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Morgan, Grant B.; Hodge, Kari J.; Trepinski, Tonya M.; Anderson, Lorin W. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
The last five to ten years has seen a renewed interest in the stability of teacher behavior and effectiveness. Data on teacher performance and teacher effectiveness are being used increasingly as the basis for decisions about continued employment, tenure and promotion, and financial bonuses. The purpose of this study is to explore the stability of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Merit Pay, Teacher Evaluation
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Friedensen, Rachel E.; Kimball, Eziekiel – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This paper explores the role that distrust of expert judgment plays in conservative critiques of higher education. We propose that academics should abandon the insistence on truth as the standard for the evaluation of research quality. Doing so would separate conservative critiques of higher education from broader concerns over expert judgment via…
Descriptors: Expertise, Historiography, Higher Education, Pragmatics
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Bishop, Joseph P.; Jackson, John H. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Looking at the evolution of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) over the last 50 years, this paper argues that many of the racial, social, and economic inequities of 1965 that President Johnson was hoping to address have only been accelerated. It's not only time for a modern rethink on educational equity, but also a much broader set…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Thakran, Archana; Sharma, Ramesh C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Over the past two decades, the education sector in India has undergone a substantial transformation. Recent advances in technology have provided access to high quality educational resources and information on the Internet. This article examines the role of open educational resources (OER) in addressing the challenges of higher education in India,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Matos-Díaz, Horacio; García, Dwight – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Over concerns about private school students' advantages in standardized tests, beginning in 1995-96 the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) implemented a new admissions formula that reduced the weight they previously had in the General Admissions Index (GAI), on which its admissions decisions are based. This study seeks to determine the possible…
Descriptors: College Admission, Private Schools, Gender Differences, Equal Education
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van der Berg, Servaas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Few developing countries participate in external educational evaluations. Information gaps on education quality make it imperative to expand such evaluations. Furthermore, international comparability across different evaluations should be improved. In addition, data from evaluations must be combined with data on access or coverage. Finally,…
Descriptors: International Education, Developing Nations, Outcomes of Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Southworth, Stephanie – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2010
This study explores the effects of school-level characteristics on North Carolina students' reading and math achievement from fourth through eighth grade, focusing on the relationships between achievement and the racial and poverty composition of schools. After creating race-by-poverty cohorts of schools, I use multilevel models to examine math…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Poverty, Reading Achievement, Grade 8
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Darolia, Rajeev; Potochnick, Stephanie; Menifield, Charles E. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
As applications for graduate and professional degree programs have reached unprecedented levels over the past decade, the applicant pool has become more diverse with more mid-career students deciding to return to school. Given the growth and diversification of the graduate applicant pool, many graduate programs are struggling to develop stronger…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Evidence, Graduate Students, Prerequisites
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Barahona, Malba – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
This paper explores the policy development supporting the implementation of English language teaching (ELT) in Chile at primary level over the last two decades. This policy--which made English instruction compulsory for all Chilean students from fifth grade--has had to deal with a series of significant challenges since its introduction. One key…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Rauh, Jonathan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
Online education has grown in popularity as a choice option over the past decade. A variety of studies exist on methodologies for content delivery and on the impacts of online education for specific communities. However, few works have considered the utility of online educational choices in comparison to physical schools. Using an expected utility…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standardized Tests, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Sanford, Thomas; Hunter, James M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
As the architect of the oldest and most stable performance-funding program, Tennessee provides a unique opportunity to analyze the impact of changes in performance-funding policies on changes in institutional retention and six-year graduation rates over time. Utilizing spline linear mixed models, this study examines the impact of changes in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Educational Finance, State Aid
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Conley, David – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
In this article, David Conley focuses on how to assess meaningful learning in ways that promote student achievement while simultaneously meeting system accountability needs. The article draws upon research that supports the notion that a major shift in educational assessment is needed in order to encourage and evaluate the kind of learning that…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Academic Standards
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Brooks, Charmaine – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
Over the last 20 years, technology and education policy discourse in Alberta, Canada has been philosophically polarized and dominated by value-neutral ways of thinking about technology (Brooks, 2011). While technology policy implementation has significant ramifications for schools and systems, for much of this time, system leaders, specifically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Superintendents, Leadership
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Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
This article explores the social("ist") pedagogies of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), a large agrarian social movement that fights for socialism in the Brazilian countryside, meaning that workers own their own means of production and collectively produce the food and other products necessary for their communities'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Rural Schools, School Role
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Wildemeersch, Danny – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
The paper presents the author's reflection on research and teaching over a period of 45 years in a social pedagogy program in the Leuven University (Belgium). While the case is interesting in its own right, it holds broader significance for its contribution to understanding developments in education, adult and community education and social work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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