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Ryan, Alan – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
The essay does not seek to add to the scholarly literature on UK higher education, so much as to give a sympathetic account of the dilemmas confronting a progressive government of almost any political stripe and especially one that faces the constraints of New Labour. It begins paradoxically by pointing out that serious investment in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Williams, Trevor; Williams, Kitty; Kastberg, David; Jocelyn, Leslie – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
A statistical relationship between student affect and student achievement is routinely observed--students who like a particular subject also tend to do well in that subject. Theory suggests that the underlying causality is a mutual influence relationship in which affect influences, and is influenced by, achievement. Published analyses, however,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
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Wilson, John – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Urges a rethinking of equality regarding education. Emphasizes that equal access to education will not provide equality of ability. Suggests that educational administration somehow must select and foster excellence in those of ability while promoting fraternity and maintenance of dignity among everyone. Recommends cooperation between philosophers…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Equal Education
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Williams, J. Douglas – Oxford Review of Education, 1987
This study examined the extent of variation in national certificate examinations results among all secondary pupils, schools, and Educational Authorities (EAs) in Scotland. Results showed significant differences among the 16 EAs even after controlling for the effects of pupils' family backgrounds. Socio-economic status also influenced the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Patrick, Helen – Oxford Review of Education, 1986
States that the involvement of universities with teacher education has been seen as a threat to the university's claims to status and autonomy. Explores the nature of the ambivalent relationship between teacher education and the universities of England and Wales, focusing on several reports written over the past century. (JDH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Coleman, James S. – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Argues that equal educational opportunity demands different approaches for children from different backgrounds. Compares three phases in family economic and social conditions to those of a nation. Discusses (1) exploitation of children's labor on the subsistence level, (2) children as investments for the family on the industrial level, and (3)…
Descriptors: Development, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources, Elementary Education