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Chang, Ethan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Contrary to educational policy and research assumptions about an immanent 'twenty-first century' future, this article uses the concept of 'sociotechnical imaginaries' to trace how nonprofit actors in California invented and materialized distinctive visions of educational progress. Drawing on interview and ethnographic fieldnote data, I illustrate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Nonprofit Organizations
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Høvsgaard Maguire, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Algorithmic practices are becoming increasingly more central within educational governance. By focusing on the mechanisms of a particular algorithmic testing system in Denmark, this paper highlights how such practices are implicated in the emergence of new accountability infrastructures. It adopts an STS approach drawing specifically upon Michel…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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Blaisdell, Amanda J.; Olsen, Larry K. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Health educators in public high schools can provide educational interventions to reduce teen unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Characteristics of teachers and schools influence their decision to provide condom education. Studies to determine characteristics must be conducted so HIV/sex education can be…
Descriptors: Barriers, Sexuality, Health Education, Intervention
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Schueler, Beth E. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: School district superintendents say politics is the number one factor limiting their performance, yet research provides limited guidance on navigating the political dynamics of district improvement. State takeovers and district-wide turnaround efforts tend to involve particularly heated and polarized debates. Massachusetts' 2012 takeover…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Districts, Politics of Education, Educational Improvement
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Wijaya Mulya, Teguh – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Student-faculty partnership has been researched by contemporary academic developers, particularly its outcomes and challenges. However, theoretical discussions linking it with larger social-educational-political discourses are still lacking. This reflection aims to help fill the gap by analysing how student-faculty partnership might contest the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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O'Banion, Terry U. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Over its 100-year plus history the community college has struggled to make clear its mission. As a comprehensive community college its mission has bounced around to focus on liberal arts, developmental, workforce, community, and general education. In today's increasingly competitive society with shifting values and changes in power it is likely…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Job Training
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Price, Monica Hatfield – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study expands our understanding of how groups influence the higher education policy process through strategic policy narratives. As the number and diversity of interest groups attempting to influence the policy making process in higher education increases, the importance of considering how those interest groups strategically construct and use…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
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Dobrushina, Nina; Kozhukhar, Aleksandra; Moroz, George – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The paper traces the level of bilingualism in several highland villages of Daghestan (Northeast Caucasus) through the twentieth century. We show that historically, men were more multilingual than women, but this was not true to the same extent for all languages. Highlanders' repertoires suggest a correlation between the social function of the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Russian
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Stylianou, Michalis; Hogan, Anna; Enright, Eimear – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Youth sport policies are increasingly driven by health concerns and social issues, and focus on broad participation outcomes. Given the significant financial investment in, and critique of, such policies internationally, this study aimed to examine the implementation of Sporting Schools (SS), a $100 million programme intended to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Athletics, Physical Education
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Buchbinder, Orly; Chazan, Daniel I.; Capozzoli, Michelle – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
Many research studies have sought to explain why NCTM's vision for mathematics classrooms has not had greater impact on everyday instruction, with teacher beliefs often identified as an explanatory variable. Using instructional exchanges as a theoretical construct, this study explores the influence of teachers' institutional positions on the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Equations (Mathematics), Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Wheeler, Lindsay B.; Chiu, Jennifer L.; Maeng, Jennifer L.; Bell, Randy L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
Undergraduate science courses typically rely on teaching assistants (TAs) to teach introductory laboratory classes. However little research investigates how to support TAs to implement reform-based teaching in undergraduate settings, and in particular, what factors may influence TAs' motivation to teach within reform-based instructional contexts.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Science Instruction, Teaching Assistants
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Gardner, Grant E.; Parrish, Jennifer – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Biology graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are a critical instructional group in the successful implementation of classroom reform efforts in higher education. Despite this, little is known about effective Teaching Professional Development (TPD) of this largely novice instructor group. This Idea to explore article proposes that a comparison of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Biology, Science Instruction
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Hira, Ron – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Outsourcing is a business strategy to cut costs by relocating jobs from high-cost countries, like the USA, to low-cost ones, like India. The practice involves moving the jobs and transferring knowledge, technologies, and capabilities. Outsourcing has been growing in scale and scope in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations,…
Descriptors: Outsourcing, STEM Education, Labor Force, Costs
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Stanway, Bonnie Rose; Cao, Yiyuan; Cannell, Tony; Gu, Yihui – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
In the domain of "internationalization of the curriculum," this article introduces the rarely incorporated dimension of "engaging students as partners" (SaP) to address and explore challenges of increasingly diverse universities. The aim of this qualitative research was to explore engaging international students as partners in…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students
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Wong, Lok-Sze – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
One popular diagnosis for the problem of inequitable educational opportunities is the need for schools and schooling systems to undergo systemic change. While research shows that leadership support is essential for implementing system reforms, critical questions remain about how leaders help shift other's understandings and practices. Employing…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Educational Opportunities
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