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Fransson, G.; Holmberg, J.; Lindberg, O. J.; Olofsson, A. D. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The digitalisation of educational contexts has changed the practice of teaching and learning. In this, teachers have a key role in enacting digital technologies for this purpose and have different opportunities to do so. This article explores how digitalisation can affect teachers by focusing on: (a) how teachers manage to capitalise on…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Hardy, Ian; R̦nnerman, Karin; Beach, Dennis РOxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper analyses recent educational reforms on teachers' work in Sweden following the 2010 Education Act, and up to the School Commission Report released in April 2017. We draw upon key policy texts and associated documents from the Ministry of Education, and the Swedish National Agency for Education ("Skolverket"). We consider the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Forsman, Hilma – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The book-gifting programme, the Letterbox Club, was developed as a response to the increased interest in ways of improving the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care. By reporting quantitative and qualitative findings from a Swedish trial, and compiling findings from previous British evaluations, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Books, At Risk Students
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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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Berglund, Jenny – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article suggests that the secular norms which influence much of the Swedish school system silence the voices and experiences of young Muslims who also attend Islamic supplementary education. It is based on interviews with 20 Muslim students in Sweden who reflected on their experiences of attending supplementary Islamic education in parallel…
Descriptors: Muslims, Foreign Countries, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards
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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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Baxter, Jacqueline; Clarke, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Since its inception in 1992 Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) has inspected schools under Section 9 of the Education (Schools) Act 1992; Section 10 of the School Inspections Act 1996; and Section 5 of the Education Act 2005. Pressure on England to improve its system of education has not only emerged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Institutional Evaluation, Academic Standards
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Beach, Dennis; Bagley, Carl – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
Research suggests that certain common policy presuppositions can be identified regarding teacher education programmes in advanced knowledge-based economies, most notably the relationship between formal education (schooling) and economic production, and the role of teacher education in respect to this relationship. This article draws on the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Role of Education, Teacher Role
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Alexandersson, Mikael – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
This article describes and analyses some crucial aspects in the latest reforms of Swedish upper secondary education. For decades Sweden stood out as a special case in several respects, in particular the integration of different tracks in upper secondary education; offering second chances to dropouts, and success in terms of equality and…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Secondary Education, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Polesel, John; Keating, Jack – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Located differentially (and to its detriment) within a status hierarchy of knowledge, vocational education has been called upon to satisfy an increasing range of political and social needs, including meeting the needs of industry and government and catering for increasing pupil diversity. Faced with stubbornly immobile rates of school completion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Policy
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Beach, Dennis; Dovemark, Marianne – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
This article uses ethnographic research from two Year 8 classes in two middle-sized secondary schools about a kilometre apart in a Swedish west-coast town to examine how new policies for personalised learning have developed in practice, in the performative cultures of modern schools in a commodity society. One school stands in a predominantly…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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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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Husen, Torsten – Oxford Review of Education, 1986
Reviews the school reform efforts that took place in Sweden between the mid 1940s and late 1960s. Draws four conclusions regarding school reform efforts, among them that: (1) reforms must be conceived in a wider socio-economic context and may not substitute for social and economic changes, and (2) reforms must take into consideration educators'…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Theories
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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