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Roberts-Holmes, Guy – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article examines why the government in England has signed the country up to taking part in the OECD's new international assessment known as The International Early Learning and Well-being Study (IELS). The article highlights the role of IELS as a technology of neoliberal governance. Looking forward it considers how IELS may open up new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, Commercialization
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Smith, Lorna – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
It is now five years since the introduction of the current National Curriculum for English in England; it is just over 50 years since the Dartmouth Conference drew together American and English educationalists. This paper reports on a hermeneutic study that presents voices from the field of English teaching in England. It asks questions of today's…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Creative Teaching, National Curriculum, Hermeneutics
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Lithari, Eleni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Identity construction for individuals with dyslexia is significantly moulded by their transition to and experiences within secondary education. This is an interview-based study with 20 participants living in England. Support-related school experiences, relationships with teachers, societal perceptions about the importance of literacy and academic…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Self Concept
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Albon, Deborah; Hellman, Anette – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Inspired initially by Elias's (1994) work on 'civilising processes', this article draws on a project in which an English and a Swedish researcher examines ethnographic data on mealtimes from two of their respective studies undertaken in early childhood settings. Despite the differing contexts, the data show a marked similarity in the way…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Food
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Barley, Ruth; Russell, Lisa – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children's and young people's everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnography, Participatory Research, Psychological Patterns
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McIntyre, Joanna; Youens, Bernadette; Stevenson, Howard – Research Papers in Education, 2019
The teacher preparation landscape in England has been subject to radical policy change. Since 2010, the policy agenda has repositioned initial teacher preparation as a craft best learnt through observation and imitation of teachers in school settings. Simultaneously, a market-based approach to the recruitment of pre-service teachers has led to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Educational Policy
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Davies, Peter; Ercolani, Marco G. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We present an analysis of A-level subject choices at around age 16 for a cohort of students in English schools who completed their studies in 2014. We examined both the National Pupil Database and a unique rich dataset on the subject preferences and subsequent choices between the ages of 16 and 18 (i.e. GCSE and A-level). We found substantive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Selection (Students), Advanced Courses, Secondary School Students
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Torgerson, Carole; Brooks, Greg; Gascoine, Louise; Higgins, Steve – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Ten years after publication of two reviews of the evidence on phonics, a number of British policy initiatives have firmly embedded phonics in the curriculum for early reading development. However, uncertainty about the most effective approaches to teaching reading remains. A definitive trial comparing different approaches was recommended in 2006,…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Perry, Thomas – Research Papers in Education, 2019
A compositional effect is when pupil attainment is associated with the characteristics of their peers, over and above their own individual characteristics. Pupils at academically selective schools, for example, tend to out-perform similar-ability pupils who are educated with mixed-ability peers. Previous methodological studies however have shown…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Correlation, Individual Characteristics, Peer Influence
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Morland, Kate V.; Breslin, Dermot; Stevenson, Fionn – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to examine multiple learning cycles across a UK housebuilder organization following changes made to their quality management routine at the organizational level, through to subsequent understanding and enactment at the level of the individuals involved. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Law, C. Eleanor; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Educational or school psychologists (EPs/SPs) can offer support with behaviour concerns at the levels of individual, group or organisation. Their practices, whilst being psychologically based, must be responsive to local contexts and needs. To explore behaviour practice in a real-world context, and to consider how development in this domain might…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems
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Woolhouse, Clare – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This article is a critical discussion regarding a photo elicitation research project. In the project children and young people studying in primary, secondary and special schools were invited to explore their experiences of inclusion and exclusion by taking photographs of their everyday activities. These photographs were cartoonised to protect…
Descriptors: Photography, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Schools, Inclusion
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Bradbury, Alice – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper examines processes of datafication in early childhood education (ECE) settings for children from birth-five years in England and how this relates to increased formalisation. Unusually, ECE in England includes a standardised curriculum and formative and statutory assessments; thus it has been described as subject to both datafication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Matthews, Miranda – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Learning in the arts has the potential to be a co-constructive means of inquiry for students, which enables experience of the self in relation to practice. This research explores a practice-based investigation of agency as self-definition, amid normative social constructions of the subject. The focus for data analysis is a project taught to BTEC…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Art Education, Design, Disadvantaged Environment
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