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Allen, Rebecca; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
The article aims to make a methodological contribution to the education segregation literature, providing a critique of previous measures of segregation used in the literature, as well as suggesting an alternative approach to measuring segregation. Specifically, the paper examines Gorard, Fitz and Taylor's finding that social segregation between…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Census Figures, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Gorard, Stephen – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
This brief response paper seeks to clarify and expand the work of Allen and Vignoles presented in this issue. What Allen and Vignoles have done is useful because it directly replicates my earlier analyses of trends in social segregation between schools since 1989. These findings have had considerable international impact. So, to have them…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Foreign Countries
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Smith, George; Exley, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
Claims are often made in British education about the extent to which policy reforms have been "borrowed" from overseas. Based on interviews with senior civil servants and HMI, this paper addresses the extent to which such claims apply to central government educational policy-making at school level in England between 1985 and 1995. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Public Schools, Interviews
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Maclure, Stuart – Oxford Review of Education, 1998
Offers an overview of the revolutionary changes in education in England and Wales during the decade following the Education Reform Act of 1988. Concludes that the changes adopted by the Thatcher and Major governments during this revolution will not be reversed by their Labour successors but built upon for further reform. (CMK)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Competitive Selection, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Pierson, Chris – Oxford Review of Education, 1998
Discusses the changes that occurred in the English education system beginning with the Educational Reform Act of 1988 due to the policies of the Conservative government, such as market competition and the National Curriculum. Addresses the policies of the New Labour Party since the reign of the Conservatives has now ended. (CMK)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Centralization, Competition, Conservatism
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Huckman, Lynda; Hill, Tim – Oxford Review of Education, 1994
Examines the use of rational planning techniques in five English elementary schools. Discusses the decision-making processes used to determine the employment and remuneration of teachers. Finds that the decree of control over decision making was related closely to the extent to which decisions would contribute to solutions of other school…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Tipple, Christopher – Oxford Review of Education, 1998
Describes the difficulties facing local education authorities (LEA) during the revolutionary period in British education. Illustrates that the role of the LEA has changed by exploring various definitions of LEAs proposed by the Audit Commission, the Conservative Government's White Paper "Self Government for Schools," and the White Paper…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education