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Glaesser, Judith; Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
Selective and comprehensive school systems vary in both the degree and timing of selection. To study the consequences of such variation, cross-national comparisons are usually undertaken. Given that cultural differences between countries affect pathways and outcomes, apportioning causal influence in such studies can be difficult. In 1970s Britain,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Comparative Education
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Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Drawing on a recent empirical study of curriculum change in English secondary school mathematics and on the work of Kuhn, Bucher and Strauss, Archer, and Bhaskar, a tentative model for analyzing how and why changes occur in the legitimacy of particular definitions of secondary school mathematics and science subjects is developed. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History