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Dang, Thang – Education Economics, 2019
This paper estimates the causal effects of education on political concern and political participation in Vietnam by employing the 1991 compulsory schooling reform to instrument for plausibly exogenous changes in education. The paper finds that, in general, education does cause favorable impacts on political outcomes. In particular, one more year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational History
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Lin, Hongda; Miettinen, Reijo – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
This paper discusses the change of educational governance by developing and using a theory of policy instrumentality. It is based on the policy instruments approach in political studies and on the cultural-historical activity theory. It is used to study the relationships and changes of policy instruments and objectives of a major school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Governance, Policy Analysis
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Loogma, Krista; Ümarik, Meril; Sirk, Meidi; Liivik, Reeli – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
The article deals with the structural conflict between academic and vocational postcompulsory secondary education involving the negative selection to vocational education. The conflict is treated from the historical perspective with the aim of explaining historical factors and social mechanisms that have contributed to the persistence of the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Labor Market, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Yopp, David A.; Burroughs, Elizabeth A.; Sutton, John T.; Greenwood, Mark C. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigated relationships between changes in certain types of coaching knowledge and practices among mathematics classroom coaches and how these explain changes in the attitudes, knowledge, and practice of the teachers they coach. Participants in this study were 51 school-based mathematics classroom coaches in the USA and 180 of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Instruction
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Nelson, Steven L.; Waltz, Shawn J. – Educational Policy, 2019
Policymakers and practitioners are increasingly guiding K-12 students into dual enrollment programs. Dual enrollment programs have aided in improving the academic, occupational, and social trajectories of minoritized students although the gains of minoritized students in dual enrollment programs often trail the gains of White students in dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Court Litigation, Equal Education, Legal Problems
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Pulkkinen, Jonna; Räikkönen, Eija; Pirttimaa, Raija; Jahnukainen, Markku – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
Recently, the large-scale reforms of special education have been carried out in many countries. This study focuses on the latest Finnish reform of special education in compulsory education. As principals lead educational reforms in schools, their role in the implementation of reform is significant. The study explores principals' views on the…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Change, Administrator Attitudes, Special Education
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Tobiason, Glory – Educational Researcher, 2019
This study turns a rhetorical lens on the debate about how best to use value-added modeling (VAM) in teacher evaluation by addressing the question, Which arguments legitimize the dismissal of expert caution about proposed education reforms? My rhetorical analysis of a corpus of nonacademic texts (e.g., newspapers, magazines, political speeches)…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Expertise
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Vostal, Meg; LaVenia, Kristina N.; Horner, Christy Galletta – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Collaboration among teachers is necessary for school improvement efforts. In the case below, a high school shifts its instructional model to include students with disabilities in general education classes. The school needs to raise state test scores for students with disabilities and hopes this instructional change will help. To implement a…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Collaboration, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Clemens, Randall F. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
The case explores the challenges of school leaders to facilitate social justice-based reforms for low-income students of color who attend underperforming schools. In particular, it examines the 1st-year experiences of Principal Yolanda Lopez at Kennedy High School, an underperforming and underresourced urban public high school. Lopez is tasked…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Schools, Social Justice
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Sherbourne, Peter – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article gives an insider's account of the campaign, ultimately successful, to end the system of educational selection at age 11 on the island of Guernsey.
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Biddle, Catharine – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
Youth self-determination has been shown to be key to supporting youth engagement in school. However, the latent custodial and sorting functions of schooling often interfere with reform efforts that seek to change the nature of the central relationship of schooling--that of teacher and student. While many studies exist of short-term reform efforts,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Equal Education, Self Determination
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Neeleman, Annemarie – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
In many countries, education systems are moving towards a combination of increased school autonomy and intensified accountability. In the wake of that shift, decision-making at the school level has become paramount, and the role of the school leader has gained in importance. Despite these trends, surprisingly little is known about how schools and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classification, Institutional Autonomy, Accountability
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Bradbury, Alice – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article uses data from a research project exploring grouping practices based on 'ability' in classrooms for children aged 3-7 years in England to consider the relationship between teachers' views of ability and their ways of organising children. The widespread use of grouping with young children and the concomitant 'fixed-ability thinking' by…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Barriers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Gouvea, Julia; Sawtelle, Vashti; Nair, Abhilash – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Epistemologically oriented reforms of physics courses aim to change the way students think about knowledge and approach learning in physics. A broader goal of these reforms is to impact how students think about knowledge and learning in other courses. We investigate the effects of epistemological reforms in a physics course on knowing and learning…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Physics, Biology, Science Instruction
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Morgan, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article defends Michael Young from accusations of simple revisionism, and reasserts the need for the socialist left to debate the nature and importance of school knowledge and of subject disciplines.
Descriptors: Social Systems, Political Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Change
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