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Klaus, Sarah; Siraj, Iram – London Review of Education, 2020
The Roma are Europe's largest minority ethnic group, yet too few Roma achieve a level of education that enables them to secure employment or positive life chances. Gaps in their attainment compared to other ethnic groups start to appear in the earliest years, with Roma participating in early education at half the rate of their peers. The European…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Participation, Early Childhood Education, Minority Groups
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Kelly, Peter – London Review of Education, 2020
Europe has seen a national populist turn in recent years, a movement away from liberal elites and the rise of 'post-truth' politics. While populist parties may have passed the high point of their success, their politics has had a considerable impact on the mainstream, drawing traditional parties in populist directions. In this article, I consider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Comparative Education
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Ross, Alistair – London Review of Education, 2020
This article argues that many young people (11 to 19) in Europe articulate a construction of their identity that includes a European element. This articulation is often initially made in instrumental terms, but through deliberative discussion can move to become more idealistic. The data is drawn from over 300 small discussion groups across 29…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Youth, Values
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Barrett, Martyn – London Review of Education, 2020
The Council of Europe's "Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture" (RFCDC) was published in April 2018, and is currently being implemented in a number of Council of Europe member states. The RFCDC consists of three main components: a conceptual model of the competences that learners need to acquire in order to respond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Democracy, Competence
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Demie, Feyisa – London Review of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore the attainment of Eastern European children in primary schools in England. The research draws on detailed National Pupil Database and school census data for 586,181 pupils who completed Key Stage 2 in England in 2016. Two methodological approaches were used to analyse the data. First, the performance of all…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Elementary School Students, Databases, Ethnicity
Moss, Peter; Petrie, Pat – London Review of Education, 2019
This article explores possible relationships between education and social pedagogy. It begins by examining in more detail the theory and practice of social pedagogy, and the profession of social pedagogue widely known in Continental Europe but much less so in the Anglophone world. It then explores some different meanings of education, before…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Problems, Social Cognition, Sense of Community
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Ubachs, Frank – London Review of Education, 2016
As the needs and interests of young people are shifting under the influence of demographics and other social developments, "new stories" have started to attract many that undermine the human rights narrative and nurture radical attitudes. This has consequences for human rights education (HRE). As competing narratives have gained a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Violence, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Costelloe, Anne; Warner, Kevin – London Review of Education, 2014
The nature of the education offered in prisons varies greatly. Provision can be focused narrowly on limited objectives, such as training for employment or seeking to "address offending behaviour." On the other hand, where prison education follows the policies of the Council of Europe or the European Union, which are drawn from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Educational Policy