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Sebba, Judy; Berridge, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
In England, 'Virtual Schools' oversee and support the educational progress of children in care. This paper reports on the analysis of 16 interviews with Virtual School headteachers that were part of two mixed methods research projects on the educational progress of children in care. These interviews explored their role; the types of support they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Principals, Virtual Classrooms
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Ott, Eleanor; O'Higgins, Aoife – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The right to education for all children, including asylum-seeking children, is enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, there is little research available to describe the educational provision provided to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in England. Crucially, it is not known whether the educational needs are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Rights, Access to Education, Refugees
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Sinclair, Ian; Luke, Nikki; Berridge, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
By age 16 the attainment of most children in or on the edge of out of home care has fallen well behind the average for their age. This paper uses the English National Pupil Database to examine how much of this falling behind occurs before the age of seven, and how any subsequent decline relates to time in care as against time outside it. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fernandez, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Internationally, reviews of educational outcomes of children in care reveal consistent findings highlighting the need for considerable policy attention to be paid to their education to ensure they achieve optimal economic and psychosocial life outcomes. Important to enhancing the educational achievement of children in care are support, stability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Caregiver Attitudes
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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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Hickey, Andrea J.; Flynn, Robert J. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We evaluated the effects of TutorBright tutoring on the reading and mathematics skills of children in family foster care, examined several potential moderators of the impact of tutoring, and explored possible 'spill-over' effects on the children's executive functioning and behavioural difficulties and on their caregivers' level of involvement in…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Foster Care, Tutorial Programs, Reading Skills
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Forsman, Hilma – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The book-gifting programme, the Letterbox Club, was developed as a response to the increased interest in ways of improving the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care. By reporting quantitative and qualitative findings from a Swedish trial, and compiling findings from previous British evaluations, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Books, At Risk Students
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Wilson, Jacqueline Z.; Harvey, Andrew; Mendes, Philip – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Australian and international research documents the limited access of young people transitioning from out-of-home care (OOHC) to further and higher education. This paper examines the processes, outcomes, and key findings of the Raising Expectations project, a collaborative university and industry approach to promote higher education among care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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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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Pring, Richard – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
The paper provides an historical but critical context for examining the relation of the pursuit of greater equality in schooling to the development of curriculum. This requires a brief account of what one means by the principle of equality, before showing the different ways in which there have been curriculum responses underpinned by philosophical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Debate, Curriculum Development, Politics of Education
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Barrance, Rhian; Elwood, Jannette – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper presents data that consider ways in which young people experience the curriculum through the lens of subject examination syllabuses (for GCSEs), their associated assessment techniques and structures, and educational policies at national and school level concerning subject choice. Drawing upon an original qualitative dataset from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Exit Examinations
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Seale, Oliver; Cross, Michael – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
It has been argued that traditional governance practices and decision making associated with the collegial model are no longer effective in universities, and business-like management techniques should be adopted. Dwindling resources, external demands for accountability, and increased competition for market share, have resulted in efficiency…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Belas, Oli – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This article aims to introduce Ernst Cassirer, and his philosophy of symbolic form, to education studies, and, in doing so, to challenge the widespread but deeply flawed views of knowledge and so-called knowledge-based education that have shaped recent education policy in England. After sketching the current educational landscape, and then some of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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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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Cukurova, Mutlu; Luckin, Rose; Baines, Ed – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
One of the fundamental purposes of educational research is to provide evidence to facilitate effective practice. However, the evidence itself does not have much value for practitioners unless key information about the context from which the evidence was generated is also provided. In this paper, we use the word 'context' to refer to factors that…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Evidence, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving
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