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Bowl, Marion – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper examines how universities reconcile the need to project themselves as successful global competitors with the need to respond to national policy expectations, particularly around equality. It does so through a comparative analysis of the language used in the publicly available documents of universities in England and New Zealand. While a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Marketing
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Historically, pubic art galleries and museums have a well-deserved reputation for elitism, colonialism and exclusion and they are, therefore, frequently omitted from the discourse of adult education. However, the escalating social, cultural and ecological problems of this new century have placed pressure on these public institutions to change and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Social Change, Museums
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Social justice has been steadily gaining traction in physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) for more than 40 years. During that time, scholars have argued for the importance of explicating the hidden curriculum, educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality, sociocultural perspectives and issues, and most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Elissa F.; Wishney, Leigh R. – Global Education Review, 2017
Divisive rhetoric and heated political discourse surround the identification and education of gifted students and lead to opposing philosophical issues of egalitarianism versus elitism. Researchers have long chronicled the ambivalence in the United States over the concepts of giftedness and intellectual talent (Benbow & Stanley, 1996; see also…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Gifted, Political Influences
Dorling, Danny – Adults Learning, 2010
In a country in which, even after the economic crash, there are plenty of resources to go around, people need to think hard about why inequality persists so much more strongly in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. The cause, the author wants to suggest, is a set of deep-rooted, hidden and unacknowledged beliefs, each unjustified yet passed off…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Colleges, Ideology, Fiction
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Nardi, Elena; Steward, Susan – British Educational Research Journal, 2003
Reports on a one-year study of quiet disaffection conducted in three Year 9 mathematics classrooms in Norfolk (England). Constructs a profile of quiet disaffection from secondary mathematics through extensive observation and interviews with 13-14 year-old pupils (n=70). Proposes that its characteristics include tedium, isolation, rote learning,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
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Smith, David – History of Education, 2008
The building of the English new universities during the 1960s symbolized the liberating possibilities of higher education. New institutions for a new age, their campuses were arguably part of a wider "utopianist" movement for community that sought to challenge academic elitism and conservatism. This paper considers the era of university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Ideology, Educational Policy
Rothblatt, Sheldon – Symposium Books, 2007
The conflict between access and quality in education has been front-page news for decades. Policies regarding the role of elite universities, the organisation of secondary education, admissions criteria, courses of study, high stakes testing, and fiscal and programme accountability have changed with uncommon frequency, resulting in confusion and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Conflict
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Morley, Louise; Aynsley, Sarah – Higher Education Quarterly, 2007
This paper is based on a research project funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England which investigated employers' needs for information on higher education quality and standards. A key issue was identifying the type of knowledge that employers utilise in graduate recruitment. A finding of the study was that information on quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Recruitment, Ideology
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Reid, Donald M. – Comparative Education Review, 1983
Traces the evolution of Egyptian government secondary schools from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how their austerity and elitism declined after 1906 and analyzing the interaction of Egyptian, English, and French educational traditions. Explains how the secondary school environment shaped Egypt's political, cultural, and professional leaders…
Descriptors: Athletics, Colonialism, Comparative Education, Educational Environment
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Brock, Colin – European Journal of Education, 1981
In England and Wales the lack of effective articulation between each adjacent sector of formal education within the public system of education is characteristic. It is seen as likely that deeply ingrained characteristics of dualism, elitism, and extreme localization will prevent real improvement in articulation. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Mobility, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries
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Snow, C. P. – Math Teacher, 1969
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Environment
McFadden, Mark – 1997
This paper explores the way that opportunity of access to higher education, particularly for women of color and those disadvantaged by homelessness, is placed at risk by market approaches to education. In England, Asian and Afro-Caribbean women, have been able to access higher education through funds made available under the Race Relations Act of…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Students
Skidmore, David W. – 1999
This paper presents and analyzes two examples of classroom discourse which belong to the genre of "talk about texts." Both are extracts from discussions between a small group of primary school students and their teacher (in England) on the topic of short texts of narrative fiction which they have just read together during the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Communication Research, Discourse Analysis
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Vincent, Carol; Martin, Jane – Journal of Education Policy, 2000
Considers discussion-based parents' forums at two British secondary schools. Each school has attracted an elite group of white, middle-class professional women with limited decision-making power that remains unconnected to the wider parent body. It is difficult for controversial parental issues to be heard. (Contains 39 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Discussion, Elitism, Foreign Countries
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