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Panjwani, Farid – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
It is widely accepted in academia and state policies that recent years have seen an increasing stress on publicly enacted Muslim identity in Britain and in many other parts of the world. Less recognised is the fact that many among those who call themselves Muslims do not share religion as a predominant identity-attribute for themselves. Such…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Identification, Religion
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Kogan, Maurice – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
Anthony Crosland was the most formative of education ministers in the 1960s whose contribution promoted intellectual activity within the policy discourse. He retains an iconic status for that reason. He provided the intellectual foundations of "revisionism" which emancipated the Labour Party from belief in nationalisation as the way to…
Descriptors: Biographies, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Public Education
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Bernard, G. W. – Oxford Review of Education, 2000
States there is unease among university historians about the impact of research assessment exercises (that is a regular determinant of university funding) on their subject. Argues that such concern reflects characteristics of the discipline, making selective funding of university history departments awkward. (CMK)
Descriptors: Departments, Educational Resources, Evaluation, Financial Support
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Hoyle, Eric; John, Peter – Oxford Review of Education, 1998
Addresses the development and problems associated with British teacher education programs particularly focusing on the practices that failed to prepare student teachers during the 1965-76 period. Argues that locating teacher education in the schools will not solve the problems in education but instead the program should remain in the university…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Goldman, Lawrence – Oxford Review of Education, 1999
Discusses the origins of university adult education and the motives of the Oxford and Cambridge teachers who organized and taught the first classes. Surveys the history of university adult education by examining four phases, each associated with a particular form of political commitment. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Brademas, John – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Discusses the recent drastic changes in world affairs. Examines differences between U.S. and British higher education. Argues that both systems must adapt to global changes by (1) improving teaching about foreign countries and cultures; (2) closing the gap between the worlds of learning and work; and (3) assuring stable governmental and private…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education
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Carr, David – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Discusses the proper balance between theory and practice in the professional preparation of teachers. Contents that the argument between educational theory and school-based practice is based mistakenly on the premise that practical training is opposed to theory. Concludes that teacher education must be based on the moral and evaluative…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs
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Halsey, A. H. – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Compares access to higher education in Great Britain with other nations in Europe, in North America, and Australia. Concludes that Britain is behind Germany and Sweden but continues to make progress. Includes a table comparing college graduation rates in 20 nations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Discrimination
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Goldstein, Harvey – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Reviews educational research on social class, gender, and ethnic bias. Argues that constructing assessment instruments is a complex task, involving social and political assumptions as well as technical expertise. Calls for additional research on the impact of assessment on self-esteem and other issues related to test bias. (CFR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Equal Education
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Leat, David J. K. – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Asserts that the debate about competency-based teacher education is in its early stages and is hampered by lack of conceptual clarity. Discusses the importance of considering competence within a framework that includes higher order thinking. Describes competence as a state where behavior, cognition, and feeling are balanced. (CFR)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Jackson, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 1994
Asserts that, among the many disadvantages suffered by children cared for by public agencies, low educational achievement has the most serious consequences for their future life chances. Reports that research findings on young people previously in care confirm that education is crucially important for the quality of their adult life. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Child Caregivers, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Walker, T. G. – Oxford Review of Education, 1994
Maintains that the education of children who are cared for by public agencies is now a national issue. Describes the work of the Manchester Teaching Service (England), which has been at the forefront of national development and change. Concludes with a case study that illustrates the philosophy and purpose of the agency. (CFR)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries
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Lawrence, Daniel – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Contends that secondary school teacher careers have been transformed in the past 25 years. Asserts that the increased influence of educators with broader curricular and administrative responsibilities is at the expense of heads of traditional subject departments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Career Choice, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
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Blatchford, Peter; Mortimore, Peter – Oxford Review of Education, 1994
Reports that the debate over class size in schools has become more heated in recent years. Examines recent research and attempts to answer three questions regarding class size and academic achievement. Concludes that there is a link between the 2, but only in the early years and only with classes smaller than 20 students. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Class Size, Classroom Environment
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Dunn, Seamus – Oxford Review of Education, 1989
Discusses attempts to religiously integrate schools in Northern Ireland. Describes three characteristics of these new schools. Examines planned religious composition of the enrollment and staffing, the ethos of the school relative to the two communities, and the role of parents in the management of the schools. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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