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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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Burke, Catherine; Könings, Karen D. – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Past practices shape and limit the design imagination of teachers, pupils, parents, governors, and others concerned with designing modern schools. Bringing histories of education to the table in the participatory design process of new school buildings and curricula is necessary. Schools having an extraordinary past have the potential to draw from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Intellectual History, Educational Facilities Design
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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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Levin, Henry M.; Cornelisz, Ilja; Hanisch-Cerda, Barbara – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Social justice in education refers to the expectation that the education system provides fairness in its access to opportunities and results. Proponents of educational privatisation believe this would not only open up opportunities for those that otherwise are restricted from attending good schools, but that it would also improve overall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Privatization, Commercialization
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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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Kloosterman, Rianne; de Graaf, Paul M. – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
Research on educational careers generally regards non-promotion (grade retention) as harmful for the subsequent educational career. The present study argues that in tracked education systems, such as that in the Netherlands, non-promotion may appear to be an attractive option for under-achieving children, especially when the alternative is to…
Descriptors: Careers, Grade Repetition, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background
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Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
Policy debates on employability, lifelong learning and competence-based approaches suggest a convergence of VET approaches across European countries. Against the background of the creation of a European Qualifications Framework, this paper compares the VET systems of England, Germany and The Netherlands. The analysis reveals the distinct…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
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Sayer, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
This paper reflects on the usefulness and applicability of comparative inquiry for policy and practice in education development projects involving universities within the EU or EEA (Socrates, Erasmus, etc.) and especially in technical aid and outreach programmes (Tempus etc.), using concrete examples, exploring the distinctions made in EU…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Surveys, Outreach Programs, Educational Objectives
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Hahn, Carole L. – Oxford Review of Education, 1999
Reports on a comparative study of civic education in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Australia, discussing educational policies, practices, and classroom climate. Explores adolescents' political attitudes and behaviors cross-nationally, specifically focusing on political interest, political efficacy, and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment
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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