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Moore, Sarah C. K. – Multilingual Matters, 2021
This book traces a history of bilingual education in the US, unveiling the pervasive role of politics and its influence on integrity of policy implementation. It introduces readers to once nationwide, systemic supports for diverse bilingual educational programs and situates particular instances and phases of its expansion and decline within…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational History, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Doney, Jonathan – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2021
This book presents the theoretical basis and practical steps involved in using Statement Archaeology, an innovative method that enhances understandings of policy development, exemplifying its use in relation to one curriculum subject, Religious Education. The book is the first of its kind to fully describe the theoretical foundations of Statement…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Religious Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
Trowler, Paul – Oxford University Press, 2020
This book offers a new perspective on the professional world of higher education. Using social practice theory, it presents a practice sensibility rooted in concepts which illuminate teaching and learning contexts. The book takes the reader through the social processes occurring within higher education institutions which shape contexts and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Perry, Angela – Project on Student Debt, 2019
California has long been a national and global leader in developing and maintaining quality higher education options, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for Californians who access that education. However, although California's colleges and the state government do collect, receive, and report a great deal of data, these…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Access to Information, Wages, Data Collection
Burns, Tracey, Ed.; Köster, Florian, Ed. – OECD Publishing, 2016
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering, and monitoring education. Like our societies, education systems are increasingly diverse regarding students, teachers, and communities, as well as the values and identities we expect…
Descriptors: Governance, Models, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Huntington, Clare; Scott, Elizabeth – Future of Children, 2015
The U.S. legal system gives parents the authority and responsibility to make decisions about their children's health care, and favors parental rights over society's collective responsibility to provide for children's welfare. Neither the federal government nor state governments have an affirmative obligation to protect and promote children's…
Descriptors: Child Health, Legal Responsibility, Health Promotion, Parent Responsibility
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Lingard, Bob – Critical Studies in Education, 2013
Currently, when there is a lot of political talk about the need for "evidence-based policy", and when public policy seeks to calibrate research quality and impact, there is a pressing need to reconsider the relationships between education/al research and education policy. This article seeks to do this, beginning with considerations of the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Irby, Decoteau J. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2013
This study presents findings from an ethnographic content analysis of 15 chronological district-wide annual codes of student conduct from a large urban US school district. I frame policy creation and modification processes as reflections of societal shifts in perceptions of student behaviors. I looked to the policy documents to explore the…
Descriptors: Discipline, School Districts, Urban Schools, Discipline Policy
Rappleye, Jeremy – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
As education becomes increasingly global, the processes and politics of transfer have become a central focus of research. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary theoretical and analytical work aimed at exploring international educational reform and reveals the myriad ways that globalization is now fundamentally altering our…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Educational Research, Global Approach, Educational Change
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Mariano, Jenni Menon – New Directions for Youth Development, 2011
Initially drawing from, yet then expanding on the research discussed in this volume, this article discusses specific measures that practitioners, researchers, and policymakers can take to support purpose among youth. Strategies for educators include utilizing practical purpose teaching tools, such as purpose interviews, purpose-related…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Change Strategies, Achievement Need, Goal Orientation
National Academies Press, 2012
In many countries, colleges and universities are where the majority of innovative research is done; in all cases, they are where future scientists receive both their initial training and their initial introduction to the norms of scientific conduct regardless of their eventual career paths. Thus, institutions of higher education are particularly…
Descriptors: Science Education, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Colleges
Xiang, Yun; Hauser, Carl – Northwest Evaluation Association, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analytic perspective to policy makers and educational practitioners regarding how to use longitudinal achievement data to evaluate schools. The authors further discuss the potential practical applications of their models for superintendents, researchers, and policy makers. The premise of the study is that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Policy Formation, Data Analysis
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2009
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is committed to bringing together museums and libraries across the country for conversations dedicated to developing a better understanding of the roles of libraries and museums as providers of public service to communities. The Future of Libraries and Museums in the 21st Century Planning…
Descriptors: Library Role, Museums, Libraries, Library Services
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Friese, Bettina; Bogenschneider, Karen – Family Relations, 2009
Because scientific understanding of communicating family research to policymakers is incomplete, qualitative interviews were conducted with social scientists experienced in bridging the gulf between research and family policy. In keeping with the tenets of 2 communities and community dissonance theories, the underutilization of research in…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Public Officials, Policy Formation, Family (Sociological Unit)
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2009
Facing mounting evidence that California has fallen behind on many key indicators of educational performance, policymakers and the public share considerable interest in exploring whether California should expand public funding for preschool education. This expanded funding will be most effective if resources can be directed to their most efficient…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement
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