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Wesselhoeft, Kirsten – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper examines the role of the French state school classroom as a scene of moral pedagogy from the point of view of the French state and Muslim community activists. I argue that in both sets of discourses, the state school classroom is consistently figured as the front lines of a battleground, in which teachers, students, and parents are all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Ethical Instruction, Public Schools
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Dekker, Jeroen J. H.; Groenendijk, Leendert F. – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This article looks at the impact of Philippe Aries's classic "L'Enfant et la vie familiale sous l'ancien regime", published in 1960. His well-known idea of the emergence of "Le sentiment de l'enfance" caused a lively debate among historians and social scientists resulting in fundamental contributions to our knowledge about the…
Descriptors: Children, Family Life, Time Perspective, Authors
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Mattei, Paola – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This article concentrates on the policy reforms of schools in England, Germany, France and Italy, from 1988 to 2009, with a focus on the introduction of market accountability. Pressing demands for organisational change in schools, shaped by the objectives of "efficiency" and competition, which were introduced in England in the 1980s,…
Descriptors: Evidence, State Schools, Competition, Foreign Countries
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Resnik, Julia – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
Only since the 1990s has the impact of globalisation on education drawn scholarly attention, primarily due to the impact of international school achievement surveys. This study argues that the globalisation of education began much earlier, with the establishment of intergovernmental agencies, such as UNESCO and the OECD, and the adoption of…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Global Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Lemosse, Michel – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
The totally unusual experience of participating in the writing of "The University and the Teachers: France, the United States, England" is recalled here by one of the co-authors. This was a collective enterprise, under the direction of Harry Judge, and the other members of the team were two American researchers, Lynn Paine and Michael…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Book Reviews, Textbook Preparation, Comparative Education
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Johnson, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
The article compares the educational policy trajectories of four societies in the South-west Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Mauritius, Ile de la Reunion and South Africa. The main purpose is to trace the political pathways and differing educational policy trajectories of former colonies of Britain and France. Five metaphors are invoked in this paper to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Osler, Audrey; Starkey, Hugh – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
This paper examines media discourses in France and in Britain relating to young people, violence and disaffection in schools, setting these within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which emphasises young people's participation rights. It analyses policy initiatives developed since 1997 in each country to address…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Student Participation, Young Adults
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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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Opper, Susan – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Studies effects of study abroad among 172 female and 217 male graduates in the United Kingdom, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany between 1980 and 1984. Finds study abroad expedites obtaining job interviews but was of little advantage in securing employment for either sex. Finds degree credential provides a competitive edge. (NL)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Educational Research, Employed Women, Employment Potential
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Neave, Guy – Oxford Review of Education, 1988
Examining the ways in which Western European countries have presented and justified educational reform, Neave explores the shift in values and social ethics that occupy the center of the educational stage. States that education is less a part of social policy, but is increasingly viewed as a sub-sector of economic policy. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Educational Sociology
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Mallinson, Vernon – Oxford Review of Education, 1986
Maintains that the practices of various school systems are not directly transferable to other societies, in part, because to be effective, each educational system must closely reflect the ethos of those it is called upon to serve. Examples of failed attempts to transfer practices are included. (JDH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Comprehensive Programs, Cultural Background, Cultural Education
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Osborn, Marilyn; Broadfoot, Patricia – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Discusses a comparative study of elementary school teachers in England and France that preceded the implementation of the National Curriculum in English schools. Reports differences in teaching methods, classroom organization, and teacher student relationships between the two countries. Concludes that greater focus on professional autonomy by…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Noah, Harold J.; Eckstein, Max A. – Oxford Review of Education, 1989
Reports on recent changes in examination policy and practice in China, England and Wales, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Japan, Sweden, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Identifies and discusses some significant trade-offs arising from the implementation of examination policy. Discusses four nearly universal dilemmas of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests
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Niveau, Maurice – Oxford Review of Education, 1978
Discusses the role of the school in a changing society. Although France is the model, the discussion has international implications. Topics discussed include the former elitist system, the difficulty of equalizing opportunity, teacher roles, employment, permissiveness, values, the politicization of school and university, and administrative…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education