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Richmond, Jeremy – Educational Studies, 1992
Contends that school size is an increasingly important factor in discussions concerning school effectiveness. Clarifies the current usage of the term "small secondary school" so that research can be conducted. Concludes that curriculum reform requirements will have an impact on determining effectiveness of education in small secondary…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Effective Schools Research
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Mason, Rachel – Journal of Art and Design Education, 1993
Identifies four possible conceptions of good teaching in general that can be transferred to art education. Discusses competencies expected in new art teachers, current inadequacies in art teacher preparation, and inadequacies in subject knowledge. Includes a table containing 34 competencies expected of prospective art teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Freeland, Kent – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Compares recent educational assessment policies of the United States and England. Asserts that the two nations are moving closer in their approach to educational assessment and student evaluation. Contends that U.S. social studies educators should follow closely the ramifications of national assessment in England. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement, British National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment
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McKiernan, Derek – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1993
Traces educational reform related to history education in Great Britain since the first Margaret Thatcher administration. Outlines the work of the History Working Group and two competing approaches to the study of history. Describes how conservative forces rejected pluralistic history in favor of traditional nationalist-based history. (CFR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change