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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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Fernandez, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Internationally, reviews of educational outcomes of children in care reveal consistent findings highlighting the need for considerable policy attention to be paid to their education to ensure they achieve optimal economic and psychosocial life outcomes. Important to enhancing the educational achievement of children in care are support, stability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Caregiver Attitudes
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Wilson, Jacqueline Z.; Harvey, Andrew; Mendes, Philip – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Australian and international research documents the limited access of young people transitioning from out-of-home care (OOHC) to further and higher education. This paper examines the processes, outcomes, and key findings of the Raising Expectations project, a collaborative university and industry approach to promote higher education among care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
East Asian dominance in international large-scale assessments is widely known. This is often explained as an outcome of highly competitive, exam-oriented education systems in East Asia, wherein students partake in a fierce competition for limited college entrance. Although achievement scores may be comparatively higher, the argument goes, the…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Cross Cultural Studies, Competition, High Stakes Tests
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Adoniou, Misty; Gallagher, Mary – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article reports on a study of teacher and principal attitudes to newly mandated teacher standards in Australia. The qualitative study of 36 teachers and principals was conducted over 12 months as the new educators in five schools completed a mandatory teacher probation process framed by the teacher standards. The study found positive…
Descriptors: Standards, Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation
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Selwyn, Neil; Nemorin, Selena; Bulfin, Scott; Johnson, Nicola F. – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The past decade has seen the expansion of personal digital technologies into schools. With many students and teachers now possessing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, schools are initiating one-to-one and "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies aiming to make use of these "personal devices" in classrooms. While often discussed…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Ethnography
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Butler, Des; Coe, Sandra; Field, Rachael; McNamara, Judith; Kift, Sally; Brown, Catherine – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the principle of "Transition" as it has been conceptualised by the Curriculum Renewal in Legal Education project. The project sought to develop a principled framework for renewing the final year of tertiary legal education in Australia. Capstone experiences were chosen as the most appropriate mechanism for assisting…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Legal Education (Professions), Transitional Programs, Student Needs
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Hardy, Ian – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
This paper provides insights into non-Indigenous teachers' efforts to engage proactively and productively with students to enhance their learning in a predominantly Indigenous community in northern Queensland, Australia. Drawing upon notions of "funds of knowledge", forms of capital as part of community cultural wealth, Critical Race…
Descriptors: Criticism, Indigenous Populations, Social Capital, Cultural Capital
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Marks, Gary N. – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
Schools' socioeconomic status (SES) has been claimed as an important influence on student performance and there are calls for a policy response. However, there is an extensive literature which for various reasons casts doubt on the veracity of school-SES effects. This paper investigates school-SES effects with population data from a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Burn, Katharine; Mutton, Trevor – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This review examines the kinds of relationship between research and practice that have been envisaged in programmes designed to provide opportunities for beginning teachers to engage in "research-informed clinical practice". Although the terminology varies, scope for inclusion is defined by an intention to facilitate and deepen the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Theory Practice Relationship
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Bleazby, Jennifer – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
Inherent in most school curricula is some sort of curriculum hierarchy--that is, an assumption that some school subjects are more valuable than others. This paper examines the epistemological assumptions that underpin one such curriculum hierarchy, which I refer to as "the traditional curriculum hierarchy". It is a pervasive and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Vertical Organization, Intellectual Disciplines, Epistemology
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Jogie, Melissa Reshma – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
How are English texts selected to teach students from culturally diverse backgrounds in Australia and England? The English curricula in both countries aim for students to read and interpret meanings through texts, while learning about their culture, and that of cultural others. However, the current list of prescribed texts in both curricula are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods
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Jerrim, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
A small group of high-performing East Asian economies dominate the top of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. This has caught the attention of Western policymakers, who want to know why East Asian children obtain such high PISA scores, and what can be done to replicate their success. In this paper I investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Standardized Tests, Immigrants
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Mills, Martin; Monk, Sue; Keddie, Amanda; Renshaw, Peter; Christie, Pam; Geelan, David; Gowlett, Christina – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
This paper explores the impact of a Teaching and Learning Audit of all government schools in Queensland, Australia. This audit has a concern with the extent to which schools "differentiate classroom learning". We note that in England, since September 2012, one of the standards that teachers have been expected to demonstrate is an ability…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Policy, Classroom Techniques, Audits (Verification)
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Klenowski, Val – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Curriculum and standards-referenced assessment reform in accountability contexts are increasingly dominated by the use of testing, evidence, comparative analyses of achievement data and policy as numbers all of which have given rise to a set of related developments. Internationally these developments towards the use of standards for assessment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Accountability
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