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Cloud, Natalie – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper seeks to address a gap in the literature regarding lay teachers and their role and status within Catholic schools, studies have been carried out investigating this from the perspective of teaching religious and the Catholic Church but have yet to fully investigate this from the lay teachers' perspectives themselves. The period 1940-1980…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational History
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Malcolm, Matthew R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
In the "Asian century," Asian liberal arts education is bucking the trend of its counterpart in the US, and is on the rise. This article considers the case study of one substantial faculty of liberal arts in Indonesia, in order to contribute to our understanding of this important phenomenon. Within the broader question of what…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Case Studies
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Ó Murchú, Finn; Conway, Paul – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
Team teaching, where two teachers teach in the same classroom at the same time, while not a new concept, is increasingly being positioned and repositioned in research and policy literatures as central in advancing a range of valued educational goals. These goals include supporting inclusive learning for all students as well as supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Outcomes of Education
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Swanzy, Patrick; Potts, Anthony – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This study investigated the internal quality assurance strategies Ghanaian polytechnics enacted in order to improve graduate outcomes. A qualitative methodological approach via in-depth interviewing of twenty key informants and document analysis was used to establish how polytechnics in Ghana addressed problematic situations in quality assurance.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Cheong, Grace – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper forms part of a doctoral study focused on the development and validation of an instrument for the self-evaluation of teaching and learning competencies for the purpose of faculty professional development. The rapid expansion of the higher education sector in Singapore has called for new approaches to university teaching that are…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Malcolm, Matthew R.; O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Issues arising from relationships between academic departments in universities and external stakeholders are numerous and complex. The matter is illustrated in this paper by focusing on a dispute in the theology department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, which came to a head from 2004 to 2007. The dispute itself is detailed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Departments, Theological Education
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
During period 1975 through to 1987 the Commonwealth ventured into curriculum development, hitherto an activity for states and territories. Unlike the ACARA Curriculum of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd governments, there was nothing mandatory about the CDC's curriculum development activities. Here, the dominant influence was coordinative federalism. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Federal State Relationship, Agenda Setting
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Jeffers, Gerry – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
The report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Government of Ireland, 2009)--the Ryan Report--shocked Ireland and the wider world with its chilling descriptions of abuse that was systemic, pervasive, chronic, excessive, arbitrary and endemic. Subsequent debate has, rightly, centred on the "religious" arena, highlighting the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Abuse, Educational Environment, School Culture
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
During period 1919-39 through rather passive and uncontroversial means under the banner of cooperative federalism the Commonwealth instituted some major and long-lasting school educational policy. During this period it was generally acknowledged that the Commonwealth should eschew involvement in school education, yet, the politics of the time,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Herron, Donald; Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Radical economic policy change from the 1950s had major implications for Irish education which had traditionally drawn its values and orientation from Catholicism and cultural nationalism. While change to the economically-related administrative structures were bold and innovative, responses in the sphere of education were less so. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History, Teacher Education
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Bailey, Scott; Gautam, Chetanath – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
A new breed of leader is needed for American public schools, one who can both promote the public good and meet modern accountability demands. Often referred to as a scholar-practitioner, this type of leader blends theory with practice, philosophizing practice while practicing a philosophy. Such blending in a person is not simple, however, because…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leaders, Theory Practice Relationship, Philosophy
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Potts, Anthony – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This article develops a theory of socialisation based on the Chicago School of symbolic interactionism but infused with new and important insights offered by contemporary scholars and their writings on roles and relationships in the twenty first century and life in the informational, network and global world. While still rooted in the seminal…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Theories, Socialization, Social Theories
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Store, Jessie C. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
Standards for mathematics teaching require teachers to employ teaching practices that promote justification of mathematical ideas. This expected teaching practice is situated in substantial research on students' and teachers' difficulties with justifying mathematical ideas. This study shows different ways elementary school students in grades three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Validity, Mathematics
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Tang, Alice – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper explores local responses by Singapore pre-school teachers to the global trend towards English as the medium of instruction at the early childhood level of education. The paper reports research into how teachers have responded to the national literacy agenda, as outlined in the Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens in Singapore, using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Harrell-Levy, Marinda K.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The present study tested a model showing how different aspects of high school courses focusing on social justice and prosocial development predicted prosocial intentions of students (N = 362) 2 to 29 years after they had completed the courses. Results indicated that students reporting more transformative class experiences (higher critical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Prosocial Behavior, Social Justice, Social Development
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