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Szelei, Nikolett; Alves, Ines – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
As an attempt to promote educational success in socio-economically disadvantaged contexts, area-based initiatives are often launched in Europe, such as the programme "Territórios Educativos de Intervenção Prioritária" in Portugal. Given the importance of teaching quality to enhance student learning and considerable student diversity in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Cultural Pluralism, Faculty Development
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Kovacs, Helena – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
In its essence, transformative learning is a dynamic and ever-emerging process, according to the core literature that deals with it. As such, when examined from the perspective of teacher professional development, transformative learning ceases being solely related to an individual and becomes a composition within which the individual creates and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change
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Harju, Vilhelmiina; Niemi, Hannele – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The first few years in the teaching profession are usually demanding. Although initial teacher education forms an essential foundation for teachers' work, it cannot fully prepare new teachers for the complexities of working life. This study focuses on investigating the need for professional development support among newly qualified teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Zupancic, Tomaž; Köster, Annely; Torres de Eça, Teresa – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The article presents the attitude of grammar school students towards the art curriculum. It first provides an overview of the characteristics of contemporary art education, with an emphasis on the postmodern art curriculum and on linking course content with students' interests. The study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students