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Parr, Graham; Bulfin, Scott; Diamond, Fleur; Wood, Narelle; Owen, Ceridwen – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
As concerns spread about the capacity of teacher education programmes to prepare preservice teachers for entry into the teaching profession, literature and policy have begun to scrutinise the knowledge and skills of teacher educators. Some publications have focused on the professional development needed by teacher educators to align their teaching…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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McCaw, Christopher T. – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
'Mindfulness' is a term which holds increasing currency within educational research, policy and practice. However, there is substantial variation in its use, especially with respect to its historical roots in the Buddhist tradition. I develop a conceptual distinction between 'thin' mindfulness and 'thick' mindfulness, with attendant ontological,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Buddhism
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Lee, Jang Ho – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
The present study examined students' perceptions of immediacy behaviours and credibility of their teachers as well as their willingness to communicate in class, in the South Korean context, with undergraduate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Participants were 252 undergraduate Korean students enrolled in a mandatory English…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Native Speakers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Vincent, Jonathan; Ralston, Kevin – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
This current study draws on data from a large sample of trainee teachers in England to provide a long overdue baseline assessment of the knowledge of autism. It has particular import given the recent research that shows that 60% of autistic young people identified 'having a teacher who understands autism' as the main thing that would make school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Nind, Melanie – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
This paper takes the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is well known in teacher education, and applies it in research methods education where it has not been previously used. It asks how experienced social science research methods teachers, who know their subject (method) well, teach advanced social research methods to others.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Research Skills
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Jerome, Lee; Elwick, Alex – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
Government advice in relation to 'countering violent extremism' (CVE) in English schools requires teachers to identify students 'at risk' of radicalisation whilst also encouraging them to facilitate open classroom discussions of controversial issues. Data collected in seven schools illustrate how teachers are responding to this advice and…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Terrorism, Foreign Countries, Crime Prevention
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Parry, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
Risinghill School was one of a new type of secondary school, called a 'comprehensive', which opened in Islington, north London, in 1960, under the headship of Michael Duane. He had a cause: a clear view as to the style of school that he wished to create: it was one that was progressive, democratic and inclusive: for him, the true essence of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Progressive Education, Democracy
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Henderson, Morag; Anders, Jake; Green, Francis; Henseke, Golo – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
With approximately three times the resources per pupil in private compared with state schools, Britain's private sector presents an interesting case of what could be expected from schools that are extremely well resourced. This paper studies the links between private schooling and educational performance in upper secondary school, as measured…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Menashy, Francine; Zakharia, Zeena – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
This paper examines the prevalence of technological interventions in education in emergencies through a case study of private participation in Syrian refugee education in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. This research is conceptually situated within critiques of 'digital humanitarianism', simultaneously interrogating the role of technology in…
Descriptors: Refugees, Intervention, Information Technology, Case Studies
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Jones, Steven; Vigurs, Katy; Harris, Diane – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
Measures that economise education are typically accompanied by discourses that prime society for change by framing the policy in individualistic and consumeristic terms. This article explores the emergence of 'value for money' (VfM) discourses in the English higher education sector. Using Bourdieu's thinking tools, we explore how VfM is…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Costs, Educational Quality
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Hansen, Kirstine; Henderson, Morag – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Gaps in GCSE attainment have long been the concern of policy makers, academics, and social commentators, largely due to the importance of these exams for setting children on their future academic and career pathways. In the past a wide range of factors relating to the pupils, their families, and their schools have been found to account for…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Jones, Sally Ann; Seilhamer, Mark Fifer – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This study, situated in a multilingual, English-medium educational context, draws on theory from mathematics and language education to capture teachers' perspectives on the place of language in their mathematics pedagogy. The benchmark study explored this topic through surveying and interviewing teachers. Additionally, it sought to relate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language of Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Jeffrey, Ricky – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Previous research suggests that knowledge in different subjects varies in terms of objectivity and 'granularity' (division of knowledge content into smaller chunks). It has also been suggested that subject objectivity and granularity vary across different educational systems, due to resource differences. This study measures knowledge objectivity…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Exit Examinations
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Hopwood, Nick; Mäkitalo, Åsa – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Relationships young children have with caring adults are important in mitigating the effects of adversity in early childhood. Facilitating parents' learning is central to support that helps parents cope with difficult circumstances. Within this, a focus on parent-child relationships is crucial. This presents significant challenges to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Parents, At Risk Persons, Correlation
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Burgess, Simon; Greaves, Ellen; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We study school choice in England using a new dataset containing the choices of all parents seeking a school place in state secondary schools. We provide new empirical evidence to inform how the school choice market functions, including the number of choices made, whether the nearest school is the first choice and the probability of an offer from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Equal Education, Admission (School)
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