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Stough, Laura M.; Kang, Donghyun; Lee, Sungyoon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Policy
Dorléans, Marie – European Training Foundation, 2018
Financing is the lifeblood of any public policy. First, because the availability of monetary resources conditions the affordability and sustainability of this policy. Second, because the financing systems in place, including the channels, mechanisms and tools for resource collection, allocation and management, are essential, structural factors to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Vocational Education, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
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Bista, Krishna, Ed.; Foster, Charlotte, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
Study abroad programs have proven beneficial for both the international student as well as the domestic community and school population interacting with the student. In an effort to promote cultural awareness, intercultural communications as well as opportunities for future study abroad program success, universities must take care to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Personnel Services, Study Abroad, College Administration
Pine, Nancy – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
In her groundbreaking book, Educating Young Giants, Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts has left youth in the United States and China ill-equipped for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Transporting us into Chinese elementary and high school classrooms, Pine, a U.S.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Fortanet-Gómez, Inmaculada – Multilingual Matters, 2013
This book offers a unique view of multilingualism in higher education from a global perspective. It presents a contextualised case of a multilingual language policy which takes the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. The volume discusses various approaches to multilingual education including CLIL and then proposes guidelines…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Policy
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Curran, Christina M., Ed.; Petersen, Amy J., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The "Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice" is an authoritative…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Classroom Environment, Guides, Federal Legislation
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Sahlberg, Pasi; Boce, Elona – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Many countries whose economies are in transition have initiated ambitious education reforms intended to modernize their education systems to better respond to the needs of new social and economic realities. Albania is a good example of a society that is emerging from a closed planned socialist system and moving fast to an open society and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Knowledge Management, Social Change
Tanaka, Michele T. D. – University of British Columbia Press, 2016
Across Canada, new curriculum initiatives require teachers to introduce students to Aboriginal content. In response, many teachers unfamiliar with Aboriginal approaches to learning and teaching are seeking ways to respectfully weave this material into their lessons. At the same time, many teachers are also grappling with how to foster inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
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Crow, Tracy – Journal of Staff Development, 2010
Education policy in the province of Alberta is set by Alberta Education, a ministry led by the province's minister of education. There are two key policies or ministerial orders that guide professional learning in Alberta. The Teaching Quality Standard outlines the knowledge, skills, and attributes that teachers are expected to possess. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Derrick, Jay, Ed.; Howard, Ursula, Ed.; Field, John, Ed.; Lavender, Peter, Ed.; Meyer, Sue, Ed.; von Rein, Ekkehard Nuissl, Ed.; Schuller, Tom, Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2010
Remaking Adult Learning provides an exciting and innovative addition to the literature on adult learning. Charting challenges and successes in the sector, it illustrates how taking part in well-thought-out programmes can have a positive and sometimes life-saving impact on people's lives. While grounded in adult learning practice, the book draws…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Chaaban, Youmen; Ellili-Cherif, Maha – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of teachers' individual characteristics and perceptions of environmental factors on the extent of technology integration into EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms. To this end, a national survey examining EFL teachers' perceptions was conducted at Qatari Independent Schools. A total of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Hambly, Catherine – Centre for Literacy, 2011
This is the third paper published by The Centre for Literacy in its Working Papers in Literacy series, which presents fresh perspectives on literacy-related issues. The topics are relevant both to other researchers, to practitioners in the field, and to policy-makers. This paper examines the behaviours and beliefs of a group of volunteer tutors to…
Descriptors: Tutors, Volunteers, Literacy, Beliefs
OECD Publishing, 2017
Education in Ukraine is marked by integrity violations from early childhood education and care through postgraduate study. In the past decade policy makers and civic organisations have made progress in addressing these challenges. However, much remains to be done. "OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017" aims to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrity, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Hanemann, Ulrike; McCaffery, Juliet; Newell-Jones, Katy; Scarpino, Cassandra – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2017
This report highlights the critical role family literacy and learning play in breaking down barriers between different learning contexts and engaging hard-to-reach adults and children in education. This report was developed as part of a family learning project initiated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in 2016. Based on the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Family Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Barriers
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