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Koppich, Julia E.; Esch, Camille – Educational Policy, 2012
This article examines the shift in the locus of decision-making authority across more than 25 years of policy efforts to improve teaching effectiveness. Previously the province of local government, states assumed the lion's share of authority for teaching policy during the 1980s and 1990s. As states and the federal government rose to education…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Local Government, Federal Government, Educational Policy
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Wery, Jessica J.; Cullinan, Douglas – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2013
This article examines definitions state education agencies use to describe the federal education disability called "emotional disturbance." State definitions were collected so that various aspects of them could be analyzed and compared with results of similar studies completed in the 1970s and 1980s. Among results are that state definitions have…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, State Policy, Definitions, State Regulation
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This paper critically analyses key educational policy documents produced by the World Bank mainly from the mid-1980s to 2010 with regard to implementing major educational projects in Nepal. Using critical policy sociology as a methodological tool, the paper explores how a small Himalayan nation with per capita income of about US$730 (2014) plunged…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Sociology
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Connors-Tadros, Lori; Gardner, Madelyn – State Education Standard, 2018
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) convened its Task Force on Early Childhood Education in the larger context of educational reform of the 1980s, which was characterized by two competing perspectives. One focused on state-mandated testing and increased graduation requirements, in response to the alarm sounded by the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Social Change, Economic Impact
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Barton, Paul E. – Education and Urban Society, 1981
Proposes federal vocational education policies, emphasizing: (1) public education, business and labor cooperation; (2) educational needs of students; (3) joint school-employer instruction; (4) better local-level market information; (5) facilitation of youth school-work transition; (6) aid in occupational adjustment and aid for upgrading employer's…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Job Training, Public Policy
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Savage, Glenn C.; O'Connor, Kate – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
This paper provides a comparative analysis of national curriculum reforms in Australia and the USA, set against the backdrop of global trends since the 1980s. The analysis is driven by an interest in the reconstitution of national policy spaces in global times, and draws particularly upon Stephen Carney's notion of "global policy-scapes"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, Global Approach
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Kauppinen, Ilkka – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2014
The restructuring of European higher education (EHE) since the 1980s is a widely studied subject. However, this paper argues that previous studies have paid insufficient attention to the role of transnational policy-making groups in this complex and multilevel process. This argument is supported by focusing on how the European Round Table of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Educational Change, Industry
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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Warhol, Larisa – Language Policy, 2012
This research explores the development of landmark federal language policy in the United States: the Native American Languages Act of 1990/1992 (NALA). Overturning more than two centuries of United States American Indian policy, NALA established the federal role in preserving and protecting Native American languages. Indigenous languages in the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, American Indians, Official Languages, Public Policy
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Aslan, Gülay – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2014
Neo-liberal policies have been affecting in waves all public services in Turkey since 1980s. The most affected institutions in this process were education in general and the higher education institutions in particular. This article consists of two dimensions. In the first dimension, the process, in which the neo-liberal policies started with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Higher Education
Ryan, Robin – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This essay considers the evolution of the vocational education and training (VET) system since European settlement, but focuses mainly on changes that have occurred over the last three decades. It discusses the underlying influences of key reforms, including the training reform agenda, which had as its main aim, the establishment of a national…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan; Hayes, Kyle; Theobald, Roddy – Educational Researcher, 2016
Though policymakers are increasingly concerned about teacher shortages in U.S. public schools, the national discussion does not reflect historical patterns of the supply of and demand for newly minted teachers. Specifically, the production of teacher candidates has increased steadily since the mid-1980s, and only about half of graduating teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Public Schools, Teacher Supply and Demand, STEM Education
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Barndt, Deborah; Erickson, Kris – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter offers an intergenerational reflection on the production of photostories in the Toronto-based Moment Project of the 1980s, considering how its features of co-creation, creative forms, and critical social content could be reinvented with the new digital media forms integral to today's social movements.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Social Action, Cooperative Learning
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Chesters, Jenny – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
As the Australian labour market restructured during the 1980s and 1990s, Year 12 retention rates more than doubled between 1983 and 1993 secondary schools diversified to include vocational education and training programs as alternative pathways through school. From a human capital perspective, the completion of vocational qualifications in school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Secondary School Students
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Wang, Catherine Yan – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2013
China has made huge strides in expanding access to higher education since the 1980s. The main approach to achieve mass higher education was cost-sharing reforms of tertiary education. This article examines the policy reforms that affected tuition, fees and subsidies for tertiary students since the end of the 1980s and looks at the effects in terms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
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