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Areekkuzhiyil, Santhosh – Online Submission, 2019
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) further emphasized the importance of school internship for B Ed students by releasing a frame work and guidelines document for school internship in the year 2016. The total period of field engagement was decided to be 20 weeks, of which 4 weeks were to be in the first year and 16 weeks in the second…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Internship Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Brehm, Will – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Educational privatisation has received increasing scholarly attention in recent decades. In much of this work, educational privatisation is viewed as the outcomes of certain government policies or as the result of the influences of education businesses in school systems. This article presents a portrait of an educational entrepreneur in Cambodia…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational History, Portraiture, Public Policy
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Moger, Pauline; Bagley, Carl – Ethnography and Education, 2019
To-date qualitative research in the field of policy enactment has tended to focus on investigating existing national policy discourse and the ways in which this discourse is creatively reconstituted in school-based contexts of practice. In this paper, the focus is on uncovering the ways in which a school-based commitment to a specific policy--in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Ethnography, Secondary Schools, Educational Policy
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Palikara, Olympia; Castro, Susana; Gaona, Carolina; Eirinaki, Vasiliki – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
In 2014 a new policy for special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision was introduced in England. As it has been the case in countries where SEND reforms were introduced, these changes raised challenges and opportunities for the professionals supporting children with SEND. However, to date, little systematic and large-scale evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Special Education, Educational Needs
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Fu, Guopeng; Clarke, Anthony – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This study explores how physics teachers in a high school negotiate the relationships between individual and collective agencies in the context of the on-going curriculum reform in China. Drawing on Bandura's social cognitive theory, the study employs ethnographical methods including observation, interviewing, and the researcher's and teachers'…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Teachers, Social Cognition, Ethnography
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Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Around the world, there have been curricula reforms involving the incorporation of the inquiry-based teaching and learning strategy in secondary school science education in general and in practical work in particular. Research in inquiry-based practical work (IBPW) has focused, for example, on aspects of the strategy itself, on teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Caroli, Dorena – History of Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to outline the evolution of biology education in Soviet schools in the 1920s and 1930s. After some introductory consideration of the ideological changes taking place in the field of genetics that impacted on the teaching of science and led to botany being favoured over biology in schools, the first part outlines the…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational History, Botany, Science Instruction
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Haugen, Cecilie Rønning – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Internationally, the autonomy of schools and teachers is under pressure. In Norway, recent policies emphasise output control through national testing, combined with holding schools and teachers accountable for students' results. Whereas recent research documents that the autonomy of schools and teachers is weakening in Oslo, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Professional Autonomy
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Rowe, Emma E.; Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
In early 2015, the Australian Government and an associated Ministerial Group called for 'urgent national action to improve the quality of initial teacher education'. Following this call for action, the Australian Government launched a series of reforms into initial teacher education, targeting 'teacher quality' and 'classroom readiness'. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Evidence, Accountability
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Keddie, Amanda – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
There is little conclusive evidence linking academies reform in England with school improvement. While this reform has been effective in improving educational outcomes in some contexts, it has been resoundingly unsuccessful in others. Nevertheless, political faith in autonomous schooling as key to a world-class education remains strong. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Change, School Based Management
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Aikens, Kathleen; Hargis, Kristen – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
In light of multiple, dispersed forms of online civic participation, we must reconceptualize how public intervention into policy production and enactment takes place. This study examines a case of academic and operational restructuring termed 'TransformUS' that took place at a Canadian university in Saskatchewan from 2013 to 2014. Our analysis…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Citizen Participation, Educational Change
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Dobbins, Michael; Christ, Claudia – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
This article focusses on the evolution of the school governance model in Spain since the 1980s. In Spain and elsewhere in Europe, the state's monopoly over education has softened and new forms of educational governance have emerged. This has resulted in the decentralization of decision-making authority to individual schools, municipalities, and…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Models
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Kiru, Elisheba W. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Access to basic education for all students is an essential goal for many countries around the world. Also, as worldwide calls for providing inclusive education continue to intensify, access to basic education for many students with disabilities in Kenya remains a pervasive challenge. Large class sizes, inadequate funding, limited teacher training,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Mowat, Joan G. – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This conceptual paper provides a critical analysis of the current convergence of major policy initiatives in Scotland to improve learning and teaching, promote greater equity and close the attainment gap through systems level leadership and change. It is neither an empirical study nor a literature review but synthesises across a range of fields --…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Equal Education
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Alsaleh, Amal – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This study explores the practices of Kuwaiti school principals acting as instructional leaders during education reforms, using qualitative content analysis of standardised open-ended interviews with 28 randomly selected school principals. The results showed that principals faced obstacles related to the deeply-ingrained centralised structure in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Principals
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