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Taylor, Georgette – Annals of Science, 2008
This paper presents a case study that contributes to the current debate among historians of chemistry concerning the role and influence of pedagogy in science. Recently, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and her colleagues concluded that in nineteenth-century France, "textbooks played an important role in discipline building and in creating…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Historians, Chemistry, Role of Education
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Pavey, Sue; Douglas, Graeme; Corcoran, Christine – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2008
This article draws upon data from a large scale project called "Network 1000". Network 1000 seeks to survey the changing needs and opinions of visually impaired adults. Data have been collected from 1007 visually impaired people across Great Britain. This analysis focuses upon a sub-sample of approximately 250 adults aged between 18 and…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Adults, Employment, Educational Attainment
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Dick, Malcolm McKinnon – History of Education, 2008
This article looks at the transmission of ideas in the British Enlightenment. The focus is on three individuals, Matthew Boulton, James Keir and Anna Seward, who constructed and communicated messages about industrialisation in the late eighteenth century to the public rather than through formal education. Boulton, Keir and Seward attempted to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Industrialization, Communication (Thought Transfer), Persuasive Discourse
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ElMalik, Abdullahi Tambul; Nesi, Hilary – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2008
This paper compares published writing produced by British and Sudanese medical researchers. Twenty research articles were examined, 10 by British and 10 by Sudanese writers. All had been published in highly regarded international journals. As expected, all 20 articles conformed to editorial requirements and followed the conventional IMRD structure…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This paper re-considers some of the evidence for low and declining social mobility in Britain, showing that one study based on a re-analysis of cohort figures appears to have had an impact on policy-makers out of all proportion to its scale and rigor. The study claimed to show that the income of parents and children were more closely related for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
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Flouri, Eirini; Hawkes, Denise – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Background: Mothers' expectations for their children's educational attainment are related to children's educational and occupational attainment. Studies have yet to establish, however, the long-term links between maternal expectations and offspring earnings, which are not always related to occupational attainment especially in women, or between…
Descriptors: Mothers, Daughters, Parent Child Relationship, Expectation
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the College Art Association's decision to settle with a scholar who felt defamed by an article in one of its scholarly journals which shines a spotlight on so-called "libel tourism." When the College Art Association decided recently to settle rather than fight a possible libel action in Britain over a book review…
Descriptors: Libel and Slander, Court Litigation, Professional Associations, Book Reviews
Birchard, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article focuses on a report by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada which states that four-year public colleges in the United States have significantly more resources for teaching and research than do their counterparts in Australia, Canada, and Britain. According to the report, "Trends in Higher Education: Volume 3:…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Income, Educational Finance, Teacher Student Ratio
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Fedorov, Alexander – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
UNESCO defines media education as the priority field of the cultural educational development in the XXI century. The article presents the development of media education since the beginning of it up to our days. The sections of the article are the main periods for the development of the media education. In each section more countries are mentioned.…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Media Literacy, Educational History, Educational Development
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2007
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Some Math Programs are Out of Tune (Niki…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Teacher Certification
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Gaudelli, William – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2007
Transjudicialism is a phenomenon where precedents derived beyond a particular venue, such as global, regional, and national courts, serve as legal rationale within sovereign jurisdictions. Transjudicialism is part of a broader trend towards judicial globalization where legal discourses transcend national jurisdictions and supra-national bodies…
Descriptors: Courts, Judges, Global Approach, Crime
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Holmes, Rachel – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2007
This paper considers how a university teacher uses reflexive writings to explore what might constitute becoming a 'better' teacher within her classroom practices. The writings derive from an encounter with students where they had opportunity to reflect upon notions of childhood as portrayed within the film "East is East". Specifically,…
Descriptors: Films, College Instruction, Education Courses, Race
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Fisher, Pamela; Fisher, Roy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2007
This paper contrasts two types of "autodidact" located in the UK in different historical periods, which utilised different learning/research technologies to different ends. From the 1920s to the 1960s some working-class activists committed to the Communist Party of Great Britain became "educated" in Marxism (and more) through…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
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Arikpo, Arikpo B.; Etor, Robert B.; Usang, Ewa – Convergence, 2007
Democracy engenders freedom for all, human rights, participation based on equality, shared values, the rule of law, due process, good governance and transparency. In the workplace, it would include freedom of expression, association, participation, access to available information and the right of workers to understand what goes on where they work.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Participative Decision Making
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Rossiter, Graham – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2007
While identity has long been a prominent focus of education, and religious education, in Europe and Britain, little explicit attention has been given to it in Australia, even though its importance as an educational goal is implied. This paper reports on a project concerned with "education in identity" which attempted to address this…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Goal Orientation
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