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Peeraer, Jef; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
During the school year 2008-2009, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam launched the "Year of ICT" to produce a breakthrough in educational innovation. In light of this development we have carried out a policy analysis to study the national vision on ICT in education. The policy analysis takes into account a decade of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Education, Educational Innovation
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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Wong, Angela F. L.; Chong, Sylvia; Choy, Doris; Lim, Kam Ming – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study examined the levels of pedagogical knowledge and skills as perceived by student teachers who were enrolled in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education program at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, from the beginning of their initial teacher preparation program to the end of their first year of teaching. Their perceptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Talks of education transformation to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Malaysia culminated in the articulation of standards for teachers. The all new Malaysian Teacher Standards (MTS) launched in 2009 is to establish "high competency" standards for the teaching profession and to increase the status of teachers in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
School leadership is an important factor in educational reform and school transformation. This article aims to examine the challenges of school leadership in Singapore through the lens of the Fourth Way. In particular, this article makes reference to three messages in the Fourth Way and examines the paradoxes and challenges faced by school leaders…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Ng, Shun Wing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
Internationalization becomes increasingly important in higher education in a globalized world. Exporting higher education services by recruiting overseas students is an integral facet of internationalization of higher education. It not only helps develop the place as an education hub but also facilitate internationalized environment of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Foreign Students
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Bringula, Rex P.; Basa, Roselle S. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This study determined the student profile and enrollment of the three Universities in the University Belt. It also found out the respondents' level of consideration concerning the institutional image indicators that served as basis for attracting prospective entrants. Descriptive statistics revealed the following: most of the respondents belonged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Khiat, Henry; Chia, Hui Teng; Tan-Yeoh, Ah Choo; Kok-Mak, Chew Pheng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
The goal of this research was to understand the various aspects of the action research initiative in the Department of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic. A total of 55 lecturers took part in this study and data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, informal conversations with the lecturers, observations of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Action Research, Ownership
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Airini; McNaughton, Stuart; Langley, John; Sauni, Pale – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper describes education reform projects designed to bring about major improvements in school and tertiary student outcomes. Individually the projects illustrate characteristics of educational reform in local contexts for primary, secondary and tertiary education. In combination they signal key components essential to getting large scale…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chua, Jude Soo Meng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article relates the philosophical and conceptual study of educational institutions with educational policy. I argue that both the descriptive and prescriptive answer to "what a school is" should focus on the school that is important, which is the central case. This central case of a school should embody an ethos of openness towards the basic…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Policy, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Power, Colin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
Building a strategic direction for education ultimately rests on the extent, to which we resolve the key issue addressed by UNESCO's International Commission on Education for the 21st Century (the Delors Report): what kind of education is needed to create the kind of world, we want to emerge in the future? Certainly, globalisation brings with it…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning
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Power, Colin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article draws lessons from experience at UNESCO and Eidos pertinent to the issues of developing East-West Partnership in education. For the past 60 years, UNESCO's mission has been to promote international co-operation. It has been very much involved in promoting intellectual co-operation among the professional leaders in education. Eidos is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, International Organizations, Partnerships in Education
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Mar, Naing Yee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in advancing the cause of education for all and livelong learning. After examining the claimed benefits of ICTs for promoting education and schooling, and the characteristics of education and the basic education movement in Asia, the paper focuses on providing a case…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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