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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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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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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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Tubin, Dorit; Oplatka, Izhar – Educational Studies, 2010
The purpose of this study is to trace junior high school teachers' perspectives regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their type of school, and to glean more information concerning their preferable type of grade configuration. To this end, 25 teachers filled out an open questionnaire and six of them were further interviewed to provide more…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Junior High Schools
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Chung, I-Fang; Huang, Yi-Cheng – Educational Studies, 2010
In response to the growing needs of proficient English speakers, the Taiwan Ministry of Education officially included English in standard elementary school curriculum since 2001. English courses at elementary level were extended from the fifth grade to the third grade since the fall of 2005. It is significant to examine whether the educational…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Interviews
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Heng, Mary Anne; Marsh, Colin J. – Educational Studies, 2009
What is the nature of middle leadership in primary schools? What are middle leaders' understanding and experiences in leading learning and teaching? Set against the policy context of decentralised centralism in Singapore and an emerging worldwide trend of decentralisation as a means to encourage school-based development and innovation, this study…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Reid, Ivan; Brain, Kevin; Boyes, Louise Comerford – Educational Studies, 2004
This paper traces the dramatic proliferation of leadership roles in English primary and secondary schools, due mainly to central government education policy of the past two decades. This has transformed schools from relatively simple to highly complex organizations and has impacted on the working conditions of, and demands on, teachers, together…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Foster, Rob – Educational Studies, 2000
Outlines recent reforms of initial teacher training in France aimed at emphasising classroom practice issues, such as teaching/learning strategies and motivating reluctant students. Examines the perceptions of some French trainee teachers, including how prepared they felt and the support they received while on placement. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Croll, Paul; Moses, Diana – Educational Studies, 1990
Interviews 50 primary school head teachers, 304 primary teachers, and 223 secondary department heads in England and Wales to evaluate the National Curriculum's impact. Reveals primary personnel's concern for increased assessment and recordkeeping and secondary heads' concern over language and science instruction. Discovers anxiety over curricular…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation