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Turunen, Tuija A.; Rafferty, John – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article discusses the nature, power and effects of neo-liberal rationale in educational settings. By introducing discourse analysis of two cases, the influence of neo-liberal ideology on contemporary curricula and school programs were examined. The analysis showed that dominant discourses based on neo-liberal rationale presented themselves as…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Sanctions, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This study examined the individual, class, and school level variability of the students' science achievement. It was hypothesized that there are school or teacher effects which contribute toward explaining achievement differences, besides the student level differences. Owing to the nested structure of the data in Trends in International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Learner Engagement, Grade 8
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Tran, Thi Tuyet – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article is concerned with the learning style adopted by Asian students who come from a Confucian heritage culture (CHC) such countries as China, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea and Japan are considered countries with Confucian heritage culture (Phuong-Mai et al. 2005). These students are generally viewed as typically passive, unwilling to ask…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Nie, Youyan; Tan, Gim Hoon; Liau, Albert Kienfie; Lau, Shun; Chua, Bee Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Constructivist instruction has been implemented in the current instructional innovation in Singapore. Large scale survey study was conducted to examine the roles of teacher efficacy in implementing the innovative constructivist instruction. The results showed that the positive correlation between teacher efficacy and constructivist instruction was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation
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Tan, Kelvin H. K. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Alternative assessment is an increasingly common and popular discourse in education. The potential value and benefit of alternative assessment practices are premised on significant changes in assessment practices. Many alternative assessment practices seek and promise alternatives to tests and examinations. However, labelling a practice as…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Testing, Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
School accountability is such a familiar concept in many education systems that questions about what it actually means and entails are rather uncommon, especially to busy practitioners on the ground. This paper reports a research that examines each of the questions of what and to whom Singapore schools are accountable, from the point of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Stringer, Patricia; Hourani, Rida Blaik – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in the process of initiating major education reform designed to improve schools. Parental involvement in support of student learning ranks high on the reform agenda. This study explores managerial aspects of implementing home-school relationships in seven primary Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools in…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Hua, Tzu-Ling; Beverton, Sue – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Taiwanese vocational high schools (VHSs) deliver general English courses. This paper explores the extent to which these courses are perceived to be appropriately vocationally orientated. This focus gives rise to two main research questions: what are VHS students' expectations from their English courses, and to what extent are they being met? The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Vocational High Schools, Vocational English (Second Language)
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Ngo, Federick J. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Increasing teacher quality is a major objective of recent Cambodian education policy. In mathematics education literature, pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has emerged as a critical component of teacher quality that is strongly linked to student achievement. In this study I use data from a large survey of Cambodian schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Cambodians
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Zhao, Hongqin; Fei, Ying; Lin, Xiao – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Circumscribed by the culture of collectivist and Confucian traditions, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education in China has defaulted to an impersonalized provision and delivery. Much of teaching and learning is to assimilate individuals into a group identity. This epistemological model can be detected in learning outcomes, e.g.,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Rote Learning
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Liu, Jing; Jacob, W. James – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
An increasing number of migrant children are involved in public education due largely to the policy for migrant children education outlined by the Government of China from the late 1990s. In this article, we describe the unique and often difficult situation rural migrant children face after they enter urban public schools. Drawing from the Theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Urban Areas
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Taylor, Peter G.; Low, Ee Ling; Lim, Kam Ming; Hui, Chenri – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This paper reports the development of a scheme of characterising pedagogical practices in initial teacher education classes. The scheme is intended to provide baseline data on classroom pedagogical practices in Singapore's sole provider of initial teacher education (ITE). This study is original in that the research team has found no reports of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Tang, Keow Ngang; Ariratana, Wallapha; Treputharan, Saowanee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Soft skills comprised both rational and emotional elements, becoming a new focus on leadership, as behavior displayed during interaction with other individuals will affect effective interaction outcomes. This study aimed to examine the leadership soft skills of deans in public universities of Malaysia. This survey designed research was performed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Personality Traits, Interpersonal Competence
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Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article investigates the ways in which newly-established higher education institutions (HEIs) position themselves as "world-class" through constructing themselves as "global". With the escalating "free market" and competitive forces arising from the marketization of education, most universities see a construction…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Global Approach, State Universities, Investigations
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Lee, Wing On – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article explores the discourse of international educational reform that aims at meeting the various challenges of globalisation and a knowledge-based economy and preparing students for a better future in the twenty-first century. Specifically, it reviews the dominant themes, trends and goals of modern education. It does so by exploring the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, International Education
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