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Nayir, Funda; Brown, Martin; Burns, Denise; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry; Nortvedt, Guri; Skedsmo, Guri; Gloppen, Silje Kristin; Wiese, Eline F. – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this research as part of an Erasmus+ funded project tilted Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (www.acras.eu) is to provide an exploratory analysis of survey responses related to culturally responsive assessment policies, professional development and practices that were administered to school principals in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Counties, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy
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Kurum, Gul; Cinkir, Sakir – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: Inspection and evaluation in education gained a different dimension with the implementation of concepts such as accountability, transparency and effectiveness to educational organizations. School self-evaluation is put into practice based on evidence in cooperation with stakeholders in order to develop and improve schools accordingly. The…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Models, School Effectiveness, Public Schools
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Stynes, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: There is a vast quantity of research into principalship, mainly concentrating on macro level theorising about concepts such as 'instructional' leadership, 'distributed' leadership and a myriad of other notions of the role. In contrast there is very little work done on the messy and demanding day to day and hour to hour work of school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Harrison, Kathy; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: This paper focuses on assessment in Irish education, which, despite best intentions, shepherds students through the process to an extent that the individual is prone to undervalue her/his ability to trust in the self as a rational, self-thinking individual. In Ireland's assessment system lies the paradox whereby from childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Lalor, John; Lorenzi, Francesca; Rami, Justin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: Traditional forms of assessment such as essays and end of term examinations are still widely used in higher education in Ireland as the sole assessment method. These forms of assessment, while they may be valid and reliable approaches for collecting evidence of the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, rarely afford students the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Evaluation