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Crisp, Victoria – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Classroom-based assessments have the potential to enhance validity by facilitating the assessment of important skills that are difficult to assess in written examinations. Such assessments tend to be marked by teachers. To ensure consistent marking standards, quality assurance procedures are needed. In the context of continued debate over the…
Descriptors: Evaluative Thinking, Grading, Examiners, Protocol Analysis
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Adoniou, Misty; Gallagher, Mary – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article reports on a study of teacher and principal attitudes to newly mandated teacher standards in Australia. The qualitative study of 36 teachers and principals was conducted over 12 months as the new educators in five schools completed a mandatory teacher probation process framed by the teacher standards. The study found positive…
Descriptors: Standards, Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation
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Kim, Sun – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper critically considers the notion of educational policy transfer by addressing the roles of significant actors, based on an analysis of educational reforms made during the Soviet and US military occupation in the two Koreas. Using evidence from the Korean cases, the paper challenges the state-centric, linear, and static views of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Technology Transfer, Educational Change, Foreign Policy
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Crawford, Claire; Macmillan, Lindsey; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
In this paper, we examine the trajectories of initially higher- and lower-achieving children from lower and higher socio-economic status families from primary school through to university in England for the first time. We also explore what explains these trajectories. This enables us to provide new insights into when and why the performance of…
Descriptors: Poverty, High Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Gap
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Hána, David; Hasman, Jirí; Kostelecká, Yvona – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The integration of immigrant children into the education system is a process that is accompanied by serious debate, especially in advanced countries, which have large shares of immigrants and a long history of immigration. The poorer educational outcomes of foreign-born children are largely explained there through their socio-economically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Inclusion, Regression (Statistics)
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Banerjee, Pallavi Amitava – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are very valuable for economic growth. However, the number of young people pursuing STEM learning trajectories in the United Kingdom was lower than the predicted demand during the last decade. Several STEM enrichment and enhancement activities were thus funded by the government,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Enrichment Activities, Mathematics Skills
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Pensiero, Nicola; Green, Francis – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
We analyse the prevalence and effectiveness of out-of-school-time (OST) study programmes among secondary aged students, focusing on their potential for reducing socio-economic gaps in educational achievement. Compared to several extant studies, including the only prior study for Britain, whose findings could be affected by heterogeneous…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Incidence, Secondary School Students
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Olmedo, Antonio – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the role of governments in contemporary networked political configurations. Such networks constitute policy communities, usually based upon shared conceptions of social problems and their solutions. By enabling social, political, and economic connections at local, regional, national, and international levels, such networks…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Policy, Government Role, Networks
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Schilhab, Theresa – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Today, technology in the form of tablet computers (e.g. iPads) is crucial as a tool for learning and education. Tablets support educational activities such as archiving, word processing, and generation of academic products. They also connect with the Internet, providing access to news, encyclopaedic entries, and e-books. In addition, tablets have…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Davies, Chris – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The provision for every pupil in schools of one-to-one digital devices such as tablets and laptops is claimed to offer a range of benefits, both practical and educational. Opinions are still divided as to whether the benefits for teaching and learning in fact outweigh the cost, disruption to established teaching practice, and distraction for…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Handheld Devices, Laptop Computers, Technology Uses in Education
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper makes a distinctive contribution to the current debates concerning the role of personal mobile technologies (PMTs) in public education. It does this through drawing attention to the imperative to integrate digitally-mediated personalised education with teacher-mediated pluralised education. Premised on the notion that children's…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Practices, Handheld Devices, Agenda Setting
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Selwyn, Neil; Nemorin, Selena; Bulfin, Scott; Johnson, Nicola F. – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The past decade has seen the expansion of personal digital technologies into schools. With many students and teachers now possessing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, schools are initiating one-to-one and "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies aiming to make use of these "personal devices" in classrooms. While often discussed…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Ethnography
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Finkel, Kelsey – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article considers how using technology for writing might be theorised in ways that account for the lived experiences of writing and learning. The article presents one dimension of a larger study that employed principles of pragmatism and in-depth qualitative work to explore how uses of surfaces and implements relate to writerly ways of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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Hasse, Cathrine – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Ongoing developments in educational technologies place increasing demands on teachers who have to make decisions on a daily basis concerning how, when, and where to make use of technologies in classrooms. Building on results from the Danish project Technucation, this paper argues that there is a marked need for a teacher-specific version of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Educational Technology
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Wilkin, Sarah; Davies, Huw; Eynon, Rebecca – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Despite the ongoing discourse about the constantly connected and digitally savvy youth in the UK, a growing evidence base demonstrates that there are still significant inequalities in young people's ability to access and use the internet. There is a small, but significant, proportion of young people who do not have internet access at home, nor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged Youth, Laptop Computers
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