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Hayden, Mary; McIntosh, Shona – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Academic outcomes of post-16 education can be understood in terms of their value for gaining access to university and, at a time when global educational mobility is growing, internationally recognised university entrance qualifications may be considered a form of personal capital. However, narrowly measured outcomes may not reflect the breadth of…
Descriptors: International Education, Creativity, Experiential Learning, Transformative Learning
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Appleton, Margaret; Vellani, Shezleen – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
The media analysis is situated in the larger body of studies that explore the varied reasons why different policy actors advocate for international large-scale student assessments (ILSAs) and adds to the research on the fast advance of the global education industry. The analysis of "The Economist," "Financial Times," and…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, International Assessment, Educational Practices, Content Analysis
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See, Beng Huat; Gorard, Stephen – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
There is currently a considerable body of research suggesting that parental involvement is linked to young people's attainment at school. It is also generally agreed that a number of factors such as parental background, attention, warmth and parenting style are associated with children's later life outcomes. However, although widely assumed on the…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Correlation, Attribution Theory, Outcomes of Education
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Leat, David; Reid, Anna; Lofthouse, Rachel – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
In this paper, we explore what is known about teachers' engagement in and with educational research with a special emphasis on teachers' voice evoking their experience of participating in research. This will draw upon international contexts in order to suggest ways of utilising the benefits of research in practice. Our review is framed around five…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Mincu, Monica Elena – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
In a rapidly changing world, students' success depends upon the schools' capacity to deal with their specific instructional needs. Thus, effective teaching plays the role of a unique protective factor that may reduce and even close the achievement gap. Two broad questions structure this study: What is the research contribution to teacher quality…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research, Role, Learning Processes
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Ertl, Hubert; Zierer, Klaus; Phillips, David; Tippelt, Rudolf – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This paper presents findings from two studies of publication patterns in leading English, German, European and US journals of education. The studies were funded by the German Research Association and conducted by an international team of researchers. All papers published in 14 selected journals between 2001 and 2010 were analysed in terms of their…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Educational Research, Comparative Analysis, Journal Articles
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Hall, James; Eisenstadt, Naomi; Sylva, Kathy; Smith, Teresa; Sammons, Pamela; Smith, George; Evangelou, Maria; Goff, Jenny; Tanner, Emily; Agur, Maya; Hussey, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This paper presents a review of the family services that were offered by a sample of 121 English Sure Start Children's Centres in 2011 and 2012. Children's Centres are community based facilities that aim to improve outcomes for at-risk families and children through the delivery of a range of services largely aimed at families with young children.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delivery Systems, Community Services, Community Centers
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Tatto, Maria Teresa – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
The stated goal of current education reform is the redesign of education systems in pursuit of quality. Systems that consistently "come out on top" have excited much interest in uncovering the features that have contributed to their success; notably among these is the preparation of future teachers. Research on teacher education quality…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Research, Program Improvement, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Cordingley, Philippa – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This paper summarises findings from several systematic research reviews about the contribution of research to effective continuing professional development and learning (CPDL) activities and their impact on pupils and teachers. It starts with a review of how teachers engage in and with research as part of CPDL, how teachers and researchers shape…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education
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Mercer, Neil; Dawes, Lyn – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
The close study of classroom talk has been an active field of research since the 1970s, when John Furlong made his significant contribution. Focusing particularly on research into teacher-student interactions, we will review the development of this field from the 1970s until the present, considering what has been learned and the educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction Process Analysis, Classroom Environment, Educational Research
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Hagenauer, Gerda; Volet, Simone E. – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
This article reviews the extant research on the relationship between students and teachers in higher education across three main areas: the quality of this relationship, its consequences and its antecedents. The weaknesses and gaps in prior research are highlighted and the importance of addressing the multi-dimensional and context-bound nature of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Universities, College Students, College Faculty
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Oancea, Alis – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
This paper traces long-standing philosophical, sociological and political tensions that have been at the core of narratives about state-funded teacher education, since its inception in England. These tensions are still visible today in debates around the professional knowledge of teachers, such as those described in Furlong (2013).…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Foreign Countries
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Delamont, Sara – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
The work of John Furlong on school and classroom ethnography is located in its context and its achievements celebrated. The paper focuses on class, ethnicity and gender issues as it explores the changes and continuities in the ethnography of education over the 66-year period covered. The qualities of a good ethnographer are playfully compared to…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Class, Ethnicity, Qualitative Research
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Goodman, Joyce; Grosvenor, Ian – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
The article begins with an exploration of the current state of history of education by drawing on published reviews of history of education, thematic analysis of journal content, and mapping of postgraduate study. It then highlights "moments of insecurity". These are characterised by a particular discourse that frames the future of the discipline…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Change, Graduate Study
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Dearden, Lorraine; Machin, Stephen; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
In this paper we offer an appraisal of the economics of education research area, charting its history as a field and discussing the ways in which economists have contributed both to education research and to education policy-making. In particular, we highlight the theoretical and methodological contributions that economists have made to the field…
Descriptors: Economics, Economic Research, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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