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Takayama, Keita; Lingard, Bob – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
This paper traces the complexities, contingencies and tensions involved in the creation of a new, 'scientific' assessment in what we call Prefecture A in Japan. We start with a thick, granular description of the complicated and ongoing narrative of a new policy emergence. This descriptive account serves as a precursor to our application of an…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Psychometrics, Public Officials, International Organizations
Boeskens, Luka; Nusche, Deborah; Yurita, Makito – OECD Publishing, 2020
While teachers' initial education is key to ensuring that new teachers are prepared for their work, it is only one piece in the continuum of teachers' professional growth. Continuing professional learning is vital for teachers to broaden and deepen their knowledge, keep up with new research, tools and practices and respond to their students'…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices, Policy Formation
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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
OECD Publishing, 2019
Today's multicultural learning environments are both a challenge and an opportunity for countries. Education systems not only play a critical role in the integration of students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, but should also aim to have all students value diversity and contribute to the building of a diverse yet inclusive society as…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education