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Hansen, Kirstine; Henderson, Morag – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Gaps in GCSE attainment have long been the concern of policy makers, academics, and social commentators, largely due to the importance of these exams for setting children on their future academic and career pathways. In the past a wide range of factors relating to the pupils, their families, and their schools have been found to account for…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Okpych, Nathanael; Courtney, Mark – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper draws on data collected from two of the most extensive longitudinal studies of care leavers in the US. The Midwest Study (2003-2011) included 732 youths in foster care in three Midwestern states, and the CalYOUTH Study (2012-present) includes 727 youths in California foster care. The paper has three objectives: (1) describe trends in…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment
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Gardner, David; Lau, Ken – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study of prior and current experiences with English of non-local Asian international students and of their language expectations when commencing their studies at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. In addition to grappling with new academic demands, these sojourners need to adapt to a vastly different social…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Outhwaite, Deborah; Ferri, Giuliana – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper investigates the changes in educational policy in England regarding the implementing of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (henceforth IBDP) into post-16 (sixth form) education. The aim is to illustrate the unique trajectory of the IBDP in England: from its adoption in schools and colleges across the country, to its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Policy, Secondary Education
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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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Bunnell, Tristan – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
The three main programmes of the Geneva-registered International Baccalaureate (IB) have grown substantially worldwide over the past decade, although the programmes have found a natural "home" in the United States. This paper charts the growth of the IB in the United Kingdom (UK) revealing that involvement there, mainly in England and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Newton, Paul E. – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
In May 2008, Ofqual established a two-year programme of research to investigate the nature and extent of (un)reliability within the qualifications, examinations and assessments that it regulated. It was particularly concerned to improve understanding of, and confidence in, this technically complex and politically sensitive phenomenon. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reliability, Educational Assessment, Case Studies
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Murphy, Roger – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
This paper explores the media coverage of UK national examination results. Utilising the findings from a previous Economic and Social Research Council-funded investigation into the media coverage of the release of General Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced-level General Certificate of Education results, the paper builds on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Effects, Educational Assessment
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Jackson, Michelle – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
In this paper, I examine ethnic inequalities in educational attainment in England and Wales. I focus on the two main educational transitions in England and Wales: the transition at age 16, from compulsory to post-compulsory education, and the transition at age 18, from school to university. I take into account the distinction made by Boudon (1974)…
Descriptors: Social Class, Compulsory Education, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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Schneider, Silke L.; Tieben, Nicole – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
The German secondary education system is highly stratified. However, the higher tracks have expanded vastly over the last decades, leading to substantial changes in the distribution of students across the different tracks. Following the German re-unification, the school structure itself has also changed to some degree. Furthermore, several smaller…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Track System (Education), Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Hannum, Emily; An, Xuehui; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Despite the important role played by examinations in educational stratification and mobility in China, to our knowledge there is no literature in English that investigates the impact of exams on educational attainment with empirical data. We address this gap with an investigation of how examinations shape opportunities for children of the rural…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Tests
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Kariya, Takehiko – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Any moves towards substantive equality in education must negotiate the contradictions between equality and efficiency. Equality of education comes about through both the widening of opportunity and the maintenance of educational quality, but in the context of limited resources, educational policy rarely serves both ends simultaneously. Regardless…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Alexandersson, Mikael – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
This article describes and analyses some crucial aspects in the latest reforms of Swedish upper secondary education. For decades Sweden stood out as a special case in several respects, in particular the integration of different tracks in upper secondary education; offering second chances to dropouts, and success in terms of equality and…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Secondary Education, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Paterson, Lindsay; Pattie, Alison; Deary, Ian J. – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Newly accessible data from the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 are used to investigate the legacy in the 1950s of reforms to Scottish secondary schooling in the first four decades of the 20th century. These reforms had sought to extend opportunity for post-primary education beyond the children of the professional middle class who had formed the…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Age, Foreign Countries, Social Class
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Pike, Mark A. – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
The Academies Programme in England, whereby new schools may be privately sponsored and managed but publicly funded, has expanded rapidly with over 200 academies already open before 2010 and many more likely given the education policies promoted by Michael Gove as Conservative Secretary of State for Education. A significant number of academies are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Values, School Administration
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