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MacLaren, Iain – London Review of Education, 2012
Whilst much of the rhetoric of current educational policy champions creativity and innovation, structural reforms and new management practices in higher education run counter to the known conditions under which creativity flourishes. As a review of recent literature suggests, surveillance, performativity, the end of tenure and rising levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, School Role
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Bradley, Finbarr – London Review of Education, 2012
This article argues that creativity has the greatest potential to flourish if a learning environment is embedded within a community that emphasises a deep sense of place. Yet in a globalised world, rootedness is often regarded as antithetical to creativity. But far from representing dead artefacts that are anti-modern and non-economic, culture and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Geographic Location, Value Judgment
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Dodds, Anneliese – London Review of Education, 2011
This article examines current debates surrounding British higher education funding from a political economy perspective, drawing on "positive" and "institutionalist" political economy. Adopting the lens of political economy enables a critical assessment of the use of terms drawn from economics by many higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Higham, Jeremy; Yeomans, David – London Review of Education, 2011
This article traces and analyses some of the key features of 14-19 education and training in England over the 30 years since such a phase was first mooted. It does this through an introductory narrative outlining the key policies and initiatives and the development of six themes drawing on analysis of a body of research and policy. The themes are:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Institutional Autonomy, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Harris, Suzy – London Review of Education, 2009
The demands and challenges posed by the global economy help explain the growing importance of the internationalisation of higher education in European, national and institutional policy arenas. The discourse of internationalisation is driven primarily by economic factors, and an emphasis on competition, standards and skills has shifted attention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Translation, Global Approach, Economic Factors