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Kerry, David; Lopes, Joana; Nelson, Julie; White, Kerensa; Cleaver, Elizabeth; Benton, Tom – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2007
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is carrying out a nine year evaluation of citizenship education in England on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (hereafter, the Study) began in 2001 and is tracking a cohort of young people from age 11 to 18, who entered…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Secondary School Curriculum
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Draycott, Matthew C.; Rae, David; Vause, Katie – Education & Training, 2011
Purpose: Although the assessment of enterprise education activities has been widely highlighted as a key area of concern, it continues to be under represented in the literature. Questions remain as to how educators seeking to monitor student progression can capture quality data and measure relevant aspects of development, often leading enterprise…
Descriptors: Evidence, Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Hartley, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
In England, a "revised" educational code appears to be emerging. It centres upon the concept of "personalisation". Its basis is less in educational theory, more in contemporary marketing theory. Personalisation can be regarded in two ways. First, it provides the rationale for a new mode of public-service delivery, one which…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Individualized Instruction, Foreign Countries, Public Service
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Saunders, J. A. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2010
Music teachers may feel most comfortable teaching the music they know, in the way that they were taught and in the way that they were taught to teach it. Music and the teaching of music is a strong part of their professional musical identity. Adolescents have a passionate attachment to music but insist that this must be on their terms, which may…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Music, Adolescents
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Sylva, Kathy; Pugh, Gillian – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
The goal of this paper is to explore the design and implementation of early years educational policy in England in the period 1997-2004. First to be described are the innovations in policy (i.e. the promise), followed by the 'evidence base' for new policy (i.e. the research), the delivery of new services (i.e. the achievement), and finally the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
Golden, Sarah; O'Donnell, Lisa; Benton, Tom; Rudd, Peter – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2005
The Increased Flexibility for 14-16 year olds Programme (IFP) was introduced in 2002 by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to provide vocational learning opportunities at key stage 4 for those young people who would benefit most. The programme, which entailed FE colleges and training providers working in partnership with schools to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Qualifications, Vocational Education, Research Reports