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Freathy, Rob; John, Helen C. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article outlines the 'Big Ideas' approach to curriculum reform, as applied in the 'Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education' project. A critical analysis follows of the outcomes of the University of Exeter's 'Identifying Principles and Big Ideas for Religious Education' project, which sought to apply the same approach to Religious…
Descriptors: Religious Education, World Views, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Everington, Judith – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Although the teaching of nonreligious worldviews has been advocated in a Council of Europe Recommendation, few European countries include such a study in religious education (RE). Guidance on implementing the Recommendation recognises that inclusion is problematic, raising issues for policymakers, teacher trainers and schools. In this article,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Hendek, Abdurrahman – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In this country report on Turkey, Abdurrahman Hendek provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date account of religious eduction (RE) in Turkey. A state which seeks to be both 'religious' and 'secular' is a useful corrective to those thinking of the two as opposites and illustrates the Commission on RE's stress on the importance of interrogating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Islam
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Svensson, Malin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines challenges experienced by teachers of asylum-seeking pupils in Sweden, where the right to education is part of a policy of promoting "normal life" during the asylum process. A theoretical framework contributed a deepened understanding of the teachers' experiences as street-level bureaucrats. Interviews indicated…
Descriptors: Refugees, Public Policy, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Lewis, Steven; Hogan, Anna – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the uptake of so-called fast policy solutions to problems in different education policy contexts and highlights the potential impacts that can arise from such policymaking approaches. We draw upon recent literature and theorising around notions of fast policy and evidence-informed policymaking, which suggests that, in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Government Publications
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Furtak, Erin Marie; Penuel, William R. – Science Education, 2019
In recent years, the focus of science education reform has shifted to engaging students in three-dimensional science learning experiences aligned with the National Research Council's (2012) Framework for K-12 Science Education. This movement has been associated with a focus on students participating in science as practice, which represents a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Education, Hands on Science, Vocabulary
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Pleasants, Jacob; Olson, Joanne K. – Science Education, 2019
What is engineering? What do engineers do? How is engineering related to, but distinct from, science? These questions all relate to the nature of engineering (NOE), and as engineering is incorporated into K-12 education across the United States, the NOE is becoming increasingly important for students and teachers. While many policy documents call…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
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Yates, Rodney; Carrington, Suzanne; Gillett-Swan, Jenna; Pillay, Hitendra – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This study examines the influence of foreign aid and local ownership in the introduction of inclusive education in Kiribati. The data reported in this paper were collected through interviews with key local stakeholders and these data are part of a larger study. Data were analysed under the major theme of ownership, and were grouped into the four…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Inclusion, Ownership, Educational Principles
Baugh, David E.; Juliani, A. J. – Eye on Education, 2019
Despite dwindling resources and high-stakes testing, public school teachers all over the country are managing to breathe life, passion, and excitement into their classrooms. In this new book by bestselling author A.J. Juliani and lifelong educator David E. Baugh, you'll meet a diverse group of teachers--Mavericks--who are doing exactly that.…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, STEM Education
Hansen, C. Bobbi – Teachers College Press, 2019
"The Heart and Science of Teaching" shows readers why and how to connect essential social-emotional factors and critical cognitive aspects of learning for all students. Incorporating the latest research demonstrating that students really cannot learn well without social-emotional connections within their learning communities, the book…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Carrasco, Alejandro; Gunter, Helen M. – Educational Review, 2019
Privatisation of public services education is a key feature of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM), where policy convictions, ideas, and strategies are integral to the "spreading and mutating" of reforms. While there are important projects that seek to describe and explain major changes to restructuring, ownership and funding,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Vouchers, Politics of Education
Education Week, 2019
This is the latest edition of Education Week's Chance-for-Success Index. Launched in 2007, it surveys a range of social and educational conditions that, taken together, affect a person's prospect of positive outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Articles in this issue include: (1) States Confront Challenges In Educational Landscape (Sterling…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Place of Residence, Socioeconomic Status
Watt, Michael – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this study was to analyze the findings of research studies investigating the role of instructional materials, review issues and recommendations referring to instructional materials in policy papers, and evaluate the decision-making process in relation to the development, diffusion and adoption of EdReports program. Content analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Instructional Materials, Organizations (Groups)
Kuff, Ryan M.; Greytak, Emily A.; Kosciw, Joseph G. – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 2019
Given the critical role school mental health professionals play in the academic and emotional well-being of our nation's students and the relative lack of national research examining the efforts of counselors, psychologists, and social workers to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students and create safer school…
Descriptors: School Safety, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Exclusionary discipline -- suspensions or expulsions that remove students from the learning environment -- can have long-lasting, negative impacts on a student's trajectory. Research suggests that students who are suspended or expelled suffer academically and are more likely to drop out and be involved in the criminal justice system later in life.…
Descriptors: State Policy, Suspension, Expulsion, Elementary Secondary Education
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