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Poon, Chew Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article discusses the relationship between policy, research and practice in the Singapore education landscape in response to Hargreaves and Shirley's arguments of Fourth Way principles of educational change. Examples of recent policy developments in Singapore are used to illustrate the interaction between judicial uses of research data and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Tan, Oon Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Policy makers are often looking for solutions to develop their educational systems in today's highly competitive knowledge-based economy. Hargreaves and Shirley's Fourth Way provides a useful approach in analysing policy trends, successes and pitfalls, based on an observation of practices and research evidences in the west, particularly, the USA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Gopinathan, Saravanan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Hargreaves and Shirley's "The Fourth Way" offers a valuable framework for considering the challenges and dilemmas that confront education change practitioners. In this article, I consider how well their framework fits the evolution and more recent changes in Singapore education. History, context culture and aspirations are seen as…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Change Strategies
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Low, Ee-Ling; Lee, Sing-Kong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In recent years, education systems around the world have been keeping a keen eye on rankings of student achievement as measured by internationally benchmarked tests. This has led to considerable attention being paid to teasing out success factors that may account for countries that have emerged top of the ranks or those that have shown the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement
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Hargreaves, Andy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article has two main objectives. It first outlines the first three waves of change termed by Hargreaves and Shirley (The Fourth Way: The inspiring future for educational change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, "2009") as the First, Second and Third Way that defined global educational policy and practice since the 1960s. It then…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Baum, Donald R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In recent years, the goals and purposes of education within the international development discourse have shifted significantly away from education for productivity or human capital development and towards education for the fulfillment of the individual through human rights. The current global education climate provides governments with an…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In 2006, the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, recommended that all public institutions of higher learning in the country incorporate soft skills formation into their curricula. This qualitative study aimed to explore Malaysian students' expectations of university education with a special focus on the acquisition of soft skills and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Ho, Hsuan-fu; Lin, Liang-Ching – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
The Taiwan Government launched the Hand-in-Hand After-School Care Program in 2006 with several goals: In addition to providing disadvantaged students with supplemental learning opportunities, this highly ambitious government program hopes to provide increased employment opportunities for substitute teachers and low-income college students, and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Selection Criteria, Teacher Recruitment, After School Programs
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Menkhoff, Thomas; Bengtsson, Magnus Lars – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This evaluative-exploratory case study reports pedagogical experiences with using mobiles phones, wikis, and other mobile learning approaches such as podcasts and walking tours as educational tools in the context of an undergraduate course on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks taught at a university in Singapore. Conceptualized…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mobile Educational Services, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Cheng, Samuel Kin Tak; Ho, Kwok Keung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study is to investigate the reflective learning in a group of secondary school students who participated in an educational tour to Liannan, which is located in a rural area in Guangdong Province, Mainland China. The specific aim is to develop a framework to describe the learning in an educational tour. For this purpose, data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxonomy, Reflection, Secondary School Students
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Peeraer, Jef; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
During the school year 2008-2009, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam launched the "Year of ICT" to produce a breakthrough in educational innovation. In light of this development we have carried out a policy analysis to study the national vision on ICT in education. The policy analysis takes into account a decade of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Education, Educational Innovation
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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Wong, Angela F. L.; Chong, Sylvia; Choy, Doris; Lim, Kam Ming – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study examined the levels of pedagogical knowledge and skills as perceived by student teachers who were enrolled in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education program at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, from the beginning of their initial teacher preparation program to the end of their first year of teaching. Their perceptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Pang, I-Wah – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article first illustrates how recent social, economic and educational development in Hong Kong contributes to teacher stress. It then presents data from an international study on teacher stress with respect to working with challenging students, i.e. students with behavioural problems. Teachers were asked to report on the perceived behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Educational Development
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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Talks of education transformation to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Malaysia culminated in the articulation of standards for teachers. The all new Malaysian Teacher Standards (MTS) launched in 2009 is to establish "high competency" standards for the teaching profession and to increase the status of teachers in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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