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Liu, Shuiyun; Zhao, Xia – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This research examined migrant children education (MCE) policies implemented in China since the late 1990s. The empirical study in Beijing demonstrated that MCE policies pushed public schools to enrol migrant children, but the policy objective of educational equality has not been fully realised. The policy implementers' capabilities and motivation…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Policy Analysis
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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
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Molla, Tebeje; Nolan, Andrea – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper explores the Australian Government's 'Universal Access' policy in the early childhood education sector. Using data from selected policy texts, and drawing on interpretive policy analysis, the paper specifically examines rationales underlying the Universal Access agenda and instruments put in place to operationalize it and problematizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education
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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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Locher-Lo, Caroline C. H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
With this paper, I explore societal and institutional support for Chinese Heritage Language (HL) education through specific HL policies and practices in British Columbia (BC). Framed by power relations and societal attitudes, the paper intends to contextualize historical and contemporary marginalization enacted through HL-related legislatives,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ion, Georgeta; Marin, Elena; Proteasa, Carmen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper presents results from a survey of Romanian education researchers on their experience of research uptake and transfer to policy makers and practitioners. A range of variables are analysed in order to understand the factors they perceived to influence the use of educational research. The researchers' context was analysed, including…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, College Faculty
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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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Dhirathiti, Nopraenue S.; Pichitpatja, Pojjana – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The study examined the process of policy implementation of lifelong learning for the elderly in Thailand, covering four main regions within the country. The study empirically compared inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes of policy implementation in the north, south, northeast, and central regions of Thailand and captured the rigor of policy…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Wanphet, Phalangchok; Tantawy, Nesrin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore the perceptions of university students and instructors regarding English as the medium of instruction for teaching science courses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One hundred English as a Foreign Language students from several science courses participated in the current study. They completed a self-assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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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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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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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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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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Wabike, Paul – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Since independence in 1961, Tanzania's political ideology (known as Ujamaa-familyhood) has gone hand in hand with the country's education philosophy. The most important feature of this combination is that people should be educated to fit in Tanzania's environment and culture. Education should emancipate man from mental slavery inherited from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Social Systems
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