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Fontdevila, Clara; Verger, Antoni; Avelar, Marina – Critical Studies in Education, 2021
This paper examines the increasingly diverse range of roles played by the corporate sector in shaping education policy. While a growing body of scholarship has documented the deepening embeddedness of the corporate sector within policy-making processes, empirical research on the strategies mobilized by corporate actors remains unsystematised and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Corporations, Private Sector, Educational Policy
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Shaxson, Louise; Boaz, Annette – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This special issue examines how relationships between research and policy in environmental and sustainability education (ESE) can be strengthened. Our contribution draws on three cases from outside the ESE space to analyse policymakers' perspectives on using evidence to inform decision-making, and to show that government-based policymakers develop…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Theory Practice Relationship, Public Policy
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Verger, Antoni; Moschetti, Mauro C.; Fontdevila, Clara – Comparative Education, 2020
Despite Public-Private Partnerships' (PPPs) growing popularity within education policy circles, research on their effects yields contradictory results. The understanding of PPP effects is limited by the prevalence of generalist analyses that neglect to acknowledge the exceptional heterogeneity of the policy frameworks in which PPPs crystallize.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Public Sector, Private Sector
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Schaub, Maryellen; Kim, Hyerim; Jang, Deok-Ho; Baker, David P. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
In this Forum the authors suggest that a growing intensity of contradictory public and private interests in education is a persistent force in education development stemming from the increasing centrality of education in contemporary society. Contrasting South Korea's effective policies ensuring equality of educational opportunity with its…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis, Politics of Education
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Klose, Mark; Desai, Vasvi; Song, Yang; Gehringer, Edward – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2020
Imagine a student using an intelligent tutoring system. A researcher records the correctness and time of each of your attempts at solving a math problem, nothing more. With no names, no birth dates, no connections to the school, you would think it impossible to track the answers back to the class. Yet, class sections have been identified with no…
Descriptors: Privacy, Learning Analytics, Data Collection, Information Storage
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Yudina, Natalia V.; Melnichuk, Marina V.; Seliverstova, Oksana A. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2020
The study focuses on defining specifics of the language policy and planning in the Russian Federation, the USA, and China within the modern political discourse of the 21st century by means of exploring materials from Russian, American and Chinese media. The empirical base of the study included statistical and sociological data describing the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Cross Cultural Studies, Public Policy, Political Attitudes
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Mierzwinski, Mark; Cock, Steven; Velija, Philippa – Quest, 2019
Bullying is increasingly considered to be an important moral, political, and social issue within modern society. Academic research on this issue has mostly been examined through a psychological lens, often using questionnaire data to examine and explain the prevalence of different types of bullying. In this position statement, we apply a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Justice, Incidence, Educational Environment
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Kim, Sun – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper critically considers the notion of educational policy transfer by addressing the roles of significant actors, based on an analysis of educational reforms made during the Soviet and US military occupation in the two Koreas. Using evidence from the Korean cases, the paper challenges the state-centric, linear, and static views of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Technology Transfer, Educational Change, Foreign Policy
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Liu, Shujie; Xu, Xianxuan; Grant, Leslie; Strong, James; Fang, Zheng – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article presents the results of an interpretive policy analysis of China's Ministry of Education Standards (2013) for the professional practice of principals. In addition to revealing the evolution of the evaluation of principals in China and the processes by which this policy is formulated, a comparative analysis was conducted to compare it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Policy Analysis
Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
In this HEPI paper, two authors with considerable expertise in evaluating higher education systems around the world assess higher education institutions that are not funded directly by taxpayers--known in the UK as alternative providers. Since the start of the century, alternative providers have been growing rapidly. This raises a number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Education, Institutional Characteristics, Access to Education
Green, Anne; Hogarth, Terence; Thom, Graham; MacLeod, Katie; Warhurst, Chris; Willis, Robert; Mackay, Susan – UK Department for Education, 2017
This study, jointly conducted by the University of Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) and SQW Ltd., discusses the UK Government's intention to accelerate the process of ceding more responsibility for delivering a range of services to the local level. The logic is that local actors are better placed to identify local priorities. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Delivery Systems, Local Government
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Wei, Wei – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
Realizing there is a global policy convergence that emphasizes the standardized key qualities of and expectations for "successful" school leaders, this article provides an in-depth analysis on the initiation of the "Professional Standards for Compulsory Schools Principals" (Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Standards, Administrative Principles
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Naraian, Srikala – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Research in the implementation of inclusive education in international contexts shows that progress in the Global South appears to lag behind nations in the North. In this paper, I investigate this phenomenon not by associating it with regional cultural and socioeconomic resource limitations, but by reconsidering the assumptions within inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Education, Error Patterns, Scholarship
Marion, Scott – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2016
The Elementary and Secondary Schools Education Act (ESEA) was finally reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reauthorization was long overdue and with its passage comes much hype and some misinformation about what the law permits and does not permit. The purpose of this brief is to outline some of the key accountability…
Descriptors: State Officials, State Policy, Policy Formation, Accountability
OECD Publishing, 2016
Digitalisation, globalisation, demographic shifts and other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This can lead to persistent skill shortages and mismatch which are costly for individuals, firms and society in terms of lost wages and lower productivity and growth. These costs can be reduced through better assessment…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Skill Analysis, Needs Assessment, Labor Market
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