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By Peter Gordon, Denis Lawton

This is often an updated advisor for academics and oldsters, directors, governors , scholars and others to assist the locate their method concerning the more and more advanced international of schooling. the most part presents a dictionary that's greater than an easy set of definitions: many phrases in schooling were placed into a few type of old context to turn into totally significant. the second one half provides a few very important landmarks from the 19th century to the current time, and likewise offers an inventory of political heads of schooling in view that kingdom schooling used to be proven. the ultimate part is dedicated to a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, either one of which were the topic of a number of definitions lately.

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There are a variety of reasons for such a move, including improved salary or working conditions, or the opportunity for recognition of one’s achievements. In recent years, the term has been extended 28 DICTIONARY OF BRITISH EDUCATION to cover those highly qualified graduates who leave the country because they are unable to find suitable employment within the UK. brain storming A technique, originating in the US A, designed to encourage creative solutions to a problem or series of problems. A group of colleagues meet to discuss a problem, but agree to suspend criticism until the concluding session.

The Court ruled that school boards were not empowered to teach beyond the range of elementary subjects and then only for pupils up to 16 or 17 years of age. This decision was upheld in the Court of Appeal in the following year. The judgment hastened educational reform: the 1902 Education Act abolished school boards and the new local education authorities were responsible for both elementary and secondary education. code of practice A set of rules about ‘good practice’ that are either voluntary (but strongly recommended) or compulsory.

With the growth in the activities of the Committee, an Education Department, headed by a Vice-President, was established in 1856 and took over the Council’s work. Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) The Committee was established in 1918 and reconstituted in 1930. It represented heads of university institutions. Its membership was considerably enlarged as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act (1992), which converted polytechnics into universities. The CVCP was renamed Universities UK in 2000.

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