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Flynn, Susan – Child Care in Practice, 2021
This article presents critical commentary on the relationship between wider policy in Ireland for children, and the practice of social workers and social care workers who work with children on the ground level. An overview of the current policy context for children is achieved through a focused commentary on the literature. This operates around…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Social Services, Child Welfare
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Wronowski, Meredith; Urick, Angela – Educational Policy, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine changes in teachers' perception of their work during key periods of the accountability and assessment policy movement in the United States. We utilize a teacher perception of deprofessionalization and demoralization framework operationalized using the restricted Schools and Staffing Surveys data sets from…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Morale, Accountability
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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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Morgan, Demetri L.; Rall, Raquel M.; Commodore, Felecia; Fischer, Rachel A.; Bernstein, Sam – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
State-level governing boards (SLGBs) can play an essential regulatory role as intermediaries between the public, state-elected officials, and campus-level leadership. However, these boards have been understudied within higher education relative to their enormous potential to influence postsecondary institutions and state political dynamics via the…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Governing Boards, Postsecondary Education, State Policy
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Mustary, Mashraky – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2021
Education in Bangladesh is one of the basic requirements for everyone considering the idea that the country has a high number of uneducated individuals. The research herein focuses on examining and analysing the strategies and policies that Bangladesh uses to ensure it enhances the education in the country's schools. The theory adopted is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Government Role, Educational Improvement
Lloyd, Chrishana M.; Carlson, Julianna; Alvira-Hammond, Marta – Child Trends, 2021
This issue brief is one in a series examining timely topics that are relevant to Black families and children in the United States. The series identifies key information and opportunities for consideration by policymakers, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, and others interested in supporting the progress of Black families and…
Descriptors: African American Family, African American Children, Public Policy, Access to Education
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MacQuarrie, Sarah; Lyon, Fiona; Dawson, Susan – Language and Education, 2021
The introduction of assessment orientated policy in 2016 marks a significant change in Scottish education as it will establish standardised national testing. Teachers in Gaelic medium education are well placed to offer insights as they have had considerable autonomy regarding assessment and this paper is the first to consider the impact of this…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Indo European Languages, Educational Policy, Standardized Tests
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Milner, Alison L.; Mattei, Paola; Ydesen, Christian – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
Strategic government interventions in public education have shifted and blurred the boundaries between state, market and civil society modes of governance. Within this matrix of interdependent relations, schools operate under increasingly hybrid accountability arrangements in which public accountability can both complement and compete with market…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Intervention, Public Education, Governance
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Branigan, Heather E. – Curriculum Journal, 2021
Educational policy in the UK and beyond increasingly focuses on promoting skills that encourage learners to be independent thinkers and to self-manage their own learning. While the educational benefits of metacognition (i.e., thinking about and managing one's own thinking) are widely acknowledged, little attention has been paid to teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Metacognition, Teacher Attitudes
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Neumann, Eszter; Gewirtz, Sharon; Maguire, Meg; Towers, Emma – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
Conservativism has gained significant influence on education-policy making and debates about education in many Anglophone countries. While conservative educational governments have advanced some neoliberal governance trends, they have also introduced characteristic neoconservative education elements, notably in the area of curricular content. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Wang, Yinying – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate policy coalitions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at U.S. congressional hearings. This study is grounded in the advocacy coalition framework, which argues that advocacy coalitions are forged by policy actors who have similar policy preferences. To identify the coalitions, according to the policy…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings
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VanderBrug, Jonathan – State Education Standard, 2020
Recognizing the essential value of the arts, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) included the arts as an indicator of school quality and student success in the state's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which the U.S. Department of Education approved in August 2017. The indicator currently has no weight in Illinois's accountability…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, State Policy
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Guskey, Thomas R. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2020
Educational measurement and evaluation experts generally agree that increasing stakeholders' assessment literacy will yield a variety of positive benefits, especially broadening the range of assessment formats teachers use to measure students' mastery of high level, more cognitively complex learning outcomes. But in the context of education…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Accountability, Classroom Techniques, High Stakes Tests
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Galey-Horn, Sarah; Reckhow, Sarah; Ferrare, Joseph J.; Jasny, Lorien – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
We show how policy makers converged to support similar reforms on a major educational issue: teacher effectiveness. Our study demonstrates the importance of idea brokers--actors that facilitate connections between preferences in policy networks and promote consensus around new policy ideas. Our study is based on analysis of testimony from 200…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Policy Formation, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Turnbull, Ann; Turnbull, Rud – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2020
The purpose of this article is to respond to the perspectives of Agran and colleagues concerning barriers to general education placement for students with significant support needs from an "on the ground" lens of participation in mediations and due process hearings, as well as conversations with parental inclusion advocates throughout…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Barriers
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