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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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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