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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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Ataei, Pouria; Ghadermarzi, Hamed; Karimi, Hamid; Norouzi, Arash – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: The present descriptive-analytical study aimed to rank the barriers of the application of the value chain in the context of rural entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach: The statistical population was composed of 125 entrepreneurs from the provinces of Tehran, Hamedan, and Golestan, Iran. Data were analyzed by the TOPSIS technique.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Entrepreneurship, Rural Development, Foreign Countries
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Sellars, Maura; Murphy, Helen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This research presents a review of the literature around meeting students' learning needs in Australian schools. It is referenced to one group of students with refugee experience who have been in Australian schools for over 15 years; students with a background of oracy from Southern Sudan. The development of psychological health and literacy…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Educational Experience, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
Jones, Adam; List, Amanda – Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2018
In 2013, the Texas Legislature gave the state commissioner of education the broad statutory authority necessary to close poor performing public charter schools. Since then, the commissioner has vigorously exercised this new authority, preparing the way for the state to shift its resources away from enforcement and toward creation and support of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Quality, Public Schools, Educational Needs
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Woessmann, Ludger – Education Economics, 2016
The case for education can be made from many perspectives. This paper makes the case for education based on economic outcomes. Surveying the most recent empirical evidence, it shows the crucial role of education for individual and societal prosperity. Education is a leading determinant of economic growth, employment, and earnings in modern…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Evidence, Economic Impact, Economic Development
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Coburn, Cynthia E.; Hill, Heather C.; Spillane, James P. – Educational Researcher, 2016
Both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and recent efforts to hold schools and teachers accountable have been hotly debated among practitioners, policymakers, and the public at large. Much of the debate centers on the merits and demerits of these initiatives and the general approach they represent to reforming teaching and learning. In this…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Accountability, Policy Formation, Program Implementation
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Beltekin, Nurettin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: Historically, Turkey is an immigrant country. It has experienced various migration waves from Asia, Awrupa and Africa. Recently, Turkey has confronted a huge wave of migration. Turkey tries to meet many needs besides the educational needs of refugees, but there is not enough study on refugees in the field of educational sciences…
Descriptors: Refugees, Educational Attainment, Standards, Access to Education
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Irwin, Clare W.; O'Dwyer, Laura; Cook, Kyle DeMeo – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The Early Childhood Educator Survey and the Early Childhood Administrator Survey allow users to collect consistent data on the use of child assessments and learning standards in early childhood learning settings. Each survey includes modules on educator/administrator background information, assessment use, and learning standards implementation.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Administrator Characteristics
O'Brien, Melody F.; Rossmiller, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This project examined the training needs of school board members in the state of Missouri. Of the 520 school districts in Missouri, 382 are members of the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA). The school board members of the MSBA schools were surveyed in this project. Data was gathered relating to the training needs of board members with 1 to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Leadership Training, School Administration, Needs Assessment
Rossmiller, Susan; O'Brien, Melody F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This project examined the training needs of school board members in the state of Missouri. Of the 520 school districts in Missouri, 382 are members of the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA). The school board members of the MSBA schools were surveyed in this project. Data was gathered relating to the training needs of board members with 1 to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Leadership Training, School Administration, Needs Assessment
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McMenamin, Trish – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
In this article I will argue that New Zealand's Special Education 2000 (SE2000) policy demonstrates the way in which seemingly just and fair policies can lead to occurrences of injustice and unfairness towards some of those whom they impact. What this debate turns on is the justice of a policy which takes as its starting point the unquestioned…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy
Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, 2012
In 2009-10 a series of Workshops was organized to focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning design for young students and adolescents. The objective was to provide visionary leadership to the education community by: (a) identifying and analyzing the needs and opportunities for future STEM curriculum development and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, STEM Education, Research and Development, Curriculum Development
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Woods, Catherine B.; Mutrie, Nanette – Quest, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to outline why physical activity policy is important in terms of promoting population based increases in physical activity. The promotion of physical activity through public policy happens globally and nationally, however to be successful it should also happen at state and local levels. We outline the rationale for the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Tanyas, Bahar – Journal of Youth Studies, 2012
Until recently, children and young people's experiences of international migration and mobility have received minimal attention. Young migrants are either neglected in migration and childhood/youth studies or depicted in theoretically essentialist frameworks as model or problem ethnic minorities. This paper focuses on a neglected issue with…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Immigration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2011
The people at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are passionate about their work. NASA's missions are exciting to learners of all ages. Since its creation in 1958, NASA's people have been passionate about sharing their inspiring discoveries, research and exploration with students and educators. When retired Marine Corps General…
Descriptors: Program Design, Student Interests, Science Interests, Government School Relationship
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