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The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Stephen J. Ball

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349200
eISBN:
9781447303756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349200.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Education is a key political issue, and is seen as a crucial factor in ensuring economic productivity and competitiveness. This book offers an analysis of the flood of government initiatives and ... More


The Perraults: A Family of Letters in Early Modern France

Oded Rabinovitch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729423
eISBN:
9781501730085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729423.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Through the story of the Perraults, a family of literary and scientific authors active in seventeenth-century Paris, the book argues that kinship networks played a crucial yet unexamined role in ... More


Football’s Françafrique

Cathal Kilcline

in Sport and Society in Global France: Nations, Migrations, Corporations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781781382899
eISBN:
9781789629323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382899.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As television revenues boosted the financial rewards to clubs and players since the mid-1980s, European football has become one of the very few routes for (a very small minority of) young Africans to ... More


Remaking inequalities in the neoliberal institution

Christy Kulz

in Factories for Learning: Making Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116178
eISBN:
9781526128430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116178.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Firstly this chapter discusses how Dreamfields’ 'oasis in the desert' allegedly built to transform urban children is changing urban culture in unanticipated ways. Besides grafting cultural capital ... More


School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Rajashri Chakrabarti and Paul E. Peterson (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033763
eISBN:
9780262270113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Public–private partnerships in education exist in various forms around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Despite this, and despite the importance of human capital for economic ... More


Acquiring Culture: Vernacular Commercial Writing, Dictionaries, Academies, Domestic Guides, and the ‘New World of Words’

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A survey of the publications aimed at English audiences seeking self-improvement through vernacular dictionaries and guides. Commonwealth writers offered practical artisan knowledge including ... More


Prologue: The educational “system” of eighteenth-century France

Adrian O'Connor

in In Pursuit of Politics: Education and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526120564
eISBN:
9781526132314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120564.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This prologue surveys the institutional landscape of education in Ancien Régime France. It describes the array of formal and informal institutions offering education in pre-revolutionary France, ... More


Schools reform and early intervention

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter and the next consider the development of children’s services policy since 2010, including key changes introduced by the Conservative Secretary of State Michael Gove. From the outset it ... More


Tehran’s reluctant urban centre: Representing the national capital

Ali Mozaffari and Nigel Westbrook

in Development, Architecture, and the Formation of Heritage in Late Twentieth-Century Iran: A Vital Past

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526150158
eISBN:
9781526158376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150165.00014
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the relationship between development, design, and heritage at an urban scale. It focuses on a large swathe of land north of Tehran within the Abbās Ābād district. Prior to 1979, ... More


Schools

Ruth Lupton, Stephanie Thomson, and Polina Obolenskaya

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327714
eISBN:
9781447327745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327714.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter analyses spending, outputs and outcomes in relation to schools in England between 2007/8 and 2014/15. Schools were relatively protected from the public spending cuts made by the ... More


A Framework for Nonmarket Accounting

Katharine G. Abraham and Christopher Mackie (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter summarizes the result of a comprehensive survey of nonmarket accounting conducted by the Committee on National Statistics (CNStat) of the U.S. National Academies. It favors modeling ... More


The CRISPR Era, the National Academies Report, and the Median Trait Barrier

John H. Evans

in The Human Gene Editing Debate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197519561
eISBN:
9780197519592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519561.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter begins with the discovery of human gene editing, and how the immediate ethical response used the existing weakened barriers. The chapter then turns to a detailed analysis of how an ... More


Writing the Dictionary: Departures and destinations

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter traces, in detail, the early history of the Dictionary, and the patterns of direction and redirection which appear between Johnson’s ‘Scheme’ of 1746, the Plan of the following year (and ... More


Psychologists Working in Intermediary Organizations

Kenneth I. Maton

in Influencing Social Policy: Applied Psychology Serving the Public Interest

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199989973
eISBN:
9780190628840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989973.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter depicts the policy influence activities of psychologists who work for intermediary organizations. Fourteen psychologists identified their greatest policy success as occurring through ... More


The Empirical Evidence

Hugh Lafollette

in In Defense of Gun Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873363
eISBN:
9780190873400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873363.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I summarize the proffered evidence of the benefits and the costs of private gun ownership. I focus on the common argument that privately owning firearms is a vital means of self-defense. I isolate ... More


Deification in the Long Nineteenth Century

Ruth Coates

in Deification in Russian Religious Thought: Between the Revolutions, 1905-1917

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836230
eISBN:
9780191873515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836230.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 sets out the history of the reception of deification in Russia in the long nineteenth century, drawing attention to the breadth and diversity of the theme’s manifestation, and pointing to ... More


On the Fraught Internationalism of Intellectuals: Alfons Dopsch, Austria, and the League’s Intellectual Cooperation Programme

Johannes Feichtinger

in Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198854685
eISBN:
9780191888885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854685.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter investigates the idea and practice of intellectual cooperation as a tool of international governance: an innovation of the League’s International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation ... More


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