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Oppedisano, Veruska; Turati, Gilberto – Education Economics, 2015
This paper provides evidence on the sources of differences in inequality in educational scores and their evolution over time in four European countries. Using Programme for International Student Assessment data from the 2000 and the 2006 waves, the paper shows that inequality decreased in Germany and Spain (two "decentralised" schooling…
Descriptors: Evidence, Equal Education, Etiology, Educational Development
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Gur, Nurullah; Boyaci, Israfil; Ozcan, Yunus – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Trust is one crucial prerequisite for the welfare state. However, very few empirical studies exist that help us understand the mechanisms through which trust affects the welfare state. Influencing public support for developing friendly public policies might be one of these mechanisms. In this study, we use unique micro data from 34 countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Public Policy, Surveys
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Ethics and Education, 2015
Though concerned with knowledge, this article begins with unknown political events that are ignored by the culture and educational practices of the societies in whose name the events took place. The questions that these events raise indicate a relation of epistemology with ethics and education that complicates some theoretical and managerial…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Ethics, Politics, Education
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Sullivan, Alice; Brown, Matt – British Educational Research Journal, 2015
This paper examines inequalities in attainment in vocabulary and mathematics at age 16 for a nationally representative cohort of people born in Britain in 1970 (the 1970 British Cohort Study). Our analytical sample is n = 3,583 cohort members who completed vocabulary and mathematics tests at age 16. We explore whether inequalities as a result of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Mathematics Achievement, Recreational Reading, Cohort Analysis
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Edwards, Gail; Canaan, Joyce – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
In this paper, we evaluate, and highlight the tensions between, radical, critical and Marxist education as they have played out in British education since the Enlightenment. Our argument has several parts. First, like other Marxists, we believe that consciousness is shifted as much through engagement with class struggle as through ideas. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marxian Analysis, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lombardi, Allison; Faggella-Luby, Michael; Dukes, Lyman – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
College students with physical disabilities were among the first students to receive disability supports in higher education in the United States, and the earliest journal articles in disability services focused almost exclusively on this cohort. As more students with a range of disability types have accessed higher education over the past 25…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
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May, Helen – Journal of Pedagogy, 2015
The nineteenth century colonial setting of Aotearoa NZ is the most distant from the cradle of European Enlightenment that sparked new understandings of childhood, learning and education and spearheaded new approaches to the care and education of young children outside of the family home. The broader theme of the Enlightenment was about progress…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Social Attitudes, Land Settlement
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Fyfe, Aileen – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2015
This paper explores issues around disciplinary belonging and academic identity. Historians of science learn to think and practise like historians in terms of research practice, but this paper shows that British historians of science do not think of themselves as belonging to the disciplinary community of historians. They may be confident that they…
Descriptors: Historians, Science History, Identification, Intellectual Disciplines
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Seng, Loh Kah – History of Education, 2015
The Singapore Polytechnic underwent a period of both rupture and adaptation as British advisers worked with the post-colonial government to facilitate technical education reform and Singapore's transition to a nation-state. Established in 1958 and based on the metropolitan model, the Singapore Polytechnic constituted an imperial project for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Crutchley, Jody – History of Education, 2015
This article explores the experiences of teachers who participated in the League of the Empire's "Interchange of Home and Dominion Teachers" scheme through a tripartite approach to "British World" space. First, it identifies the mechanisms through which exchanges were established. It analyses the patterns of teacher mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Exchange Programs, Faculty Mobility, Educational History
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Walker, Martyn A. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2015
This paper traces the origins and development of coal mining education and training in Britain from 1900 to the 1970s, by which time the coal industry had substantially declined. It looks at the progress from working-class self-help to national policy in support of education and training. The research makes use of college prospectuses and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fuels, Mining, Adult Education
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Maria del Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – High Ability Studies, 2015
Previous empirical studies have yielded inconclusive results about peer perceptions of academically high performing students. The purpose of this study was to investigate students' perceptions of the intellectual ability, positive social qualities, and popularity of a hypothetical new high performing classmate. Participants were 1060 Vietnamese,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Gifted, Special Education
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White, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This is a reply to six "Theory and Research in Education" commentators on views I expressed in a 2013 "Theory and Research in Education" piece about priorities in philosophy of education today. The first section is about a concession to my critics; the second, about various misconceptions in their views. The third section…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Misconceptions, Educational History
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Hanks, Judith – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This article critically examines the implementation of Exploratory Practice in an English for academic purposes (EAP) context in a British university. The innovation involved challenges as well as opportunities for uniting learning, teaching and research. Particular emphasis is given to two teachers, who are the focus of this article: the story of…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Countries, Universities, Program Implementation
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Holligan, Chris – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2015
The paper privileges the "voices" of British social anthropologists examining their perceptions of how their research expertise was acquired. Reference is made to the case of education research in Britain, which, by comparison with social anthropology, reveals limited capacity as measured through performance audits of scientific research…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Researchers, Expertise, Attitudes
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