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Hyland, Áine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The central role of teachers in ensuring the quality of education has been increasingly recognised internationally in recent decades. This paper reviews various shifts that have occurred in the initial teacher education agenda internationally during this time period. The paper reviews the radical reform that has occurred in the structure and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Learning Processes
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Cheong, Grace – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper forms part of a doctoral study focused on the development and validation of an instrument for the self-evaluation of teaching and learning competencies for the purpose of faculty professional development. The rapid expansion of the higher education sector in Singapore has called for new approaches to university teaching that are…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Adam, Raoul J. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper explores the epistemic dimension of neoliberalism in the context of higher education. Much critical commentary depicts neoliberalism negatively in terms of knowledge commodification, marketisation, productivity agendas, accountability regimes, bureaucratisation, economic rationalism and micro-managerialism. The paper offers a conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Epistemology, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
In this paper a comparison is made between the structure and operations of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and the Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence of New Zealand. Both of these organisations were established in the mid 2000s and were created at a time when higher education institutions in both countries…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Comparative Analysis
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
The period from the late 1970s to the late 1980s were transition years for most public(government) school systems in Australia. A reaction was developing against the neo-progressive and radical (neo-Marxist) innovations of the late 1960s and 1970s such as school-based curricula, activity methods, and "open education". By the early 1980s…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Between 1937 and 1952 three differing philosophies for the reform of NSW schooling found expression in three successive ministers for education. David Drummond, the Country Party minister during the Great Depression, wanted to extend the well-established democratic principle of equality of opportunity and the formation of character. He emphasised…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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Mercer, Annette – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Medicine is a profession with a long history of research and high standards of methodological rigour and evidence-based decision making. These standards are being transferred into medical education. Universities are starting to collect high-quality data on their admissions systems. This has not been a short-term proposition. Medical courses are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Admission Criteria, Case Studies
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Xiaoying, Ma; Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
Since 1989, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in New Zealand, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the country's higher education system. This paper explores the private penetration, traces the changes that have occurred in private higher education, and evaluate the sector's position in New…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Development, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Carter, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
This paper reflects on the relevance and applicability of "key transferable skills" to the higher education curriculum. Although they are regarded as having common currency within universities, it is argued that their uncritical acceptance devalues and distorts the nature and character of the teaching and learning employed in academe.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Public Policy, Cultural Context
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Zeichner, Ken – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper describes the implications for the work of teaching and the curriculum of teacher education programs of three different views of teaching expertise and teacher education (professionalization, deregulation and social justice) that have competed with each other for dominance in the USA since the inception of formal teacher education in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
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Smyth, Elizabeth – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This article examines the transitions that occurred in the institutions of elementary teacher education in the province of Ontario, Canada, between 1960 and 1974. In that time period, elementary school teacher education moved from its historic location in a government institution to a university-based professional school. This article argues that,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Educational History
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Crittenden, Brian – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In recent years, Australian universities, like many in other countries, have been increasingly driven by the values of commercial enterprise. A key consequence has been the growing emphasis on the kinds of vocational education likely to attract large enrollments and be financially profitable. In strengthening such programs (and related research),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Educational Change, Role of Education