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Whitford, Betty Lou, Ed.; Wood, Diane R., Ed. – SUNY Press, 2010
This book raises provocative questions about the efficacy, viability, and sustainability of professional learning communities given the current political and structural realities of public schools. The culmination of six years of research in five states, it explores real-world efforts to establish learning communities as a strategy for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Harris, Phillip; Smith, Bruce M.; Harris, Joan – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Pundits, politicians, and business leaders continually make claims for what standardized tests can do, and those claims go largely unchallenged because they are in line with popular assumptions about what these tests can do, what the scores mean, and the psychology of human motivation. But what most of what these opinion leaders say--and the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Evaluation Methods, Autobiographies
Ellis, Sarah – Horn Book Magazine, 1987
Reports on three new illustrated children's books with settings in the frozen Far North: "Zoom Away" by Tim Wynne-Jones and Ken Nutt, "The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Ted Harrison, and "A Candle for Christmas" by Jean Speare and Ann Blades. (NKA)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Fiction
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Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The article describes the increasing discrepancy between the curriculum policies of the Conservative government and the policy directions argued for by business organisations and other advocates of a human capital perspective in education. It traces some of the origins of the current Conservative preference for cultural rather than economic goals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Political Attitudes
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van Ments, Morry; Brooks, Greg; Shirts, Garry; Jones, Ken – Simulation & Gaming, 1998
Includes testimonials to, and previously published articles by, Ken Jones on categories in simulation; simulations in secondary schools, reading instruction, and English-as-a-Second-Language; simulations as assessment tools; aspects of design; differences in race, gender, and perceived ability and performance; influence of national culture;…
Descriptors: Ability, Classification, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences
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Jones, Ken – Education Inquiry, 2014
The Conservative-led Coalition government in Britain is strongly committed to a programme of austerity. In the short term, this is a programme which makes more difficult the country's exit from a period of recession and slow growth; in the longer term, it threatens cuts and privatisation which call into question the welfare state. Yet,…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Educational Policy, Program Development, Foreign Countries
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Spencer, Stephanie – History of Education, 2004
Brian Simon used the phrase 'site of struggle' to describe the class-based inequalities that were played out in the provisions for English compulsory education. In the nineteenth century, the growth of the state system for the working class alongside the predominantly middle-class independent sector simply confirmed existing class hierarchies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Oral History
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Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The article uses the policies of the English Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, to contrast the oddly adventurous character of English Conservatism and the more hesitant positions of those who in some sort oppose it. It suggests that in defence of its own policies, Conservatism edits and co-opts opposing traditions, in the effort to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Neoliberalism
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Chitpin, Stephanie; Jones, Ken – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2015
This paper examines a model of decision-making within the context of current and emerging regimes of accountability being proposed and implemented for school systems in a number of jurisdictions. These approaches to accountability typically involve the use of various measurable student learning outcomes as well as other measures of performance to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Decision Making, Accountability, Models
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Jones, Ken – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
In this article, the author explores these questions--from what position, with what focus, and through what methods can a history be produced that is sensible of the conflicts and passions of its own time, and that can illuminate those of the past?--estimating that the books under review in several ways invite such a demanding reading. Gary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Values, Social Systems
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Jones, Ken – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2012
This article addresses questions of workplace democracy, particularly in relation to school education. Following Luciano Canfora in treating democracy as "the rule of the many", it traces the post-1945 rise of workplace democracy, and its post-1979 decline. Analysing the constitution of contemporary schooling in England, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Democracy, Power Structure
Whitford, Betty Lou, Ed.; Jones, Ken, Ed. – 2000
This book documents classroom practices and considers the implementation and consequences of the Kentucky Education Reform (KERA) Act through case studies, comparisons to other models, and responses from national experts. The chapters are: (1) "Kentucky Lesson: How High Stakes School Accountability Undermines a Performance-Based Curriculum…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jones, Ken – Professional Development in Education, 2011
Wales provides an interesting case study of the ways in which policies relating to continuing professional development (CPD) change over time. During the past three decades there has been a swing from central political influences on CPD policy to a focus on school priorities coupled with greater individual professional focus, then back again to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship
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Jones, Ken – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
In the eyes of policy, the transformation of European education systems has become essential. Economically, education change is deemed vital to the successful emergence of knowledge economies. Politically, educational institutions and their cultures are seen as unhelpfully residual, providing a home to beliefs and practices that are not aligned…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Conflict
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Jones, Ken – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Responding to the recent work of Andrew Gamble, the article discusses the extent to which the British situation can be described in terms of crisis. It suggests that an essential element of crisis is that of political and social contestation, and explores the terms on which contestation is taking shape in and around British education.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics, Privatization, Public Sector
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