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Tan, Kelvin Heng Kiat – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The recent focus on AfL has shifted from defining its scope and extent to understanding its implementation, and research has revealed AfL implementation to be complex and contested. AfL implementation is especially challenging in national contexts that emphasise high stakes examination performance and grades. One such example is the nation state…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Program Implementation
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Somprach, Kanokorn; Tang, Keow Ngang; Popoonsak, Pongtorn – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
This study aimed to explore the role of essential leadership styles of school principals in encouraging teachers' participation in professional learning communities (PLCs) in basic education schools in northeastern Thailand. It aimed to identify the nine leadership styles practiced by school principals and teachers' participation in PLCs, and to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice, Leadership Styles
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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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Cheng, Eric C. K.; Wu, S. W.; Hu, Jim – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Teachers and school administrators in Hong Kong have had to cope with more work and performance pressure as they strive to implement educational reforms aimed at deepening students' life-long learning skills. Management systems, which save time and transfer ideas, experiences, and knowledge more efficiently could help schools meet reform goals and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Case Studies, Story Telling, Taxonomy
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Cuconato, Morena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Starting from the assumption that school to work transitions constitute not only the end goal but also an integral part of educational trajectories, this article reconstructs the narratives of the decision-making processes of young people at the end of lower secondary education, namely the ways in which decision-making is referred to, the temporal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Decision Making, Secondary School Students
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Karmel, Tom – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
High unemployment among the young is a concern in many OECD countries. A key issue for policy makers is whether the education system has a role to play in assisting the transition from education to work or whether economic issues dominate. This paper uses OECD country-level data to see whether the structure of countries' education systems,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education, Data Analysis
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Markussen, Eifred – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
In this article we examine the relationship between educational level and position in the labour market at age 25 for those who have completed upper secondary education or lower as their highest educational level. Whilst completion of upper secondary education is widely regarded as being important, we find that early and lasting work experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Young Adults, Educational Attainment
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Lee, John Chi-Kin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Demand has risen for the introduction of career education in senior secondary schooling to enhance students' transition from study to work. Against such a background, this paper aims to discuss the curriculum reforms and supporting structures in schools and to explore the challenges of life skills planning for secondary school students in China…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Career Planning, Daily Living Skills
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Pavlova, Margarita – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
School to work transition is an important aspect of lifelong learning that has increased in significance as the knowledge-based economy takes off in developed countries. Rapid structural economic changes, the importance of innovation, and a shorter lifecycle of products require education systems to adjust to the needs of economies and individuals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, Academic Aspiration
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Crisonà, Giovanni – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Europe hosts a significant number of global organizations in the transport market, the largest industrial R&D investor in the EU [European Union]. The market contains a significant number of jobs, and thus, there is a need for learning solutions in its domain. One of the pillars for its expansion is advanced manufacturing technology. The EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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Arani, Mohammad Reza Sarkar – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
This study aims to reveal the teaching script and structure of lesson practice of two seventh-grade Japanese mathematics teachers--a "novice" and "expert"--through comparative analysis of mathematics lessons. Specifically, it aims to clarify how the teachers' views of teaching as tacit knowledge determine lesson structure and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Expertise
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Almansour, Sana; Kempner, Ken – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The contribution of Arab universities to the public good is being greatly compromised by the political and economic instability of the Arab Spring. To understand the role Arabian universities are playing in the public sphere and their ability to contribute to the public good, we interviewed 74 professors from 14 countries. Analysis of the faculty…
Descriptors: Universities, College Faculty, Public Service, Interviews
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Ye, Yincheng; Singh, Kusum – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to better understand how math teachers' effectiveness as measured by value-added scores and student satisfaction with teaching is influenced by school's working conditions. The data for the study were derived from 2009 to 2010 Teacher Working Condition Survey and Student Perception Survey in Measures of Effective…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Student Satisfaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers
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Eren, Altay; Yesilbursa, Amanda – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The present study aimed to investigate the diverse aspects of prospective teachers' dispositional hopes, teaching-specific hopes, and their sources, as well as to explore whether these would significantly predict their preparation for the teaching profession. A total of 851 prospective teachers voluntarily participated in the study. A series of…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
This paper is a critique of the school education productivity evaluation and two research constructs germane to it, "teacher quality" and "teacher effectiveness." The paper will argue that policy inceptions of "teacher quality" and "teacher effectiveness" proxy for the productive capacity of schools and more…
Descriptors: Productivity, Teacher Effectiveness, Best Practices, Accountability
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