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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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Simms, Kathryn; Bock, Sara – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been studied consistently as a single institutional group. However, at least ostensibly, HBCUs are relatively heterogeneous. Consequently, we evaluated the homogeneity of three educational outcomes that have been recognized as potentially distinguishing features of HBCUs (i.e., STEM major,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
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Marchant, Michelle; Christensen, Lynnette; Womack, Sue; Conley, Laura; Fisher, Adam – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
This exploratory study addressed the scarcity of research into professional development for school-wide positive behavior support. A train-the-trainer model was designed. These principles were embedded within the recommended guidelines for implementing school-wide positive behavior support. School-based individuals were selected by building…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Disorders, Professional Development, Educational Practices
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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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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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Openshaw, Roger – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Throughout Australasia, indigenous educational issues remain a subject of considerable debate. In New Zealand, Maori underachievement in education has long been a matter of widespread concern. Currently the most highly visible professional development programme now operating in New Zealand mainstream secondary schools, Te Kotahitanga claims to…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups
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Bryant, James A., Jr. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
"Mission Creep: The Federal Government and America's Schools" is a historical overview of the progressive encroachment if the United States' federal government into the area of education. This involvement began as a way to compete with the Soviet Union in the areas of science and technology but has since morphed into virtually all areas…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Politics of Education, Science Education
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Munn, Pamela – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Using the notion of travelling global policy, this paper discusses the ways in which teacher education in Scotland has responded to world-wide demands on school systems. It highlights the embedded practices which have resisted an unequivocal move to a market-based approach in initial teacher education and contrasts this with approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Global Approach, Educational Practices
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Wolhuter, C. C. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper surveys the past, present and future of teacher training in South Africa, in the context of the educational and societal reconstruction of South Africa. Before the twentieth century the bulk of the country's teachers were imported from Europe. In the twentieth century first a teacher-pupil system, then a system of teachers' training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Social Change
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Openshaw, Roger; Ball, Teresa – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
The historical development of teacher education in New Zealand manifests several major contradictions and tensions. One if these involves two conflicting models of teacher education that have historically struggled for dominance. The first model holds teaching to be an essentially practical craft involving classroom management, whilst the second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This paper examines the rationale for ethnic schooling in former British colonial territories in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Critics, especially of British rule in Malaya and Singapore, have traditionally claimed that ethnic schools were established as part of a British political strategy of "divide et impera". An examination the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy
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Møller, Jorunn – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
The article aims at exploring what counts as successful leadership and what the key questions in exploring successful school leadership across countries should be. A main argument is that successful leadership is a contestable concept, and I argue for framing school leadership as a moral and democratic enterprise, which implies a need to protect…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Success, Moral Values, Democratic Values
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MacBeath, John; Frost, David; Swaffield, Sue – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This article examines issues arising in the design and conduct of a research project spanning seven countries and five national languages. With a shared focus on leadership for learning among the participating twenty four schools and eight university sites, the challenge was to find a common methodology that would allow comparison across cultures…
Descriptors: International Studies, Cultural Differences, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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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