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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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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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Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Campbell, Carol – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
There has been increased attention to the importance of teachers and teacher quality in developing and sustaining successful education systems for some time now (Barber and Mourshed in How the world's best performing school systems come out on top, McKinsey & Company, New York, 2007; Darling-Hammond et al. in Empowered educators: how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Program Development
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Niesz, Tricia; Ryan, Kelli – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
A significant challenge for large-scale system-wide educational change is reconciling the importance of teacher ownership with the work of scaling up successful innovations. This article explores this dilemma in the context of a remarkable statewide transition to Activity Based Learning (ABL) in the government schools of Tamil Nadu, India. ABL, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This article explores the significance of context within the process of contemporary education reform and policy-making. It draws upon evidence from a comparative study of educational change and transformation in seven education systems: Australia, England, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Russia, and Singapore. The article focuses on school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Context Effect, 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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Lee, John Chi-Kin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Demand has risen for the introduction of career education in senior secondary schooling to enhance students' transition from study to work. Against such a background, this paper aims to discuss the curriculum reforms and supporting structures in schools and to explore the challenges of life skills planning for secondary school students in China…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Career Planning, Daily Living Skills
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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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Woulfin, Sarah L. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
To understand the complexities of education policy implementation, it is necessary to consider how artifacts associated with reform are imbued with ideas, meanings, and values. This empirical paper draws on neo-institutional theory to reveal how artifacts carried particular logics (D'Adderio in "J Inst Econ" 7(2):197-230, 2011; Feldman…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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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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Fok, Ping Kwan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
In major curriculum reforms, there are inevitably gaps between design and implementation issues, taking the introduction of liberal studies (LS) into the senior secondary curriculum in Hong Kong as a classic example. The current paper illustrates how the implementation of LS as a compulsory core subject has impacted noticeably on Hong Kong senior…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development
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Tan, Oon Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The meteoric increase in technological advancement in the last few decades has dramatically transformed how people live their lives. Innovation is seen to be essential as it ensures sustainable growth in a knowledge-based economy and a competitive global marketplace. Consequently, enabling innovation to occur becomes of prime concern to educators…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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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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Rasmussen, Jens; Rash-Christensen, Andreas – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The Expert in Teaching study pays special attention to the objective of connecting coursework more directly to practice in pre-service teacher education. The study was focused on developing better solutions to the problematic, weak, or even sometimes totally missing, link between theory (teaching at college) and practice (teaching internship) in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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