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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
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Walford, Geoffrey – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Data from a study of physics postgraduate research students are used in an attempt to predict the possible effects on university research of any reductions in the numbers of graduate students. Manpower needs are only one important criterion in formulating policy on future numbers of graduate students. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Gleeson, Denis – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1981
Analyzes how vocational education teachers on the high school level in Great Britain perceive the role of teacher in relation to their perceptions of occupational status within their former trades. Emphasis is placed on the uneasy coexistence which is seen to characterize the relations between education and training. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Hartley, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Explores differences between teachers' typifications of boys and of girls as pupils in nursery schools in Britain and summarizes teachers' commonsense theories of these sex differences. For journal availability, see EJ 222 605. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Comparative Education, Definitions, Early Childhood Education