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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
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Chen-Levi, Tamar; Schechter, Chen; Buskila, Yaffa – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2021
Systems thinking (ST) is a holistic leadership approach that puts the study of wholes before that of parts. It focuses attention on how organization members act together in networks of interactions. This is done by researching organization members' mental models, which are deeply ingrained assumptions, generalizations, or even mental pictures or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Administrative Organization, School Administration
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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Moreno-Salto, Israel; Robertson, Susan L. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
There is now an extensive body of research concerning the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and its recent additions and variations. Despite this, we argue that there is a paucity of theory-informed empirical research on the ways in which the PISA results about a nation's education system both circulate within, and are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Grek, Sotiria; Ydesen, Christian – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
Drawing on archival sources, interviews, and research literature, this article offers new insights into the making, structure and long-term effects of the International Educational Indicators (INES) programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The article argues that INES was crucial in setting the OECD on the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Global Approach, Educational Policy, Scientific Research
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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
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Mohammed, Abdulai Kuyini; Kuyini, Ahmed Bawa – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
Based on 65 interviews and secondary information, this study evaluated the programme, process and political dimensions of the Ghana Free Senior High School Education (SHS) Policy. The evidence from the data showed that the programme and its political dimensions were emphasised to the neglect of the process dimension. Effectiveness, one of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, High Schools, Educational Policy
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Johnson, Detra D.; Bornstein, Joshua – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2021
This case study follows a district racial equity initiative from policy formulation through implementation, and finally to the review of a high school discipline measure. The initiative had a consistent theme of addressing implicit bias. However, over time, district equity champions expanded the definition of implicit bias beyond its conventional…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Power Structure
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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Neumann, Eszter; Gewirtz, Sharon; Maguire, Meg; Towers, Emma – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
Conservativism has gained significant influence on education-policy making and debates about education in many Anglophone countries. While conservative educational governments have advanced some neoliberal governance trends, they have also introduced characteristic neoconservative education elements, notably in the area of curricular content. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Developments in five priority areas for VET, agreed in 2015 by the EU-28, Iceland, Norway, candidate countries, the European Commission and EU social partners, are at the centre of this report. Work in 2015-19 shows continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education
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Meier, Markus D.; Diefenbach, Heike – Gender and Education, 2020
The OECD's Programme of International Student Assessment known as PISA, including the Gender Report published in 2015, is a well-received project and its findings keep being transferred into educational policy development. Its quantitative methodology and the sheer volume of data gathered from around 5,100,000 students from 65 countries seem to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Visser, Sanne Siete; Kreemers, Diana – Educational Action Research, 2020
In this paper, two researchers reflect on the institutional space for participatory governance in a participatory action research (PAR) process that was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (ECS) in the Netherlands. It was implemented in two schools by researchers contracted by the ministry. The project's aim was to explore…
Descriptors: Governance, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure, Action Research
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Manning, Alex; Brock, Richard; Towers, Emma – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: Responding to research reporting low-levels of teacher wellbeing in England, policy makers have begun to implement strategies to support wellbeing. Given the recent introduction of such policy, this exploratory study describes the wellbeing support being offered to teachers, and perceptions of its impact on wellbeing. Method: A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Welfare, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Stress Management
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