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Ayala, Ricardo A.; Koch, Tomas F.; Messing, Helga B. – Ethnography and Education, 2019
One of the most fundamental innovations in higher education is the introduction of the method known as problem-based learning (PBL). While literature has largely focused on its learning goals and the transition from lectures to tutorials, little research has problematised why this is a successful methodology and what we consider as students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Landahl, Joakim – History of Education, 2019
This article is concerned with an early phase in the history of educational comparisons in which international exhibitions played a major role as spaces for comparison. It looks at the educational exhibits at the Exposition Universelle in Paris 1900, and more specifically its exhibitions on drawing instruction. By following a central Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Exhibits, Studio Art
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Tomas, Carmen; Jessop, Tansy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
In spite of the rising tide of metrics in UK higher education, there has been scant attention paid to assessment loads, when evidence demonstrates that heavy demands lead to surface learning. Our study seeks to redress the situation by defining assessment loads and comparing them across research and teaching intensive universities. We clarify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Gianoutsos, Jamie – History of Education, 2019
This article offers the first modern explication of the educational writings of Charles Hoole (1610-1667), arguing that his writings offer significant insight into the educational aims and methods of school instructors in seventeenth-century England. From attending to the needs of slow learners, to promoting learning games, to emphasising that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Gist, Conra D.; Bianco, Margarita; Lynn, Marvin – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Grow Your Own (GYO) programs are cited in recent policy briefs as viable pathways for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of teachers, yet recent scholarship on GYO programs is minimal. To address this issue, this article investigates what we know, and do not know, about GYO programs, by examining a range of data sources on different types of…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Educational Change
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Haugen, Cecilie Rønning – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Internationally, the autonomy of schools and teachers is under pressure. In Norway, recent policies emphasise output control through national testing, combined with holding schools and teachers accountable for students' results. Whereas recent research documents that the autonomy of schools and teachers is weakening in Oslo, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Professional Autonomy
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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Recent education policy analysis has revealed the standardisation of education systems and an intensified focus on learners and learning to meet the requirements of the global economy and neo-liberalism. In this paper we analyse the way that early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand has become increasingly entangled with school sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education
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Rowe, Emma E.; Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
In early 2015, the Australian Government and an associated Ministerial Group called for 'urgent national action to improve the quality of initial teacher education'. Following this call for action, the Australian Government launched a series of reforms into initial teacher education, targeting 'teacher quality' and 'classroom readiness'. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Evidence, Accountability
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Dobbins, Michael; Christ, Claudia – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
This article focusses on the evolution of the school governance model in Spain since the 1980s. In Spain and elsewhere in Europe, the state's monopoly over education has softened and new forms of educational governance have emerged. This has resulted in the decentralization of decision-making authority to individual schools, municipalities, and…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Models
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Aldeman, Chad – Education Next, 2019
Los Angeles Unified, the second-largest school district in the country, is on pace to spend more than half of its annual budget on retirement and health-care costs by the year 2031. By then, it is projected to spend 22.4 percent of its budget on pensions and 28.4 on health-care benefits for current and former workers. The cost of health care is…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Employment Benefits, Health Services, Public Education
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Falconer, Heather M. – Written Communication, 2019
Negotiating membership within a disciplinary community is as much an exercise in rhetorical facility as it is content expertise. Where individuals reside in the hierarchy of membership is determined by not only what they talk and write about, but how. Yet, there are many factors that can impact newcomers' acculturation into a disciplinary…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Self Concept, Low Income, STEM Education
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Sim, Timothy; Austin, Michael; Abdullah, Fazlin; Chan, Tak Mau Simon; Chok, Martin; Ke, Cui; Epstein, Irwin; Fisher, Mike; Joubert, Lynette; Julkunen, Ilse; Ow, Rosaleen; Uggerhøj, Lars; Wang, Samuel; Webber, Martin; Wong, Keith; Yliruka, Laura – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
This statement on social work practice research highlights the contributions of scholars, practitioners, and conference participants in the Fourth International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR) in 2017, hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in May 2017. It focuses on the contexts and challenges of carrying out practice research in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caseworkers, Social Work, Research and Development
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Lawrence, Heidi Y.; Lussos, Rachael G.; Clark, Jessica A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
Proposals are ubiquitous documents with challenges beyond the writing task itself, such as project management, strategic development, and research. Reporting on proposal instruction research in other fields and the results of an interview study with proposal writers, this article argues for a shift in how proposals are taught and conceptualized.…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Rhetoric
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Phillips, Stephanie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is part of a public health initiative to limit the spread of infectious disease. The local debate over this proposed action provides a current case study of a public, scientific controversy in which citizens and officials disagree about what is best for the community. The case…
Descriptors: Genetics, Entomology, Public Health, Case Studies
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Carpenter, Bradley W. – Educational Policy, 2019
Using a critical policy analysis framework, this article examines the discursive foundation of the most recent era of educational reform. The purpose of this article is to provide educational practitioners and scholars with a better understanding of how neoliberal and globalized discourse may codetermine what practitioners--the readers and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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