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Le, Hang M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This qualitative case study examines the implementation of "Escuela Nueva", a rural multigrade schooling model, in Vietnam from the perspectives and experiences of local teachers and school administrators. "Escuela Nueva" first emerged in Colombia in the 1970s as a scalable low-cost educational innovation model that can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Textbooks, Models
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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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Hung, David; Lee, Shu-Shing; Wu, Longkai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Educational innovations in Singapore have reached fruition. It is now important to consider different innovations and issues that enable innovations to scale and become widespread. This proposition paper outlines two views of scaling and its relation to education systems. We argue that a linear model used in the medical field stresses top-down…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaling, Academic Standards, Educational Innovation
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Lee, Wing On – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article explores the discourse of international educational reform that aims at meeting the various challenges of globalisation and a knowledge-based economy and preparing students for a better future in the twenty-first century. Specifically, it reviews the dominant themes, trends and goals of modern education. It does so by exploring the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, International Education
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Poon, Chew Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article discusses the relationship between policy, research and practice in the Singapore education landscape in response to Hargreaves and Shirley's arguments of Fourth Way principles of educational change. Examples of recent policy developments in Singapore are used to illustrate the interaction between judicial uses of research data and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Peeraer, Jef; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
During the school year 2008-2009, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam launched the "Year of ICT" to produce a breakthrough in educational innovation. In light of this development we have carried out a policy analysis to study the national vision on ICT in education. The policy analysis takes into account a decade of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Education, Educational Innovation
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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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Lake, David – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
Outside its heavily-populated south-eastern corner, Queensland is a huge administrative area with many small, remote communities that can be separated by hundreds of kilometres of dirt road, or, in other areas, not accessible by road. In this study, parents, students and teachers in nine schools from rural and regional Queensland were interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Innovation, Rural Schools
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Tan, Oon-Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
Education in this 21st century is concerned with developing intelligences. Problem solving in real-world contexts involves multiple ways of knowing and learning. Intelligence in the real world involves not only learning how to do things effectively but also more importantly the ability to deal with novelty and growing our capacity to adapt, select…
Descriptors: World Problems, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Based Learning, Educational Innovation
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper describes how Singapore attempts to balance the need for quality assurance and the need for educational diversity and innovation. The Singapore experience shows that this is a delicate balance. On the one hand, to promote diversity and innovation, the government attempts to decentralise its power to the schools. On the other hand, for…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Yeung, See-Wai Alison; Lee, Yeung; Yue, K. W. Ryan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
Banks (2002) stated that to implement multicultural education successfully, we must think of the school as a social system. Therefore, if educational equity and excellence are to be provided to all students, a systemic Total School Environment [Banks (2001) "Cultural diversity and education: Foundations curriculum and teaching, 4th ed." Allyn and…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Multicultural Education, Equal Education, School Culture
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Mar, Naing Yee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in advancing the cause of education for all and livelong learning. After examining the claimed benefits of ICTs for promoting education and schooling, and the characteristics of education and the basic education movement in Asia, the paper focuses on providing a case…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Tee, Ng Pak – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
Schools in Singapore are now tasked to develop the spirit of innovation and enterprise in their students. This is in line with the national vision of "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation". This policy initiative, which began in 2004, is set to change the fundamental nature of education in Singapore. This article discusses the innovation…
Descriptors: Role Models, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation
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de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper highlights how a developing country like the Philippines incarnates a learner-centered approach in its overall education framework. Specifically, key policies and strategies relative to curriculum development, pedagogical issues, educational innovation and evaluation, professional development of teachers and school-community dynamics…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods