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Seeber, Marco; Barberio, Vitaliano; Huisman, Jeroen; Mampaey, Jelle – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the factors affecting the content of universities' mission statements. We conceptualize missions as identity narratives, a type of symbolic representation of an organization. Based on the literature on organizational identity we argue that universities need to address two major challenges when crafting their mission…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Position Papers, Reputation, Content Analysis
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Driskill, Gerald; Chatham-Carpenter, April; McIntyre, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study analyzed the transformation of a departmental culture through a process of implementing a new mission statement. The revised departmental mission promoted positive practices and rituals that transformed faculty relationships and student learning. These positive and ethical practices were derived from social constructionist principles,…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Departments, Teacher Student Relationship
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Flessa, Joseph; Bramwell, Daniela; Fernandez, Magdalena; Weinstein, José – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
School site leadership has commanded the attention of researchers and policymakers in Anglo-American jurisdictions for at least two decades, but little is known about how many other parts of the globe have addressed this topic. This paper reviews published research and policy documents related to school leadership in Latin America between…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Literature Reviews, Position Papers, Leadership
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Charungkaittikul, Suwithida – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
This article is a study of the guidelines for lifelong education management to mobilize learning communities in the social-cultural context of Thailand is intended to 1) analyze and synthesize the management of lifelong learning to mobilize learning community in the social-cultural context of Thailand; and 2) propose guidelines for lifelong…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Guidelines, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Hadley, Fay; Rouse, Elizabeth – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine the disconnect happening in relation to family-centre partnerships. Developing partnerships with families is hotly debated and provides challenges for educators teaching in the early childhood sector. Using a comparative case study analysis, several research studies conducted in the states of New South…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Comparative Analysis
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Berliyanto; Santoso, Harry B. – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
There are two indications that Indonesia needs to improve its education quality. The first is the Human Development Index (HDI), which is still at the medium level, and the second is the enrollment rate in higher education, which is also at the low level. MOOCs have the potential to solve both problems. However, implementing MOOCs in a developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Fielke, Simon J.; Botha, Neels; Reid, Janet; Gray, David; Blackett, Paula; Park, Nicola; Williams, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This paper highlights important lessons for co-innovation drawn from three ex-post case study innovation projects implemented within three sub-sectors of the primary industry sector in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: The characteristics that fostered co-innovation in each innovation project case study were identified from…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Innovation, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
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Green, Terrance L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
For decades, reform has been a persistent issue in urban schools. Research suggests that urban school reforms that are connected to equitable community development efforts are more sustainable, and that principals play a pivot role in leading such efforts. Yet, limited research has explored how urban school principals connect school reform with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Development, Educational Change, School Community Relationship
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A governor's State of the State address is an opportunity to outline policy priorities, highlight past accomplishments and reflect on the condition of the state and country. In 2018, 17 governors are serving their last year in office, having reached the end of their term or deciding not to seek re-election. Many of them used their State of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Statewide Planning, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development
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Pizarro Milian, Roger – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Conventional scholarship within the sociology of education and organizations posits that schools achieve legitimacy by virtue of conforming to normative standards, abiding by government regulations and mimicking the forms of successful peers. Through this study, an examination of a sample of 751 Canadian for-profit colleges (FPCs) is performed,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Advancement, Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges
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Zapp, Mike; Helgetun, Jo B.; Powell, Justin J. W. – European Journal of Education, 2018
Educational research in Norway has experienced unprecedented structural expansion and cognitive shifts over the last two decades because of greater state investments and the strategic use of extensive and multi-year thematic programmes to fund research projects. Using a neo-institutionalist framework, we examine institutionalisation dynamics in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Change
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Da'as, Rima'a; Qadach, Mowafaq – World Journal of Education, 2018
This paper builds upon the theoretical framework developed by Zahra and George (2002) to empirically explore, first, the moderator effect of principals' inspirational vision content as a social mechanism that reduces the gap between potential absorptive capacity (PACAP; the ability to acquire and assimilate external knowledge) and realized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attendance
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BenDavid-Hadar, Iris; Case, Stephoni; Smith, Rob – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The right to education depends upon a willingness to finance education fairly. Addressing the difference in educational achievement between learners of different backgrounds is a key aspect of fairness. Framed by contemporary neoliberal policies around marketisation and competitiveness, this paper examines fairness in the education finance policy…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis
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Moffett, Paul; Weare, William H., Jr. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
Some academic libraries use service philosophy statements to strengthen the quality of their service culture. A service philosophy statement communicates directly to users what they can--and should--expect from the library. This article describes a study in which the authors applied qualitative content analysis to service philosophy statements.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Position Papers, Content Analysis
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Klemencic, Manja; Galán Palomares, Fernando Miguel – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
The article seeks to advance understanding of the involvement of transnational student associations in European governance of higher education policies within the European Union (EU) and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Specifically, the article explores the mechanisms for interest intermediation that exist for transnational student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Organizations, Governance, Educational Policy
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