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Lam, Ho Cheong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
One of the purposes of introducing the use of action research in schools is to bring about educational change in policy and practice. To make this happen, it is of paramount importance to look into how teachers actually see action research. We, the writers of this paper, are teacher educators, teaching preschool teachers courses related to action…
Descriptors: Investigations, Action Research, Phenomenology, Educational Change
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Giersch, Jason – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
An effective education system depends upon attracting college students into the teaching profession, but most of the research on what motivates individuals to pursue teaching merely surveys individuals who have already entered a teacher education program. This study employs an experimental design to test the effects of exposure to randomly…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching (Occupation), Gender Differences, Vocational Interests
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Woulfin, Sarah L. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
To understand the complexities of education policy implementation, it is necessary to consider how artifacts associated with reform are imbued with ideas, meanings, and values. This empirical paper draws on neo-institutional theory to reveal how artifacts carried particular logics (D'Adderio in "J Inst Econ" 7(2):197-230, 2011; Feldman…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
This was an exploratory study that examined high school teachers' perspectives about their early experiences with the English language arts Common Core State Standards. The sources of data for the study included a survey and structured interviews. Twenty-three high school ELA teachers from one unified school district in Southern California…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, English, Language Arts
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Mohammed, Shereeza; Walker, David A.; Conderman, Greg; Pasapia, John – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that educators at all grade levels use Scientifically Based Research (SBR) instructional practices. Researchers constructed a literature-based model to examine the predictive relationship between a state's comprehensiveness of planned implementation and its capacity to implement the plan. An approach comprised…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Reading Programs, Models, Program Implementation
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Saw, Guan Kung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Educational inequality is a highly debated yet empirically understudied topic in Malaysia. This paper examines the patterns and trends of academic achievement gaps by student social groups in Malaysia, drawing upon nationally representative data for the most recent four cohorts (1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011) of eighth-grade Malaysian students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Secondary School Students, Trend Analysis
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Lee, Shu-Shing; Hung, David; Teh, Laik Woon – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
This paper attempts to discuss how the Singapore Education System is shifting towards student-centred designs and pedagogies, yet retaining a unique Singaporean orientation. It complements the McKinsey report by analysing directives and efforts to understand trade-offs, consequences, and insights for moving forward. The paper uses an ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Holistic Approach, Student Centered Learning
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Mamun, Shamsul Arifeen Khan; Rahman, Mohammand Mafizur – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
In 2013 and 2014, the Australian Federal Government introduced the Gonski reforms and fee deregulation measures to reform the prevailing financing provisions for education sectors in Australia. The central proposition of the proposed new measures was to reduce the funding of public universities by the Federal Government. One likely consequence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
This paper presents the findings of an exploratory research project that examines what aspiring principals in Singapore think a good principal is, based on a framework of personal, interpersonal, and organizational dimensions of school leadership. According to the findings, a good principal has a moral purpose centered on personal values, a humble…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Decision Making, Administrator Effectiveness
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Stoilescu, Dorian; McDougall, Douglas; Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Mathematics teachers, mathematics department heads, curriculum leaders, and administrators from 11 schools in four school boards from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, participated in a project to improve the teaching and learning in grade 9 mathematics classrooms. In each of these schools, an implementation team was created, so that at least three…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Improvement
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Trent, John – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Despite its rapid expansion in many countries around the world, private tutoring has attracted only limited attention from policy makers and researchers. This is especially surprising in the case of Asia, where high rates of private tuition have been reported. In particular, comparatively few studies have considered the views of the individual…
Descriptors: Private Education, Tutoring, Tutors, Professional Identity
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Lim-Ratnam, Christina; Atencio, Matthew; Lee, Christine Kim-Eng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
The Singaporean education system has recently shifted emphasis from being highly centralised and standardised towards one that aims to promote innovation and autonomy at the school level. Yet, the concomitant move towards a more decentralised and flexible curriculum enacted and controlled at the local level has not been straightforward.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Active Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Rhein, Douglas – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
This research explores the perception and experiences of 15 Burmese international students temporarily studying at two international colleges in suburban Bangkok, Thailand and compares their impressions of and reaction to history with 10 Thai students studying at the same international colleges. This ethnographic exploration of Burmese…
Descriptors: International Programs, Thai, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Fok, Ping Kwan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
In major curriculum reforms, there are inevitably gaps between design and implementation issues, taking the introduction of liberal studies (LS) into the senior secondary curriculum in Hong Kong as a classic example. The current paper illustrates how the implementation of LS as a compulsory core subject has impacted noticeably on Hong Kong senior…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development
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Tay, Hui Yong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Some writers (Black and Wiliam in "Phi Delta Kappan" 80(2):139-148, 1998; Clark 2012; Panadero and Jonsson in "Educational Research Review" 9:129-144, 2013) have hypothesized a link between formative assessments (FA) and self-regulated learning (SRL). FA give students an opportunity to play an active role in their learning…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Self Management, Interviews, Active Learning
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