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Smale, William T.; Hutcheson, Ryan; Russo, Charles J. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2021
Despite the potential instructional benefits of integrating devices such as cell phones into schools and classrooms, research reveals that their improper use can negatively impact student behaviour, learning, and well-being. This paper reviews the literature and litigation on cell phone use in schools due to controversies over cheating,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Rights, School Safety
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Shankar, Irene; Tavcer, D. Scharie – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2021
This exploratory study investigates the expertise of committee members tasked with constructing sexual violence policies within a post-secondary institution (PSI) and the constraints under which they complete this work. Our findings indicate that allocated committees prioritize institutional risk management, normalize confusion, and most members…
Descriptors: School Policy, Higher Education, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse
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McKenzie, Marcia; Aikens, Kathleen – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
Drawing on data from three levels of education policy-making in Canada, in this paper we identify variegated interactions of global circulations of sustainability discourses in education in relation to priorities and responses at subnational levels of government, including provinces and territorial ministries of education, local school divisions,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Wallner, Jennifer; Savage, Glenn C.; Hartong, Sigrid; Engel, Laura C. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Considerable efforts have been made to better understand how global trends toward standards-based reforms have emerged in national education systems. Less well known, however, is the unfolding of standards-based reforms within and across federal education systems. In federal systems, national governments do not make policy unilaterally, but rather…
Descriptors: Government Role, Educational Change, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Desyatova, Yuliya – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2020
While the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) document has been a milestone in supporting the teaching of English as an additional language to adults in Canada, few studies examined practitioners' experiences with the language standard. The expectation of ongoing use of the CLB by teachers in the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Benchmarking, Standards, Immigrants
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Walker, Jude; Smythe, Suzanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2020
In 2015, the Government of British Columbia (BC), Canada, reversed a long-standing mandate to provide tuition-free Adult Basic Education (ABE) to all adults. Drawing upon internal government policy documents and inter- and intra-ministerial communications obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) tools, key policy documents, social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Basic Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2020
Purpose: The goals of this project are: (1) Identify existing components of academic integrity policies and procedures related to contract cheating; (2) identify gaps in existing academic integrity policies and procedures related to contract cheating; (3) evaluate the policies and procedures against existing standards for post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Integrity, Ethics, Contracts, Cheating
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Nichols, Naomi; Malenfant, Jayne; Schwan, Kaitlin – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: Timely access to relevant and trustworthy research findings is an important facilitator of research use. But the relational aspects of evidence generation, mobilisation and use have been insufficiently explored. Aims and objectives: Our aim is to describe the strategic communicative and relational work of two intermediary organisations…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Networks, Social Science Research, Research Utilization
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El Masri, Amira – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This paper explores Ontario's international education policy landscape through illuminating the discursive struggles to define international student funding policies, in particular the international doctoral students' Trillium Scholarship. Adopting Hajer's (1993, 2006) Discourse Coalition Framework, the study engages with three research questions:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
McCallum, Elin – UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2019
As a result of its direct link to the labour market, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) plays an important role in equipping the modern workforce with in-demand skills. This discussion paper aims to inspire the introduction of entrepreneurial learning in TVET towards a fully mainstreamed approach, whereby entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Teaching Methods
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Rodway, Joelle – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
Ontario's Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) program is a provincially sponsored initiative that aims to build school district capacity for developing research-informed school mental health policies. This article reports findings from a mixed-methods study that employs social network theory and analysis tools to explore the centrality of CYMH…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Capacity Building, Mental Health Programs, Educational Policy
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Auclair, Jean-Vianney – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
In 2000, the Government of Manitoba initiated an inter-sectoral policy strategy referred to as Healthy Child Manitoba. This article reports on a research project that studied the success and challenges of this horizontal policy strategy. The research suggests that while this policy approach--which places education within the broader context of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Health Promotion, Public Policy
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Lapointe, Luc – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The practice of evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM) consists of systematically searching, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating the best available research evidence to inform decision-makers about policy problems, policy tools, implementation options, and/or policy evaluation results. Identifying the best available scientific evidence is…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Policy Formation, Educational Quality, Masters Programs
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Blenkinsop, Sean; Maitland, Clayton; MacQuarrie, Jodi – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper, based upon our experiences starting a school, is part dialogue and part theory. The three authors have all played important roles in the design, creation, and ongoing support of an innovative public elementary school. The first part of the paper describes the impetus behind the creation of this "buildingless," environmentally…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Place Based Education, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
Ndaruhutse, Susy; Jones, Charlotte; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2019
This report focuses on systems thinking and its place in education transformation. It reflects on key published literature and on specific outputs from the Education Development Trust's own programme of research. The report offers an overview of the evolution of systems thinking and the relevance for policymakers and practitioners as they tackle…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Educational Change, Policy Formation, Educational Improvement
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