states. Informed by the multidisciplinary internationalisation frameworks, this…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Political Power, Global Approach
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Graham, Archie; MacDougall, Lindsay; Robson, Dean; Mtika, Peter – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The complexity of practicum in initial teacher education, in terms of the range of diverse social relations and differing school contexts, provides a challenge for teacher educators worldwide, aiming to guide and shape opportunities for student teachers learning to teach. This challenge is further compounded by societal problems linked to child…
Descriptors: Poverty, Practicums, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Fransson, G.; Holmberg, J.; Lindberg, O. J.; Olofsson, A. D. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The digitalisation of educational contexts has changed the practice of teaching and learning. In this, teachers have a key role in enacting digital technologies for this purpose and have different opportunities to do so. This article explores how digitalisation can affect teachers by focusing on: (a) how teachers manage to capitalise on…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Woods, Kevin; McCaldin, Tamsin; Hipkiss, Amanda; Tyrrell, Beverley; Dawes, Megan – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper presents a novel explanation for the continued absence of a children's rights strategy within high-stakes educational assessment with reference to the competing purposes of high-stakes assessments and group-based constructions of fairness in assessment. We provide an original critique of group-based perspectives on the validity of…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Student Rights, Student Evaluation, High Stakes Tests
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Glaesser, Judith – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper first provides a brief overview of the history and current usage of the concept of competence in academic research, and then undertakes a critical discussion of how the term is currently used in educational policy. The running example used throughout the paper is competence in foreign language learning. The PISA study is discussed to…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Chiu, Yuan-Li Tiffany – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This article investigates academics' expectations and interpretations of the personal statement and its associated evaluation practice in the context of postgraduate school admissions. The analysis was based on semi-structured interviews with 10 experienced academics in doctoral applications evaluation at a US university. Data were thematically…
Descriptors: College Admission, Doctoral Programs, College Applicants, Academic Discourse
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