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Münch, Richard; Schäfer, Len Ole – European Journal of Education, 2014
Rankings are part and parcel of the neoliberal agenda in science aiming at increasing the competitive allocation of funds among universities. This article focuses on the decreasing power of renewal in science as a result of this agenda particularly because of its increasingly consolidated stratification of the academic system into élite and mass…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Walker, Martyn – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
The mechanics' institute movement of the British Isles has been underrated by some historians, who have argued that many of the institutes were attended by the middle and upper classes. In any case, they state that by the 1850s, they were declining in both popularity and usefulness. This paper questions these assumptions, concentrating on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Adult Education, Mechanics (Process)
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Tholen, Gerbrand – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
Within policy circles, graduate employability remains a problem. It is often understood as an individual phenomenon, overlooking the influence of the organisation of higher education on the competition for graduate jobs. This article explores and compares how graduate employability is socially constructed within Great Britain and the Netherlands.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Griffiths, Morwenna; Peters, Michael A. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
Ludwig Wittgenstein suggests that "A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes". The idea for this dialogue comes from a conversation that Michael Peters and Morwenna Griffiths had at the Philosophy of Education of Great Britain annual meeting at the University of Oxford, 2011. It was sparked by an…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Dialogs (Language), Politics of Education
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Kavanagh, Matthew – History of Education, 2014
The Popular Front line made the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) a more hospitable place for "brain workers." The emphasis the line placed on mass ideological and cultural struggle against fascism meant that they became important allies to be won for the working class. As the principal transmitters of ideology and culture to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Politics, Teachers
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Brookfield, Stephen – Adult Learning, 2014
Anti-racist pedagogy typically focuses on helping learners identify and counter racist ideas and actions they detect in themselves and others. Sympathetically and skillfully, the leader of this activity is charged with helping people detect subtle racism as evident in racial micro-aggressions and aversive racism. This pedagogic process is crucial…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education, Ideology
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van der Ploeg, Piet – History of Education, 2014
In the Netherlands there are 400 Dalton schools, while Dalton education has all but disappeared elsewhere, including in its country of origin: the USA. Following a brief period in the 1920s in which it enjoyed strong international interest, it disappeared from the scene. How can it be that the Dalton Plan still exists only in the Netherlands? This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Progressive Education, Educational History
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Burger, Kaspar – History of Education, 2014
The historical developments of infant schools in Great Britain and "salles d'asile" in France--both precursors of present-day preschools--were interconnected. However, historians have not yet analysed specifically how transnational exchange influenced the growth and nature of these institutions. Drawing on archival data and secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools, Preschool Education, Educational History
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Wolf, Alison; Jenkins, Andrew – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
This paper examines the degree to which British adults participating in workplace literacy courses improved their reading comprehension skills, using longitudinal data which cover the period from enrolment until between two and three years later. Learners were tested using an instrument designed explicitly for adults, with two parallel forms. For…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Workplace Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
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Williams, John; Carter, Neil – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
In 2009 the city of Leicester hosted the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games. Around 2500 athletes with learning disabilities competed in 21 sports. This article argues that this sporting mega-event had important potential legacy consequences for the hosts, the governing body --Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB)--and also for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities
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Rienties, Bart; Alcott, Peter; Jindal-Snape, Divya – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2014
When students can self-select their group members, a common assumption is that students prefer to select friends from similar cultural backgrounds. However, when teachers randomize students in groups from different cultural backgrounds, students are "forced" to work together. The prime goal of this study is to understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Selection
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Takeda, Sachiko; Homberg, Fabian – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
The importance of teamwork skills as part of employability has been widely acknowledged and accompanied by active research on successful cooperative learning. However, relatively few studies have focused on the effects of gender on students' group work, and only a limited number of empirical studies exist that examine students' group work process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Performance, Gender Differences
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Menter, Ian – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
In his inaugural Presidential Address, given to the BERA Conference 2013 at the University of Sussex, Ian Menter addresses a number of issues concerning educational policy and the contributions that educational research might make to policy development. As BERA approaches its fortieth anniversary, he also sets out some of the responsibilities that…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Professional Associations
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Tretko, Vitalii – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2014
The conceptual positions of professional training of Masters in International Relations in Great Britain have been studied. On the basis of literary and documentary sources the basic concepts laid into contemporary theories of constructivism and cognitivism, theory of development and self-realisation of creative personality on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Professional Training, Masters Programs
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Guk, Svitlana – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2014
The problems of implementing interprofessional training of physiotherapists in universities and at the bases of the practical training of students in Great Britain have been analyzed. The role of physiotherapists in issues of medical education and practical assistance within their own profession has been defined. The list of leading training bases…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Physiology, Therapy, Higher Education
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