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Garcia, Peggie; Morales, P. Zitlali – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language learners (ELLs) in charter schools. Moreover, the charter school research has predominantly focused on whether or not charter schools are effective rather than…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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Walker, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2009
This paper argues that underlying the OECD's promotion of inclusion in, for and through lifelong learning is the notion of an "active citizen" who establishes their worth through learning and, ultimately, competence. Through the critical examination of recent OECD policy documents on adult and lifelong learning, the paper also calls for…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Equal Education
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Jones, Ken – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Responding to the recent work of Andrew Gamble, the article discusses the extent to which the British situation can be described in terms of crisis. It suggests that an essential element of crisis is that of political and social contestation, and explores the terms on which contestation is taking shape in and around British education.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics, Privatization, Public Sector
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Thomas, P. L.; Goering, Christian Z. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
As part of an ongoing series of reports by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), "Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know" makes broad claims about teacher education based on a limited analysis of textbooks and syllabi. The report argues that teacher education materials, specifically educational psychology…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Research Reports, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bentley, Kelvin – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Russ Poulin is director of policy and analysis for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies. He has been an outspoken advocate of treating distance education fairly in state and federal regulations. In recent years, he has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational History
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Gaševic, Dragan; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Joksimovic, Srecko – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The field of learning analytics was founded with the goal to harness vast amounts of data about learning collected by the extensive use of technology. After the early formation, the field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. Although…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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van der Westhuizen, G. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Since 1994, education policy documents in South Africa have prioritised the goal of equity in education, understood as increased access to programmes, more equitable staff and student profiles, and curricula that are more responsive to the needs of all students. The challenge of effecting the goal of equity at levels of teaching and learning in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Profiles, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Takayama, Keita – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
In this paper, I develop a critique of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-based lifelong learning policy discourse with a particular focus on "key competencies" (KCs) and its equity implications for school curricular policies. First, I review the discussion of KCs in the writings by the OECD-affiliated…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, International Organizations, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Fadeeva, Zinaida; Galkute, Laima – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
In defining quality of higher education, competences achieved by graduates are interpreted as essential criteria. There are two political processes in education dealing, among other issues, with competence development: the Bologna Process in European Higher Education Area and a global process--the United Nations (UN) Decade (2005-2014) of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Quality Control, Sustainable Development
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Mandinach, Ellen B. – Educational Psychologist, 2012
Data-driven decision making has become an essential component of educational practice across all levels, from chief state school officers to classroom teachers, and has received unprecedented attention in terms of policy and financial support. It was included as one of the four pillars in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009),…
Descriptors: Evidence, State Schools, Educational Psychology, Educational Practices
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Rundgren, Carl-Johan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this forum article, I reflect on issues related to the implementation of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries. Regarding education within the European Union (EU), the Bologna system has in later years provided extended coordination and comparability at an organizational level. However, the possibility of the EU to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods
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Hennessy, Laura – Research in Drama Education, 2018
In this piece of writing, I respond to Anon's reflections on her/his experiences of being taught Drama in a British high school, recently published in this journal (see Anon. 2017. '"Where the wild things are" -- an insider's experience of the contemporary drama classroom', RIDE: "The Journal of Applied Theatre and…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Art Education
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Allen, Martin – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
Vocational education is supposed to improve work and employment skills, but many of the vocational courses developed in schools and colleges after the collapse of industrial apprenticeships in the 1970s have not offered real opportunities for young people in the labour market. Instead, a succession of new qualifications was introduced, which…
Descriptors: General Education, Educational Practices, Apprenticeships, Qualifications
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Ward, David – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
David Ward, Interim Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2011 to 2013, and Chancellor from 1993 to 2000, describes the changes coming to higher education. He reports that the second half of the twentieth century was a time of great creativity in the kinds of public policies that were put into place for higher education in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Strategic Planning, Educational Change
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Vasquez-Leon, Marcela; Burke, Brian; Radonic, Lucero – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
A critical interest of applied anthropology is to educate students to be theoretically grounded and capable of assuming a level of social responsibility that extends beyond academia. In this paper, we reflect on the issue of student preparation for work in the policy arena by focusing on the experiences of a five-year applied research project that…
Descriptors: Student Research, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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