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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
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Lam, Ho Cheong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
One of the purposes of introducing the use of action research in schools is to bring about educational change in policy and practice. To make this happen, it is of paramount importance to look into how teachers actually see action research. We, the writers of this paper, are teacher educators, teaching preschool teachers courses related to action…
Descriptors: Investigations, Action Research, Phenomenology, Educational Change
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Ma, Xin; Nelson, Regena F.; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Using hierarchical linear modeling, the present study aimed to examine whether targeted intervention strategies implemented individually during a preschool program exhibited any short-term and long-term effects on children's school readiness in kindergarten, utilizing data gathered through the Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK)…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Intervention, Educational Strategies