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Robinson, Jenny Perlman; Winthrop, Rebecca – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2016
"Millions Learning: Scaling up Quality Education in Developing Countries" tells the story of where and how quality education has scaled in low- and middle-income countries. The story emerges from wide-ranging research on scaling and learning, including 14 in-depth case studies from around the globe. Ultimately, "Millions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Luna, Laura – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Based on a school ethnography carried out in an English primary school in the last years of New Labour Government, this paper examines the processes and dynamics involved in the introduction of a cooperative learning method as part of the Success for All Literacy Program, which was being implemented in the school for the first time. It discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Accountability, Literacy
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Özdemir-Yilmazer, Meryem; Özkan, Yonca – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
Assessment of students is an essential part of instruction in both teaching and learning. With the recognition of alternative assessment methods, classroom assessment has gained attention focusing on learning of students. However, high-stakes testing turns classroom assessment into teachers' high stakes decisions, ignoring the development of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High Stakes Tests
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Wu, Shu-Chen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigated Hong Kong and German children's perceptions of play and learning and their relationships. Forty-eight children (24 German and 24 Chinese) playing and learning in the classroom were observed and videotaped for five consecutive days. They were interviewed 3 times about their kindergarten experiences by using free- and…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Kindergarten, Asians
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Saito, Eisuke; Atencio, Matthew – Educational Review, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to discuss group learning in line with economic perspectives of embeddedness and integration emanating from the work of Karl Polanyi. Polanyi's work defines economy as a necessary interaction among human beings for survival; the economy is considered inextricably linked from broader society and social relations rather…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Economics, Educational Policy, Rewards
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Radinger, Thomas – European Journal of Education, 2014
With increasing school autonomy, often coupled with greater accountability requirements, school leaders are increasingly responsible for new human resource management tasks. Policies to improve the teaching workforce, therefore, cannot do without policies to improve the school leadership profession. Teachers' effectiveness depends, among others,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Human Resources, Accountability
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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
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Alimorad, Zahra – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2014
Recently, EFL teachers' ethical conflicts in the situated classroom context have got paramount importance. This paper presents findings from an empirical study of ethical conflicts Iranian EFL teachers encounter while engaged in classroom assessment. Critical incidents generated by 49 practicing teachers revealed that a majority of reported…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Ethics
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
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine six South African universities with a particular focus on the quality of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study approach was adopted and data were mainly generated by means of open-ended questionnaires. The questionnaire was circulated to approximately 1,800 students and 746…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Jinhui, Lin – Chinese Education & Society, 2016
In Sino-foreign cooperative education, high-quality introduced educational resources must benefit the growth and development of students, facilitate the school's capacity building and the improvement of overall educational standards, and promote national socioeconomic development. It is necessary to establish and perfect the various working…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Educational Resources, Educational Quality, International Educational Exchange
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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Ralls, Deborah – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
One hundred years have passed since John Dewey's seminal Democracy and Education (1916), yet academics and practitioners continue to search for ways in which democratic relationships in education can be enacted. This article uses a case study of an English Co-operative school to explore how far becoming co-operative can support a shift in the type…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Cooperation, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context in Taiwan based on Vygotsky's (1978) socio-cultural framework. The historical context is provided after some delineations of the educational system in Taiwan with regard to its foreign language instruction policy and development. Based upon the proposed socio-cultural framework,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Clarke, Matthew – Critical Studies in Education, 2014
Ability grouping in schools and classrooms constitutes something of a policy hiatus in the Australian context, in contrast to the conspicuous visibility of equity and quality as explicit policy goals. This article examines what I am calling the dialectics -- i.e. moments of negation that allow for creation -- and dilemmas inhering in the complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ability Grouping, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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