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Handal, Boris; Watson, Kevin; Petocz, Peter; Maher, Margaret – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The difficulty of staffing rural and remote schools has become a global phenomenon. Educational agencies in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have addressed this issue by developing and implementing creative recruitment models. While many studies have documented reasons why teachers decide to work in rural and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Hamilton, Miriam; O'Dwyer, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The rich diversity of pupils entering Irish primary schools has risen in recent years. This prompts initial teacher education (ITE) programme designers to be increasingly aware of how to best prepare and support student teachers. Consequently, it is important that such diversity be reflected among cohorts entering ITE. This research explores…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Luís, Ana R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Professional development is widely recognised as an essential path to promoting quality teaching and learning, but 'effective' professional development is dependent on core features such as duration, relevance and active teacher participation, all of which are central to teacher-centred research (Garet et al., 2001; Sanford, 2015; Scheerens,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Keane, Elaine; Heinz, Manuela; Lynch, Andrea – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Diversifying Ireland's relatively homogeneous teaching population has been a policy concern for over a decade in the context of the rapid transformation of Irish society and schooling. This paper draws on the Access to Post-primary Teaching (APT) project, funded by the Higher Education Authority, which supports the participation of those from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Working Class, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Gadusova, Zdenka; Predanocyova, Lubica – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Slovak education is currently undergoing a reform process aimed at achieving better quality in the education and learning outcomes of students. A decrease in the number of teachers, and applicants for teacher training programmes, as well as the drop in interest of the graduates to work at schools has been observed for some time. Regarding the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers, Student Development
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Cloud, Natalie – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper seeks to address a gap in the literature regarding lay teachers and their role and status within Catholic schools, studies have been carried out investigating this from the perspective of teaching religious and the Catholic Church but have yet to fully investigate this from the lay teachers' perspectives themselves. The period 1940-1980…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational History
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Malcolm, Matthew R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
In the "Asian century," Asian liberal arts education is bucking the trend of its counterpart in the US, and is on the rise. This article considers the case study of one substantial faculty of liberal arts in Indonesia, in order to contribute to our understanding of this important phenomenon. Within the broader question of what…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Case Studies
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Ó Murchú, Finn; Conway, Paul – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
Team teaching, where two teachers teach in the same classroom at the same time, while not a new concept, is increasingly being positioned and repositioned in research and policy literatures as central in advancing a range of valued educational goals. These goals include supporting inclusive learning for all students as well as supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Outcomes of Education
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Swanzy, Patrick; Potts, Anthony – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This study investigated the internal quality assurance strategies Ghanaian polytechnics enacted in order to improve graduate outcomes. A qualitative methodological approach via in-depth interviewing of twenty key informants and document analysis was used to establish how polytechnics in Ghana addressed problematic situations in quality assurance.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
During period 1919-39 through rather passive and uncontroversial means under the banner of cooperative federalism the Commonwealth instituted some major and long-lasting school educational policy. During this period it was generally acknowledged that the Commonwealth should eschew involvement in school education, yet, the politics of the time,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Herron, Donald; Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Radical economic policy change from the 1950s had major implications for Irish education which had traditionally drawn its values and orientation from Catholicism and cultural nationalism. While change to the economically-related administrative structures were bold and innovative, responses in the sphere of education were less so. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History, Teacher Education
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Store, Jessie C. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
Standards for mathematics teaching require teachers to employ teaching practices that promote justification of mathematical ideas. This expected teaching practice is situated in substantial research on students' and teachers' difficulties with justifying mathematical ideas. This study shows different ways elementary school students in grades three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Validity, Mathematics
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Tang, Alice – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper explores local responses by Singapore pre-school teachers to the global trend towards English as the medium of instruction at the early childhood level of education. The paper reports research into how teachers have responded to the national literacy agenda, as outlined in the Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens in Singapore, using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Harrell-Levy, Marinda K.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The present study tested a model showing how different aspects of high school courses focusing on social justice and prosocial development predicted prosocial intentions of students (N = 362) 2 to 29 years after they had completed the courses. Results indicated that students reporting more transformative class experiences (higher critical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Prosocial Behavior, Social Justice, Social Development
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Wahi, Wahiza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The issue of Malaysian graduates' unemployment, attributed largely to their flawed English language competence, has been a major concern in the country for many years. The study reported in this paper sought to better comprehend future graduates' perspectives and practices in dealing with the English language literacies prior to graduation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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