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Tohidian, Iman; Nodooshan, Saeed Ghiasi – Improving Schools, 2021
Teachers and students are the main stakeholders of educational policies in the states; hence, the higher order policies, rules, and regulations must be in alignment with their rights, values, ideologies, needs, competencies, and peculiarities of each region and district. In such a case, the classroom practice will be improved and more promising…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Junior High School Teachers, High School Teachers
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Wilkinson, Shaun D.; Penney, Dawn – Sport, Education and Society, 2021
In turning a spotlight on students in physical education, this paper seeks to extend applications of policy enactment theory, and particularly, the policy actor framework. Following the lead of Stephen Ball and colleagues, the research that this paper draws on examined the various dimensions of context shaping policy enactment in different…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Personal Autonomy, Physical Education, Ability Grouping
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2021
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is a long-term study of substance use and related factors among U.S. adolescents, college students, and adult high school graduates through age 60. It is conducted annually and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. MTF findings identify emerging substance use problems, track substance use trends, publish…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Drug Use, College Students, High School Graduates
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Paul, Katharina T.; Palfinger, Thomas – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: Vaccination policy has grown increasingly polarised, and concerns about vaccination practices are often articulated jointly with fears over declining trust in scientific expertise and the demise of evidence-based policy. This has led to a discursive deadlock in which evidence comes to denote something that is crafted and monopolised by…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Foreign Countries, Adolescents
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Reid, David B. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2020
This qualitative study investigates how different types of work experience shape principal sense-making of new teacher evaluation policies and systems. The U.S. state of Michigan is a timely state to study this phenomenon as Michigan has experienced significant changes to its teacher evaluation policy and system, tasking principals with making…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Feniger, Yariv – Critical Studies in Education, 2020
This study examines the influence of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 results on mathematics education policy in Israel. Analyzing various documents, the study shows how these results transformed policymakers' discourse regarding mathematics education. In order to achieve improvement in Israel's ranking, the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Achievement Tests
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Sulit, Aimee – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2020
Current educational research identifies the significant relationship between principal leadership and teacher retention. In recent years, distributive leadership has been praised as a supportive leadership framework for school improvement. Given its success with transforming schools, distributive leadership has been suggested as a positive…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Policy Formation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Attitudes
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Tamir, Emanuel; Grabarski, Mirit K. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to apply the garbage can model to identify factors that affect managerial decision-making processes in educational systems undergoing reforms. Design/methodology/approach: This paper used a qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews with 39 teachers and managers in schools undergoing a system-wide reform.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Administration, Decision Making, Risk
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Rich, Peter Jacob; Hu, Helen; Christensen, James; Ellsworth, Jordan – Grantee Submission, 2019
This report provides a comprehensive look at computer science (CS) education across Utah elementary, middle/jr. high, and high schools as of 2018. The Utah Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) team sent out a survey to all public schools in the state of Utah. The survey presented targeted questions depending on whether it was completed…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Enrollment Trends
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Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; McGrath, Simon; Stevenson, Howard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article discusses the changes in basic education in Turkey, with a particular focus on religious education and its ramifications for the education system. The latest education reform, 4 + 4 + 4 (or 4+), the largest education reform in recent Turkish history, has brought radical changes to the school system regarding religious education. For…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Teacher Attitudes, Unions
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Zoch, Melody – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
This article examines how one elementary school was divided into two schools--a primary and an intermediate school--because of how policies were interpreted and enacted with regard to high-stakes testing. The grades in which students took high-stakes tests were privileged in terms of receiving monetary resources and support from staff. An emphasis…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Policy, School Restructuring, High Stakes Tests
Hafner, Marco; Stepanek, Martin; Troxel, Wendy M. – RAND Europe, 2017
Numerous studies have shown that later school start times (SST) are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety. While the benefits of later SST are very well documented in the literature, in practice there is opposition against delaying SST. A major…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Cost Effectiveness, Sleep, Educational Attainment
Glaser, Elizabeth; Warick, Carrie – National College Access Network, 2016
Postsecondary early awareness strategies are a fast-growing component of college access to attainment efforts. Broadly defined, these programs and policies encourage low-income and first-generation students to gain the information, skills, and resources they need to successfully take part in higher education. They focus on students in fifth…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Attainment, Low Income Students
Peters, Joshua A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There is a lack of knowledge in whether there is a difference in results for students on paper and pencil high stakes assessments and computer-based high stakes assessments when considering race and/or free and reduced lunch status. The purpose of this study was to add new knowledge to this field of study by determining whether there is a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Lunch Programs, High Stakes Tests
Marshman, Margaret – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
Middle Years students often do not see mathematics as useful. Authentic and real mathematics tasks and artefacts are frequently advocated as arresting this situation. However, often such experiences are contrived and lack authenticity. This paper reports on how a group of Middle Years students used mathematics and technology to engage in a real…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Case Studies, Journal Writing
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