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Martín-Sánchez, Miguel; Cáceres-Muñoz, Jorge – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
John Henry Newman was one of the most outstanding figures of the social and religious panorama in the nineteenth century in Great Britain. His educational approaches framed in the movement of Catholic education and his influence on the Oxford Movement, his intellectualism and reflections on faith, reason and education, and participation and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Clergy, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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Brinn, Michelle – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2016
Whilst many practitioners value positive and effective working relationships with parents, enhancing home-school interactions can be complex, especially within highly diverse contexts. Within the UK, partnership working with parents is widely advocated. However, there may exist subtle, but crucial differences between interactions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Family Involvement, Parent Participation
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Tašner, Veronika; Gaber, Slavko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
In the present paper, we discuss the time before the "age of reports". Besides the Coleman Report in the period of Coleman, the Lady Plowden Report also appeared, while there were important studies in France (Bourdieu & Passeron, 1964; Peyre, 1959) and studies that inaugurated comprehensive education in Nordic countries. We focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Reports, Educational Research, Public Education
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Roushan, Gelareh; Holley, Debbie; Biggins, David – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
This paper describes a two-spiral action research approach (AR) in its analysis of the experience of a British University endeavouring to change and reposition itself in the context of fast pace external change in terms of innovation. Taking the European Union (EU) 2020 digital competence framework (Ferrari 2013), with its drive to address the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Electronic Learning, Educational Policy
Berner, Esther, Ed.; Gonon, Philipp, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
Understanding today's Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems requires a comprehension of the rise and development, i.e. of the foundations of topical VET. This book provides a comparative view of its development in Europe. The contributions of renowned authors give insight into conceptual questions, cases, and challenges in this field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Educational History
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Mugabe, C.; Brug, P.; Catling, J. C. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The relationship between academic motivation, support structures, self-esteem, and social mobility was assessed between three culturally distinct Higher Education student cohorts. Two-hundred-and-sixty-seven students took part in the study: 64 American undergraduates; 100 British undergraduates; and 103 Ugandan undergraduates. Using a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Platt, Jennifer – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
The methods used when samples of journal articles are treated as the basis for measuring levels of quantification in national sociologies are examined. The data come from every identified example in English. It is found that operational definitions of 'quantitative' vary, while 'qualitative' work is characterised simply by the absence of…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Statistical Analysis, Sociology, Qualitative Research
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Ye, Rebecca; Nylander, Erik – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper explores the process of transnational institutional matching between elite institutions in Singapore and Great Britain, and the role of state-sponsored scholarships in enabling this process as political and administrative elites are selected and groomed. Using data gathered from in-depth interviews conducted with Singaporean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Interviews, Undergraduate Students
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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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