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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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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Currently the Australian university sector almost has a monopoly in the provision of courses and programmes for the initial preparation of teachers across the nation. What the future holds for the filed, however, is quite uncertain. This uncertainty, as this paper will demonstrate, is reflected in a number of trends. First, while a trend has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Government Role
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
During period 1975 through to 1987 the Commonwealth ventured into curriculum development, hitherto an activity for states and territories. Unlike the ACARA Curriculum of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd governments, there was nothing mandatory about the CDC's curriculum development activities. Here, the dominant influence was coordinative federalism. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Federal State Relationship, Agenda Setting
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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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Dass, Rozita – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The emergence of a vibrant literary, culture and arts scene promotes Singapore's claims as a hub for arts and culture in the Asian region, and as a global arts city by the 21st century. The richness and variety of Singapore literature from the early post-colonial years are evident in the evolution of a Singapore literary culture. The diaspora of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Secondary School Curriculum, Asian Culture
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Kayad, Florence G. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
As part of Malaysia's aspirations to achieve developed nation status by 2020, and become a key player in the global economy, the government has sought to improve the English language proficiency of its citizens while maintaining the status and significance of the Malay Language as the national language. Recent strategies have involved…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Mohandhas, Pratheepa – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper offers an analysis of the development and implementation of the policy to teach Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) in Malaysian primary schools, commencing in 2003, in the context of the 2009 reversal of the policy. The original study focused particularly on the impact of the policy on the children of the Federal Land…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Elementary Schools
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper details how educational policy is developed in an educational authority in a political environment of a hung parliament. The paper begins by looking briefly at the difficulties facing educational policy rollout in Tasmania during the years 2000-2011, and then details how an educational policy dealing with school closures was reshaped in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Policy Formation
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Tasmania Tomorrow was highly politicised, and Tasmanian post-secondary education policy became a central issue in the 2010 state elections. The purpose of this paper was to analyse the dynamics of Tasmanian post-secondary education policy, and determine what education policy analysts can learn from this episode in Tasmanian education history.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elections, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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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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McKenzie, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
This issue is devoted to the publication of a doctoral thesis by Dr. David McKenzie, one of New Zealand's leading educational historians. The research in this essay was completed over 30 years ago. Inevitably, the standpoint from which it was written has altered with the passage of time. No one then, for example, could have predicted the strength…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
The Seychelles, one of Britain's more remote Indian Ocean colonies, long suffered a totally inadequate system of schooling based mainly on the Roman Catholic mission. This article traces how education policy was challenged in the 1930s and changed in the 1940s. Emphasis is placed on the decisive role of the colonial governor in initiating and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Policy
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Evans, John – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
There has been a growing call for recess and lunch breaks to be given more structure in the form of organised games. Two reasons are typically given. One is to try to address the concern about children's lack of fitness by providing them with games designed to get them active. The other arises from concerns about children's behaviour in the…
Descriptors: Play, Leisure Time, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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