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Bringula, Rex P.; Balcoba, Alexander C.; Alfaro, Laurie E.; Merritt, Jennifer – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This descriptive survey research utilized a content-validated questionnaire to determine the perceived impact of the implementations of a K to 12 education system in the Philippines. It also determined how teachers plan to manage the possible threats of the new K to 12 education system to their tenure and financial stability. For this study, 77…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges
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Pavlova, Margarita – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
School to work transition is an important aspect of lifelong learning that has increased in significance as the knowledge-based economy takes off in developed countries. Rapid structural economic changes, the importance of innovation, and a shorter lifecycle of products require education systems to adjust to the needs of economies and individuals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, Academic Aspiration
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Zhang, Jia-Wei; Lo, Leslie Nai-Kwai; Chiu, Chi-Shing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study on teacher leadership in the context of university-school collaboration for school improvement (USCSI) on the Chinese Mainland. Through the lens of structuration theory, it explores the process of teacher leaders exercising their power in a USCSI project. During the school improvement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement
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Liu, Jing; Jacob, W. James – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
An increasing number of migrant children are involved in public education due largely to the policy for migrant children education outlined by the Government of China from the late 1990s. In this article, we describe the unique and often difficult situation rural migrant children face after they enter urban public schools. Drawing from the Theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Urban Areas
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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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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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Wongsurawat, Winai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
Taking advantage of newly available data on a standardized national examination for secondary school students in Thailand, this study attempts to explain the variation in the average performance of students using school and local characteristics. Special emphasis is placed on trying to understand the asymmetric success factors of public and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Private Schools, Academic Achievement
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Chun-Lok, Fung; Wing-Yan, Yip – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This study focuses on the policy issues generated by the reintroduction of Liberal Studies and evaluates the predicted effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in Hong Kong (HK) secondary schools. Theorised by Ball (1992) "policy cycle", approximately 200 newspaper articles and 30 government documents were collected to identify the…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Political Influences, Educational Policy
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Ng, Shun Wing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Based on the data collected from focus groups and individual interviews with secondary school students and civic education teachers, this article explores how young people are transformed to become active and participatory citizens. The findings show that the roles and personal beliefs of civic education teachers are of critical significance at…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Responsibility
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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
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Zhao, Hongqin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
Teacher motivation has been found to be a critical predictor of teachers' work commitment, identity and performance, yet has received insufficient attention in educational policymaking. In this article the reasons for people becoming teachers of English as a foreign language in China, reflect both social and psychological factors. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teacher Motivation, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
For more than a decade, the Government of Hong Kong has instituted a policy of school decentralization aimed at devolving authority to all stakeholders, including the representatives of School Sponsoring Bodies, principals, teachers, parents, and community members. This study examines the relative contribution of two dimensions of school…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Program Effectiveness, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries
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Lapayese, Yvette V. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
As the ubiquitous force of globalization further erodes the nation-state and political activity increasingly focuses on global issues, there is renewed attention to models of global education. Within this global context, human rights education emerges as a response to the demands of global education. One of the main objectives of the United…
Descriptors: Global Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change