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Busch, Brigitta – International Review of Education, 2011
This overview focuses on Europe, a linguistically diverse region and moreover home to a number of minority languages. Over the past five decades, the focus of research on bi- or multilingual education has shifted from an initial emphasis on speakers' identities and their membership of homogenous imagined communities to an interest in learners'…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
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Bahous, Rima; Bacha, Nahla Nola; Nabhani, Mona – International Review of Education, 2011
This paper reports on the multilingual background, language education policies and practices in Lebanon. Specifically, it shows how the multilingual make-up in the country is translated into language policies in schools. A survey of 30 private school principals, middle managers and teachers was administered online to obtain their views on school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Official Languages, Language of Instruction, Multilingualism
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Shen, Jianping; Cooley, Van E.; Reeves, Patricia; Burt, Walter L.; Ryan, Lisa; Rainey, J. Mark; Yuan, Wenhui – International Review of Education, 2010
In response to the vast amounts of data associated with the accountability movement and the rhetoric of data-informed decision-making, we interviewed 16 principals to find out what streams of data they used and what decisions they made by using the data. We found that: (a) student achievement data are predominantly used to the extent of neglecting…
Descriptors: Accountability, Principals, Decision Making, Management Information Systems
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Bajaj, Monisha – International Review of Education, 2009
This article explores an attempt to disrupt gender inequality in a unique, low-cost private school in Ndola, Zambia. It examines deliberate school policies aimed at "undoing gender" or fostering greater gender equity. These include efforts to maintain gender parity at all levels of the school and the requirement that both young men and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Females, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Wong, Yiu-Chung – International Review of Education, 2008
Although Hong Kong's education system has long been criticized as lacking in creativity and over-emphasising rote learning, on the whole it has served Hong Kong well in the past years, breeding outstanding business, academic and political leaders who continue to maintain Hong Kong's competitive edge. The traditional elite schools have played a…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Ideology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries