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Banerjee, Pallavi Amitava – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are very valuable for economic growth. However, the number of young people pursuing STEM learning trajectories in the United Kingdom was lower than the predicted demand during the last decade. Several STEM enrichment and enhancement activities were thus funded by the government,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Enrichment Activities, Mathematics Skills
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Pensiero, Nicola; Green, Francis – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
We analyse the prevalence and effectiveness of out-of-school-time (OST) study programmes among secondary aged students, focusing on their potential for reducing socio-economic gaps in educational achievement. Compared to several extant studies, including the only prior study for Britain, whose findings could be affected by heterogeneous…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Incidence, Secondary School Students
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Olmedo, Antonio – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the role of governments in contemporary networked political configurations. Such networks constitute policy communities, usually based upon shared conceptions of social problems and their solutions. By enabling social, political, and economic connections at local, regional, national, and international levels, such networks…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Policy, Government Role, Networks
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Schilhab, Theresa – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Today, technology in the form of tablet computers (e.g. iPads) is crucial as a tool for learning and education. Tablets support educational activities such as archiving, word processing, and generation of academic products. They also connect with the Internet, providing access to news, encyclopaedic entries, and e-books. In addition, tablets have…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Davies, Chris – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The provision for every pupil in schools of one-to-one digital devices such as tablets and laptops is claimed to offer a range of benefits, both practical and educational. Opinions are still divided as to whether the benefits for teaching and learning in fact outweigh the cost, disruption to established teaching practice, and distraction for…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Handheld Devices, Laptop Computers, Technology Uses in Education
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper makes a distinctive contribution to the current debates concerning the role of personal mobile technologies (PMTs) in public education. It does this through drawing attention to the imperative to integrate digitally-mediated personalised education with teacher-mediated pluralised education. Premised on the notion that children's…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Practices, Handheld Devices, Agenda Setting
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Selwyn, Neil; Nemorin, Selena; Bulfin, Scott; Johnson, Nicola F. – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The past decade has seen the expansion of personal digital technologies into schools. With many students and teachers now possessing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, schools are initiating one-to-one and "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies aiming to make use of these "personal devices" in classrooms. While often discussed…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Ethnography
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Finkel, Kelsey – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article considers how using technology for writing might be theorised in ways that account for the lived experiences of writing and learning. The article presents one dimension of a larger study that employed principles of pragmatism and in-depth qualitative work to explore how uses of surfaces and implements relate to writerly ways of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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Hasse, Cathrine – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Ongoing developments in educational technologies place increasing demands on teachers who have to make decisions on a daily basis concerning how, when, and where to make use of technologies in classrooms. Building on results from the Danish project Technucation, this paper argues that there is a marked need for a teacher-specific version of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Educational Technology
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Wilkin, Sarah; Davies, Huw; Eynon, Rebecca – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Despite the ongoing discourse about the constantly connected and digitally savvy youth in the UK, a growing evidence base demonstrates that there are still significant inequalities in young people's ability to access and use the internet. There is a small, but significant, proportion of young people who do not have internet access at home, nor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged Youth, Laptop Computers
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Golding, Jennie – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Mathematics teachers across the Western world are faced with an expectation that they make significant change to their teaching, but repeated attempts have shown little embedded success. This paper draws on a longitudinal study of two apparently well-placed English mathematics departments attempting to make change aligned with both policy and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Styles, Longitudinal Studies, Alignment (Education)
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Dang, Que Anh – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has led the way in constructing the East Asian region with China, Japan, and South Korea, and an inter-regional entity with the European Union (EU)--known as the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). The initial aims were security and trade. Recently, however, higher education has been brought into these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Regional Cooperation
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Godfrey, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article examines the English government's vision for how research is proposed to lead to improvements in the system in the context of a school-led, self-improving system and rapid and sweeping legislative reforms. The debate about the role of research in the teaching profession has been sharpened by a large consultation effort in the academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Role
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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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Finesilver, Carla – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
There are many potential ways to represent arithmetical tasks, but students' choices may be limited by beliefs that only certain standardised representations are "legitimate" in school mathematics. Furthermore, concern for the quantity and speed of "work done" can override opportunities for meaningful engagement with the…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Arithmetic, Mathematics Achievement, Logical Thinking
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