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Msonde, Sydney Enock; Msonde, Charles Enock – Journal of Education, 2019
Although learner-centered instruction (LCI) is at the heart of many curriculum innovations in the world, its implementation has generally lacked the kind prominence it deserves. The current study explores how learning study can develop teachers' professional capabilities to practice LCI. Using interviews, lesson preparatory meetings, teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Faculty Development
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Premalatha, K. – Journal of Education, 2019
In Outcome-Based Education (OBE), the assessment of the Course Outcomes (COs) is the most prominent aspect required to improve the quality of education. The COs for each course are based on the Program Outcomes (POs), Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs), and other requirements. There are various understandings toward the concept of OBE that resulted…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Student Educational Objectives, Course Evaluation, Taxonomy
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Islam, Amirul – Journal of Education, 2019
Using feedback data from stakeholders, the study examines several aspects of the curriculum offered by a program offering entity (POE) in Bangladesh. Analysis of the data shows that the opinions of the stakeholders from various groups resonate together for evaluation areas like need assessment, curriculum mapping, and feedback mechanism. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Curriculum Development, Feedback (Response), Stakeholders
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Forry, Nicole D. – Journal of Education, 2018
Patterns of quality among approximately 1,400 center classrooms and 350 family child care homes based on measures of global quality, sensitive caregiving, and frequency of language/literacy and math/numeracy activities were examined. Four patterns of quality were identified. Provider education was predictive of higher quality care in both centers…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Educational Quality, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers
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Chaudhry, Harish; Gupta, Sunil; Nargundkar, Rajendra; Chauhan, Anurag – Journal of Education, 2018
With increasing demand for quality education, it is imperative for universities to attract and retain good faculty. This study explores the effect of demographic and some external factors on faculty satisfaction. The analysis is based on a nationwide survey of full-time faculty across 1,000 colleges and institutes in India. Results show that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Universities
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Journal of Education, 2015
Over the past 50 years, substantial changes have occurred in the texts used for beginning reading instruction. This article analyzes four perspectives that have most influenced these texts in the United States over this period and the changes in these texts in relation to those in the nation's demographics and young children's literacy-related…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Textbook Content, Educational History
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Gaynor, Alan Kibbe – Journal of Education, 2012
Computer simulation analysis illustrated the thesis that the typical American public school is structured to reinforce students' entry characteristics so that after twelve years, students who entered in kindergarten or first grade with high "readiness" perform academically better-than-average, while students who entered with low…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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Gori, Enrico; Vidoni, Daniele – Journal of Education, 2005
The limits of government accountability in the field of education and improvement of educational facilities are discussed.
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Quality
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Medina, Jose; Riconscente, Michelle M. – Journal of Education, 2005
The relationship between school accountability policies and school quality is studied based on information that shows that these policies don't use government policies in education.
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, School Policy, Educational Quality
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Koops, J. Barry; Winsor, Kim A. – Journal of Education, 2005
The ways to evaluate faculty in order to improve the quality of education in schools are analyzed.
Descriptors: Faculty Evaluation, Educational Quality, Professional Development
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Buxton, Bruce E. – Journal of Education, 2004
Everyone knows perfectly well that tuitions have outpaced inflation every year since Homer was a pup. Tuition sticker shock, that ineluctable annual rise in school costs, causes the nation sporadic fits of hand wringing, belt tightening, and taxpayer revolt. Most troubling of all, it has inspired an industry of policy wonks, efficiency experts,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Costs, Efficiency, Productivity
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McTighe, Joe – Journal of Education, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act has had a pervasive effect on American education in its drive to bring about improvement in student achievement through assessment and accountability. In its standards-based approach to reform, measurement by standardized tests is everything. In this article, the author discusses the issue of private school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Private Schools, Accountability, Educational Change
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Bernasconi, Andres – Journal of Education, 2004
Systems to periodically evaluate the performance of K-12 schools are, broadly speaking, of two kinds: "inspection," the paradigm of England's OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education); and "accreditation," originally developed nearly a century ago by what are now the U.S. regional accreditation agencies. In the past decade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Inspection, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Coats, Stephanie – Journal of Education, 2004
In this article, the author profiles KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School in Lynn, Massachusetts. The school's mission is to "create an environment where the students of Lynn will develop the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to maximize their potential in high school, college and the world beyond." KIPP…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Quality, Values Education
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Schickedanz, Judith A. – Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that, while teacher and school efforts are important, the conditions outside of schools hold the key to increasing academic achievement substantially. Family socialization practices in American and Asian families are reviewed; and children's early cognitive and social behaviors are linked to later school behavior, including academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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