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Sweetman, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Proliferating claims have been made for Learning Outcomes (LOs) potential to re-shape higher education: as forces for transparency and harmonisation, new forms for measurement or a format that fundamentally challenges traditional teaching and learning. Evidence of their actual influence remains sparse, however. This analysis of 45 interviews with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Educational Policy
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Hillman, Nicholas – Higher Education Review, 2014
In England, as in many other countries, selective universities have been under pressure to show there are no financial barriers for high-potential students from less-advantaged backgrounds. For much of the twentieth century, there was a similarly lively debate about how to open up Britain's prestigious independent boarding schools to a wider…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Admission (School), College Admission, Selective Admission
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Roberts, Beverly A.; Der, Geoff; Deary, Ian J.; Batty, G. David – Intelligence, 2009
Higher cognitive function is associated with faster choice reaction time (CRT), and both are associated with a reduced risk of mortality from all-causes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, comparison of the predictive capacity of CRT, an emerging risk factor, with that for established "classic" risk factors for mortality, such as…
Descriptors: Obesity, Reaction Time, Health Promotion, Smoking
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Randell, M.; Cumella, S. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2009
Background: Hospital closure programmes in England have generally sought to attain a fulfilling life for people with an intellectual disability by locating them in domestic-style housing in urban settings. Few have been placed in intentional or "village" communities. Yet comparative studies of different housing types have found that…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Mental Retardation, Friendship, Housing
Moos, Lejf – 2000
International comparisons present the paradox that while such efforts encourage reflection on their own norms, values, and insights, researchers may lack the requisite knowledge to similarly engage a new culture. This work reviews school-leadership research that points to commonalities and differences in social and cultural trends in Denmark,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Policy