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Castro, Andrene; Germain, Emily; Gooden, Mark – Online Submission, 2018
Principals represent the most "visible" form of leadership in schools, but current workforce data show that K-12 school principals are overwhelmingly white and fail to reflect the diversity within the student population. With increased policy focus on teacher diversity, equal attention must also be directed towards the lack of diversity…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Principals
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Quicke, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Various surveys have confirmed that there is a crisis of recruitment and retention of teachers in schools. This article examines the government response to this crisis, in particular to what is commonly cited as the main cause--unmanageable workloads. What it describes as the workload challenge has certainly not been ignored by the DfE, which in…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Load, Government Role
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Mukama, Evode – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the historical practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on the Foucauldian genealogical and governmentality analysis. The paper examines government aspirations as depicted in policy statements starting from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Clua, Ana; Ferran-Ferrer, Núria; Terren, Ludovic – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
This article aims to contribute to the study of the difficulties that young people face in accessing the public sphere as political actors. It looks at the press coverage and the Twitter activity surrounding the restructuring process and the subsequent dissolution of the Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España-CJE). A content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Citizen Participation, Youth
Rotberg, Iris C., Ed.; Glazer, Joshua L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Do charter schools strengthen students' educational experience? What are their social costs? This volume brings together a group of premier researchers to address questions about the purposes of charter schools and the role of public policy in shaping the educational agenda. Chapter authors explore topics seldom encountered in the current charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Quality, School Segregation
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Ron Balsera, Maria; Klees, Steven J.; Archer, David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This forum seeks to problematise issues related to the lack of resources to adequately finance public education systems. It explores potential solutions based on increased domestic resource mobilisation through progressive taxation in order to meet the growing financing gap needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. While many…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Justice, Equal Education
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Savage, Glenn C.; Lewis, Steven – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
In this paper, we use the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as an illustrative case to examine how national schooling reforms are assembled in Australia's federal system. Drawing upon an emerging body of research on "policy assemblage" within the fields of policy sociology, anthropology and critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, National Curriculum, Educational Change
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Mowat, Joan Gaynor – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
The attainment gap associated with socio-economic status is an international problem that is highly resistant to change. This conceptual paper critiques the drive by the Scottish Government to address the attainment gap through the Scottish Attainment Challenge and the National Improvement Framework. It draws upon a range of theoretical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Attainment, Holistic Approach, Socioeconomic Influences
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Dhirathiti, Nopraenue S.; Pichitpatja, Pojjana – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The study examined the process of policy implementation of lifelong learning for the elderly in Thailand, covering four main regions within the country. The study empirically compared inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes of policy implementation in the north, south, northeast, and central regions of Thailand and captured the rigor of policy…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Goodman, Bridget – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2018
This study investigates language policy and language choices at a university in Ukraine, a country of evolving national governance and shifting language policy. Ethnographic data interpreted through the lenses of governmentality, language planning and policy, and conversation analysis show that (1) the institution rather than the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Granruth, Laura Brierton; Kindle, Peter A.; Burford, Michael L.; Delavega, Elena; Johnson, David H.; Peterson, Susan; Caplan, Mary A. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Understanding student political attitudes--feelings about government and perceptions of its role--has long been of interest to social scientists. One factor that may influence political attitudes is belief in a just world, a complex psychological construct well established in the literature. Our study explores changes in social work students'…
Descriptors: Social Work, Student Attitudes, Government Role, Policy
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Farhana – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
Formation and legal changes influenced by the social and political dynamics. Law understood as the rules are rigid and too much emphasis on the legal aspects of the legal system or emphasize aspects of the legitimacy of the rules themselves, without associated with social problems. A Responsive legal approach is an approach the legal establishment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crime, Law Enforcement, Slavery
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Tolu, Hüseyin – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
Investigating the sociology of educational technology can be approached through a series of deliberations based on the interaction between Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Proprietary Close Source Software (PCSS). This article consults public policy discourses of the Fatih project, which is the current educational technology project in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Fedorov, Alexander; Levitskaya, Anastasia; Gorbatkova, Olga; Mamadaliev, Anvar – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
Films of the "perestroika" period (1986-1991) related to school/university theme showed that: - the educational / upbringing process has lost the previous strict storylines and in many respects has lost its communist landmarks;--both school and university have acute problem areas (crisis, disappointment and fatigue, professional…
Descriptors: Films, Social Change, Social Systems, Fatigue (Biology)
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Wang, Hongcai; Xie, Debo – Chinese Education & Society, 2018
General education is a subject with rich contents and that is highly contested in the field of higher education studies. It has been highly praised for its core concepts such as broad educational targets, liberating educational objectives, and balanced educational content. Looking back at the course of general education in China over the past 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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