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Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn; Braxton, John M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Vice chancellors of public universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region face a myriad of challenges that require research- and data-driven decision-making. This paper presents a decision-making model for college and university leadership - The Two-Way Practitioner-Researcher Loop. This scholarship of practice has the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Data Analysis, Barriers
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DuVal, Gordon; Shah, Seema – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Introduction: The appropriate role of evidence in health policy decision making is controversial and requires more data on how decisions are actually made. Option B+ is a strategy to prevent mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV that involves starting pregnant, HIV-positive women on triple drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) and continuing for…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Decision Making, Safety, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Maruza, Fadzayi Marcia; Langa, Patricio; Augusto, Geri; Nkhoma, Nelson – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This paper sets out to critically explore the way disability policies are framed in African higher education. Presented in this paper is a review of published studies that detail the dominant framing perspectives that have influenced disability policies in African Higher Education (HE). Review of literature was done using the Yair Levy and Timothy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy, Higher Education
Malone, Susan – UNESCO Bangkok, 2019
The number of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB MLE) programmes has increased in recent years, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region. The case study booklet in this MTB MLE Resource Kit describes programmes in Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan that are examples of what language communities can do to help their children prepare to enter…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Native Language, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Tobin, Mollie; Nugroho, Dita; Lietz, Petra – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This article synthesises findings from two systematic reviews that examined evidence of the link between large-scale assessments (LSAs) and education policy in economically developing countries and in countries of the Asia-Pacific. Analyses summarise evidence of assessment characteristics and policy goals of LSAs that influence education policy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Crossley, Michael, Ed.; Arthur, Lore, Ed.; McNess, Elizabeth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
This volume recognises how many researchers across the social sciences, and in comparative and international education in particular, see themselves as insiders or outsiders or, more pertinently, shifting combinations of both, in the research process. The book revisits and problematises these concepts in an era where the global mobility of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Educational Research, Researchers
Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2016
"The demographics of families in poverty around the globe may be diverse, but parents' dreams for their children are similar everywhere: good health, a good education, economic stability, and a better future." This new report from the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Ascend at The Aspen Institute develops a "two generation"…
Descriptors: Poverty, Family Programs, Child Development, Partnerships in Education
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2014
Continuous and rapid developments in global higher education today more than ever before present new questions, greater challenges, and vast new opportunities for institutions, policy makers, scholars and students alike. This book is a collection of studies and essays by many of the leading experts in international higher education who share their…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Comparative Education
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Taysum, Alison, Ed.; Rayner, Stephen, Ed. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
This volume acknowledges the need for better understanding in leadership, management and administration of new knowledge which is crucial for effective leadership in a period of massive policy reform and deepening austerity in education. The doctorate is key to meeting this global challenge as it offers new and valid ways of enabling innovation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Training, Educational Improvement, Leadership Effectiveness
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Dipholo, Kenneth B.; Biao, Idowu – World Journal of Education, 2013
This paper makes a case for a revalorization of all indigenous knowledges in general and African indigenous knowledges in particular. It invites African policy makers and intellectuals to do a little more to bring indigenous knowledges within African educational stream with the view to increasing the potentials of development in Africa. Since…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Theories, Holistic Approach, Educational Policy
Lopez-Varela, Asuncion, Ed. – InTech, 2012
This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social), the Humanities, and the private and public sectors of…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Knowledge Management, Research Methodology, Higher Education
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Johnson, Ane Turner; Hirt, Joan B.; Hoba, Pascal – Higher Education Policy, 2011
Higher education institutions in Africa are increasingly vital to development efforts. While there is burgeoning research that suggests many universities are reforming in order to include intentional development efforts, perceived crisis and the paucity of resources on the continent has created a contentious relationship between higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Educational Policy
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Volkov, Boris B. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2011
This chapter features a recent conversation with Dr. Arnold J. Love, a long-time proponent of internal evaluation and one of the most cited internal evaluation authors. In 1983, Love edited the first issue of "New Directions for Program Evaluation" on the topic of internal evaluation. He is the author of the book "Internal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Interviews, Organizational Development
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Kopainsky, Birgit; Pedercini, Matteo; Davidsen, Pal I.; Alessi, Stephen M. – Simulation & Gaming, 2010
Simulation models provide decision support to long-term planning processes. The Bergen Learning Environment for National Development (BLEND) is a game based on a simplified version of Millennium Institute's Threshold 21 model (T21) that sensitizes policy makers in sub-Saharan African nations to the need for simulation-based decision support. The…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Academic Achievement, Models, Computer Simulation
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Brock-Utne, Birgit – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
Since 1995 I have been engaged in consultancies and since 2001 in research dealing with the language of instruction policies in Africa. To what extent are the policies being implemented? What is the role of research and consultancy when it comes to language policy? What happens when researchers or consultants come up with recommendations which do…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Consultants, Donors, Language of Instruction
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