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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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Jerrim, John; Micklewright, John; Heine, Jorg-Henrik; Salzer, Christine; McKeown, Caroline – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important cross-national study of 15-year-olds' academic knowledge and skills. Educationalists and public policymakers eagerly await the tri-annual results, with particular interest in whether their country has moved up or slid down the international rankings, as compared to earlier…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Smyth, Emer – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Young people in Irish schools are required to choose whether to sit secondary exam subjects at higher or ordinary level. This paper draws on a mixed methods longitudinal study of students in 12 case-study schools to trace the factors influencing take-up of higher level subjects within lower secondary education. School organisation and process are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Mixed Methods Research, Middle Class, Working Class
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Jones, Karen L.; Tymms, Peter; Kemethofer, David; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry; Huber, Stephan; Myrberg, Eva; Skedsmo, Guri; Greger, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
It has been widely documented that accountability systems, including school inspections, bring with them unintended side effects. These unintended effects are often negative and have the potential to undo the intended positive effects. However the empirical evidence is limited. Through a European comparative study we have had the rare opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Inspection, School Visitation
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Gardner, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The Good Friday Agreement (1998) between the UK and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, heralded a significant step forward in securing peace and stability for this troubled region of the British Isles. From the new-found stability, the previous fits and starts of education reform were replaced by a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Treaties, Educational Discrimination
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Devine, Dympna; McGillicuddy, Deirdre – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
This paper foregrounds pedagogy in the realisation of children's rights to non-discrimination and serving their best interests, as articulated in the UNCRC. Drawing on a mixed methodological study of teachers in 12 schools it does so through exploring teacher pedagogies in terms of how they "think", "do" and "talk"…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Social Justice, Immigrants, Teaching Methods
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Arduin, Sarah – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
Since the Dakar Framework for Action, governments around the world, especially in Western societies, have reaffirmed their commitment to a quality education for all in an inclusive environment. The purpose of this paper is to understand the barriers that prevent an education system from guaranteeing an inclusive education for all and for children…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Equal Education, Barriers
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Morrissey, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Drawing on research conducted at National University of Ireland, Galway, this paper explores how senior managers at an Irish university are seeking to measure and facilitate academic performance in the context of national and global competitiveness and a higher education landscape that appears firmly inflected by neoliberal ideas of rankings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Competition
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Casey, Alice; Layte, Richard; Lyons, Sean; Silles, Mary – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
A recent rise in home computer ownership has seen a growing number of children using computers and accessing the internet from a younger age. This paper examines the link between children's home computing and their academic performance in the areas of reading and mathematics. Data from the nine-year-old cohort of the Growing Up in Ireland survey…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Smyth, Emer – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
A number of countries, including Ireland, have experienced a recent growth in the prevalence of "shadow education", that is, paid private tuition outside the schooling system. Previous international studies have indicated that such tuition can enhance academic performance and facilitate access to tertiary education. However, such studies…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Private Schools, International Studies, Foreign Countries
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Smyth, Emer; Hannan, Carmel – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
Previous research has indicated significant variation between schools in the proportion of their students who go on to higher education. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the specific school characteristics influencing application and entry to tertiary education. This paper sets out to analyse the individual and school factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Gray, Colette; Behan, Sarah – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
Evidence suggests that teacher shortages in Western Society, largely attributable to social and economic change, are threatening the future of school education in many developed economies. Questions concerning the subject areas affected and the impact teacher shortages have on schools and on pupil learning are topics of mounting speculation. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Teacher Shortage
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Waring, Martyn – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
This article, which is based on research funded by the Nuffield Foundation, examines the responses of higher education institutions (HEIs) to the recent reform of advanced level qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, known as "Curriculum 2000". The research, undertaken in late 2002 and early 2003 following the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Policy
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Titley, E. Brian – Oxford Review of Education, 1983
The Irish educational system in the period following Irish independence was heavily influenced by the Rev. Timothy J. Corcoran. Rejecting any sort of child-influenced curriculum, he called for a rigid classics-based education based on Catholic dogma with maximum emphasis on memorization and repetition rather than on inquiry. (IS)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Comparative Education, Conventional Instruction, Educational History