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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
Jenkins, Della; Duffy, Mark – Research for Action, 2016
Community schools are receiving increased attention in Pennsylvania and across the country as policymakers and practitioners strive to address the effects of poverty on academic performance, and provide more comprehensive supports for traditionally-underserved populations. While many advocates and education leaders tout the promise of community…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Program Implementation
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
As the world becomes smaller in a small field like gifted education, cross-cultural research gives us a unique opportunity to understand top students and academic interventions in a deeper way. In this article, the author describes the importance of cross-cultural research as a way to serve gifted children globally. A description of a…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cross Cultural Studies, Academically Gifted, Gifted
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Chong, Pei Wen; Graham, Linda J. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
International comparison is complicated by the use of different terms, classification methods, policy frameworks and system structures, not to mention different languages and terminology. Multi-case studies can assist in the understanding of the influence wielded by cultural, social, economic, historical and political forces upon educational…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Educational Research
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Curry, Marnie W. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In the ideal, reciprocity in qualitative inquiry occurs when there is give-and-take between researchers and the researched; however, the demands of the academy and resource constraints often make the pursuit of reciprocity difficult. Drawing on two video-based, qualitative studies in which researchers utilized video records as resources to enhance…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Educational Change
Hardy, Ian – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"The Politics of Teacher Professional Development: Policy, Research and Practice" provides innovative insights into teachers' continuing development and learning in contemporary western contexts. Rather than providing a list of "how-tos" and "must dos," this volume is premised on the understanding that by learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Hargreaves, Andy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article has two main objectives. It first outlines the first three waves of change termed by Hargreaves and Shirley (The Fourth Way: The inspiring future for educational change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, "2009") as the First, Second and Third Way that defined global educational policy and practice since the 1960s. It then…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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McGinity, Ruth; Gunter, Helen M. – Improving Schools, 2012
Building on a decade of a school-university partnership we report on a current project that is examining the development of a learning policy within Kingswood High School. We focus specifically on the development of a learning culture, and we examine how parents and children are working productively within the official policy. Using empirical data…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
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Young, Michael – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The one-year research project on the implementation of NQFs in developing countries was launched by the ILO 2009 in collaboration with the ETF. This article reviews some of the educational issues that arose from the project. The findings of the case studies raise issues that are important for how future research and policy on NQFs is taken…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Program Implementation, Performance Factors, Research Projects
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Ozturgut, Osman – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The Chinese have been using standardized testing for centuries. Ancient Greeks have tried it for centuries since 5th and 4th BC. There is no evidence that they have become successful in educating their children through an imperial or elitist system. The impact of standardizing the education on a nation is significant. This is not only true for not…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Harris, Roger; Clayton, Berwyn – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
"Impact" is a notion that is not very well understood in research. Within Australian higher education, it has been bandied about within such frameworks as the "Research Quality Framework" ("RQF") and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). Vocational education and training (VET) research is not immune from these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consortia, Vocational Education, Evaluation Methods
Center for the Study of Education Policy, 2009
Since the days when the country was dotted with one-room schoolhouses, many changes have taken place in school governance and management. In 1940, there were over 117,000 public school districts in the United States. In 2000, there were fewer than 15,000, even though the student population of the country had doubled in that time. While school…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Governance, School Organization, County School Districts
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Doherty, Cait – Child Care in Practice, 2009
This article summarizes an original conference, organised by the Child Care Research Forum (http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/ccrf/), which brought together experts from all over Northern Ireland to showcase some of the wealth of research with children and young people that is going on in the country today. Developed around the six high-level outcomes of…
Descriptors: Clergy, Educational Research, Children, Youth
Delrio, Claudio; Ami, Zvi Ben; de Groot, Reuma; Drachmann, Raul; Ilomaki, Liisa – Online Submission, 2008
The aim of this report is, first of all, to present the KP-Lab approach toward stakeholders in the wider framework of European policies. Secondly, the KP-Lab definition of stakeholders and the strategy to address different stakeholders needs, concerns and expectations is presented in the following paragraphs. The second chapter presents concrete…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Stakeholders, Educational Policy
Michaels, Sarah; Shouse, Andrew W.; Schweingruber, Heidi A. – National Academies Press, 2007
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? "Ready, Set, Science!" guides the way with an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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