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López, Verónica; Sisto, Vicente; Baleriola, Enrique; García, Antonio; Carrasco, Claudia; Núñez, Carmen Gloria; Valdés, René – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the last six years, Chile has carried out major reforms in school climate policy. However, these reforms are tied to two different realities that conflict with each other: a formative reality, which promotes a school climate of local decision-making and the improvement of school performance; and a punitive reality, which prioritizes improvement…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Simon, Catherine A.; James, Chris; Simon, Alan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In England, schools are able to take on academy status, which is intended by the central government to give them greater autonomy (DfE, 2018). Groups of academies can form multi-academy trusts (MATs), which typically grow in size with additional schools becoming academies and joining. One mechanism for MAT growth is sponsorship, which occurs when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, School Administration, Educational Improvement
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Lin, Warangkana; Yang, Rui – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
The role of the state has always been a salient feature of higher education governance in Confucian societies. This is despite that their modern higher education systems have been built upon Western experiences. This article examines the role of the state in invigorating universities in Taiwan in their quest for world-class status. It interrogates…
Descriptors: Universities, Government School Relationship, Governance, Administrative Organization
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Sadan, Naama; Alkaher, Iris – Environmental Education Research, 2021
In this qualitative case study, we adopted theories of street-level bureaucracy and policy entrepreneurship to examine formation processes of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy at school and local government level. We focused on teachers' and urban government ESE officials' motives for initiating ESE programs, the support…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Case Studies
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Helgetun, Jo B.; Dumay, Xavier – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
In this paper, we aim to advance the understanding of the institutional mechanisms that have shaped the teacher education environment in England over the last forty years. Based on the analyses of policy documents and elite interviews rooted in a neo-institutionalist analytical framework, we argue that the changes from a laissez-faire policy in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Boz, Abdulvehap; Saylik, Ahmet – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2021
This quantitative study aims to examine the relationships between enabling school structure, academic optimism and altruistic behaviours as well as to find out whether altruistic behaviours serve as a mediator between enabling school structure and academic optimism. A scale was applied to teachers from primary- schools in Turkey via random…
Descriptors: Altruism, Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Behavior
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Brown, Bernard – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2021
This paper presents findings from qualitative research which examines school principals' understandings of digital technologies policies for Australian schools during the period of the Digital Education Revolution (2008-2013). The concepts of 'steering at a distance' and policy enactment are used as a conceptual lens from which to position and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Habib, Muhammad Nauman; Khalil, Uzma; Khan, Zunnoorain; Zahid, Muhammad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Sustainability in higher education has gained the attention of researchers and academia; however, there is still a need to explore and assess it from different perspectives that are unexplored. This study aims to evaluate and report sustainability and sustainable development in the higher education sector of Pakistan.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Deans
McClellan, George S.; Hutchens, Neal H. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2021
This book contains vital information on the historical, philosophical, and legal foundations for shared governance, and it makes the link between fundamentals of law and policy as related to professional practice in student affairs. Practical insights and suggestions for student affairs are offered for practitioners at all levels to ensure…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Governance, Higher Education, Educational History
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Wang, Siyi; Jones, Glen A. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
This study utilises an institutional logic perspective to explore the dynamics and complexity of academic personnel system reforms at leading Chinese universities. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 participants from 10 highly ranked universities; these interviews obtained the views of key observers on four main reform initiatives:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Competition, Global Approach
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Clément, Pierre – Comparative Education, 2021
In France, the notion of competence began to be discussed in the early 1990s and was finally enforced in the Education Act of 23 April 2005. Since its emergence, this notion has been strongly opposed by a certain number of teachers, unions and researchers. To understand how competence-based education finally prevailed, I take into account the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Competency Based Education, Educational Change
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Ho, Jeanne; Kang, Trivina; Shaari, Imran – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine leading from the middle, which is consistent with calls to distribute leadership, while expanding the direction of influence, from the normal top-down to include a bottomup or lateral direction. The paper proposes that the position of the vice-principal enables the role incumbent to lead from the…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Leadership Role, Role Perception, Middle Management
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Browes, Natalie; Altinyelken, Hülya K. – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
Test-based accountability or 'TBA,' as a core element of the pervasive Global Education Reform Movement (GERM), has become a central characteristic of education systems around the world. TBA often comes in conjunction with greater school autonomy, enabling governments to assess 'school quality' (i.e. test results) from a distance. Often, quality…
Descriptors: Accountability, Global Education, Educational Change, Institutional Autonomy
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Shenhav, Shmuel; Geffon, Ayal; Salomon, Laya; Glanz, Jeffrey – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2021
This mixed methodology study explored the reasons that teachers in Israel are motivated to become school leaders, and the relative importance of the different discouraging factors that worked against such interest. A cross-national Israeli survey included 39 individual interviews, 2 focus groups of 25 teachers each, and a questionnaire completed…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Leadership Role, Jews, Judaism
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
2020 will be remembered as a watershed year. The pandemic's impact has moved Europe's vocational education and training (VET) and skills policy centre stage. The new EU policy in the making was designed to unleash VET's full potential and make it better suited to shape and manage the digital and green transitions to a fair economy and society; it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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