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Sims, Sam; Jerrim, John; Taylor, Hannah; Allen, Rebecca – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Teaching is a demanding job and research suggests that prolonged exposure to stress can affect physical health. While some studies have found that teachers do indeed report relatively poor physical health, the existing literature has important methodological limitations. In particular, no research exists comparing teachers to other occupations…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Stress Variables, Physical Health, Correlation
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Walford, Geoffrey – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
This paper is a further exploration of the phenomenon of historic country houses repurposed as private schools. In a previous paper it was shown that 55 English private schools within the Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference and the Girls' Schools Association are partially housed within former country houses. This paper investigates some of…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Facilities, Motivation, Educational History
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Tomlinson, Michael – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Finding a conceptually informed and substantive means of understanding the value of higher education (HE) remains a challenging but crucial issue in the context of continued market-orientated policies. This article offers a way forward and posits that formal approaches to measuring the value of HE can only have currency if engaging in longer-term…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Measurement, Educational Benefits, Economic Impact
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Langer Primdahl, Nis – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
The introduction of mindfulness into schools and its potential effects on health and wellbeing promotion have received substantial attention among scholars. However, the implications and consequences thematised by critics of school-based mindfulness have yet to receive the same analytical scrutiny. One side has praised mindfulness as a useful…
Descriptors: Criticism, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment
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Hallett, Fiona – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
The purpose of this article is to critique the practices of those coordinating provision for children and young people with special educational needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst many schools are focusing on the practical aspects of getting students and staff back to school, there is a danger that practicalities may obfuscate broader…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs
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Innes, Mark – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
This article reports on a case study investigating the micro-politics of policy enactment in a school in England. The case is sited in the literacy policy of a primary school in challenging circumstances as it joins a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Data gathering consisted of interviews with the school headteacher, assistant headteacher, and literacy…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, School Policy, Educational Policy, Literacy Education
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Gillett-Swan, Jenna K.; Lundy, Laura – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Schools present a unique context for the generation and resolution of conflicts of human rights. While the conflicts that arise are many and various, a default response appears to be the prioritisation of the rights of the majority. Hence the rights of the many then trump the rights of the few. However, the intersection of multiple stakeholders,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Conflict Resolution, Student Behavior, Conflict
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Exley, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Private supplementary tutoring (PST) is a phenomenon growing throughout the world. Looking at regions such as East Asia where it is already vast and comparing with regions where it remains modest but is rising, some authors have argued that countries must act quickly to discourage negative societal implications which arise when PST grows. One…
Descriptors: Private Education, Supplementary Education, Tutoring, Politics of Education
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Dalby, Diane; Noyes, Andrew – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Links between mathematical attainment and economic performance, coupled with England's poor showing in international comparisons of skills, have focussed attention on post-16 mathematics education, for example, in the UK Government's 2017 Industrial Strategy. Whilst high-stakes academic qualifications at 16 (GCSE) and 18 (A-level) have stood the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Sortkaer, Bent; Reimer, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Although a vast amount of literature on feedback practices and the effects of feedback on learning outcomes exists, very few studies include peer feedback in the analysis, and very few studies examine variations in students' perceptions of feedback. By exploiting a unique survey of feedback practices in mathematics lessons (Student Experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Gender Differences
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Tang, Hanwei; Mao, Liqun; Wang, Fuyan; Zhang, Hong – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
Twenty-first-century skills are considered to be critical to student development. The present study aimed to validate a scale that reflects 21st century skills in education. The participants were 982 students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at two primary schools in a large city in Shandong, China, who were all asked to learn English in a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, 21st Century Skills, Flipped Classroom, English (Second Language)
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Yeh, Hui-Chin; Heng, Leechin – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
This paper explores the construction and practice of the purposes of teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) and Taiwan. The paper begins with a brief overview of contemporary issues underlying the education system in both countries. It then investigates the underlying assumption of student achievement before moving on to reconceptualise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Araneda, Daniel; Bekerman, Zvi; Rojas, María; Nussbaum, Miguel – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
This article focuses on Chilean students from vulnerable school contexts facing a standard national curriculum. It offers insights into students' voices, while uncovering what they want to learn and the drivers behind this decision. Semi-structured interviews revealed the power of the school socialisation process; for the majority of students,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Grade 10
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Fancourt, Nigel – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
The courts' role in educational disputes is much researched, but while the legal and socio-political implications of judicial decisions are often scrutinised, judges' pedagogical assumptions have generally been overlooked. This paper focuses on educational competency by considering judges' understandings of the pedagogical effect of religious…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Judges, Court Litigation, Religious Factors
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Goagoses, Naska; Koglin, Ute – Oxford Review of Education, 2022
School is a complex environment, in which students develop and maintain interpersonal relationships and participate in daily social interactions, whilst continuously engaging in academic activities and learning. The current systematic review provides a configurative overview of the empirical research which explores the association between social…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Peer Relationship, Social Status, Academic Achievement
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