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Hardy, Ian; Rönnerman, Karin; Beach, Dennis – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper analyses recent educational reforms on teachers' work in Sweden following the 2010 Education Act, and up to the School Commission Report released in April 2017. We draw upon key policy texts and associated documents from the Ministry of Education, and the Swedish National Agency for Education ("Skolverket"). We consider the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Forsman, Hilma – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The book-gifting programme, the Letterbox Club, was developed as a response to the increased interest in ways of improving the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care. By reporting quantitative and qualitative findings from a Swedish trial, and compiling findings from previous British evaluations, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Books, At Risk Students
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Clapham, Andrew; Vickers, Rob – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Mathematics education is a high-stakes indicator of success in 'über' performative systems. The search to address England's mathematics underperformance resulted in cross-national attraction toward, and policy borrowing of, 'teaching for mastery' from the high-performing education systems of Shanghai and Singapore. We argue that the cultural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Policy, Mastery Learning, Low Achievement
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Major, Jae; Santoro, Ninetta – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Teaching practicum experiences, including those in international contexts, are based on partnerships between institutions and host schools, and the partnership between the pre-service teacher, the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. This article explores the relationship between pre-service teachers and cooperating teachers in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicum Supervision, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
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Härmä, Joanna – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
In some low-income countries, low-fee private schools targeting relatively poor communities have sprung up in considerable numbers meeting growing demand. This is often the case where government is not providing enough school places, but also where parents could access government schools for their children but choose not to, due to perceived low…
Descriptors: Private Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Chris; Rhys, Mirain; Waldron, Sam – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3-7 year-old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1 National Curriculum, it advocates a developmental, experiential, play-based approach to teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Hall, James; Eisenstadt, Naomi; Sylva, Kathy; Smith, Teresa; Sammons, Pamela; Smith, George; Evangelou, Maria; Goff, Jenny; Tanner, Emily; Agur, Maya; Hussey, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This paper presents a review of the family services that were offered by a sample of 121 English Sure Start Children's Centres in 2011 and 2012. Children's Centres are community based facilities that aim to improve outcomes for at-risk families and children through the delivery of a range of services largely aimed at families with young children.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delivery Systems, Community Services, Community Centers
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Sylva, Kathy – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
In the first volume of the "Oxford Review of Education" Jerome Bruner (1975) showed how the upbringing of the very young is influenced by poverty, and how different kinds of upbringing shape human development. He called the paper "Poverty and childhood" and baldly stated "With respect to virtually any criterion of equal…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Family Role, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Singh, Abhijeet – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
Various studies have noted that students enrolled in private schools in India perform better on average than students in government schools. In this paper, I show that large gaps in the test scores of children in private and public sector education are evident even at the point of initial enrollment in formal schooling and are associated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Public Education, Private Education
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Härmä, Joanna – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Lagos is home to 12,098 private schools catering to 57% of the state's enrolled children, from ultra-rich to relatively poor households, with many schools targeting those of lower socio-economic status. Government schools were intended to provide a just and equitable option for all; however, they have not kept pace with demand in terms of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Quality, School Choice
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Merrell, Christine; Tymms, Peter – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Since 1997, England has seen massive changes in the Early Years including the introduction of an early childhood curriculum, free pre-school education for three-year-olds and local programmes for disadvantaged communities. Many of these initiatives took time to introduce and become established. Beginning in 2001, and each year thereafter until…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Preschool Education, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Becky – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
In spite of continuing patterning of curriculum subject preference and choice by gender, there has been little recent attention to the argument developed in the 1970s that children play with different toys according to their gender, and that these provide girls and boys with (different) curriculum-related skills. The article describes a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Toys, Role, Educational Games
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Parrish, John M. – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
The humanist movement of the Northern Renaissance--often called "Christian humanism" or "Erasmian humanism" (after its most famous member, Desiderius Erasmus)--had a lasting impact on many areas of European intellectual and cultural life. This paper reviews the contribution of Erasmus and his circle to the theory and practice…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Humanism, World History
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Evangelou, Maria; Brooks, Greg; Smith, Sally – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
This article presents the findings of the Birth to School Study (BTSS) a longitudinal evaluation of the Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP); a family-focused intervention aimed at promoting early literacy, numeracy and self-esteem in a community at risk of educational underachievement. The main aim of the study was to investigate the effects…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Low Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth
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Scanlon, Margaret; Buckingham, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
UK government policy has increasingly emphasised the importance of learning in the home; and commercial companies have not been slow to respond. There is now a growing demand for out-of-school learning products and services, including study guides, early learning materials, educational web sites and private tuition. However the commercialisation…
Descriptors: Industry, Equal Education, Educational Resources, Study Guides
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