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Barteau, Heather Lynn; Webb, C. Lorraine – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2019
The U.S.'s education system has been in a state of crisis for decades. Reform attempts addressed with each administration, such as "A Nation at Risk" during the Reagan campaign, "No Child Left Behind" during the Bush administration, and the most recent, Obama's "Race to the Top" initiative, elucidate America's…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational Practices, Democracy, Academic Achievement
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Marks, Peter E. L.; Babcock, Ben; van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
In peer nomination research, individuals who do not provide nominations (nonparticipants) are often included on rosters as potential nominees. This can present ethical questions regarding informed consent, but psychometric consequences of excluding nonparticipants from rosters are unknown. In this investigation, Study 1 simulated both random and…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Meshulam, Assaf – Comparative Education Review, 2019
This article presents a comparative analysis of a metasynthesis of Israeli and US studies on parental choice of two-way bilingual education. My analysis reveals that the reasons majority-language and minority-language parents expressed in the US and Israeli studies converge in some aspects but, significantly, also diverge. I argue that the…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Parent Attitudes, Language Minorities, Semitic Languages
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Perry, Laura B. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This study uses bibliometric data to assess the performance of educational research in Australian universities. It provides an alternative perspective to the Australian government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. ERA results suggest that the performance of educational research is substantially less compared to other…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Performance Based Assessment, Universities, Productivity
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Przybylski, Robert; Chen, Xuejun; Hu, Liwen – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2018
This conceptual paper using published empirical articles investigated the leadership challenges and roles performed by superintendents in the countries of China and the United States (U.S.). Additionally, a comprehensive search on the educational contexts for both countries was undertaken. The findings assisted in determining similarities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Superintendents, Administrator Role
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Billot, Jennie; Rowland, Susan; Carnell, Brent; Amundsen, Cheryl; Evans, Tamela – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
Teaching and learning research in higher education, often referred to as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), is still relatively novel in many academic contexts compared to the mainstay of disciplinary research. One indication of this is the challenges those who engage in SoTL report in terms of how this work is valued or considered…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Educational Research
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Mukan, Nataliya; Fuchyla, Olena; Ihnatiuk, Halyna – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
The article dwells on professional development of public school teachers as an inevitable constituent of education systems in the 21st century. In such economically developed countries as Great Britain, Canada and the USA, the problem of preparing teachers to a difficult and responsible task of upbringing and educating future citizens always…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Comparative Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Hamann, Julian; Zimmer, Lena M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The paper investigates internationality as an academic virtue that is highly relevant for research biographies. The discursive trajectory of this virtue is assessed by comparing ascriptions of internationality in 216 academic obituaries from the US, UK and Germany, from physics, sociology and history, and from the 1960s, 1980s and 2000s. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Jenkins, Edgar – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Biological Sciences, Science Education History, Science Education
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Westbury, Ian; Aspfors, Jessica; Fries, Anna-Verena; Hansén, Sven-Erik; Ohlhaver, Frank; Rosenmund, Moritz; Sivesind, Kirsten – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This paper introduces the questions and approaches of a five-nation cross-cultural study of state-based curriculum-making discussed in this issue of "JCS." The paper reviews the two decade-long interest of many nations in state-based curriculum-making and presents a framework for thinking about state-based curriculum-making as a tool of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Cross Cultural Studies
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Tierney, Robert J.; Kan, Wei – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
The study examines globalization within and across China and the United States in conjunction with a portrayal of the nature of the scholarly endeavors over the past 10 years in the two preeminent educational research journals of these countries. By extensive analyses of topics, methodology, and citations the research clarifies the global and…
Descriptors: International Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Global Approach, Comparative Education
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Kehm, Barbara M. – European Journal of Education, 2015
This article describes the emergence of higher education as a field of research, scholarship and study. In the first part, the meaning of higher education as a field of research is defined contrasting Europe and the US. Then, the institutional basis of higher education research in Europe is analysed (learned societies, institutes and centres,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Research, Comparative Education
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Olson, Joanne K.; Tippett, Christine D.; Milford, Todd M.; Ohana, Chris; Clough, Michael P. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
This article provides a description of science teacher education policy in Canada and the USA. We focus on qualifications and procedures to obtain an initial teaching license, requirements for license renewal, and trends in our respective countries. In both countries, science teacher education is the responsibility of the province or state, rather…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Tiede, Jennifer; Grafe, Silke; Hobbs, Renee – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Teachers need knowledge and skills to make effective use of the growing variety of media and technology texts and tools available for use in elementary and secondary education. For this reason, pedagogical media competencies are highly relevant for teachers' professional development. The theory of media pedagogical competencies is first defined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competency Testing
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Tudball, Libby – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
Three books are the subject of this review essay: (1) Avril Keating's (2014) publication, "Education for Citizenship in Europe: European Policies, National Adaptations and Young People's Attitudes"; (2) "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education", Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy (2015); and (3) "We…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Research, Comparative Education, Futures (of Society)
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