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Gallagher, Selena; Smith, Susen R.; Merrotsy, Peter – Gifted and Talented International, 2011
This qualitative multi-site case study sought to examine the current educational provisions in place for intellectually gifted primary school students in Queensland and to consider how the beliefs and attitudes of primary school stakeholders were reflected in the production of their school gifted education policies. Attitudes and perceptions of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Ideology, Ability Grouping, Emotional Development
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Lim, Leonel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Meritocracy functions in Singapore as the key principle of governance and educational distribution. However, the concept of meritocracy itself contains a number of inherent contradictions, most evidently witnessed in the tension between its egalitarian and elitist strands. This tension is documented in the recommendations of Singapore's recent…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Ideology
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Phyak, Prem Bahadur – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2011
The recent political transformation of Nepal from a constitutional monarchy to a federal democratic republic and from a Hindu polity to a secular country has brought about some crucial changes in language planning. The Interim Constitution of Nepal has not only recognized the multilingual and multicultural reality of the country but has also…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Educational Practices, Primary Education, Multilingualism