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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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da Costa, António Firmino; Pegado, Elsa; Ávila, Patrícia; Coelho, Ana Rita – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of the implementation and impact in Portuguese schools of a wide-ranging and long-term reading promotion programme. The Portuguese National Reading Plan (PNRP) was a public policy initiative whose purpose was to increase literacy levels and reading habits among the population. The Plan identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Programs, Reading Improvement
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Ahmed, Vaqar; Zeshan, Muhammad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study carries out an impact analysis of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for secondary-school girls in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, including Battagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. In 2012 we collected household-level primary data and used a probit model for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Statistical Analysis
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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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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Pang, I-Wah – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article first illustrates how recent social, economic and educational development in Hong Kong contributes to teacher stress. It then presents data from an international study on teacher stress with respect to working with challenging students, i.e. students with behavioural problems. Teachers were asked to report on the perceived behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Educational Development
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Tan, Kelvin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This article examines the meanings and impact of "Assessment for Learning" initiatives in schools against the back drop of assessment reform in Singapore since 1997. It is argued that "Assessment for Learning" is understood in different ways, and these different meanings do not always benefit students' learning. The different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Standards, Holistic Approach
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Khiat, Henry; Chia, Hui Teng; Tan-Yeoh, Ah Choo; Kok-Mak, Chew Pheng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
The goal of this research was to understand the various aspects of the action research initiative in the Department of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic. A total of 55 lecturers took part in this study and data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, informal conversations with the lecturers, observations of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Action Research, Ownership
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Chew, Joy Oon Ai; Andrews, Dorothy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This research paper is about the role of the principal in enabling teacher leadership for pedagogical innovations and school improvement studied in two Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools (IDEAS) schools in Singapore and Australia over a 3-year period from 2005 to 2007. The research reported is based on the developing…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Chun-Lok, Fung; Wing-Yan, Yip – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This study focuses on the policy issues generated by the reintroduction of Liberal Studies and evaluates the predicted effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in Hong Kong (HK) secondary schools. Theorised by Ball (1992) "policy cycle", approximately 200 newspaper articles and 30 government documents were collected to identify the…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Political Influences, Educational Policy
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Ma, Xin; Millman, Richard; Wells, Matt – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
The present study aims to explore the use of assessment in mathematics content courses for future elementary school teachers. Analysis of self assessment data on mathematical understanding and peer assessment data on oral mathematical presentation showed that pre-service teachers had a balanced understanding of procedural knowledge and problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness
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Power, Colin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article draws lessons from experience at UNESCO and Eidos pertinent to the issues of developing East-West Partnership in education. For the past 60 years, UNESCO's mission has been to promote international co-operation. It has been very much involved in promoting intellectual co-operation among the professional leaders in education. Eidos is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, International Organizations, Partnerships in Education
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Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
For more than a decade, the Government of Hong Kong has instituted a policy of school decentralization aimed at devolving authority to all stakeholders, including the representatives of School Sponsoring Bodies, principals, teachers, parents, and community members. This study examines the relative contribution of two dimensions of school…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Program Effectiveness, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries
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Bick-Har, Lam; See-Wai, Yeung Alison – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
152 elementary students age ranged from 8 to 11 were studied on their affective and social domains in a school with an inclusive policy in Hong Kong. Five questionnaires from the Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes (APASO) [EMB (2001) Manual for Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes. "Quality Assurance…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Inclusion, Student Attitudes, Quality Control
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de Guzman, Allan B.; dela Rosa, Praxedes S. M.; Arcangel, Clotilde N. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
This qualitative study is an attempt to describe how administrators, teachers and researchers in a select group of teacher education institutions (TEIs) in the capital of the Philippines collectively view globalization. Specifically, concepts of a globalized teacher education, impact of globalization in teacher education, and problems of teacher…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers
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