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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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Orphan, Cecilia M.; Laderman, Sophia; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely – Review of Higher Education, 2021
This multiple-site case study of 24 intermediary organizations (IOs) engaged in postsecondary public policy examined how they identify policy issues and move issues, problems, and solutions onto the higher education policy agenda. Specifically, this study used agenda-setting theory to examine how IOs construct higher education policy issues,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Agenda Setting, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Hudler, Keara; Dennis, Lilly; DiNella, Muriel; Ford, Nataley; Mendez, Joanna; Long, Joshua – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2021
In recent decades, universities have made significant progress toward environmental sustainability and have likewise tightened their budgets and restructured economic models in the name of financial sustainability. However, institutions of higher education have failed to address issues of social sustainability and social injustice, many of which…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Justice, Universities, College Students
Mouthaan, Melissa; Johnson, Martin; Greatorex, Jackie; Coleman, Tori; Fitzsimons, Sinéad – Research Matters, 2021
Inspired by the work of David Raffe and his co-authors who set out the positive benefits gained from comparing the policies of "the UK home nations" in an article published in 1999, researchers in the Education and Curriculum Team launched a project in early 2020 that we called Curriculum Watch. The aim of this project was to collate a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Johnson, Detra D.; Bornstein, Joshua – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2021
This case study follows a district racial equity initiative from policy formulation through implementation, and finally to the review of a high school discipline measure. The initiative had a consistent theme of addressing implicit bias. However, over time, district equity champions expanded the definition of implicit bias beyond its conventional…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Power Structure
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Alves, Mário A.; Segatto, Catarina I.; Pineda, Andrea M. – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article shows the intersections of right-wing conservative discourse and evangelical religious proselytism in shaping right-wing populist discourse in Brazil and its implications on the education policy in the last decade. Since re-democratisation in the 1980s, the policy path sought to guarantee progressive and inclusive public education,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Case Studies, Political Influences
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Mourão, Sandie – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Introducing English as a foreign language (FL) has become widespread in ECE in Europe, typified by initiatives involving specialist teachers of English visiting settings for short periods of time a week. This paper shares data from a study in Portugal that involved analyzing collaborative practices for evidence of approaches to integration in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Aspen Institute, 2021
The report contains real-world, proven school climate strategies to guide policymakers in building a comprehensive and coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate. It features 12 recommendations linked to existing state policy examples policymakers can use to build a comprehensive, coherent state-wide approach for improving school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Policy, State Policy, Policy Formation
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Kabir, Ariful Haq – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
The concept 'network governance' has become widespread and is often believed to occur in a Western environment. Is network governance applicable to other contexts and what can we learn from it in Bangladeshi context? This paper outlines how the idea of 'network governance' emerged and how it operates in a neoliberal higher education…
Descriptors: Governance, Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Content Analysis
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Warren, Peter – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Evidence reviews, commonly confused with literature reviews, are a crucial method not only for collating and synthesising the evidence base, but also for determining what the quality of previous evidence is and extracting the most amount of value from previous studies using systematic techniques. The paper focuses on the use of evidence reviews to…
Descriptors: Energy, Climate, Public Policy, Evidence
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Décieux, Jean Philippe Pierre – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Knowledge co-production is a solution-oriented approach to analysing real-life problems such as making the right decision in a given scenario. The most popular examples come from evidence-based policymaking contexts. Political decisions made in this way rely on specialist expertise co-produced in organisations that can be characterised as Hybrid…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Decision Making, Evidence, Content Analysis
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Moschetti, Mauro; Martínez Pons, Marc; Bordoli, Eloísa; Martinis, Pablo – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Over the last decades privatization policies have taken centre stage in many processes of educational reform globally. In Latin America, these policies have played an important role since the 1990s leading to an increasing participation of private agents in educational provision. The case of Uruguay stands out for having remained somehow apart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
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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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Crack, Angela M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Britain has funded English language teaching (ELT) initiatives in developing countries for decades, despite changes in government and a series of substantial overhauls in the administration of development aid. This article reveals the relevance of ideational factors in explaining how ELT remained a key part of Britain's aid policy during a period…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Developing Nations
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Li, Jia; Ai, Bin; Zhang, Jie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This case study investigates how a cohort of Myanmar ethnic minority students' language ideologies shape their Putonghua learning and educational trajectories at government schools and Chinese supplementary schools in the borderland next to China. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews and from the participants' autobiographies…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Mandarin Chinese
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