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Latif, Dilek – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
History education has been continually challenged by political competition in Cyprus. The education systems on both sides of the divide reflect the ongoing ethnic conflict and suffer from ethnocentrism. In particular, the history textbooks are used to convey and legitimise official narratives and reinforce identities defined "vis-à-vis"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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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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Ellis, Jason; Yoon, Ee-Seul – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
This article examines the transformation over time of alternative secondary school programs in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). It approaches school choice from a historical standpoint, to make the point that today's choice policies are neither entirely recent nor entirely neoliberal in origin. Instead, they are built on past precedent and policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, School Choice, School Districts
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Persson Thunqvist, Daniel; Hagen Tønder, Anna; Reegård, Kaja – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Political reforms of the 1990s ushered in sweeping socio-economic changes in the Nordic countries, including radical changes in their vocational education and training systems. However, the reforms led to a school-based vocational education and training system with a strong orientation towards higher education in Sweden, and a hybrid system with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational History
Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
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Bruïne, Erica de; Willemse, T. Martijn; Franssens, Janneke; Eynde, Sofie van; Vloeberghs, Lijne; Vandermarliere, Leen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Family-School Partnerships (FSP) are important for students' academic achievements and social-emotional development. Therefore, pre-service teachers need to learn how to establish this. However, in teacher education programmes this topic is insufficiently addressed partially attributed to already overloaded programmes. This study reports on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education
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Francis, Anthony Tuf; Olson, Mark; Weinberg, Paul J.; Stearns-Pfeiffer, Amanda – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This article describes how a secondary teacher education program at a midsized university made the turn toward a practice-based program in teacher education. The authors argue that efforts to recenter the program around practices have not only improved opportunities for novice teachers, but also have provided teacher educators a programmatic…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Runhaar, Piety; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This contribution shows an example of how an assessment innovation can serve as a flywheel for changing teaching and learning. This article first explains the development of an authentic, competence-based performance assessment in pre-vocational secondary education (pre-VET). Using these assessments in "pre"-VET, that is preparatory to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Educational Change, Test Construction
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Gubbels, Joyce; Coppens, Karien M.; de Wolf, Inge – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
There is a global trend towards including children with special needs in mainstream schools instead of placing them in special schools. However, the numbers of students in special schools varies greatly among regions due to variations in educational systems, funding arrangements -- and the incentives that are associated with these arrangements --…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Schools
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Miranda, Chandler Patton; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Immigrant students, one of the fastest-growing populations in US public schools, have been linguistically and culturally disadvantaged by accountability policies that rely only on standardized tests. Recent changes to these policies allow for the use of performance-based assessment tasks (PBATs) as an assessment indicator to supplement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Murchan, Damian – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
Assessments and examinations play a critical role in certifying student achievement in secondary education. Prompted by concerns about the negative effects of examinations on curriculum, teaching and learning, elements of School-Based Assessment (SBA) have been introduced into certification systems, sometimes modelled on practice in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Student Evaluation
Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
Merilainen, Raija; Isacsson, Annica; Olson, Susan – Online Submission, 2018
Finland continues to lead the world in the global Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results (Ministry of Education and Culture, 2016). Much has been written about Finland's common basic curriculum for all (grades one to nine), however little has been shared regarding Finland's secondary vocational education programs. Finland has…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
Quinn, Rand; Cheuk, Tina – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2018
Expanding school vouchers is a central component of the Trump Administration's education agenda. However, the extent to which the Administration can fully realize this policy goal may hinge, in part, on the level of public support or opposition for the voucher method of reform and on the particular components of any proposed voucher system. In…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Political Attitudes, Public Opinion, Educational Policy
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Chua, Joey – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article provides an overview of dance education in schools in Singapore with regard to physical education, co-curricular activity, initiatives by the National Arts Council's Arts Education unit, and pre-tertiary and tertiary dance programs. In an effort to gain a better understanding of how well the official discourse and the reality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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