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Graham, Archie; MacDougall, Lindsay; Robson, Dean; Mtika, Peter – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The complexity of practicum in initial teacher education, in terms of the range of diverse social relations and differing school contexts, provides a challenge for teacher educators worldwide, aiming to guide and shape opportunities for student teachers learning to teach. This challenge is further compounded by societal problems linked to child…
Descriptors: Poverty, Practicums, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Bokhove, Christian; Muijs, Daniel – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Policy changes in the higher education landscape have given way to increased interest in the way students perceive engagement in UK higher education. This paper examines whether we can reliably distinguish between institutions and disciplines, and what key student and institutional variables are a predictor of engagement of undergraduate students.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Learner Engagement, Universities, Evidence
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Iannelli, Cristina; Duta, Adriana – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Despite a wide international literature on the effect of vocational and general education on school-to-work transition, relatively little is known about the role of having studied specific subjects in explaining inequalities in young people's labour market outcomes. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining differences in employment chances of…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Majors (Students), Employment Potential, Longitudinal Studies
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McCune, Velda – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on extending our limited understanding of how the teaching and assessment practices of experienced academics develop. The development of academics as teachers is increasingly seen as a key focus but much of the research in this area has focused on formal educational development initiatives. The analysis presented here…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Time Management, Educational Technology
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Interest in progressive education ideas has often been accompanied by advocacy for greater use of interdisciplinary and holistic learning approaches, as these are considered beneficial in conceptual, curriculum, and pedagogical terms. The paper reviews the possibilities for progress on this basis and contextualises the paper around three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Progressive Education
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Baird, Jo-Anne; Gray, Lena – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The ways in which examination standards are conceptualised and operationalised differently across nations has not been given sufficient attention. The international literature on standard-setting has been dominated by the psychometrics tradition. Broader conceptualisations of examination standards have been discussed in the literature in England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Position Papers, Educational Policy
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Hedge, Nicki; MacKenzie, Alison – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Curriculum for Excellence, Scotland's 3--18 curriculum, has been described as 'the most significant curricular change in Scotland for a generation' (McAra, Broadley & McLauchlan, 2013, p. 223). The purpose of the curriculum is 'encapsulated' in four capacities in order that learners become i) successful learners, ii) confident individuals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Excellence in Education, Personal Autonomy
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Arnott, Margaret; Ozga, Jenny – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Nationalism is a key resource for the political work of governing Scotland, and education offers the Scottish National Party (SNP) government a policy space in which political nationalism (self determination) along with social and cultural forms of civic nationalism can be formed and propagated, through referencing "inwards" to…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Self Determination
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Paterson, Lindsay; Calvin, Catherine; Deary, Ian J. – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
Newly available survey data allow the investigation of the educational and employment opportunities open to Roman Catholics in Scotland in the mid-20th century. Previous research has shown that Catholic disadvantage in education and the labour market in the early 20th century had weakened or vanished by the end of the century, and that the main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities
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Beauchamp, Gary; Clarke, Linda; Hulme, Moira; Murray, Jean – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This paper examines the roles of research in teacher education across the four nations of the United Kingdom. Both devolution and on-going reviews of teacher education are facilitating a greater degree of cross-national divergence. England is becoming a distinct outlier, in which the locus for teacher education is moving increasingly away from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Comparative Education, Educational Change
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Cross, Beth; Hulme, Moira; McKinney, Stephen – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
This article critically examines pupil councils as a means of developing pupils' citizenship participation. It draws on findings across two research projects. The first study is a mixed method study commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) that reviews the range of participatory activities in Scottish schools and their contribution to…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Curriculum
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Reeves, Jenny; I'Anson, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
In an earlier study of learning on a practice-based postgraduate programme participants indicated that certain artefacts were critically important in enabling them to gain "permission" to act differently in their schools. Picking up on this suggestion, this study begins to explore how looking at the composition of texts by teachers as a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Rhetoric, Power Structure
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
In recent years there has been a heightened interest in educating for well-being; the belief that even when beset by economic gloom, schools can be a civilising force for good and can help make young people's lives more fulfilling and meaningful. However, the relative lack of conceptual analysis on well-being values and how they can flourish in…
Descriptors: Well Being, Values, Individual Development, Educational Policy
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Lasselle, Laurence; McDougall-Bagnall, Jonathan; Smith, Ian – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
This paper investigates degree classification outcomes for students with SQA Higher qualifications at an elite Scottish university. Students are characterised according to a new indicator based on their secondary school's academic performance relative to the national (Scottish) average. The results show that our school context indicator provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
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Walford, Geoffrey – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Section 12 of the Indian Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (the RTE Act) states that 25% of the entry-level places in all private schools should be free and reserved for students from economically and socially disadvantaged families. The Indian State governments will pay schools a per-child fee based on costs in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Private Schools, Economically Disadvantaged
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