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Tatto, Maria Teresa – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
Increasing the supply of qualified teachers is a priority in many nations as a prerequisite to accomplishing UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) to "ensure┬áinclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" by the year 2030. Questions remain however concerning definitions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Indicators, Teacher Education
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
In many developed countries over the past two decades, there have been new standards, new monitoring systems, new course and fieldwork requirements for teacher candidates, new accreditation criteria, and/or new auditing procedures for colleges and universities that offer initial teacher preparation programmes. However there has also been enormous…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Furlong, John; Griffiths, Jeremy; Hannigan-Davies, Cecilia; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
Over the last four years, initial teacher education in Wales has been fundamentally reformed. The stimulus for those reforms were concerns about the quality of current provision, but more importantly a recognition by the Welsh Government that if their wider reforms of curriculum and assessment were to succeed, then teachers themselves had a key…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Curriculum Development
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Oancea, Alis; Fancourt, Nigel; Robson, James; Thompson, Ian; Childs, Ann; Nuseibeh, Nuzha – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
This paper reviews recent policy understandings of research capacity in teacher education in the UK. It then draws on a case study from Wales to suggest a conceptualisation of research capacity-building in teacher education that encompasses individual, organisational and systemic levels while remaining sensitive to the particulars of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Capacity Building, Teacher Education
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Maughan, Barbara; Rutter, Michael; Yule, William – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
Beginning in the 1960s, the Isle of Wight studies were among the first to investigate developmental reading problems in representative, population-based samples, using the tools of epidemiology. In this paper, we provide an overview of the contribution of the Isle of Wight studies to research on reading disabilities. We begin with an account of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students, Dyslexia
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Evans, R. J. W. – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
T R ('Tim') Miles (1923-2008) was one of the most important pioneers of dyslexia research and treatment in the UK. He worked with dyslexics from the time of his appointment to a lectureship at Bangor in 1949 and later, with his wife, established the Dyslexia Centre there. Miles' professional role and theoretical contribution are reasonably well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, College Faculty, Research
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Whyte, William – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
The Word Blind Centre for Dyslexic Children opened in London in 1963. It was not only the first clinic established in Britain specifically to cater for children diagnosed with dyslexia. It was also intended to provide compelling evidence that a condition called dyslexia actually existed. The results of this work were published in Sandhaya Naidoo's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Children, Research
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Kirby, Philip – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
The 'dyslexia debate' is resilient. In the media, a key component of the debate is the notion that dyslexia does not exist, popularised by a series of vociferous commentators. For them, dyslexia is an invention of overly-concerned parents, supported by a clique of private educational psychologists willing to offer a diagnosis -- for a fee -- even…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Educational History, Educational Change, Learning Problems
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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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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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Moosa, Shaaista; Bhana, Deevia – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
The teaching of young children (aged between 5 and 9) or Foundation Phase (FP) as it is known in South Africa, is highly gendered and is labeled a 'woman's' job. Globally there have been calls to lessen the gender disparity within the profession by increasing the participation of men. However, apprehensions about men teaching young children can…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes
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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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