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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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Rollan, Kamila; Somerton, Michelle – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2021
It is a common discourse in Kazakhstan that policy-making is state-driven with weak engagement of civil society. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan announced a transition to an inclusive education model by 2020. The present study sought to challenge the traditional perspectives on the policy-making process and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Inclusion
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Alves, Ines – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
The international trend to develop inclusive systems, has resulted in pressure on national governments to develop policies that promote quality education for all. In 2017-18 Portugal has adopted progressive educational policies with regards to inclusive education, that attempt to reconcile school values, curriculum and pedagogies. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Inclusion
Kariya, Takehiko; Rappleye, Jeremy – Teachers College Press, 2020
How has schooling functioned in the construction of meritocratic national systems historically? To what extent will these historical patterns and normative commitments continue in the new era of a global meritocracy? And ultimately, how can educators effectively balance the inherent tension between individual merit and standardized quality? Kariya…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
Miller, Gary E., Ed.; Ives, Kathleen S., Ed. – Stylus Publishing LLC, 2020
eLearning has entered the mainstream of higher education as an agent of strategic change. This transformation requires eLearning leaders to develop the skills to innovate successfully at a time of heightened competition and rapid technological change. In this environment eLearning leaders must act within their institutions as much more than…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Change Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness
Trowler, Paul – Oxford University Press, 2020
This book offers a new perspective on the professional world of higher education. Using social practice theory, it presents a practice sensibility rooted in concepts which illuminate teaching and learning contexts. The book takes the reader through the social processes occurring within higher education institutions which shape contexts and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Ash, Katherine; Rahn, Madelyn – National Governors Association, 2020
Research conducted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), Fab Foundation and FHI 360, in partnership with more than 150 national and international experts and leaders from 28 states, found that to prepare their future workforces, governors and state leaders must develop a comprehensive agenda made up of three…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Government Role, Educational Policy, Leadership Responsibility
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O'Hara-Tompkins, Nancy; Crum, Gwen; Fincham, Hannah; Lewis, Dianna; Bowen, Elaine; Murphy, Emily – Journal of Extension, 2020
Early care and education settings are essential partners in the battle against childhood obesity. We describe an Extension-facilitated early childhood obesity prevention intervention conducted in 25 rural early care and education settings. A total of 148 policy, systems, or environmental changes were achieved, reaching approximately 450 young…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Obesity, Child Health
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Sharma, Manoj; Batra, Kavita; Lakhan, Ram – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
Alcohol drinking is a global public health concern. Alcohol advertisements and promotions influence youth to initiate underage alcohol consumption. Exposure to displays of beer, wine, and liquor in various settings has been pivotal in creating favorable social and perceived norms for societies, which has tremendously influenced youth drinking…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Advertising, Marketing
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Ayscue, Jennifer B.; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This case study examines how magnet school and school turnaround processes can work together to promote desegregation and improvement. Based on cross-case analysis of three magnet schools undergoing turnarounds, this study draws on data from the 2010 federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant and qualitative fieldwork through observations,…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, School Turnaround, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Vargas-Barón, Emily; Diehl, Kristel – Childhood Education, 2018
Children who are well nurtured, appropriately cared for, and provided with positive learning opportunities in their early years have a better chance of becoming healthy and productive citizens of nations and of the world. This article reviews the art and science of policy planning for early childhood development (ECD) from a diplomacy perspective.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Kaufman, Julia H.; Cannon, Jill S.; Culbertson, Shelly; Hannan, Margaret; Hamilton, Laura S.; Meyers, Sophie – RAND Corporation, 2018
Louisiana has received recent attention for some of its new education policies and promising early results. In this report, RAND researchers provide an in-depth description of Louisiana's approach to improving student outcomes since 2012. The authors examine how the state has used various policy levers -- including mandates, resource alignment,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Jeong, Moon Sook – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2018
In the 1990s, South Korea (Korea hereafter) was confronted with a new social environment, characterized as globalization and knowledge-based economy. In order to respond to the new environment, there have been considerable reform efforts in Korea higher education over the past two decades. Universities in Korea accordingly transformed their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Environment, Global Approach
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Mohammed, Amra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The adoption of the principle of Education for All has catalyzed major efforts in special education throughout the world, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has developed educational policies to meet the special education needs of students since the late 1960s. Despite these efforts, there is no current policy in the KSA that provides specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exceptional Child Research, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Asada, Yuka; Lieberman, Lisa D.; Neubauer, Leah C.; Hanneke, Rosie; Fagen, Michael C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Structural change approaches--also known as policy and environmental changes--are becoming increasingly common in health promotion, yet our understanding of how to evaluate them is still limited. An exploratory scoping review of the literature was conducted to understand approaches and methods used to evaluate structural change interventions in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Literature Reviews, Public Health, Intervention
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