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Hungi, Njora; Ngware, Moses; Mahuro, Gerald; Muhia, Nelson – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The paper uses multilevel analysis procedures to examine individual- and group-level learning barriers that have the greatest impact on pupil achievement in Uganda. The data for this study were collected in 2014 among 2711 Grade 6 pupils attending 82 schools in two rural districts of Iganga and Mayuge in Uganda. Data used in this paper are part of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Grade 6, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
This paper is a critique of the school education productivity evaluation and two research constructs germane to it, "teacher quality" and "teacher effectiveness." The paper will argue that policy inceptions of "teacher quality" and "teacher effectiveness" proxy for the productive capacity of schools and more…
Descriptors: Productivity, Teacher Effectiveness, Best Practices, Accountability
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Lee, Shu-Shing; Hung, David; Teh, Laik Woon – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
This paper attempts to discuss how the Singapore Education System is shifting towards student-centred designs and pedagogies, yet retaining a unique Singaporean orientation. It complements the McKinsey report by analysing directives and efforts to understand trade-offs, consequences, and insights for moving forward. The paper uses an ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Holistic Approach, Student Centered Learning
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Lim-Ratnam, Christina; Atencio, Matthew; Lee, Christine Kim-Eng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
The Singaporean education system has recently shifted emphasis from being highly centralised and standardised towards one that aims to promote innovation and autonomy at the school level. Yet, the concomitant move towards a more decentralised and flexible curriculum enacted and controlled at the local level has not been straightforward.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Active Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Sloan, Tine Falk – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The current U.S. education agenda places unprecedented attention on improving the quality of its roughly fifteen hundred teacher preparation programs. The effort places considerable weight on measuring program effectiveness and includes a push to hold programs accountable for their graduates' effects on student performance. Concerns regarding the…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Accountability, Teacher Education Programs, Data
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Cullen, Maureen; Polnick, Barbara; Robles-Piña, Rebecca; Slate, John R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
In this investigation, we examined the extent to which instructional expenditures were related to student academic achievement for students enrolled in Texas public schools for the 2005-2006 through the 2009-2010 school years. Student performance on the state-mandated assessments for all school districts in Texas for these five school years was…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Expenditures, Instruction, Academic Achievement
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McNeal, Ralph B., Jr. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Researchers focusing on parent involvement continue to concentrate their efforts on the relationship between involvement and student performance in isolation of the school context in which involvement occurs. This research outlines an ecology of involvement and how this social context affects parent involvement and student performance. Relying on…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Influences, Context Effect
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Han, Seunghee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This study examined the effects of corporal punishment on student outcomes in rural schools by analyzing 1,067 samples from the School Survey on Crime and Safety 2007-2008. Results of descriptive statistics and multivariate regression analyses indicated that schools with corporal punishment may decrease students' violent behaviors and…
Descriptors: Punishment, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Surveys
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Heng, Kreng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
Research on the faculty impact on students' academic achievement has been disproportionately confined to the context of countries with developed higher education systems. Few studies have been undertaken in the developing world like Cambodia. This study employed hierarchical linear modeling to examine the relationships between faculty behaviors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Ferrão, Maria Eugénia – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This paper provides findings of research on school effectiveness and discusses implications for evaluation in Brazil and Portugal. Most findings reported over the last decade have been published in Brazilian or Portuguese refereed journals. Thus, a brief literature review of such studies enables that knowledge to reach international scholars and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This study examined the individual, class, and school level variability of the students' science achievement. It was hypothesized that there are school or teacher effects which contribute toward explaining achievement differences, besides the student level differences. Owing to the nested structure of the data in Trends in International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Learner Engagement, Grade 8
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
School accountability is such a familiar concept in many education systems that questions about what it actually means and entails are rather uncommon, especially to busy practitioners on the ground. This paper reports a research that examines each of the questions of what and to whom Singapore schools are accountable, from the point of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Ngo, Federick J. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Increasing teacher quality is a major objective of recent Cambodian education policy. In mathematics education literature, pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has emerged as a critical component of teacher quality that is strongly linked to student achievement. In this study I use data from a large survey of Cambodian schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Cambodians
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Low, Ee-Ling; Lee, Sing-Kong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In recent years, education systems around the world have been keeping a keen eye on rankings of student achievement as measured by internationally benchmarked tests. This has led to considerable attention being paid to teasing out success factors that may account for countries that have emerged top of the ranks or those that have shown the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement
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Hargreaves, Andy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article has two main objectives. It first outlines the first three waves of change termed by Hargreaves and Shirley (The Fourth Way: The inspiring future for educational change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, "2009") as the First, Second and Third Way that defined global educational policy and practice since the 1960s. It then…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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