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Temple, Paul – London Review of Education, 2015
Higher education in England has changed between 2010 and 2015 to a greater extent than in any other comparable time period--and as a direct result of the policies of the Coalition Government formed in May 2010. This commentary presents the view of the author in what the Coalition Government has done for higher education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2015
The principal aim of this paper is to address the question of whether and how professional practice within an informal teaching and learning context (music) may be understood through a critical-geragogy lens. Secondly, we consider whether critical geragogy has relevance to and potential applications for enhancing practice among facilitators of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music Education, Community Programs, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Wilkie, Ian – London Review of Education, 2015
This article questions the current situation for vocational acting training (VAT) in the UK. It aims to provide an update on the report into burgeoning provision of acting training (and the attempt to address subsequent high rates of actor unemployment) that was originally undertaken by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (CGF, 1975) in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Drama, Dramatics
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Broad, Janet Hamilton – London Review of Education, 2015
Between 2008 and 2012, teachers in the further education (FE) sector were required by legislation to engage with 30 hours (pro rata) of continued professional development (CPD), and this is reflective of the ways in which, historically, policy interest in FE teachers' professional development has waxed and waned. Situated within this historical…
Descriptors: Barriers, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Lahiff, Ann – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper draws on case-study research that focused on teaching observations conducted as part of vocational teachers' initial teacher training (ITT) in further education (FE) colleges in England. It analyses the post-observation feedback discussion, drawing on a rich sociocultural tradition within work-based learning literature. It argues that…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Feedback (Response)
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Huang, Xian-Han; Adamson, Bob; Lee, John Chi-Kin – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper investigates quality assurance in Chinese higher education by looking at the Evaluation of the University Baccalaureate Programmes Project (EUBPP) conducted in China. It analyses factors that bring about tensions between policy and practice in this area through a study of two contrasting tertiary institutions. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Conflict, Educational Practices
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Brown, Chris; Rogers, Sue – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper examines our use of knowledge-creation activity as a way of developing evidence-informed practice among a learning community of 36 early years practitioners in one London borough. It also seeks to illustrate how we approached the idea of measuring evidence use and our engagement with, and adapted use of, two separate measurement scales:…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Ibarrola-García, Sara; Iriarte, Concha – London Review of Education, 2014
Schools are responsible for civic education and for educating the students so they may live together. This means that they need to develop educative processes that take into account the social and affective dimension of the classroom, such as improvements in the atmosphere at school and the quality of teacher-student relationships. Practical…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Empowerment, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Leoncini, Sabina – London Review of Education, 2014
The Israeli education system is primarily shaped by the religious nature of the state, although there are some mixed schools where both Palestinian and Israeli children learn together. Jaffa is unique within the system due to its history and its Palestinian minority, and the Weizman School is an interesting case as parents are particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Inclusion, Equal Education
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Roth, Beate Buanes; Manger, Terje – London Review of Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine Norwegian prisoners' educational motives, and how previous incarceration, sentence length, and sentence served influence such motives. Three motive categories emerged: future planning (Factor 1), social reasons and escapism (Factor 2), and competence building (Factor 3). Among prisoners who participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Vorhaus, John – London Review of Education, 2014
Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares: "Everyone has the right to education." This implies that the right to education and training applies to all persons, including all persons in prison. This position is considered here from a philosophical point of view and it will receive some support. Yet it is not obvious…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Civil Rights, Access to Education, Role of Education
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Rogers, Lynne; Hurry, Jane; Simonot, Margaret; Wilson, Anita – London Review of Education, 2014
The purpose of this study, undertaken in 2012, was to describe provision available for under- 25s in prisons and to gain insight into the particularities of prison education. Six custodial establishments serving the London area were visited (prisons or Young Offender Institutions) and available statistical data were collected from a larger sample.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Educational Opportunities, Statistical Data
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Sams, Kirsten – London Review of Education, 2014
The article describes the development of a project-based approach to learning in seven Scottish prisons. It argues that the project-based approach is ideally suited to prison education due to its flexibility and ability to enrich the relatively narrow prison curriculum and create meaningful links with wider society, reducing the isolation of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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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
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Wang, Danlu – London Review of Education, 2014
As academic interest in Chinese complementary schools has grown, insufficient attention has been paid to the role and experiences of teachers working in these schools. This paper has drawn from accounts of Chinese complementary schoolteachers in London, together with the author's personal experiences of working as a teacher in one such school. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Student Diversity
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