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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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Verschueren, Carine – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Within an educational system increasingly focused on test-based accountability, how can a local education authority adopt an interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy? What local and global factors and actors shape and inform the creation of such a policy? In answering these questions, this article examines the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Social Change, Educational Change, School Districts
Cisneros, Brooke; Prieto, Destiney; Jennings-Shaffer, Jennifer; Perez, Amanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
Decisions being made on Capitol Hill and in state capitals may seem remote from the experiences of early childhood professionals, but policymakers have a big impact on babies and families. Early childhood professionals and parents bring key expertise and passion to policy advocacy and have a powerful role to play. This article identifies the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Young Children
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Yoke-Yean, Lydia Foong; Soo-Boon, Ng; Poai-Hong, Wong; Hui-Shen, Carynne Loh; Mohd Multazam Khair, Nurul Salwana; Haq, Faridah Serajul; Dhamotharan, Mogana; Che Mustafa, Mazlina – Southeast Asia Early Childhood, 2021
All children have the right to a safe and nurturing environment that promotes their holistic development. Accessibility is an important gateway to inclusive education where all children including disadvantaged children such as indigenous children, special needs children and children at risk are given equal access to quality early childhood care…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Public Officials
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Mourão, Sandie – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Introducing English as a foreign language (FL) has become widespread in ECE in Europe, typified by initiatives involving specialist teachers of English visiting settings for short periods of time a week. This paper shares data from a study in Portugal that involved analyzing collaborative practices for evidence of approaches to integration in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Warren, Hannah, Ed. – American Enterprise Institute, 2021
The newly created Conservative Education Reform Network (CERN) at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) invited a group of conservative education thinkers to sketch policy proposals that they would like to see in a new education agenda. The only requirement was that they offer suggestions that would complement the traditional conservative…
Descriptors: Networks, Educational Change, Political Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Shaywitz, Bennett A.; Shaywitz, Sally E. – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
We review the evolution of the conceptualisation of dyslexia and along with it the current, 21st century definition of dyslexia. Our starting point is the seminal report by Pringle Morgan in 1896, followed by early 20th century reports by Hinshelwood, and continuing with concepts of brain injury and minimal brain dysfunctions then to the emergence…
Descriptors: Definitions, Dyslexia, Laws, Policy Formation
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Zuckerman, Sarah J.; Garrett, Amanda L.; Sarver, Susan; Huddleston-Casas, Catherine – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
The quality and quantity of early childhood care and education services have risen as a key reform area for influencing educational and economic outcomes. However, changes in this policy arena are stymied by the fragmentation of this policy arena. Collaborative approaches have been proposed to create systems-level change. Collective impact is one…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Jang, Soo Bin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This paper examines how the initiation of a national-level curricular reform invites different educational ideas and how such ideas attain legitimacy through policy narratives that confer meanings about school knowledge, schooling, and the nation using the case of the South Korean national curriculum reform of 2015. By critically analysing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, National Curriculum
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Moschetti, Mauro; Martínez Pons, Marc; Bordoli, Eloísa; Martinis, Pablo – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Over the last decades privatization policies have taken centre stage in many processes of educational reform globally. In Latin America, these policies have played an important role since the 1990s leading to an increasing participation of private agents in educational provision. The case of Uruguay stands out for having remained somehow apart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
Weisenfeld, G. G.; Connors-Tadros, Lori – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2020
One of the goals of pre-K programs funded by states is to support the learning and development of young children. Research finds that only high-quality programs can achieve positive, long-term outcomes in areas such as student achievement, educational attainment, personal and social behavior (e.g., reductions in crime), and adult health and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Labor Force Development, Preschool Teachers
Greszler, Rachel; Burke, Lindsey M. – Heritage Foundation, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic offers policymakers the opportunity to rethink early childhood education and childcare in America, and to do a better job of aligning services with the needs and preferences of families. The availability of suitable childcare--affordable and convenient with adequate hours in a desirable environment--is a key component of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Delivery Systems
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Perlman, Michal; Howe, Nina; Bergeron, Catherine – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Based on a government document review, 25 stakeholder interviews, and 7 site visits, we examined how and why outdoor play became a focus of Scottish policy for early learning and care programs; we also documented opportunities and barriers to policy implementation. The outdoor play emphasis began as a bottom-up initiative, with a few early…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Kindergarten, Young Children
Sargrad, Scott; Harris, Khalilah M.; Partelow, Lisette; Campbell, Neil; Jimenez, Laura – Center for American Progress, 2020
In November, amid a global pandemic and economic crisis, voters will choose the next president of the United States. Clearly, there will be no shortage of pressing issues to tackle within the first 100 days of the next administration. Addressing COVID-19 and the economy will certainly be top agenda items, but regardless of this election's outcome,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Presidents, Elections
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2020
As families and communities grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, child care should be a front-and-center issue. Widespread school and child care closures have created an immediate crisis for workers whose jobs don't allow telework options--whether it's those in the health care industry or people employed in grocery stores or other low-wage…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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