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Gillard, Derek – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
Amid the horrors of the Second World War, a group of Board of Education officials met to plan a new public education system which would be fair to and free for all. In the seventy years since then, successive governments have not only failed to live up to their vision but have increasingly sought to interfere with the teaching and learning process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Educational Change, Access to Education
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Simmons, Robin – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2010
Further education (FE) has traditionally been a rather unspectacular activity. Lacking the visibility of schools or the prestige of universities, for the vast majority of its existence FE has had a relatively low profile on the margins of English education. Over recent years this situation has altered significantly and further education has…
Descriptors: Working Class, Political Attitudes, Adult Education, English Instruction
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Fisher, Trevor – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2008
In a "FORUM" article published in 2005 (Volume 47, Nos 2 & 3, see EJ736851) Terry Wrigley argued that "Another school is possible". The article prompted Trevor Fisher to respond explaining why, in his view, the centralising thrust of the 1988 Education Reform Act, the shift in power relationships, the politicisation of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Centralization, Educational Policy
Jones, Russell – 2000
This paper focuses on the experiences of one beginning teacher, studying the ways issues of race and ethnicity are dealt with in a predominately white elementary school. Faced with issues of racism in the classroom, the teacher had no strategies to handle either overt or covert racism, both of which appeared to be condoned by those responsible for…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, British National Curriculum, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism
Wilentz, Elias S. – 1993
Despite evidence of ineffectiveness, the American educational system remains tied to the child-centered, Piagetian approach to educating children. Based on the romantic notions of Rousseau, this approach maintains that children should not be viewed as receptacles of information that is dispensed by teachers but as active discoverers in a learning…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational History
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England). – 1989
This booklet is concerned with how basic skills work with young people and adults can be maintained and developed in the next few years in light of Great Britain's Education Reform Act. An introduction provides a brief overview of the content of the act. Section 2 highlights the basic skills needs in England and Wales. In Section 3, current basic…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Williams, A. P. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership, 1994
Addresses effects of the (UK) Education Reform Act of 1988 on three linked components of outdoor education: outdoor pursuits, outdoor studies, and residential experience. Argues that curriculum changes completely fragment the cross-curricular value of outdoor education and fundamentally undermine the role of perhaps the most significant process of…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Gurnah, Ahmed; And Others – Adults Learning (England), 1994
"Editorial" (Gurnah); "What Should Further Education Be Accountable For?" (Perry); "Women Not for Turning" (Rose); "Rooting Learning" (Yarnit); "Governors Hold the Key" (Searle); "Back on Track" (Miskin, Hartley); "Quality and Quantity in Higher Education" (Mitchell);…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Betts, Derek – British Journal of Special Education, 1989
This overview of the impact of Britain's Education Reform Act on special needs students in colleges of further education focuses on the transfer of power from local education authorities to unelected governing bodies, creation of a market-oriented system, the scope of further education, and creation of a system of financial delegation. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy