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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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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