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Finardi, Kyria Rebeca; Guimarães, Felipe Furtado – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2021
This study discusses agency in language policy and planning (LPP) development from the perspective of Brazilian national language policies reflected in the local LPP programme/initiative of a public university in the Southeast region of the country. With that goal, national and local (institutional) documents are analysed and contrasted with the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, International Education
Cheng, Jingyan; Wei, Li – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2021
Cooper's (1989) LPP framework focuses on 'who' the policy planner is and 'who' implements the policy to 'whom.' These are particularly significant factors in a highly centralized education system such as China's, where the effect of different individuals as actors in LPP remains largely unexplored. This article examines the controversy around the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Educational Change, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Iskrov, Georgi; Vasilev, Georgi; Mitev, Martin; Nikolova, Ralitsa; Stoykova, Mariya; Stefanov, Rumen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
The aims of this study were to describe the practice patterns for early screening and evaluation for ASD diagnosis in Bulgaria, as well as to identify potential barriers and facilitators in this process. We surveyed a sample of pediatricians and pediatric psychiatrists to analyze the use of standardized instruments, application of biomarkers,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Screening Tests
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Edgerton, Adam Kirk – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Cynthia Coburn, in her 2016 article in the "American Journal of Education"--"What's Policy Got to Do With It?"--states that the field of policy implementation suffers from the propensity to learn the same lessons over and over again. This repetition of mistakes, I argue, stems from a failure to account for predictable patterns…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Common Core State Standards
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Zuckerman, Sarah J.; Garrett, Amanda L.; Sarver, Susan; Huddleston-Casas, Catherine – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
The quality and quantity of early childhood care and education services have risen as a key reform area for influencing educational and economic outcomes. However, changes in this policy arena are stymied by the fragmentation of this policy arena. Collaborative approaches have been proposed to create systems-level change. Collective impact is one…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Becker, Jonathan D.; Levin, Douglas A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
School systems collect and maintain increasingly significant amounts of data and information on students, faculty, and staff and have a duty of care to ensure that sensitive information remains secure. Therefore, sitting and/or aspiring school leaders need to develop at least a basic understanding of data privacy and information security…
Descriptors: Information Security, School Policy, Policy Formation, Privacy
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Benson, Sara R.; Stitzlein, Hannah – College & Research Libraries, 2020
This article summarizes the results of interviews with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub participants to determine whether and how standardized rights metadata is included in their digital collections. Providing accurate standardized rights metadata is crucial to communicating with patrons regarding how they can use objects in…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Electronic Libraries, Policy Formation, Library 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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Kirshner, Ben; Zion, Shelley; DiGiacomo, Daniela; Logan, Ginnie – Democracy & Education, 2020
Although experiential approaches to democracy education are gaining increased support from educators and scholars, few educational resources exist to support youth in constructing and delivering high-quality, evidence-based policy arguments to authentic audiences. Such presentations are often the first time that young people step into the public…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Civics, Experiential Learning
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2020
In today's contentious and divided political environment, what should colleges and universities do to meet the roles and responsibilities of higher education to foster the campus community we want? This guide presents three options for deliberation about difficult problems regarding free speech and inclusion--for which there are no perfect…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, College Environment, Inclusion, Community Development
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Rahimi, Muhammad; Pakzadian, Maryam – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This article reports on a qualitative study that investigated English learners' attitudes toward English as an International Language (EIL). Four major findings were identified in the current study. First, majority of the participants thought that English belongs to all its users, regardless of being its native speakers or not. Second, lack of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
Vriesema, Christine Calderon; Gehlbach, Hunter – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Education researchers use surveys widely. Yet, critics question respondents' ability to provide high-quality responses. As schools increasingly use student surveys to drive policymaking, respondents' (lack of) motivation to provide quality responses may threaten the wisdom of using surveys for data-based decision-making. To better understand…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Policy, Decision Making, Student Attitudes
Yevudey, Elvis; Agbozo, G. Edzordzi – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
This paper explores, at the micro level, the sociolinguistic backgrounds of teacher trainees in a College of Education in Accra and their perceptions toward Ghana's current language-in-education policy. It aims at finding how these micro-level sociolinguistic insights could provide suggestions for language-in-education policies at the macro level.…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Teacher Education Programs
Hopkins, Megan; Gates, Zaynab – National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, 2019
This report presents results from a study of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS). CSSS is a professional association for state science leaders that works to sustain and nurture a dynamic learning community and to empower its members to be effective and articulate advocates for quality science education at the local, state, and national…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Supervisors, Role
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Farrell, Caitlin C.; Coburn, Cynthia E.; Chong, Seenae – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
School district central offices regularly engage with external partners in improvement efforts, but these partnerships are not always productive. Indeed, little is known about under what conditions partnerships are likely to lead to organizational learning outcomes. We conducted a longitudinal comparative case study of two departments in one urban…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools, Guidance
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