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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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Edwards, Tony; Whitty, Geoff – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Provides an overview of recent British educational policy regarding "specialization" (school choice given to parents) and "selection" (student placement by ability or interest, controlled by the school). Specifically discusses the Assisted Places Scheme, a program granting need- and ability-based scholarships to academically…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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Fitz, John; Halpin, David; Power, Sally – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Considers the extent to which grant-maintained schools (state-supported but self-governing) in Britain have contributed to the diversification of the system. Argues that the private schools have yet to provide programs that are innovative or ground breaking. Includes excerpts from interviews with nine grant-maintained school headmasters. (MJP)
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
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Walford, Geoffrey – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Discusses the introduction and implementation of the 1988 Education Reform Act for England and Wales. Traces the attempts of several existing private schools to become grant maintained (eligible for various forms of government support). Most private and faith-based schools have not been successful in this endeavor. Discusses the reasons for this.…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation
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Chitty, Clyde – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Discusses the blurring of boundaries between state and private education system that has occurred since 1979 in Britain. Notes that the system has always maintained degrees of support for private and state-supported education. Investigates the social and political influences involved in the implementation of school vouchers and the 1988…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Tomlinson, Sally – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Examines some of the effects of the creation of an educational market, based on parental school choice, on ethnic minority students. Argues that the new market framework which encourages separation and competition has begun to affect the education of minority students in mostly negative ways. (MJP)
Descriptors: Competition, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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David, Miriam – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Argues that much of the recent scholarship on school choice, marketization, and diversity has ignored issues of gender. Provides an overview of several recent studies examining gender issues and parents' perspectives on school choice. Maintains that gender is a significant, if often, contradictory factor in these decisions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Ranson, Stewart; Martin, Jane; Nixon, Jon – Oxford Review of Education, 1997
Argues that choice, diversity, and equity are key organizing concepts of the neoliberal public domain. As such, they are implicated in the failure of neoliberalism to address the central predicaments of the age. Articulates a new vision of a learning democracy expressed through civic cooperation, participation, and justice. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democratic Values
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Halls, W. D. – Oxford Review of Education, 1985
The prime aim of the university should not be to promote national economic ends. The university should be an instrument of culture with general civilizing purposes. University autonomy in Great Britain is being threatened by the state. The proper relation between the university and government is an arm's length one. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives
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Gellert, Claudius – Oxford Review of Education, 1985
How financial restrictions and conservative policies have affected the quality and the functioning of higher education in England and West Germany is analyzed. Also discussed is how in both countries the institutional dependency on the state has increased or is being enlarged through changes in the politics of higher education. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Tilford, Roger – Oxford Review of Education, 1985
British universities remain autonomous and continue to act as effective agencies of political socialization. The historical ambivalence in the structure of the German university between academic freedom and state regulation remains, inhibiting the German university's value as an agency of political socialization. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education