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OECD Publishing, 2018
While policy debate is often focused on the whole teaching profession, primary and secondary teachers differ in more ways than one. While all countries require teachers to have at least a bachelor degree to enter the profession in primary or lower secondary education, the structure and content of the programmes vary and are less geared towards…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Educational Indicators
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Niesz, Tricia; Ryan, Kelli – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
A significant challenge for large-scale system-wide educational change is reconciling the importance of teacher ownership with the work of scaling up successful innovations. This article explores this dilemma in the context of a remarkable statewide transition to Activity Based Learning (ABL) in the government schools of Tamil Nadu, India. ABL, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
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Sharma, Ekta; Sharma, Sandeep – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: Today, innovation and creativity are the buzz words in the galore of not only business but also of education. The need to foster creativity and innovation has long been a priority in the educational and corporate spheres. The purpose of this paper is to propose the scale for the measurement of teacher's creativity nurturing behaviour.…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Creativity, Educational Innovation, Creative Teaching
McAleavy, Tony; Hall-Chen, Alex; Horrocks, Sarah; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2018
This report captures what might be learnt from a selection of the world's most interesting examples of technology-assisted in-service professional development in lower-income countries and from wider reflections about the potential of technology to enhance the professional learning of teachers. This report explores the literature surrounding…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Srivastava, Meenakshi; de Boer, Anke A.; Pijl, Sip Jan – Teacher Development, 2017
India's educational policy on inclusive education for students with disabilities is in sync with general global developments. Especially in the last couple of years there have been significant legislative achievements towards this endeavour. However, the implementation of inclusive education remains elusive. Besides this, teachers' preparedness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Crow, Sherry R.; Kastello, Lisa – International Education Studies, 2017
The purpose of the research was to increase understanding of the experiences in the lives of upper elementary-aged students that foster an intrinsic motivation to seek information, as well as to compare and contrast the experiences of intrinsically motivated students from an individualist culture (Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.), a collectivist…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Information Seeking, Educational Experience, Individualism
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Panesar-Aguilar, Sunddip; Aguilar, Erick – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This qualitative study explored how using effective assessment can engage learners and motivate student learning in the Dehradun, Noida, Delhi, and Trivandrum regions in India. The study randomly sampled 26 teachers from six private schools. Private schools were used in this study since such schools allot substantial funds to support ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Private Schools
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Accurso, Kathryn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Many K-12 teachers struggle to meet the needs of diverse learners as school reforms promote new disciplinary literacy requirements. In response, language education scholars have argued that teachers must develop "disciplinary linguistic knowledge" (DLK), or an understanding of language in their content area and an ability to design…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines
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Crossley, Michael; Koya Vaka'uta, Cresantia Frances; Lagi, Rosiana; McGrath, Simon; Thaman, Konai Helu; Waqailiti, Ledua – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article reports on the findings of original field research carried out in the small island developing state of Fiji, in the South Pacific. A North-South research partnership was built upon previous collaboration between team members and, in so doing, pioneered the blending of Pacific and Western research approaches sensitive to a postcolonial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Teacher Role, Values
Erling, Elizabeth J.; Adinolfi, Lina; Hultgren, Anna Kristina – Education Development Trust, 2017
The starting point for this report was to consider the complex field of English Medium Instruction (EMI) policies in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Its purpose is to provide insight and support to those responsible for setting policy or enacting it in complex language environments around the world. This research study set out to do two…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Economic Development, Sustainable Development, Language of Instruction
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Shah, Rina; Das, Ajay; Desai, Ishwar; Tiwari, Ashwini – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
This study was undertaken to determine the concerns of primary school teachers about the inclusion of students with disabilities in Ahmedabad, India. A total of 560 teachers, working in government-run schools, returned the completed survey. A two-part questionnaire was used in this study. Part 1 gathered information relating to personal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Inclusion
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Rizvi, Afroz Haider – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
In the paper, the researcher attempted to assess Professional Adjustment status and level of teachers according to their marital status on a sample of 792 teachers. Teachers have been classified into two categories viz. married and unmarried. To evaluate the status of professional adjustment of teachers, a tool viz. "Manual on Teachers…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Adjustment (to Environment), Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Srivastava, Anugamini Priya; Dhar, Rajib Lochan – European Journal of Training and Development, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to analyse the impact of authentic leadership (AL) on academic optimism (AO) through the mediating role of affective commitment (AC). As this study also examines the moderating role of training comprehensiveness (TC) in strengthening the relation between AC and AO. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Factor Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Principals
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Cramp, Andy – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This article explores the outcomes of a school leadership study visit to India. The research critiques the competency-based frameworks common in English leadership development programmes, and argues instead for an approach that challenges assumptions in a fresh context for learning and considers leadership as a process of humanisation. Using…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Models, Foreign Countries
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Menon K. P., Seema – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2016
The study aims to find out the awareness on learning disabilities among elementary school teachers. The sample for the present study consisted of 500 elementary school teachers of Kerala. In this study the investigator used an Awareness Test on Learning Disabilities to measure the Awareness on Learning Disabilities among Elementary School…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Gender Differences
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