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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
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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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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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
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna; Ku, Da Hei; Barry, David P. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
Over the last 2 decades, policymakers' standards-based accountability reforms in the United States, such as the No Child Left Behind Act, have fundamentally changed public schooling in general and kindergarten specifically. As this has occurred, little is known about how families make sense of these changes in schooling. By sharing findings from a…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Family Attitudes, Educational Change, Accountability
Keily, Tom; Evans, Alyssa; Atchison, Bruce – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Guide draws on work with five states to provide context and guidance for policymakers looking to strengthen the pre-K to K-3 continuum and create opportunities to close the achievement gap. It includes a tear-out page of guiding questions at the end.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alignment (Education)
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Slutzky, Carly; DeBruin-Parecki, Andrea – ETS Research Report Series, 2019
Kindergarten readiness has received significant attention in recent years in response to concerns regarding preparing young children for school and beyond and mitigating persistent achievement gaps. Currently, there is little consensus around what factors drive and define kindergarten readiness. In this study, we sought to expand understanding of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Standards, State Policy
Capizzano, Jeff; Bhat, Soumya – National Governors Association, 2019
Early literacy has been elevated by governors across the nation as an indicator of success in school and in life. The 2019 Governor's Pocket Guide to Early Literacy underscores the importance of early literacy with compelling state examples of outcomes, initiatives and investments in early reading. This version is a brief, digestible guide that…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Reading Achievement
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Qi, Xiaofei; Melhuish, Edward C. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
This paper reviews the development of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in China. The historical context from 1900 is summarised, and then developments from the 1980s up to the present kindergarten expansion movement, starting in 2010, are covered in detail. The review shows that ECEC development in China has undergone great changes both…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Public Policy, Kindergarten
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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
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Correa, Doris; González, Adriana – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
In an effort to become more competitive in the global market, Colombia, as many other Latin American countries, has declared English the dominant foreign language to be taught in schools and universities across the country. To support this measure, in the last 16 years, the government, through its National Ministry of Education, has launched a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Primary Education
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Casto, Hope; McGrath, Brian; Sipple, John W.; Todd, Liz – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
This paper advances the theoretical and applied connection between education policy and community development. We call this community-aware education policy, and it is based on Dean's (2012) conception of human need that is thick (i.e., accounts for a relational context), rather than relying solely on a thin conception (i.e., instrumental view…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Community Development, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation
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