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Mulongo, Godfrey; Amod, Zaytoon – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Utilizing the theory of change, this study analyzes the extent to which the participation in cross-national learning assessments by Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa has contributed to educational policy and curriculum reforms. Data collection involved in-depth interviews with key informants and summative content analysis of policy/strategic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Content Analysis, Educational Change
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Cheng, Eric C. K.; Wu, S. W.; Hu, Jim – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Teachers and school administrators in Hong Kong have had to cope with more work and performance pressure as they strive to implement educational reforms aimed at deepening students' life-long learning skills. Management systems, which save time and transfer ideas, experiences, and knowledge more efficiently could help schools meet reform goals and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Case Studies, Story Telling, Taxonomy
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Crisonà, Giovanni – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Europe hosts a significant number of global organizations in the transport market, the largest industrial R&D investor in the EU [European Union]. The market contains a significant number of jobs, and thus, there is a need for learning solutions in its domain. One of the pillars for its expansion is advanced manufacturing technology. The EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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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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Maged, Shireen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article is based on an in-depth case study that examined how a teacher education programme in New Zealand prepared pre-service teachers for cultural diversity (based on the author's unpublished PhD thesis, "Teacher Education for Cultural Diversity"; conferred by Curtin University, June 2012). Framed within a critical constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Multicultural Education
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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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Morciano, Daniele; Scardigno, Anna Fausta; Manuti, Amelia; Pastore, Serafina – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In this paper an evaluation study of a public programme financing a regional network of 157 youth centres in the South of Italy is presented. A theory-based evaluation model was adopted to explore the causal links between different types of participation experience. Evaluation questions focused on three main issues are: the perception of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Agencies, Participation, Program Evaluation
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Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article investigates the ways in which newly-established higher education institutions (HEIs) position themselves as "world-class" through constructing themselves as "global". With the escalating "free market" and competitive forces arising from the marketization of education, most universities see a construction…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Global Approach, State Universities, Investigations
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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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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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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In 2006, the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, recommended that all public institutions of higher learning in the country incorporate soft skills formation into their curricula. This qualitative study aimed to explore Malaysian students' expectations of university education with a special focus on the acquisition of soft skills and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Menkhoff, Thomas; Bengtsson, Magnus Lars – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This evaluative-exploratory case study reports pedagogical experiences with using mobiles phones, wikis, and other mobile learning approaches such as podcasts and walking tours as educational tools in the context of an undergraduate course on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks taught at a university in Singapore. Conceptualized…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mobile Educational Services, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Lim, Kenneth Y. T.; Hung, David; Huang, Junsong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This article seeks to draw from contemporary understandings of translation science to highlight and elaborate upon possible norms and procedures which the authors have found to be critical in the successful extension and scaling of design-based research interventions in education into wider practitioner-based adoption and adaptation. The impetus…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Translation, Scaling, Educational Innovation
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Jones, Alister; Cowie, Bronwen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This paper will highlight the successful evaluation approaches deployed for long-term exploration of the impact of a national policy initiative as well as some of the results and outcomes. An interactive feedback process informed decision-making at the national and local level thereby enhancing both the initiative and its implementation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Focus Groups
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Chan, Jacqueline Kin-Sang – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
A new approach to curriculum and implementation in a new era normally requires schools and teachers to take more responsibility for student learning. This might present a challenge at any time, particularly when teachers have been used to more directives and less professional approaches to curriculum implementation. In order to meet such a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Accountability
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