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Dore, Ronald – 1976
The aims and motives of schooling are changing, and it is becoming more and more a ritualized process of qualification-earning. The underlying causes of this change are traced through the education histories of Britain, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. It is illustrated that the competitve scramble for scarce modern jobs has created a "backwash…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Certificates, Educational Demand, Educational History
Goodacre, Elizabeth J. – 1974
This booklet reviews reading research that was reported in Great Britain during 1974. The introductory pages highlight research on reading standards and tests, dyslexia and specific reading difficulties, remedial reading instruction, and reading as it relates to language. Annotated items listed include reading research reported in articles or…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Foreign Countries, Publications, Reading
Goodacre, Elizabeth J. – 1973
This booklet reviews reading research that was reported in Great Britain during 1973. The introductory pages highlight research in reading standards and tests, dyslexia and specific reading difficulties, remedial reading instruction, reading and its relation to language, reading materials, and reading interests. Annotated bibliographies list…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Foreign Countries, Publications, Reading
Parker, Douglas – Alberta Modern Language Journal, 1976
This article discusses a study undertaken by the British Ministry of Education to determine the effect of offering French to a much wider age and ability range at the elementary level than had been the case in the past. The study is based on the Nuffield project, a pilot project in French instruction carried out in selected primary schools in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, FLES
Caldwell, Robert M. – 1978
The author reports on a semester-long study of British teacher centers, an examination that includes purposes, structure, and administration of the British models, and a comparison of these models to current efforts in the establishment and operation of teacher centers in the United States. From the research undertaken, it is concluded that: (1)…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries
Morris, Joyce M. – 1977
In the United Kingdom at present, there is a rift between leading authorities who stress the use of oral language in helping children learn to read and those who focus directly on the teaching of reading and writing. This paper identifies five phases in educational development from 1870 to the present; for each phase, indication is given of the…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Dialects, Educational History, Educational Trends
Andrews, Philippa, Ed. – 1974
The material in this publication derives from the Annual General Conference of the British Educational Administration Society (BEAS) held at the London College of Furniture on November 15-16, 1974. The main objective of the conference was to clarify some of the intellectual and attitudinal problems surrounding participative decision-making at the…
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Andrews, Philippa, Ed. – 1975
This conference brought together a wide range of staff interested in the teaching of educational management. The contributing lecturers were chosen to highlight problems of management rather than of teaching. Lord Morris of Grasmere delineated the market need while J. M. Fearn outlined the Scottish system from the perspective of central…
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, Decision Making, Educational Administration
Seldin, Peter – 1977
The problems that turn up while trying to improve teaching and learning are rarely exclusive to one higher education system or one nation. British efforts at faculty development go back many years, and an examination of them may be helpful to members of other systems. Although British universities differ from American ones in ethos, history, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
Hounsell, Dai; And Others – 1977
The purpose of this small scale study was to make a preliminary assessment of the potential value of the ERIC data base for educators in Britain. On-line searches of the ERIC data base were conducted for a sample of fourteen users who were asked to comment on the relevance of retrieved materials. Results indicate that ERIC can provide access to…
Descriptors: Computers, Data Processing, Databases, Educational Research
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, (England). – 1975
This booklet consists of ther proceedings of a day conference at the Royal Commonwealth Society to explore the subject of crime prevention in relation to children in school. It is divided into several sections which speak to the following: (1) report summary of comments made by the various participants; (2) how teachers can help to combat crime;…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Crime, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention
Barnes, James J. – 1974
This book describes the efforts made between 1815 and 1854 to secure an Anglo-American copyright agreement and indicates the factors that caused such efforts to fail. The book reports the effects that the lack of a copyright agreement had on overall Anglo-American relations and on British and American writers and publishers. Chapters provide…
Descriptors: Authors, Copyrights, Diplomatic History, Historical Criticism
Mackey, William F., Ed.; Verdoodt, Albert, Ed. – 1975
The Ljubljana seminar, whose background and working papers are presented in this volume, was an outcome of the United Nations' consideration of the problems of ethnic and linguistic minorities. The twenty-five papers cover topics such as the study of multinational societies; the protection of minorities and minority rights in Yugoslavia,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England). – 1974
Papers on new developments in vocational-technical education in Britain include: the polytechnic, its academic board and organizational structure (J.V. Pepper, M. Emerson); the development of polytechnic courses: an analysis of the steps to be taken within the school to begin a new course (J.A. Sandbach); course validation and approval: the…
Descriptors: Administrators, Construction Management, Costs, Course Evaluation
Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England). – 1974
Papers on department management in a time of little economic growth include: education and the future (J.S. Bevan); educational change in the 1970's (G.A. Bonner); corporate planning and postsecondary education (G.M.A. Harrison); the future: the Council for National Academic Awards and the Technical Education Council (G.R. Tyler, K. Ollerenshaw);…
Descriptors: Administration, Bachelors Degrees, College Administration, Community Development
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