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López, Verónica; Sisto, Vicente; Baleriola, Enrique; García, Antonio; Carrasco, Claudia; Núñez, Carmen Gloria; Valdés, René – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
In the last six years, Chile has carried out major reforms in school climate policy. However, these reforms are tied to two different realities that conflict with each other: a formative reality, which promotes a school climate of local decision-making and the improvement of school performance; and a punitive reality, which prioritizes improvement…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Robinson, Ann – Gifted Child Today, 2021
A formal partnership between a state-level umbrella association of educational administrators and one of its constituent associations, the association of gifted education administrators, has resulted in successful legislative and policy advocacy for gifted education. The formal partnership encouraged leaders of the gifted education professional…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Advocacy, Partnerships in Education
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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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Zheng, Jie; Kapoor, Dip – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
State policies regarding the internationalization of higher education (IHE) in China have undergone significant shifts between 1949 and 2019. This paper advances the proposition that these shifts in policies pertaining to IHE can be understood as part of a process of ongoing Chinese state formation in relation to national and global developments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Chimbutane, Feliciano – Language Policy, 2021
The aim of this Afterword is to foreground and discuss some of the key themes emerging from the four studies in this special issue. I first consider the critical ethnographic approach to language policy and planning adopted in the studies, and the attention to language policy processes unfolding on different scales of social and institutional…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Policy Formation
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Boon, Danielle; da Conceição Savio, Edegar; Kroon, Sjaak; Kurvers, Jeanne – Language Policy, 2021
This article draws on two studies of language diversity and adult literacy education in Timor-Leste that were conducted in different regions of the country between 2009 and 2013. Its central focus is on the day-to-day language practices and language values of local participants and the way in which these practices and values relate to national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Language Planning
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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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Li, Da; Allen, Ann – Education and Urban Society, 2021
Research suggests that the limits of teacher autonomy are defined by educational policies. Educational policies, however, are driven by political culture. This study examines the relationship between teacher autonomy and political culture and how this relationship varies with teacher and school characteristics. Using the "2011-2012 Schools…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Professional Autonomy, Politics of Education, Political Influences
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Nordin, Andreas; Sundberg, Daniel – Comparative Education, 2021
Competence-based approaches (CBAs) in education have become an internationally important educational policy concept in recent decades. However, a substantial body of research has suggested that in order to understand and explain the evolution of CBAs, there is a need to analyse curriculum-making as a complex and multi-layered practice. To…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Özturk, Cemil; Kafadar, Tugba – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2021
The present study aimed to investigate the process of the establishment of the first accreditation system in teacher training in Turkish history. The study was designed with the phenomenology method, a qualitative research design. The study group was determined with criterion sampling, a purposive sampling method. The study data were analyzed with…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries
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Vathi, Zana; Richards, Elizabeth – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Research on the intersection between migration management and child protection is limited and, yet, contradictions between these two domains and ambivalence in the area of child migrants' rights across the developed world have already been highlighted. Based on fieldwork with policymakers and service providers in Albania, a middle-to-high income…
Descriptors: Migration, Refugees, Children, Child Safety
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Meendering, Jessica R.; Skinner, Maty M.; McCormack, Lacey A. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: School districts participating in the US Child Nutrition program are required to have a wellness policy. Many state agencies provide model policies to aid districts in policy creation. However, use of model wellness policies has not been associated with higher quality policies. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to assess…
Descriptors: Models, School Districts, Wellness, School Policy
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Asamoah, Moses Kumi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2021
Information and Communication Technology specialists, working within universities play important roles in the deployment of educational technologies for teaching and learning. Given the centrality of these specialists and the woeful dearth of empirics on this subject-matter in Sub-Saharan Africa, this paper interrogates the perspectives of ICT…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Integrated Learning Systems, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Short, Heather; Anderson, Valerie Anne – European Journal of Training and Development, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the implications of national and international standards for human resource development (HRD) practice. It focuses on the experiences, perceptions and learning of those involved in the social construction of standards and standardisation processes. Design/methodology/approach: The research is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Standard Setting, Policy Formation
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Harðardóttir, Eva; Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Rós; Dillabough, Jo-Anne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2021
Even though Iceland is yet to host as many refugees as other European countries, the number of young refugees seeking resettlement is growing rapidly. Little Icelandic research has been devoted to refugee youth and their social or educational inclusion to date. This study focuses on how young refugees are represented in the Icelandic context in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Politics of Education, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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