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Manchester, Helen; Cope, Gillian – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The international Smart Cities and the Learning Cities movements are not often linked. However, there are learning questions at stake here. Smart city agendas are often criticised as being technocratic and instrumental, prioritising market-led solutions to urban issues. Such criticism has led to moves to place the citizen at the centre of these…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Municipalities, Learning Theories, Foreign Countries
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Parish, Karen – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This article presents findings from a larger multiple methods study that explores the levels of adherence and experiences students have of the International Baccalaureate Organization human rights ideals in different school contexts. A three-component model of human rights competence, incorporating identification with all humanity, ethno-cultural…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Civil Rights, Student Attitudes, Competence
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Pring, Richard – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making it a requirement of all schools within the Emirates (both public and private) to follow a programme of moral education (MEP), at all ages from grades 1 to 13, which is designed centrally. Explicitly secular and humanist in its approach, this is a remarkable development in a country where Islam is the…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Liu, Ji – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This study explores the multidimensionality of engagements with international large-scale standardised assessments (ILSAs). The objective is to understand how different policy actors--government, media, and citizens--rationalise, report, and perceive China's PISA participation. First, government archive analysis traces a decade of documents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Araneda, Daniel; Guzmán, María Angélica; Nussbaum, Miguel – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
For many students, school is a place that makes no sense; a place where students' interests are not reflected in the curriculum. Using mixed methods research, we developed an instrument that identifies student interests. This instrument was applied in a pilot study that considered 10th-grade students from three schools in Santiago, Chile. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Course Selection (Students), Student Interests
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Hardy, Ian; Rönnerman, Karin; Beach, Dennis – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper analyses recent educational reforms on teachers' work in Sweden following the 2010 Education Act, and up to the School Commission Report released in April 2017. We draw upon key policy texts and associated documents from the Ministry of Education, and the Swedish National Agency for Education ("Skolverket"). We consider the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Sebba, Judy; Berridge, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
In England, 'Virtual Schools' oversee and support the educational progress of children in care. This paper reports on the analysis of 16 interviews with Virtual School headteachers that were part of two mixed methods research projects on the educational progress of children in care. These interviews explored their role; the types of support they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Principals, Virtual Classrooms
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Ott, Eleanor; O'Higgins, Aoife – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The right to education for all children, including asylum-seeking children, is enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, there is little research available to describe the educational provision provided to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in England. Crucially, it is not known whether the educational needs are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Rights, Access to Education, Refugees
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Sinclair, Ian; Luke, Nikki; Berridge, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
By age 16 the attainment of most children in or on the edge of out of home care has fallen well behind the average for their age. This paper uses the English National Pupil Database to examine how much of this falling behind occurs before the age of seven, and how any subsequent decline relates to time in care as against time outside it. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fernandez, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Internationally, reviews of educational outcomes of children in care reveal consistent findings highlighting the need for considerable policy attention to be paid to their education to ensure they achieve optimal economic and psychosocial life outcomes. Important to enhancing the educational achievement of children in care are support, stability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Caregiver Attitudes
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Okpych, Nathanael; Courtney, Mark – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper draws on data collected from two of the most extensive longitudinal studies of care leavers in the US. The Midwest Study (2003-2011) included 732 youths in foster care in three Midwestern states, and the CalYOUTH Study (2012-present) includes 727 youths in California foster care. The paper has three objectives: (1) describe trends in…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment
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Hickey, Andrea J.; Flynn, Robert J. – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
We evaluated the effects of TutorBright tutoring on the reading and mathematics skills of children in family foster care, examined several potential moderators of the impact of tutoring, and explored possible 'spill-over' effects on the children's executive functioning and behavioural difficulties and on their caregivers' level of involvement in…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Foster Care, Tutorial Programs, Reading Skills
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Forsman, Hilma – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The book-gifting programme, the Letterbox Club, was developed as a response to the increased interest in ways of improving the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care. By reporting quantitative and qualitative findings from a Swedish trial, and compiling findings from previous British evaluations, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Books, At Risk Students
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Wilson, Jacqueline Z.; Harvey, Andrew; Mendes, Philip – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
Australian and international research documents the limited access of young people transitioning from out-of-home care (OOHC) to further and higher education. This paper examines the processes, outcomes, and key findings of the Raising Expectations project, a collaborative university and industry approach to promote higher education among care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Iannelli, Cristina; Duta, Adriana – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Despite a wide international literature on the effect of vocational and general education on school-to-work transition, relatively little is known about the role of having studied specific subjects in explaining inequalities in young people's labour market outcomes. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining differences in employment chances of…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Majors (Students), Employment Potential, Longitudinal Studies
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