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Wilkin, Sarah; Davies, Huw; Eynon, Rebecca – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Despite the ongoing discourse about the constantly connected and digitally savvy youth in the UK, a growing evidence base demonstrates that there are still significant inequalities in young people's ability to access and use the internet. There is a small, but significant, proportion of young people who do not have internet access at home, nor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged Youth, Laptop Computers
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Golding, Jennie – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Mathematics teachers across the Western world are faced with an expectation that they make significant change to their teaching, but repeated attempts have shown little embedded success. This paper draws on a longitudinal study of two apparently well-placed English mathematics departments attempting to make change aligned with both policy and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Styles, Longitudinal Studies, Alignment (Education)
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Dang, Que Anh – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has led the way in constructing the East Asian region with China, Japan, and South Korea, and an inter-regional entity with the European Union (EU)--known as the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). The initial aims were security and trade. Recently, however, higher education has been brought into these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Regional Cooperation
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Godfrey, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This article examines the English government's vision for how research is proposed to lead to improvements in the system in the context of a school-led, self-improving system and rapid and sweeping legislative reforms. The debate about the role of research in the teaching profession has been sharpened by a large consultation effort in the academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Role
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Outhwaite, Deborah; Ferri, Giuliana – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper investigates the changes in educational policy in England regarding the implementing of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (henceforth IBDP) into post-16 (sixth form) education. The aim is to illustrate the unique trajectory of the IBDP in England: from its adoption in schools and colleges across the country, to its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Policy, Secondary Education
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Finesilver, Carla – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
There are many potential ways to represent arithmetical tasks, but students' choices may be limited by beliefs that only certain standardised representations are "legitimate" in school mathematics. Furthermore, concern for the quantity and speed of "work done" can override opportunities for meaningful engagement with the…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Arithmetic, Mathematics Achievement, Logical Thinking
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Courtney, Louise – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The current longitudinal study examines the similarities and differences between primary and secondary foreign language curricula and pedagogy along with the development of motivation for language learning and second language proficiency. Data from 26 English learners of French (aged 10-11) were collected across three times points over a 12-month…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Anders, Jake – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
A much larger proportion of English 14-year-olds expect to apply to university than ultimately make an application by age 21, but the proportion expecting to apply falls from age 14 onwards. In order to assess the role of socioeconomic status in explaining changes in expectations, this paper applies duration modelling techniques to the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Expectation, Academic Aspiration, College Applicants
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Tan, Andrea Geok Poh; Ware, Jean; Norwich, Brahm – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The increasing ethnic diversity in the UK has highlighted the importance of supporting primary school pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL), some of whom also have special educational needs (SEN). However, there is relatively little research carried out in the UK on children with both EAL needs and SEN. This paper presents the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Special Needs Students, Elementary School Students
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Guldberg, Karen – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
In order to develop deeper and better understandings of what constitutes effective educational practices, and to bridge the gap between research and practice, there is a need for a paradigm shift in autism educational research. The contribution of this paper is to examine the key methodological challenges that stand in the way of autism…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Research
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Interest in progressive education ideas has often been accompanied by advocacy for greater use of interdisciplinary and holistic learning approaches, as these are considered beneficial in conceptual, curriculum, and pedagogical terms. The paper reviews the possibilities for progress on this basis and contextualises the paper around three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Progressive Education
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Dymoke, Sue – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper explores the impact of a Spoken Word Education Programme (SWEP hereafter) on young people's engagement with poetry in a group of schools in London, UK. It does so with reference to the secondary Discourses of school-based learning and the Spoken Word community, an artistic "community of practice" into which they were being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Oral Language, Oral Reading
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Butler, Des; Coe, Sandra; Field, Rachael; McNamara, Judith; Kift, Sally; Brown, Catherine – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the principle of "Transition" as it has been conceptualised by the Curriculum Renewal in Legal Education project. The project sought to develop a principled framework for renewing the final year of tertiary legal education in Australia. Capstone experiences were chosen as the most appropriate mechanism for assisting…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Legal Education (Professions), Transitional Programs, Student Needs
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Al Sadi, Fatma H.; Basit, Tehmina N. – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper is based on a quasi-experimental study which examines the effects of a school-based intervention on Omani girls' attitudes towards the notion of gender equality. A questionnaire was administered before and after the intervention to 241 girls (116 in the experimental group; 125 in the control group). A semi-structured interview was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Sex Role, Gender Bias
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Hall, Valerie – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
As the last century closed, and a bright new millennium dawned, the concept of "student voice" within education emerged as something to be "identified" and "captured." In effect, it became reified and driven by a raft of government and institutional policies and strategic initiatives; initially within the compulsory…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Student Satisfaction, Educational Policy
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