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Lambert, Karen; Penney, Dawn – Sport, Education and Society, 2020
Past research in Health and Physical Education has repeatedly highlighted that curriculum development is an ongoing, complex and contested process, and that the realisation of progressive intentions embedded in official curriculum texts is far from assured. Drawing on concepts from education policy sociology this paper positions teacher educators…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Health Education, Physical Education
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Guskey, Thomas R. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2020
Educational measurement and evaluation experts generally agree that increasing stakeholders' assessment literacy will yield a variety of positive benefits, especially broadening the range of assessment formats teachers use to measure students' mastery of high level, more cognitively complex learning outcomes. But in the context of education…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Accountability, Classroom Techniques, High Stakes Tests
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Herbert, Alice – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Education policies are enacted differently according to school contexts and geographies. This is particularly the case in large countries such as Australia where context and geographies for schooling differ greatly. Within regional, rural and remote Australia, schools are witnessing a trend in geographic disadvantage in that as distance from urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Geographic Isolation, Educational Policy
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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
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Serpell, Zewelanji N. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
There is an ongoing debate about how best to infuse "evidence" into school evaluation and reform efforts, and what role education researchers can play in this effort. A lot of support has been garnered for evidence-based reform or policies that place a premium on practices that have been proven effective using rigorous research methods;…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Evidence Based Practice
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Gándara, Denisa – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Extant research neglects to examine how policymakers make decisions regarding funding allocations to higher education institutions. This case study analyzed the policy process surrounding the development of one model for funding higher education in Colorado. The study is anchored in a theory of policy design, which considers how groups targeted by…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Educational Finance, Policy Formation, State Policy
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Han, Shuangmiao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
China has adopted policy experimentation (PE) as a means of introducing and testing innovative policy options for reforms in higher education (HE). This paper explores how PE plays out in the HE sector, involving state actors and university actors in a dynamic interactive process and bringing about institutional changes. This paper proposes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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Hai, Nguyen Xuan; Villa, Richard A.; Van Tac, Le; Thousand, Jacqueline S.; Muc, Pham Minh – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This article traces the evolution of special education policies and services in Vietnam from their introduction to the current expansion of inclusive education for children and youth with disabilities. Impacts reported include increased educational opportunity for and inclusion of children with disabilities, the development of national policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Education, Educational Policy
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Powell, Justin J. W. – Comparative Education, 2020
Comparative education relies on experiences, expertise, data, and criticism derived from multiple contexts and diverse levels to generate insights, facilitate understanding, and explain change. Marked by connectivity, our contemporary era vastly increases the (potential) diffusion of ideas essential for scientific advance. Three interlocking…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Competition, Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cin, Firdevs Melis; Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; Temiz, Zeynep – Gender and Education, 2020
This research aims to scrutinise the latest education reform and education policies in Turkey from a capabilities-based gender equality perspective. The data draws on interviews with stakeholders and practitioners to understand how gender equality is conceptualised in policy-making and to what extent reforms have fostered gender equality in girls'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Formation
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Davis, Edward Rock; Wilson, Rachel; Dalton, Bronwen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Cross-national attraction is the first stage in international policy borrowing and analysis of its indicators provides insight into shifts in educational policies. We analyse cross-national attraction within the media discourse on the OECD's PISA in four countries: Australia, Finland, Japan and South Korea. Using the largest circulation English…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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McIntyre, Joanna; Neuhaus, Sinikka; Blennow, Katarina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Within the current global refugee crisis this paper emphasises the fundamental role of education in facilitating the integration of young new arrivals. It argues that a humanitarian problem of such scale requires a commensurate humanitarian response in the form of socially-just educational policies and practices in resettlement contexts within…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Role of Education, Humanism
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Bongco, Roxanne T.; David, Adonis P. – Issues in Educational Research, 2020
Basic education in the Philippines responded to the multiplicity of demands in its sociopolitical, economic, technological, and academic spheres through various reforms, the most large-scale of which is the K to 12 education program. This initiative changed many facets of the curricular operations in Philippine classrooms which are supported by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Policy
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Galey-Horn, Sarah; Reckhow, Sarah; Ferrare, Joseph J.; Jasny, Lorien – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
We show how policy makers converged to support similar reforms on a major educational issue: teacher effectiveness. Our study demonstrates the importance of idea brokers--actors that facilitate connections between preferences in policy networks and promote consensus around new policy ideas. Our study is based on analysis of testimony from 200…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Policy Formation, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Jang, Soo Bin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This paper examines how the initiation of a national-level curricular reform invites different educational ideas and how such ideas attain legitimacy through policy narratives that confer meanings about school knowledge, schooling, and the nation using the case of the South Korean national curriculum reform of 2015. By critically analysing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, National Curriculum
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