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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

active vocabulary

active vocabulary  

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The range of words which an individual is able to use accurately in their speech (active spoken vocabulary), or their writing (active written vocabulary), or both of these. The active vocabulary does ...
active learning

active learning  

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Learning which encourages the pupil or student to engage actively with what is being learned through activities such as group discussion, role play, or experimentation, rather than passively ...
Centre for Policy Studies

Centre for Policy Studies  

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(CPS)A right‐wing pressure group which is often outspoken in its criticism of the education system.
Aimhigher

Aimhigher  

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A programme which aims to widen participation in higher education, it was developed from the Excellence Challenge and Partnerships for Progression initiatives, and is managed by the Higher Education ...
co-education

co-education  

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The teaching of girls and boys together in the same school and the same class. Whereas primary education has generally always been co‐educational (although up to the 1950s there were often separate ...
falling rolls

falling rolls  

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A decline in the number of pupils entering a school. Although this can be a problem for individual schools, it has also been seen as a national trend since the final quarter of the 20th century. Some ...
received pronunciation

received pronunciation  

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The standard form of British English pronunciation, based on educated speech in southern England, widely accepted as a standard elsewhere.
redbrick

redbrick  

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(designating) a British university founded in the late 19th or early 20th century, usually in a large industrial city, and especially as contrasted with Oxford and Cambridge.
matriculation

matriculation  

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1 An examination taken in the first half of the 20th century by candidates wishing to gain a university place. It also came to be used to describe the achievement of candidates who passed five ...
National Targets for Education and Training

National Targets for Education and Training  

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(NTET)Originally promoted by the Confederation of British Industry in 1991, the targets were endorsed by the government following the 1995 White Paper Competitiveness: Forging Ahead. The targets set ...
banding

banding  

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The practice of dividing year groups of pupils in secondary education into bands or sub‐groups, according to their ability or learning needs. Each band may then be divided into a number of separate ...
foundation degree

foundation degree  

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A two‐year degree course, usually taught in university or a college of further or higher education, and focusing on a vocationally related area of study. Introduced in 2001, this degree can be ...
progressive

progressive  

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A contentious term when applied to education, and taken to mean anything from a principled opposition to corporal punishment to allowing pupils complete freedom to learn as and when they please. It ...
knowledge about language

knowledge about language  

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(KAL)An understanding of, and ability to employ correctly, the rules which govern language, such as phonetic rules, spelling, syntax, and grammar. In the context of the national curriculum, KAL is ...
Oxbridge

Oxbridge  

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An abbreviated colloquial term for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, often used as an indicator of high status or esteem in such phrases as ‘an Oxbridge education’. It is suggestive of a ...
literacy hour

literacy hour  

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Part of the government's National Literacy Strategy (NLS) introduced in 1998. While the NLS framework explains what should be taught, the literacy hour is the means of teaching it. It is a compulsory ...
assessment

assessment  

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A formal process of evaluation of a process or system, preferably quantitative but sometimes necessarily qualitative. Examples include clinical assessment and assessment of the efficacy of preventive ...
Children's Plan

Children's Plan  

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A government‐led initiative to enhance provision of education, play facilities, and care for children up to 19 years of age. Launched in December 2007, the Plan followed a public consultation, ...
prison education

prison education  

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Now more usually referred to as offender learning. The policy for the education and training of offenders was set out by the Department for Education and Skills and the national Learning and Skills ...
thesis

thesis  

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1 A lengthy piece of academic writing presenting an argument based on research, and presented for assessment towards an academic award at postgraduate level, such as a master's degree or a doctorate. ...

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