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Rambur, Shawna – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The U.S. job market increasingly seeks culturally responsive, multilingual employees a goal poorly aligned with U.S. higher education policies. This paper reviews recent K-16 enrollment in foreign language courses, with a focus on higher education. The individual and societal case for foreign language immersion throughout the educational pipeline…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy
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Georgiou, Maria – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe and assess the nature of distance education and to analyze the character and characteristics of some of the key issues that revolve around the concept of e-Learning in primary and secondary education. Drawing upon some basic concepts such as distance education, online instructor skills and certification,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Skills
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Wilkinson, Jane; Bristol, Laurette Maria Stacy; Heikkinen, Hannu Lauri Tapio – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Employing Jurgen Habermas's notions of communicative and strategic action (1984), this paper draws on case studies of principals' decision making practices in three sites of Finland, Australia and Jamaica. The research examined principals' understandings of educational autonomy as a part of their practices of decision making. The paper argues that…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Case Studies, Professional Autonomy, Decision Making
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Schneller, Peter L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
The United States democratic system includes characteristics of capitalism as well as socialism. Perhaps the most socialistic endeavor of the US is its K-12 public school system; in fact, US public schools are necessary for democracy to thrive and to create an educated and well-informed populace. However, capitalism and socialism are strange…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Public Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sacristán, Ana Isabel – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
In this paper, drawing from data from several experiences and studies in which I have been involved in Mexico, I reflect on the constraints and inertia of classroom cultures, and the barriers to successful, meaningful and transformative technology integration in mathematics classroom. I focus on teachers as key players for this integration,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Barriers
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Tienda, Marta – Educational Researcher, 2017
Building on the premise that closing achievement gaps is an economic imperative both to regain international educational supremacy and to maintain global economic competitiveness, I ask whether it is possible to rewrite the social contract so that education is a fundamental right--a statutory guarantee--that is both uniform across states and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Public Education, Academic Achievement, Civil Rights
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Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Eraydin, Ipek – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The acquisition of early literacy skills prior to school can positively influence later educational outcomes. However, children from culturally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds often lack stimulating educational activities at home. This analysis provides empirical evidence for 31 education systems on the association between parental…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
McCluskey, Catherine; Mulligan, Joanne; Mitchelmore, Mike – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
The mathematical proficiencies in the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics" of understanding, problem solving, reasoning, and fluency are intended to be entwined actions that work together to build generalised understandings of mathematical concepts. A content analysis identifying the incidence of key proficiency terms (KPTs) embedded in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills, National Curriculum
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Dixon, Kathryn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Language education policy has been a controversial and ongoing issue throughout the U.S., particularly in the state of Texas. This paper reports on a frame analysis of the five bills that amended the Texas Education Code to implement or expand bilingual education and English as a second language programs. Analysis focused on problems and solutions…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, English Only Movement, English (Second Language)
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Karrow, Douglas David; Digiuseppe, Maurice; Fazio, Xavier Eric – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Environmental education in K-12 and initial teacher education contexts appears to be at a cross-roads despite UNESCO's declaration of its importance in educating future generations about the global challenges we face and our resistance to change the behaviours that create these conditions. This paper argues for the interdisciplinary status of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Genova, Teodora – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
This paper on the education system of Bulgaria is aimed at presenting its structure, current situation, problems and challenges that it faces, and on-going reforms leading to some positive trends in the development of the national education sector. At the moment of writing this paper in the year 2015, we will mark the 1160th anniversary of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Change
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Hebib, Emina; Spasenovic, Vera; Šaljic, Zorica – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
In the education system of Serbia significant results have been achieved in the last ten years regarding the establishment and development of the evaluation system in education and the practical application of various types and procedures of evaluation. This paper gives a short overview of ways in which evaluation is carried out on elementary,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Development, Educational Improvement
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Barcena Madera, Elena – Online Submission, 2015
Over the few years, computer based language testing has become prevailing worldwide. The number of institutions the use computers as the main means of delivery has increased dramatically. Many students face each day tests for well-known high-stakes decisions which imply the knowledge and ability to use technology to provide evidence of language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Language Tests
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Toledo, Amalia; Botero, Carolina; Guzmán, Luisa – Open Praxis, 2014
In this paper, the authors identify and analyze public policy and the investment and expenditure that the governments of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay commit to make in the development and procurement of textbooks, books and digital content for primary and secondary education (K-12). The aim is to identify and propose a roadmap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expenditures, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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