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Nir, Adam; Kondakci, Yasar; Emil, Serap – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Educational policy borrowing has become rather common in our globalised world. However, the literature lacks contextual criteria that may be employed by researchers and policy makers to assess the correspondence of a particular policy to the local context of a borrowing system. Based on a secondary analysis of documents and research reports, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Liu, Laura B.; Song, Huan; Miao, Pei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
In an era of globalisation (Spring 2008), wellbeing no longer can be explored within one's own national borders, but necessitates cultivating shared international understandings to maintain healthy twenty-first-century classrooms. This literature review across Chinese and English international publications contends that understanding wellbeing…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Well Being, Professional Autonomy, Collegiality
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Debele, Meskerem L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Ethiopia has launched a grand scheme of renaissance to realise fast-paced economic growth. The two Growth and Transformation Plans spanning five years each (2010/11-2015/16 and 2016/17- 2020/21) outlined major targets towards which the country intends to mobilise all its resources. In the education sector, this vision is understood as producing a…
Descriptors: Christianity, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Humanism
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Joshi, Priyadarshani – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper aims to provide a fresh perspective on the predominantly negative discourse on schooling quality in low-income countries by focusing on the research questions: "How can one identify great schools and what makes them special?" Using a network-based perspective, I measure peer evaluations of quality in two districts in Nepal.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Low Income, Qualitative Research, Reputation
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Horlacher, Rebekka – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Discussions about the what, the when and the how of teaching and learning in schools deal in German-speaking countries with the term "Lehrplan", while English-speaking countries discuss similar topics with the term "curriculum". Yet, these two terms are not just exchangeable terms in two different languages, but imply also two…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary School Curriculum
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Xu, Su Qiong; Cooper, Paul; Sin, Kenneth – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to understand the Learning in Regular Classrooms (LRC) initiative for inclusive education in China. First, the paper reviews the policy, legislation, and practice in relation to the LRC. It then goes on to explore the specific social-political context of the LRC, and compares the Chinese LRC with the Western…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Systems, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Sims, Margaret; Alexander, Elise; Pedey, Karma; Tausere-Tiko, Lavinia – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
We explore the way dominant political discourses are perceived to influence developing professionalisation of early childhood in three contexts. The UK is strongly influenced by the neoliberal agenda which positions managerialism, bureaucracy, accountability and control as necessary to drive quality improvement. Bhutan has been exposed to western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Comparative Education
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Done, Elizabeth J.; Murphy, Mike – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper critically examines competing demands placed on teachers, with reference to recent inclusion policy in England and Australia. The authors draw on Michael Foucault's analysis of power, neoliberalism(s) and biopolitics to explore the ways in which teachers are "responsibilised" into negotiating and fulfilling demands related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Responsibility, Neoliberalism
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Carvalho, Teresa; Diogo, Sara – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
By comparing two distinct settings--Portugal and Finland--and based on previous studies revealing similar trends in both countries, this article analyses the relationship between institutional and academic autonomy in the higher education sector. Based on crosschecking of the literature review and 47 interviews with key actors in both the…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Conley, Mark W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
The policy reforms over the past 15 years have placed all the responsibility for reading achievement on teachers, with little, if any, support. What many have achieved is declining achievement in comparison with other countries. Moreover, there are increasing teacher shortages, as promising individuals choose other careers and teachers leave the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Gap, Teacher Shortage, Literacy Education
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Yemini, Miri; Cegla, Ariel; Sagie, Netta – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
This study examines the interaction between non-governmental organization (NGO), the Local Education Authority (LEA), and public schools in communities of different socioeconomic backgrounds in Israel. We characterize how schools serving more and less affluent communities create, cultivate, and preserve interactions with NGOs; how NGOs form, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Nongovernmental Organizations, Socioeconomic Background, Institutional Characteristics
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Elwick, Alex – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
Driven by a desire to improve academic outcomes and transform "failing" schools, governments around the world have often turned to the development of new forms of state-funded school. This paper looks at three such instances of the introduction of new forms of schooling, within three urban localities (academy schools in London; charter…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Choice, Outcomes of Education, Charter Schools
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Ligozat, Florence; Lundqvist, Eva; Amade-Escot, Chantal – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
One strand of comparative didactics aims at discussing the relationships between the theoretical constructions developed within subject didactics and how these can contribute to research about teaching and learning. This article explores the relationships between categories for analysing joint actions of teacher and students (didactic contract,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Marty, Laurence; Venturini, Patrice; Almqvist, Jonas – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
Classroom actions rely, among other things, on teaching habits and traditions. Previous research has clarified three different teaching traditions in science education: the academic tradition builds on the idea that simply the products and methods of science are worth teaching; the applied tradition focuses on students' ability to use scientific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Ligozat, Florence; Almqvist, Jonas – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
This special issue of the "European Educational Research Journal" presents a series of research papers reflecting the trends and evolutions in conceptual frameworks that took place within the EERA 27 "Didactics--Learning and Teaching" network during its first ten years of existence. Most conceptual tools used in this field were…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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