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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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Zheng, Jie; Kapoor, Dip – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
State policies regarding the internationalization of higher education (IHE) in China have undergone significant shifts between 1949 and 2019. This paper advances the proposition that these shifts in policies pertaining to IHE can be understood as part of a process of ongoing Chinese state formation in relation to national and global developments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Nordin, Andreas; Sundberg, Daniel – Comparative Education, 2021
Competence-based approaches (CBAs) in education have become an internationally important educational policy concept in recent decades. However, a substantial body of research has suggested that in order to understand and explain the evolution of CBAs, there is a need to analyse curriculum-making as a complex and multi-layered practice. To…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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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Giudici, Anja – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
Since the 1980s, right-wing extremism, radicalism, and populism have emerged as transformative forces in European politics. This unexpected resurgence has triggered an interdisciplinary scholarly effort to refine our understanding of the far right. Educationalists, however, have largely been absent from this endeavour, leaving us unable to…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Political Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Change
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Tohidian, Iman; Nodooshan, Saeed Ghiasi – Improving Schools, 2021
Teachers and students are the main stakeholders of educational policies in the states; hence, the higher order policies, rules, and regulations must be in alignment with their rights, values, ideologies, needs, competencies, and peculiarities of each region and district. In such a case, the classroom practice will be improved and more promising…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Junior High School Teachers, High School Teachers
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Mohamed, Maryam; Morris, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This paper analyses the approach to systemic educational reform in the Arabian states of the Gulf and the central role within that of the Global Education Industry (GEI). Initially the authors identify the commonalities of their approach; subsequently they compare the approaches in Bahrain and Qatar. They demonstrate how the GEI is embedded in all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Commercialization, Global Approach
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Verschueren, Carine – Environmental Education Research, 2021
Within an educational system increasingly focused on test-based accountability, how can a local education authority adopt an interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy? What local and global factors and actors shape and inform the creation of such a policy? In answering these questions, this article examines the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Social Change, Educational Change, School Districts
Moore, Sarah C. K. – Multilingual Matters, 2021
This book traces a history of bilingual education in the US, unveiling the pervasive role of politics and its influence on integrity of policy implementation. It introduces readers to once nationwide, systemic supports for diverse bilingual educational programs and situates particular instances and phases of its expansion and decline within…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational History, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
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Takayama, Keita; Lingard, Bob – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
This paper traces the complexities, contingencies and tensions involved in the creation of a new, 'scientific' assessment in what we call Prefecture A in Japan. We start with a thick, granular description of the complicated and ongoing narrative of a new policy emergence. This descriptive account serves as a precursor to our application of an…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Psychometrics, Public Officials, International Organizations
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Idrissi, Hajar; Engel, Laura C.; Benabderrazik, Youssef – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2021
This article offers perspectives on the framing of citizenship education in recent education policy reform in Morocco. Against a background of shifting conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education occurring both globally and regionally in the Middle East and North Africa, the article focuses on Morocco's Strategic Vision for Reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article examines the policy construction of leadership at all levels in Scottish education. In the current reforms 'leadership at all levels' is being used to mobilise support around changes to the role of the headteacher and of the local authorities (LAs) to bring about greater system alignment. From a critical policy analysis six themes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article draws upon the educational leadership knowledge base to explore central concepts, questions, and issues of relevance to the contemporary policy context in Wales. The article is not a review of the leadership literature, but rather it explores the empirical evidence to address three key questions that are critical to school and system…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
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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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Lambert, Karen; Alfrey, Laura; O'Connor, Justen; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2021
Artefacts are an important part of policy work, and a means of representation, translation, re-negotiation, and resistance of policy. While research has established their integral role in policy enactment, little research has examined the production and/or dissemination of artefacts by teacher educators. This paper reports and analyses the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Educators, National Curriculum
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