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Maclean, Rupert; Ordonez, Victor – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This article focuses on the radical changes taking place in skills development for work and life, and their implications for the content of education and schooling. It examines skills development for employability and workforce education, with particular reference to technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In turn, it is argued…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Vocational Education
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Cheng, Yin Cheong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
In facing up to the challenges and impacts of globalization, high technology, economic transformation, international competitions and local developments in the new century, there have been numerous educational reforms and initiatives in many countries in the Asia-Pacific Region (Cheng, 2005a, A new paradigm for re-engineering education:…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Research, Models, Global Approach
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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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Matoba, Masami; Shibata, Yoshiaki; Sarkar Arani, Mohammad Reza – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper first reviews the literature on school-university partnerships to evaluate and describe challenges and paradigms of Japanese approaches to school-university partnerships in theory and practice. Secondly, it clarifies the role of three-year school-university partnership between the Nagoya University and the Tokai City Board of Education…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Zhou, Nanzhao – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
International research findings and country experiences prove that, in coping with the tension between the global and the local in education, three major forces contribute to the success of international reform: firstly, the national public authorities in protecting education as a common good through political commitment and policy actions;…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, International Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Power, Colin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
Globalisation includes not only the changes brought about by the opening up of markets and communication technology, but also those set in motion by shifts in policy relating to the responsibilities of government and the role of research and innovation in development. This paper examines the impact of globalisation on education research, policy…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers
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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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Chien, Maw-Fa; Lee, Chi-Ming; Cheng, Yu-Ping – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This study was designed to illuminate the state of education in Taiwan by constructing Educational Indicator Systems. The study, sponsored by the National Science Council between 1998 and 2000, was the first comprehensive indicator project to cover all educational levels in Taiwan. Various research methods were used, including panel discussion,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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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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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper describes how Singapore attempts to balance the need for quality assurance and the need for educational diversity and innovation. The Singapore experience shows that this is a delicate balance. On the one hand, to promote diversity and innovation, the government attempts to decentralise its power to the schools. On the other hand, for…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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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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Toh, Kok-Aun; Ho, Boon-Tiong; Riley, Joseph P.; Hoh, Yin-Kiong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
The moulding of the future of a nation depends on the teachers and the education they provide in schools. Research evidence from the US. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) confirms this to be the case. Quantitative analysis of data indicates that measures associated with pre-service teacher preparation are by far the strongest…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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