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Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In education, there is a growing interest in the concept of "competency" especially in vocational training and professional development. The concept is strongly associated with the ability to apply knowledge and skills in effective ways in unanticipated situations. In Sri Lanka, a new competency-based mathematics curriculum was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics
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Baum, Donald R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In recent years, the goals and purposes of education within the international development discourse have shifted significantly away from education for productivity or human capital development and towards education for the fulfillment of the individual through human rights. The current global education climate provides governments with an…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Toi, Atsuko – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Decentralization in the education system has become a trend in many developing countries. However, it is not a solution to the many problems in education faced by these countries. One of the adverse effects of decentralization is disparity between regions or schools in terms of educational achievement. This paper offers a justification for such a…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Wolf, Jeanne M.; Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
This paper is about the interaction between policy and practice, and about how competing policies contributed to a paradoxical tension within that interaction in one school. Within a paradigm of educational renewal, the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) has initiated a number of policies designed to give schools autonomy in designing and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries