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Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Mockler, Nicole; Groundwater-Smith, Susan – Routledge Research in Education, 2018
"Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education" challenges the language used in education by linking the language of both the public and professional domains with the changing intentions of the governance of education. Exploring various issues, which embody the many manifestations of the manner in which strident,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Language Usage, Discourse Analysis
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Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy – State Education Standard, 2018
Americans share an expectation that government will serve the common good, creating inescapable pressure for public agencies--especially those that serve young children--to perform well. Yet education and human services agencies continually struggle to respond to the complex conditions in which children are born. How can they address the practical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Morse, Andrew Q. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2018
Following numerous high-profile incidents involving provocative speakers and organizations on college and university campuses, student affairs leaders are revisiting free speech policies and practices to ensure alignment with the First Amendment. Student affairs educators are also exercising care and precaution to maintain the integrity of their…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Inclusion, Educational Policy
Medler, Alex; Reddy, Vinayak – National Charter School Resource Center, 2018
Charter schools face high-stakes accountability. When charter schools fail to perform as expected, including as measured on state tests, authorizers are often expected to close them. While the details of charter school oversight are shaped by each state's charter school policy, federal law influences how states test children and evaluate all…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
For years, student test scores drove much of the conversation about school quality and student learning. But new state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) show that policymakers are using a broader set of measures to assess school quality. In addition to math and reading performance, many states will also look at core subjects such…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emotional Development, Social Development, Federal Legislation
Zapata, Marisa; Percy, Stephen; Andrews, Sona – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Propelled by many factors, including a newly appointed Board of Trustees responsible for governance of our university, resource shortages, and enrollment swings, Portland State University embarked on a strategic planning effort in 2014 with the intent of reunifying a divided campus and creating a bold vision for moving forward in the next five…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Equal Education, Case Studies, State Universities
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Sterling, Stephen; Dawson, Jonathan; Warwick, Paul – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
Mainstream westernised educational policy and practice continue to be firmly rooted in ontological and epistemological traditions that reflect what Gregory Bateson referred to as the illusion of our separation from the living world. In response, there has been a flourishing of innovation at the levels of educational philosophy, curriculum, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods
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Shannon, Barrie; Smith, Stephen J. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This paper discusses contradictory imperatives in contemporary Australian pedagogy--the notions of "controversy" and "diversity" as they relate the subjects of genders and sexualities. It is a common view that both gender and sexuality are important organising features of identity, society and politics. Consistent effort is…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Miller, Michael T.; Tolliver, David V., III – IGI Global, 2017
Civic engagement initiatives and activities are crucial to the progression of modern society. By raising awareness of social issues and problems, citizens can make a greater impact and have their voices be heard. "Student Activism as a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities" is a critical source of…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, College Students, Social Discrimination
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Bernasconi, Andrés; Celis, Sergio – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This article introduces a special issue of EPAA/AAPE devoted to recent higher education reforms in Latin America. The last two decades have seen much policy development in higher education in the region, examined and discussed by scholars in each country, but dialog with the international literature on higher education reform, or an explicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Corrales, Antonio – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case describes how a newly appointed superintendent implemented systematic changes across the school district to increase academic performance and keep schools open and operational. The district superintendent and leadership team were forced by the state educational system to promote rapid and drastic organizational and academic changes to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Closing, School Districts, Educational Change
Fergus, Edward – Corwin, 2017
According to federal data, African American students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In "Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity", Edward Fergus takes us on a journey into…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Data Analysis, Research Utilization
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; McShane, Michael Q., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "Educational Entrepreneurship Today", Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane assemble a diverse lineup of high-profile contributors to examine the contexts in which new initiatives in education are taking shape. They inquire into the impact of entrepreneurship on the larger field--including the development and deployment of new…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Educational Change, Case Studies, Educational Policy
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Arscott, Rachel; Hinks, Tom – Teaching History, 2016
Faced with the introduction of a two-year key stage and a new whole-school assessment policy, Rachel Arscott and Tom Hinks decided to make a virtue out of necessity and reconsider their whole approach to planning, teaching and assessment at Key Stage 3. In this article they give an account of the process of reflection and revision they undertook…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Departments, Feedback (Response), Educational Policy
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