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Tiwari, Ashwini – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examines Indian teachers' perceptions of corporal punishment (CP), the reasons why CP still persists despite a ban, and the ways in which CP controversy reflects on social climate of the schools. Drawing from literature on custodial views of pupil control and systems theories, this qualitative study primarily uses observations and…
Descriptors: Punishment, Discipline Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Kondakci, Yasar; Zayim, Merve; Beycioglu, Kadir; Sincar, Mehmet; Ugurlu, Celal T – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims at building a theoretical base for continuous change in education and using this base to test the mediating roles of two key contextual variables, knowledge sharing and trust, in the relationship between the distributed leadership perceptions and continuous change behaviours of teachers. Data were collected from 687 public school…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Educational Change, Context Effect
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Opoku-Amankwa, Kwasi; Brew-Hammond, Aba; Mahama, Anatu Kande – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper assesses the performance of the "National Textbook Development and Distribution Policy for Pre-Tertiary Education" of 2002. It examines the policy in theory and in practice by exploring the extent to which the liberalisation of the textbook trade has helped to improve on textbook procurement, production and distribution,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Information Dissemination, Delivery Systems
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Burridge, Peter – Educational Studies, 2014
Understanding teachers' pedagogical choice provides a new insight into the influences on student achievement. This paper presents a sociological framework developed from the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Anthony Giddens that identify the complex social interactions which surround teacher's work. The framework examines teachers' potential to act…
Descriptors: Instruction, Selection, Sociology, Models
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Radu, Roxana – Educational Studies, 2013
Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Stoten, David William – Educational Studies, 2013
During 2009-2012, one Sixth Form College (SFC) introduced Building Learning Power (BLP) as a new philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. This short paper sets out to explain why and how BLP was introduced, and discusses how effective this process has been.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Botha, R. J. – Educational Studies, 2013
Studies on school restructuring and the leadership role of the principal in this process suggest that what has been the traditional leadership approach of the principal appears to be changing in relation to the substantial changes and school-wide reforms that are continually taking place in schools today. These school reform initiatives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
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Kirk, Chris Michael; Lewis, Rhonda K.; Scott, Angela; Wren, Denise; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q. – Educational Studies, 2012
Over the past three decades, more and more students are expressing a desire to attend college, yet for many members of disenfranchised groups, this goal is often not attained. While many factors contribute to these disparities, research has shown that students begin adjusting their expectations (what they think they can achieve) for the future in…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Motivation, Student Attitudes, Grade 8
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Yi, Zeng; LuXi, Zhang – Educational Studies, 2012
In the past few years, many students have begun to lose interest in science and information and engineering technology courses because they find them too boring and hard to learn. To strengthen this field of education and stimulate students' motivation and interest in learning, this study introduces a theoretical pedagogical framework based on…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Problems, Science Interests, Cooperative Learning
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Lyle, Sue; Thomas-Williams, Junnine – Educational Studies, 2012
The Philosophy for Children in Schools Project is an ongoing research project to explore the impact of philosophy for children (P4C) on classroom practice. This paper reports on the responses of head teachers, teachers and local educational authority (LA) officers in South Wales, UK, to the initial training programme in Philosophy for Children…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Philosophy, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Vidovich, Lesley; O'Donoghue, Thomas; Tight, Malcolm – Educational Studies, 2012
Radical curriculum policy transformations are emerging as a key strategy of universities across different countries as they move to strengthen their competitive position in a global knowledge era. This paper puts forward a "global case study" research agenda in the under-researched area of university curriculum policy. The particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum
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Reid, Ken; Tanner, Howard – Educational Studies, 2012
After a sustained period of relative calm, initial teacher education and training (ITET) in Wales has seen much change in recent times since devolution and all the indications are that this change agenda is likely to escalate in both the short and long term. In order to understand what has been happening in the ITET field in Wales, our paper sets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Gao, Xuesong; Barkhuizen, Gary; Chow, Alice Wai Kwan – Educational Studies, 2011
Teachers are encouraged to enhance professional competence through reflective practice and they are also asked to undertake research to generate evidence for their professional practices. This paper reports on an inquiry into a group of primary school English language teachers' research engagement in the province of Guangdong on the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Antonopoulou, Katerina; Koutrouba, Konstantina; Babalis, Thomas – Educational Studies, 2011
The present study explores Greek parents' views on parental educational involvement and its impact on adolescent scholastic and social development. Specifically, aspects of parental involvement such as the achieved objectives of current parent-school communication, the psychological climate dominating teacher-parent interactions and parents'…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Emotional Development
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Alpan, Gulgun; Erdamar, Gurcu – Educational Studies, 2011
This study aimed to compare teaching practice before and after 1998 in Turkey. Participants were 10 academics from the Department of Educational Sciences, Vocational Education Faculty, Gazi University and nine vocational high school cooperating teachers. Semi-structured interviews were analysed by using content analysis. The most significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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