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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Tataroglu, Eylem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
Turkey's Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation's young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, National Curriculum
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Mostert, Ingrid – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Workbooks were introduced by the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2011. Although the workbooks were designed as supplementary materials, in some schools they are used as the sole teaching text. Therefore, an analysis of the content coverage of the workbooks is warranted. This article provides such an analysis in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workbooks, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction
Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
Language planning and policy has evolved from considering policy as one of states' affairs at its early stages to how policy actors exercise their agency to appropriate and enact policy in micro and local contexts. Ethnography of language policy is predominantly used today to explore why policies are enacted in a certain way and not otherwise,…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Policy Analysis, Ethnography, Social Theories
Carnock, Janie T. – New America, 2018
Because dual language learners (DLLs) represent a growing segment of the U.S. population, and because the early years are so foundational to long-term success, it is important that education leaders have clear insights about these students: who and where they are, the services they receive, and how they are progressing. Several advocates and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
Durrance, Samantha – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2018
Third grade is a critical checkpoint in a child's educational journey. By the end of third grade, children need literacy skills that prepare them for increasing curriculum demands in fourth grade and beyond. Students who are not reading on grade level by this point are significantly more likely to drop out of high school or fail to graduate on…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Education Trust-Midwest, 2018
Michigan is at a critical moment in time -- a historic moment where citizens and leaders must choose whether the state will take advantage of new opportunities to become a top ten education state -- or face a continued and dramatic educational decline. Today, national data reveal that Michigan's public education system is among the poorest…
Descriptors: Public Education, Low Achievement, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Dong, Shufang – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the meaning of a class of second graders' fairy tale learning experiences. This study is unique four key reasons. First, it focuses on a group of students whose school has been lagging in state English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency tests; second, it provides perspectives on how fairy tales affect the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Fairy Tales, Language Arts
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Harvey, Hattie; Ohle, Kathryn – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Educator's perceptions and use of a state-mandated kindergarten entry assessment (KEA), the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP), were investigated using a mixed-methods approach with 233 educators representing 23 districts in the state of Alaska. Educators reported inconsistencies in the administration, implementation, perceptions, and use of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Charlier, Jean-Émile; Panait, Oana Marina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article proposes an inquiry into Foucault's approach of subjectivation, extending it to the institutional actors and individual subjects in the educational field in the Global South. The article takes Senegal as a case study and examines the reactions of these categories of actors to the Education for All global policy and to the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Global Approach, Access to Education
Park, Maki; Zong, Jie; Batalova, Jeanne – Migration Policy Institute, 2018
A strong research base demonstrates the benefits of bilingual education models in supporting Dual Language Learners' (DLLs')--young children who have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English in the home--academic development. However, in super-diverse pre-K through grade 3 classrooms where no single non-English language is…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
Graham, Jimmy; Kelly, Sean – World Bank, 2018
It is imperative that students learn to read in the early grades, yet many fail to do so in developing countries. Early grade reading interventions have emerged as a common means to attempt to address this problem. This paper presents a definition of early grade reading interventions as interventions that employ a combination of five components:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention
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Thanyathamrongkul, Rattima; Singhasiri, Wareesiri; Keyuravong, Sonthida – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Prompted by UNESCO initiatives on promoting world literacy (UNESCO, 2005, 2014), many countries, including Thailand, have launched language education policies to push literacy development forward. Accordingly, this study seeks to investigate the policies promoting literacy in Thailand and their implementation at the local level. Language education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thai, Literacy Education, Educational Policy
Chi, Jin – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
In spite of efforts to improve the quality of early childhood education for girls and boys globally, incorporating a gender perspective--particularly in teacher policies--remains a gap, including in China. This inattention to early childhood poses an additional barrier for countries to achieve quality education and the United Nations Sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Early Childhood Education
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Navarro, Monica Gabriel; Bachman, Heather J. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
The present study examined the association between a state's Language Instructional Educational Program (LIEP) policy and Latino children's early childhood mathematical achievement. Using a nationally representative sample of Latino children (n=3,820) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten 2010-2011 cohort (ECLS-K: 2011), the…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy, State Policy
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