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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The centrality of education in the pursuit of better economic and social prosperity is now well established. The dominance of human capital theory, which provides a strong argument for better education as a key factor in fuelling economic growth, has encouraged policy makers, in various countries, to focus on education reform as a key priority and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Joo, Mabel Tan Hwee; Muniandy, Vasu; Perera, Corinne Jaqueline; Harris, Alma – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This article outlines the findings from a contemporary study of principals' leadership practices in Malaysia as part of the 7 System Leadership Study. Recent policy developments within Malaysia have increased principals' accountability and have underlined the importance of the role of the principals in transforming school performance and student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This article presents initial findings from an empirical study of the effectiveness of mathematics teaching (EMT). The article explores the teaching of mathematics in two very different contexts: England and China. Within each country, the target cohort of pupils were those aged 9-10 and overall, 19 teachers, 10 from England and nine from China,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bysik, Nadezhda; Evstigneeva, Nadezhda; Isaeva, Natalia; Kukso, Katsiaryna; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Over the last decade, the Russian education system has undergone significant transformation that has radically changed the expectations placed upon the school principals. This current reform process has placed far greater responsibilities and accountabilities upon principals to secure school effectiveness and improved student learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Education, Leadership Training