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Andreadakis, Zacharias – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Relying upon the heuristic presuppositions of behavioral economics, this study seeks to offer an expanded analysis of the public mission mandate of the Greek higher education sector. The examination outlines and parses qualitative evidence issued from the Greek Ministry of Education, and in particular from the hitherto untranslated document…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Opinion, Social Environment
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Berghaeuser, Hendrik; Hoelscher, Michael – Tertiary Education and Management, 2020
Higher education systems are changing due to trends of funding pressures, increasing social demands and growing numbers of students. Even though teaching and research are still considered as the pivotal functions of universities, other activities such as technology transfer, lifelong learning or social engagement have broadened the scope of their…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Karseth, Berit; Baek, Chanwoong – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
The study presents a bibliometric network analysis of the two most recent schools reforms in Norway. Two research questions have been pursued: First, do the government-appointed expert commission use (in Green Papers) the same type of knowledge as 'evidence' for their reviews and recommendations as the Ministry of Education and Research (as…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Network Analysis, Position Papers, Educational Change
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Knight, Elizabeth – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This study investigates the changing discourses of the value of degrees in prospectuses between 1976 and 2013, chosen due to the massification of higher education and use of the particular marketing tool of prospectuses. This research analysed the messages in prospectuses through the period in four English higher education institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Reputation, Foreign Countries
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Clarke, Matthew – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
This paper examines the tensions between education policy's attachment to notions such as excellence and inclusion and its investments in managerial tropes of competition, continuous quality improvement, standards and accountability that are at odds with and which undermine its attachments. In order to explore these tensions, I draw on the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Neoliberalism, Fantasy
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Arias-Coello, Alicia; Simon-Martin, Jose; Gonzalo Sanchez-Molero, Jose Luis – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this article is to analyze the content of mission statements of Spanish public universities and explore two questions: firstly, whether missions differ according to the date they were drawn up, and second, whether their discourse reflects new public management policies proposed by the government. The study covered 47 public…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Institutional Mission, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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Ford, Timothy G.; Hewitt, Kim Kappler – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
In current teacher evaluation systems, the two main purposes of evaluation--accountability/goal accomplishment (summative) and professional growth/improvement (formative)--are often at odds with one another. However, they are not only compatible, but linking them within a unified teacher evaluation system may, in fact, be desirable. The challenge…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
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Berkovich, Izhak; Benoliel, Pascale – Critical Studies in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore the societal orientations (individualist vs. collectivist) of educational aims, in constructions of teacher professionalism framed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) insight and lesson reports. The critical discourse…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, International Organizations, Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys
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Rogers, Marg; Sims, Margaret; Bird, Jo; Elliott, Sue – Australian Universities' Review, 2020
Organisational narratives are foundational to inform the actions and directions of an organisation. Modern organisations often place great weight and invest significant time crafting their narratives that are communicated through mission statements, strategic plans, policies, directives and self-promotion. Sometimes these narratives align with the…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Position Papers, Strategic Planning, Organizational Culture
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Vargas Herrera, Francisco; Moya Marchant, Loreto – Religious Education, 2020
Chile's General Law of Education (LGE) states that one of the purposes of education is the spiritual development of all its schooled population. In turn, other legal documents claim that the Institutional Educational Project should define how schools are to approach that statement. This article analyses the frequency of keywords, based on a…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Institutional Mission
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Fritz, Annemarie; Long, Caroline; Herzog, Moritz; Balzer, Lars; Ehlert, Antje; Henning, Elizabeth – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
Against the background of the low mathematical performance of South African learners in international panel studies, there is an urgent need to improve mathematical education. In particular, the curriculum and its structure raise questions. It is logical that the prescribed curricula should align with learners' developmental trajectories. Given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fundamental Concepts, Knowledge Level, Curriculum Development
Griffin, Constance; Barker, Patricia; McDermott, Elizabeth; Meadows, Lynne; Peiffer, Cheryl – National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that immunizations are essential to primary prevention of disease from infancy through adulthood and that childhood vaccinations are an effective way of preventing serious childhood illnesses (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2017). NASN supports…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Staff Role, Immunization Programs, Disease Control
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Semerci, Cetin; Hatipoglu, Cenk; Guneri, Birsen; Sevimbay, Aziz; Akcaalan, Mumine; Cengiz Demir, Yasemin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Purpose: This study was conducted to reveal the views of academicians, working in the Faculty of Education, on the 2023 Vision Document of the Ministry of National Education. Method: Qualitative research method was used in this study. The study group consisted of six faculty members. In the determination of participants, easily accessible…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Position Papers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Dooley, Tyrone P. – Teaching Public Administration, 2020
The main research question considered in this article is the relative prominence of social equity among public administration curricula via an examination of program mission. It has long been asserted that social equity is a key component of public administration education so much so that the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) made…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Position Papers, Public Administration Education, Masters Programs
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Flavin, Michael; Zhou Chen, Ting; Quintero, Valentina – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2020
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have mission statements as a matter of course. This article analyses 127 mission statements from UK HEIs, comprising 76.048% of the mainstream UK higher education sector. The statements were divided into the categories of Russell Group; Other; and Specialist Institution. A mixed methods research approach was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Position Papers, Institutional Mission, Language Usage
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