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Jackson, Ann, Ed.; Jones, David, Ed. – 2000
This document contains 43 papers from a conference on researching inclusion. The following are among the papers included: "Include Me Out: Critique and Contradiction in Thinking about Social Exclusion and Lifelong Learning" (Paul Armstrong); "The Linking of Work and Education To Enable Social Inclusion" (Dave Beck);…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria
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Muijs, Daniel; Chapman, Chris; Armstrong, Paul – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The most recent decade has seen a major growth in interest in teacher leadership, but there is limited research on the extent to which early career teachers can take on teacher leadership roles. In this article we explore this question by looking at teachers prepared through the alternative certification programme Teach First (TF), which aims to…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Leadership Role
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Lawy, Robert; Armstrong, Paul – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Our primary objective in this paper is revisit a debate that was articulated 25 years ago in this journal in which it was argued that the idea of meeting needs in adult and continuing education is a myth. We extend the original analysis of need and apply it to the case of educational research. We look at the policy context, which has, in the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Trust (Psychology), Accountability
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Woods, Charlotte; Armstrong, Paul; Pearson, Diana – School Leadership & Management, 2012
School leadership is significant for student learning, but increased workload and complexity are believed to be in part responsible for the difficulties internationally in managing succession, with experienced leaders leaving the profession prematurely and potential future leaders reluctant to take on the role. This article draws on a national…
Descriptors: Expertise, Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Armstrong, Paul; Coles, Janet – Convergence, 2008
In this paper, we argue against the over-simplistic accusation that the media "dumb down" the study of history. Instead, we critically examine the contemporary presentation of history on British television within a framework of analysis of commodification and consumption. We argue that central to the debate is the idea that whilst…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Perspective, Consumer Economics, Life Style
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Woods, Charlotte; Armstrong, Paul; Bragg, Joanna; Pearson, Diana – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article examines illustrative cases of partnerships from a government-funded programme of experimental projects in England designed to test out the potential of senior business managers to provide leadership across a group of schools. The article places the programme within the context of international public service reforms and, more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, Public Service, Partnerships in Education
Merrill, Barbara, Ed. – 1999
This document contains 51 papers from a conference devoted to the theme of exploring spaces in adult education. The following are among the papers included: "Exploring Everyday Spaces: Women's Transitions from Welfare to Paid Work and Education" (Cynthia Lee Andruske); "Lost in Space? Re-valuing the Impact of Education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Gerver, Elisabeth, Ed. – 1997
This document contains 10 papers from the research assessment exercise (RAE) that four organizations concerned with continuing education in the United Kingdom conducted to evaluate the quality and impact of research on continuing education in 1996. (The organizations were as follows: Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Armstrong, Paul; Miller, Nod – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
As part of a larger research project examining the biographies of university adult educators who entered the field between 1975 and 1985, the aim of this paper is to highlight a number of themes that have emerged from this investigation around the issue of sustaining commitment to social purpose. Our objective was to find out whether those in the…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Justice, Social Attitudes, Personal Narratives
Bryant, Ian, Ed. – 1995
The papers in these proceedings include a number of themes such as enduring and progressive social change, good practice and positive outcomes, and strategies of survival, resistance and subversion. They are: "Achievement, Personal Development, and Positive Outcomes" (Viv Anderson); "Raising Standards" (Paul Armstrong);…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Armstrong, Paul B. – Liberal Education, 2002
Describes the curriculum of Brown University, a curriculum that honors the Emersonian ideal of individual self-realization while it addresses the challenges of cultural difference. Points out that interdisciplinary exploration and undergraduate research are the key components of Brown's distinctive curriculum. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum, Higher Education
Armstrong, Paul; Hughes, Maria – 2000
To establish the prevalence and perceived value of realistic work environments (RWEs) in colleges and their use as learning resources, all further education (FE) sector colleges in Great Britain were surveyed in the summer of 1998. Of 175 colleges that responded to 2 questionnaires for senior college managers and RWE managers, 127 had at least 1…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cost Effectiveness, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship
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Edwards, Richard; Armstrong, Paul; Miller, Nod – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Social inclusion appears to be an unconditional good. Examination of social policy studies and poststructuralist philosophy suggests that "inclusion" is positioned within a philosophy of identity that denies difference and is thus exclusionary. Promoting social inclusion heightens awareness of difference. The rights of those who choose…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Educational Policy
Armstrong, Paul – FEDA Matters, 1997
Modern Apprenticeships, which were introduced in 1994, allow young people in the United Kingdom who do not want to commit to full-time further education the chance to achieve a National Vocational Qualification in their field while continuing in employment. The different models for delivery of Modern Apprenticeships that have been developed in…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum
Armstrong, Paul – FEDA Bulletin, 1996
The General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) in engineering was piloted in about 100 centers and with over 3,000 students in British further education colleges during 1994-95. A small-scale project monitored the introduction of the GNVQ in engineering in eight colleges: three each in the north and south and two in the Midlands. Findings…
Descriptors: Educational Certificates, Educational Research, Engineering, Engineering Education
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