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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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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Wong, Kung Teck – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
When any innovations or measurement procedures are introduced into the education system to improve or judge the quality of its teaching force, beginning teachers often have to adapt to these new concepts of what constitute a high quality teaching. This article contends that these new concepts neither necessarily match beginning teachers' own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Liu, Jing; Jacob, W. James – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
An increasing number of migrant children are involved in public education due largely to the policy for migrant children education outlined by the Government of China from the late 1990s. In this article, we describe the unique and often difficult situation rural migrant children face after they enter urban public schools. Drawing from the Theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Urban Areas
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Cheng, Eric C. K. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This article aims to examine the predictive relationships of self-evaluation capacity and staff competency on the effect of strategic planning in aided secondary schools in Hong Kong. A quantitative questionnaire survey was compiled to collect data from principals of the participating schools. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability tests…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Quality Control
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Lee, Wing On – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
In contemplating about the quality of higher education needed for today, this paper reviews the changing concepts and expectations towards higher education. It does so by delineating the changing setting of the higher education sector, the changing understanding of scholarship, the changing economy that leads to the emergence of entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Global Approach
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
In 2004, Prime Minister Lee called teachers to"teach less" so that students might "learn more". In 2005, the Ministry of Education clarified this philosophical statement to mean transforming learning from quantity to quality--"more quality and less quantity" in education. This is in line with the national vision of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Change Strategies
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Tan, Charlene – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper discusses the key issues and concerns in the Cambodian government's efforts to implement three priority education policies for 2006-2010: ensure equitable access to education; increase quality and efficiency of the education services; and promote institutional development and capacity building for decentralisation. This paper identifies…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Knipprath, Heidi; Arimoto, Masahiro – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
International assessment studies have shown since decades that Japanese students score highly on math and science tests. As a consequence, many scholars, education policy officials and journalists outside Japan share the opinion that quality of education is ensured and turn to the Japanese educational system to identify educational effectiveness…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Gurr, David – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
School education in Australia is a complex interplay between federal and state governments, and between government and non-government schools. This article explores the supervision of schools in Australia through school accountability systems. Utilising publicly available documents a systematic analysis of the state and territory systems for…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This study reports on the Hong Kong education quality assurance and school monitoring system. Three research questions were addressed: (1) Who controls the quality of school education in Hong Kong? (2) What strategies are used in the Hong Kong school education quality assurance process? (3) Agenda for Future Research on quality assurance and…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Mel, Michael A. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
Education in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has experienced major shifts and changes over the last decade or so under the National Education Reform. In that context there is recognition for schools to appreciate their local contexts and conditions regarding assessment. The National Educational Department is also aware of the fact that there is need for…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Sakura, Fubuki – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This article reports on the New Zealand education quality assurance and school monitoring system, including its framework, and responsibilities of agencies. It first gives an outline of the education system in New Zealand, and then introduces the role of school charters and levels of schooling. To ensure the quality of schools, the methods of…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Pitiyanuwat, Somwung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
The 1999 National Education Act emphasizes the importance of quality assurance and national education standards. The main principle of educational provision of high standard lies in recognition of the importance of assessment for enhancing educational quality and raising the standard. Such recognition has led to establishment in Thailand of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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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