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Hungi, Njora; Postlethwaite, Neville T. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In this study, the authors employed a multilevel analysis procedure to examine the key pupil- and school-level factors that influenced reading and mathematics achievement among Grade 5 primary school pupils in Laos. The data for this study were collected in 2007 as part of a major project (known as Laos Grade 5 Survey) that sought to examine the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Ng, Shun Wing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Based on the data collected from focus groups and individual interviews with secondary school students and civic education teachers, this article explores how young people are transformed to become active and participatory citizens. The findings show that the roles and personal beliefs of civic education teachers are of critical significance at…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Responsibility
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Malakolunthu, Suseela – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In the multiracial Malaysian society, a new school redesign model called "Vision School" has been initiated as yet another measure to foster racial harmony. In this model, the ethnicity-based schools with the medium of instruction in the respective native languages are located within a common compound to share common facilities and…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Vista, Alvin; Grantham, Tarek – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
This is a normative study to investigate the transferability of norms from western-based intelligence tests to Filipino students. More than 2,700 Filipino sixth graders were sampled across the country and administered the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). Scores were then compared to the US normative sample. The results showed no significant…
Descriptors: Gifted, Nonverbal Tests, Intelligence Tests, Norms
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Lam, Bick Har; Phillipson, Shane N. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In response to several major curriculum reforms in Hong Kong since 2000, schools were required to initiate policies that catered for learner diversity. As well academic achievement, the reforms also emphasized the affective and social outcomes of the learning experience. A whole-school approach to learner diversity includes students with low…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Social Integration, Mild Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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de Guzman, Allan B.; Fabian, Federico B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Considering that today's students feel extremely more comfortable with computers than did earlier generations of students vis-a-vis the notion that, as a social category, they have become one of the most interesting topics in research papers and journals in the field of behavioral and social sciences since the 1950s (Batan 2002), their individual…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Social Sciences, Adolescents, Information Technology
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Jones, Tiffany Mary – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
In the past, many Australian state schools avoided teaching about values explicitly. However, the Australian government released Australia's first official values education policy in 2005: the "National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools" (NFVEAS). This framework represents a local manifestation of the recent…
Descriptors: State Schools, Citizenship Education, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Ben – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
This article provides an analysis of survey data on perceptions of student misconduct, perceived respect for teachers, and support for corporal punishment among school teachers in South Korea. The data were gathered from a survey of 110 middle and high school teachers in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Descriptive, chi square, logistic regression,…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Regression (Statistics), Foreign Countries, Punishment
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Chong, Sylvia; Low, Ee-Ling – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
The aim of this study is to investigate the formation of student teachers' teacher identity from pre-service to the end of the initial year in teaching. We explored why student teachers in Singapore have chosen to enter teaching and tracked changes in their attitudes and beliefs towards teaching at three time points: entry and exit of the initial…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Power, Colin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
By 2020 our world will have changed and with it the shape and role of education and of educational research. One cannot predict the future, but in this paper three possible scenarios are outlined reflecting alternative approaches of government to the economic, political, social and environmental challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. For each…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Vignettes
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Kennedy, Kerry John; Chan, Jacqueline Kin Sang; Fok, Ping Kwan; Yu, Wai Ming – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
Assessment has become an important topic of debate and even reform in many Western countries. It is equally important in other regions of the world, although less subject to reform. Yet discussions of assessment across cultural boundaries are not frequent and in a globalizing world this can be problematic. The purposes of this article, therefore,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Time Perspective
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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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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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Lee, Hae-young – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
This study was designed to analyze the effects of the support programs provided in education welfare action zones. Education welfare action zone policy came into effect by government from 2003 to guarantee actual educational opportunity to disadvantaged children in urban areas by providing educational, cultural, and welfare service. Education…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Griffin, Patrick – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
This article reports results derived from the national study of Grade 5 in Vietnamese primary schools in which teachers and pupils took tests in reading and mathematics. The test data were calibrated so that teacher and pupil results could be mapped onto the same continuum. Results showed that the overlapping tests for teachers and pupils were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Students
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