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Universities UK, 2015
This factsheet, the third in a series on innovation and growth, summarises a recent assessment conducted by Universities UK, HEFCE and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), exploring the extent to which universities in England are engaging with the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme. [For the…
Descriptors: Innovation, Universities, School Involvement, School Business Relationship
Universities UK, 2014
This factsheet, the first in a series on innovation and growth, provides an overview of the benefits of innovation vouchers, and gives some examples of how universities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are including them in their European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) strategies. [For the second factsheet in the series,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
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Attwood, Terri; Bland, Ken – Management in Education, 2012
Since 2003 over 39,000 higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) have gained their status by proving that they meet a set of rigorous standards, which are closely aligned to those expected of newly qualified teachers. Taking as its starting point two research studies carried out in the East Midlands this paper seeks to demonstrate their…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Case Studies
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McGinity, Ruth; Gunter, Helen M. – Improving Schools, 2012
Building on a decade of a school-university partnership we report on a current project that is examining the development of a learning policy within Kingswood High School. We focus specifically on the development of a learning culture, and we examine how parents and children are working productively within the official policy. Using empirical data…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
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Polisca, Elena – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This article seeks to assess the impact of V-Pal (Virtual Partnerships for All Languages) on the student language learning experience within a conventional UK higher education (HE) curriculum. V-Pal is an innovative computer-mediated language scheme, based on a reciprocal, distance-learning language project, run by the University of Manchester in…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Tutors
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, 2010
This paper presents the annual activities of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) during 2008-2009. SSAT's activities this year have reflected its commitment to the priorities of the Government's Children's Plan. Its active and expert support of specialist schools, academies and trust schools continued to develop and enrich the…
Descriptors: Specialization, Educational Improvement, Specialists, Foreign Countries
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Hogg, Max – School Science Review, 2010
In a context where the science underlying global issues such as climate change often loses out to political opinions and distortions, science teachers have a unique and very important role. Science teachers can use global-learning approaches to encourage learners to develop skills in scientific enquiry and critical analysis of scientific issues.…
Descriptors: Criticism, Science Teachers, Climate, Teaching Methods
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Dearnley, Christine; Taylor, Jill; Hennessy, Scott; Parks, Maria; Coates, Catherine; Haigh, Jackie; Fairhall, John; Riley, Kevin; Dransfield, Mark – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article presents the outcomes of the Mobile Technologies Pilot Project for the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). ALPS is a partnership of five Higher Education Institutions (HEI) that aims to develop and improve assessment, and thereby learning, in practice settings for…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Pilot Projects
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Frost, Ros – School Leadership & Management, 2008
The values and principles underpinning the "Leadership for Learning: Cambridge Network" support the distribution of leadership to all members of the school community. This paper introduces the HCD (Highest Common Denominator) Student Partnership as a key way in which the "Leadership for Learning" team learns from, explores and…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Leadership, Partnerships in Education, Participative Decision Making
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Harman, Grant; Harman, Kay – Higher Education Policy, 2008
Strategic mergers are formal combinations or amalgamations of higher education institutions with the aim of enhancing competitive advantage, or merging for "mutual growth". Recently, in a number of countries, there has been a decided shift from mergers initiated by governments, and dealing mainly with "problem" cases, towards…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competition, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
Harnisch, Henriette; Swanton, Pauline – CILT, the National Centre for Languages, 2007
The conflicting pressures of supply and demand often raise significant challenges for providers of languages for adults. Numbers of learners are inconveniently patchy, trends in take-up often short lived and provision vulnerable due to funding pressures. This makes institution-based curriculum planning very precarious. The answer, it seems more…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Supply and Demand, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Dhillon, Jaswinder K. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper discusses the role of trust and shared goals in relation to participation in inter-organisational and multi-agency partnerships. It draws on a study of partnership working in England and focuses in particular on the perspectives of senior managers of post-16 education and training providers with substantial experience of working in…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Agency Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Thurgate, Claire; MacGregor, Janet; Brett, Helen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The aim of this paper is to discuss the risks and challenges associated with the "lived experience" of delivering a foundation degree in health and social care in Kent, UK, in order to enter the debate on successful responses to Government initiatives for expanding intermediate education provision in higher education institutes (HEIs).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Sinkinson, Anne J. – Educational Review, 2007
The research took place in a mathematics and computing specialist school. The article reports on part of a case study of the mathematics department's experience of being a major contributor to the requirements of being a specialist school. This article aims to explore and describe one model of partnership within the "community" remit of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Educational Opportunities, Case Studies
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Abbott, Chris; Grosbois, Muriel; Klein, Mickie – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2005
Case studies of email and video conferencing projects between partners in educational institutions in England and France are presented as a means of identifying the key issues that lead to the success of such activities. The writers, all of whom have a long history of being involved in such projects with schoolchildren and teachers, then consider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Comparative Education, Case Studies