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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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Li, Da; Allen, Ann – Education and Urban Society, 2021
Research suggests that the limits of teacher autonomy are defined by educational policies. Educational policies, however, are driven by political culture. This study examines the relationship between teacher autonomy and political culture and how this relationship varies with teacher and school characteristics. Using the "2011-2012 Schools…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Professional Autonomy, Politics of Education, Political Influences
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Harðardóttir, Eva; Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Rós; Dillabough, Jo-Anne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2021
Even though Iceland is yet to host as many refugees as other European countries, the number of young refugees seeking resettlement is growing rapidly. Little Icelandic research has been devoted to refugee youth and their social or educational inclusion to date. This study focuses on how young refugees are represented in the Icelandic context in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Politics of Education, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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Tieken, Mara Casey; Montgomery, M. K. – State Education Standard, 2021
Rural America is experiencing an era of unprecedented demographic change, as rural communities of color are growing--an expansion that is necessary for keeping rural America thriving. But racial and class inequality divides many rural places, threatening rural students' education and rural communities' well-being, and the current pandemic is…
Descriptors: Barriers, Rural Areas, Social Differences, Racial Differences
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Smale, William T.; Hutcheson, Ryan; Russo, Charles J. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2021
Despite the potential instructional benefits of integrating devices such as cell phones into schools and classrooms, research reveals that their improper use can negatively impact student behaviour, learning, and well-being. This paper reviews the literature and litigation on cell phone use in schools due to controversies over cheating,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Rights, School Safety
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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
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Ashraf, Muhammad Azeem; Turner, David A.; Laar, Rizwan Ahmed – SAGE Open, 2021
This study examines the language practices in educational settings in Pakistan, taking the multilingual groupings in society into account. In Pakistan, each province is linked to the single or multiple identities of its people and the languages spoken by the majority. The national language Urdu is limited to educational settings and its function…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Donnelly, Caitlin; McAuley, Clare; Lundy, Laura – School Leadership & Management, 2021
International human rights instruments provide a legal basis for an agreed set of human values globally. These 'values' are expected to underpin the purposes and content of education. This paper aims to explore how compliance with human rights instruments and values is balanced by educational leaders in Northern Ireland where diverse…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Administration, Compliance (Legal), 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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Zachariou, Aravella; Korfiatis, Konstantinos – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This paper is motivated by the idea that the study of the interplay of research and policy related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in specific national contexts can contribute to global conversations about the relationships between education research and policy-making. It is written by two individuals who have been involved in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
Gonzalez, Mike; Butcher, Jonathan – Heritage Foundation, 2021
The new Biden Administration promptly reversed the Trump Administration's ban on training the federal workforce in the ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT has its intellectual origin in Critical Theory, a philosophy based on applying Marxism to every area of life--counter to America's promise of freedom and equality under the law. CRT…
Descriptors: State Policy, Values Education, Public Schools, Critical Theory
Slone, Allison – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2021
Schools provide many services that aid children's development, well-being, and academic success. Key providers include mental health agencies, social workers, school counselors and nurses, as well as school officials and other employees. Yet quite possibly the most important component of these services--often overlooked--is the parent. This policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy, Parent Participation
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McKenzie, Marcia; Aikens, Kathleen – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
Drawing on data from three levels of education policy-making in Canada, in this paper we identify variegated interactions of global circulations of sustainability discourses in education in relation to priorities and responses at subnational levels of government, including provinces and territorial ministries of education, local school divisions,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Hardy, Ian; Hamid, M. Obaidul; Reyes, Vicente – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
This paper analyses reflections upon the nature of recent educational policymaking in Singapore. Drawing upon the authors' individual and collective autoethnographic analyses of a series of reflective notes jotted down after discussions with educators from private and public schools in Singapore, the Academy of Singapore Teachers, and FutureSkills…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes
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