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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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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
Poudel, Prem Prasad; Choi, Tae-Hee – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2021
The medium of instruction (MOI) has been a contested issue in multilingual polities globally, as English medium of instruction (EMI) has seen unprecedented growth, threatening the use and sometimes very survival of local/indigenous and even national languages. While the struggles to address related issues have been well researched, how and why…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, Language Planning, Educational Policy
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Chen-Levi, Tamar; Schechter, Chen; Buskila, Yaffa – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2021
Systems thinking (ST) is a holistic leadership approach that puts the study of wholes before that of parts. It focuses attention on how organization members act together in networks of interactions. This is done by researching organization members' mental models, which are deeply ingrained assumptions, generalizations, or even mental pictures or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Administrative Organization, School Administration
Pellegrini, Marta; Vivanet, Giuliano – ECNU Review of Education, 2021
Purpose: This article examines the state of progress of evidence-based educational policies in Europe and identifies organizations for the generation and dissemination of evidence. Further, it discusses some of the most relevant challenges facing the development of evidence-informed education policies in Europe. Design/Approach/Methods: This…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Decision Making
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Zhang, Saijun; Cain, Daphne S.; Liao, Minli – Youth & Society, 2021
Depression has been increasing rapidly and is prevalent among youth. Inadequate mental health service utilization for youth and relevant racial/ethnic disparities are a growing concern. The current study used a nationally representative database to examine racial/ethnic disparities in youth depression prevalence, mental health services…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Help Seeking, Drug Therapy
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Moreno-Salto, Israel; Robertson, Susan L. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
There is now an extensive body of research concerning the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and its recent additions and variations. Despite this, we argue that there is a paucity of theory-informed empirical research on the ways in which the PISA results about a nation's education system both circulate within, and are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Sellar, Sam; Gulson, Kalervo N. – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
New cognitive infrastructures are emerging as digital platforms and artificial intelligence enable new forms of automated thinking that shape human decision-making. This paper (a) offers a new theoretical perspective on automated thinking in education policy and (b) illustrates how automated thinking is emerging in one specific policy context. We…
Descriptors: Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Educational Policy, Decision Making
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Rickinson, Mark; McKenzie, Marcia – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This paper looks beyond the environmental and sustainability education (ESE) field for ideas on understanding the research-policy relationship. It examines two specific bodies of literature that have analysed the interplay of research and policy in different ways -- critical policy studies and evidence use studies. Bringing these two literatures…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Educational Policy, Evidence
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Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Brock, Antje; Grund, Julius; de Haan, Gerhard – Environmental Education Research, 2021
While science-policy interfaces (SPIs) are argued to be crucial in developing and implementing effective public policy programmes, what happens in a particular SPI policy-research relationship remains under-researched, particularly in relation to 'success criteria' for policy makers and researchers. In this article, we address this gap by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Scientific Research, Policy Formation
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Shaxson, Louise; Boaz, Annette – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This special issue examines how relationships between research and policy in environmental and sustainability education (ESE) can be strengthened. Our contribution draws on three cases from outside the ESE space to analyse policymakers' perspectives on using evidence to inform decision-making, and to show that government-based policymakers develop…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Theory Practice Relationship, Public Policy
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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
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
Policy analysts often concern themselves with understanding the messiness of implementation. Scholar Milbrey McLaughlin urged scholars to follow the "policy footprint" approach, and this article introduces this concept's application in studying arts education policy implementation. Specifically, I explore several important questions.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Retrenchment
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Horn, Catherine L.; Marin, Patricia; Garces, Liliana M.; Miksch, Karen; Yun, John T. – Educational Policy, 2020
Different from more traditional policy-making avenues, the courts provide an antipolitical arena that does not require broad agreement from various constituents for policy enactment. Seeking to guide court decisions on these policy issues, individuals and organizations have filed "amicus" briefs that increasingly include social science…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Court Litigation, Social Science Research
Karlsson, Susanna; Karlsson, Tom S. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
This article examines Language Policy documents within higher education institutions in Sweden. Its main focus is on how national language policies and policies for internationalization of the higher education are reinterpreted as local language policy. The analysis of ideologies surrounding the prescribed language(s) in meetings of decision…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Swedish
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