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Harris-Hogan, Shandon; Barrelle, Kate; Smith, Debra – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
In recent times there has been an increase in the number of young people becoming involved with violent extremist networks throughout Western countries. Along with this increase has come a debate regarding the appropriate role of education and educational institutions in countering violent extremism (CVE). This article analyses initiatives…
Descriptors: School Role, Role of Education, Violence, Foreign Countries
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Bamber, Philip; Bullivant, Andrea; Clark, Alison; Lundie, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
There has been significant discussion and debate about the meaning and implementation of the requirement for schools to promote fundamental British values. While much of the research in this area focuses on surveying teachers' attitudes, this paper set out to understand the processes of professional enactment through which beginning teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Placement, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Marks, Gary N.; Pokropek, Artur – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This study examines the influence of family income on student achievement in mathematics utilising data from the parents' questionnaire for nine countries participating in the OECD's 2012 PISA study. It finds non-trivial effects for family income that were consistently larger than, or comparable to, the effects of more commonly used measures of…
Descriptors: Family Income, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Trask-Kerr, Kylie; Quay, John; Slemp, Gavin R. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Dewey's vision for schooling can perhaps be described as an early positive education, a term now attributed to programmes derived from positive psychology. Positive psychology's goals for education share many of Dewey's ideas about community-mindedness and the role of education in nurturing citizenship. Having emerged from positive psychology,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Psychology, Correlation, Educational Objectives
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Aslam, Monazza; Malik, Rabea; Rawal, Shenila; Rose, Pauline; Vignoles, Anna – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Pakistan's Punjab province has witnessed numerous education reforms in recent years. Many of these reforms have been aimed at improving the well-documented low levels of learning by focusing on improving teaching quality. The rhetoric suggests that government schools, particularly those in rural areas with a more disadvantaged pupil base, are…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Rural Schools, Poverty, Educational Change
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Hall, James; Sammons, Pam; Smees, Rebecca; Sylva, Kathy; Evangelou, Maria; Goff, Jenny; Smith, Teresa; Smith, George – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
UK Sure Start Children's Centres (SSCCs) aim to lessen behavioural disorders yet we lack evidence concerning how this is achieved. This study evaluates one possible mechanism: improved home learning environments (HLEs). Data come from a longitudinal study of 2568 families and children recruited at a mean age of 14 months from 117 SSCCs in England…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Family Environment
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Gibbs, Paul – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Although there has been considerable debate in contemporary literature on the erosion of the public good in higher education, most of it has been concentrated on the word 'public' rather than on the notion of 'good'. Further, the idea of higher education and the organisations for its delivery have become conflated through a focus on the 'good' as…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Institutional Role, Individual Development, Foreign Countries
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Bokhove, Christian; Muijs, Daniel – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Policy changes in the higher education landscape have given way to increased interest in the way students perceive engagement in UK higher education. This paper examines whether we can reliably distinguish between institutions and disciplines, and what key student and institutional variables are a predictor of engagement of undergraduate students.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Learner Engagement, Universities, Evidence
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Davies, Peter; Ercolani, Marco G. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We present an analysis of A-level subject choices at around age 16 for a cohort of students in English schools who completed their studies in 2014. We examined both the National Pupil Database and a unique rich dataset on the subject preferences and subsequent choices between the ages of 16 and 18 (i.e. GCSE and A-level). We found substantive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Selection (Students), Advanced Courses, Secondary School Students
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Jones, Sally Ann – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
By providing descriptive evidence from an ethnographic study at three Singaporean primary schools, this paper reveals how participants in children's education perceive and account for the relations they shape between home and school. Through analyses of interview data from teachers, parents, and children, the article demonstrates the potential…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Ethnography, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Yin, Ming; Yeakey, Carol Camp – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
In 2016, approximately 5 million students, about 2% of global tertiary enrolments, studied abroad. As globalisation of education advances, tertiary student mobility is an important channel through which highly skilled immigrants arrive and work in different nation states. Informed by the multidisciplinary internationalisation frameworks, this…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Political Power, Global Approach
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Graham, Archie; MacDougall, Lindsay; Robson, Dean; Mtika, Peter – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The complexity of practicum in initial teacher education, in terms of the range of diverse social relations and differing school contexts, provides a challenge for teacher educators worldwide, aiming to guide and shape opportunities for student teachers learning to teach. This challenge is further compounded by societal problems linked to child…
Descriptors: Poverty, Practicums, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Fransson, G.; Holmberg, J.; Lindberg, O. J.; Olofsson, A. D. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The digitalisation of educational contexts has changed the practice of teaching and learning. In this, teachers have a key role in enacting digital technologies for this purpose and have different opportunities to do so. This article explores how digitalisation can affect teachers by focusing on: (a) how teachers manage to capitalise on…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Woods, Kevin; McCaldin, Tamsin; Hipkiss, Amanda; Tyrrell, Beverley; Dawes, Megan – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper presents a novel explanation for the continued absence of a children's rights strategy within high-stakes educational assessment with reference to the competing purposes of high-stakes assessments and group-based constructions of fairness in assessment. We provide an original critique of group-based perspectives on the validity of…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Student Rights, Student Evaluation, High Stakes Tests
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Glaesser, Judith – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper first provides a brief overview of the history and current usage of the concept of competence in academic research, and then undertakes a critical discussion of how the term is currently used in educational policy. The running example used throughout the paper is competence in foreign language learning. The PISA study is discussed to…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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