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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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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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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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West, Anne; Ylonen, Annamari – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper explores the introduction of market-oriented reforms into school-based education in England and Finland. The contexts into which reforms were introduced differed, with a fully comprehensive system being in place in Finland but not in England; the motives were also different; and different trajectories have since been followed. Whilst…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Objectives, School Choice, Educational Change
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Ikoya, Peter O.; Onoyase, D. – Educational Studies, 2008
This paper examines the availability and adequacy of schools' infrastructural facilities for implementation of the Universal Basic Education program in Nigeria. Adopting the "ex post facto" design, the researchers used existing school data on physical facilities, including a survey of key stakeholders in the education sector. Data…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Educational Development
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Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Educational Studies, 2006
Many researchers have identified a process they call "deskilling", which they use to describe the daily experience of teachers who have been gradually losing control of their own labour within "low-trust" workplaces. Conversely, other scholars have found that under similar conditions, some teachers have their own ways of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Teacher Attitudes
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Lam, Yvonne Y. K. – Educational Studies, 2006
This paper adopts a qualitative approach to study the perceptions of six secondary teachers from two schools with a similar background and history of school-based management (SBM). The study aims to explore the views of the teachers in the following areas: changes in school administration and the structure of the school under SBM; changes in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Principals, Educational Change
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Cheung, C. K. – Educational Studies, 2005
In this age of new media, children are exposed to media messages at an early age. What can we do when the mass media exert such a great influence on children? One proposal has been for the introduction of a new school subject: media education. Though media education has not been part of the official curriculum in Hong Kong, some schools, both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change, Journalism Education
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Stables, Andrew; Wikeley, Felicity – Educational Studies, 1997
Repeats a mid-1980s project as part of the Economic and Social Research Council project, "Pupil's Approaches to Subject Option Choices," allowing comparison of approaches before and after the National Curriculum implementation. Shows across-time and between-school differences in subject preference, but little instability in perceptions…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Boyd-Barrett, Oliver – Educational Studies, 1990
Analyzes government's role in promoting computer use in the United Kingdom educational system from 1980 to 1990. Evaluates the Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) in initiating policy. Concludes MEP's contribution was ultimately positive. Considers problems of top-down innovation, teacher attitudes and training, and hardware and software…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software
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Hultman, Glenn – Educational Studies, 1980
Reviews attempts to modernize the Swedish school system from 1950 to 1980, evaluates changes which have been implemented, and explains why fewer changes have been effected than had been hoped for. Topics discussed include effective organizational changes, strategies for social change, organizational development, school research, and prerequisites…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History