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Wilson, Byron; Quinn, Stephen J.; Abbott, Tammy; Cairney, Sheree – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
Indigenous language endangerment is critical in Australia, with only 120 of 250 known languages remaining, and only 13 considered strong. A related issue is the gap in formal education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people compared with other Australians, with the gap wider in remote regions. Little empirical research exists in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education
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Deryakulu, Deniz; Atal-Köysüren, Deniz – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study examines Turkish pre-service Information and Communication Technologies teachers' educational philosophies and occupational anxieties. A total of 800 pre-service teachers participated in the study. Results showed that the predominant educational philosophies among the participants were the existentialism, progressivism,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Educational Philosophy, Anxiety
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Adamba, Clement – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The paper used district level students' pass rate in a nationally conducted basic education certification examination to assess the effect of school electrification on learning outcomes. The results show that school electrification in addition to the traditional school-level inputs, such as class size, pupil-teacher ratio, ratio of core textbook…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Developing Nations, Outcomes of Education
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Tshabangu, Icarbord – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The developing world has continually faced tremendous challenges in providing social security and safety nets for its vast populations culminating in wider educational inequalities and extreme poverty. It is not uncommon in Sub-Saharan Africa to find rapacious wealth in the hands of a few co-existing with mass poverty. As a consequence, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Equal Education, Children
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Dhirathiti, Nopraenue S.; Pichitpatja, Pojjana – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The study examined the process of policy implementation of lifelong learning for the elderly in Thailand, covering four main regions within the country. The study empirically compared inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes of policy implementation in the north, south, northeast, and central regions of Thailand and captured the rigor of policy…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Hungi, Njora; Ngware, Moses – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The objective of this article is to investigate the effects of preschool participation on learning achievement and to estimate the optimal duration of preschool participation needed for pupils to perform their best in mathematics at the Grade 6 level in Uganda. The sample consisted of 2649 Grade 6 pupils, attending 82 schools across two rural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Hathaway, Tanya; Fletcher, Peter – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The aim of this study was to identify pre-service teachers' ways of experiencing the teaching of diverse learners and to determine the aspects that are educationally critical in gaining a deeper understanding of teaching. We approached the question of teachers' experiences in the context of the training of K-6 primary teachers, which takes place…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Diversity, Research Methodology
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Wright, Ewan; Lee, Moosung; Feng, Siyuan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This paper outlines the findings of a mixed-method study of private supplementary tutoring received by students at international schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in China. Phase One was an online survey of 151 IBDP graduates across 14 schools, while Phase Two included semi-structured interviews with school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Advanced Placement Programs, Mixed Methods Research
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Nery-Cura, Ma. Lourdes S.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
Textbooks, as a curriculum document text, are subject to nonlinear entry and points of interpretation and implementation. The interpretation of its content is dependent on the reader or the writer, thus making it open to multimodal ways of meaning-making that underscore rhizomatic tendencies. Delueze and Guattari ("A thousand plateaus:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Educational Philosophy
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Wanphet, Phalangchok; Tantawy, Nesrin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore the perceptions of university students and instructors regarding English as the medium of instruction for teaching science courses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One hundred English as a Foreign Language students from several science courses participated in the current study. They completed a self-assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Campbell, Carol – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
There has been increased attention to the importance of teachers and teacher quality in developing and sustaining successful education systems for some time now (Barber and Mourshed in How the world's best performing school systems come out on top, McKinsey & Company, New York, 2007; Darling-Hammond et al. in Empowered educators: how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Program Development
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Niesz, Tricia; Ryan, Kelli – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
A significant challenge for large-scale system-wide educational change is reconciling the importance of teacher ownership with the work of scaling up successful innovations. This article explores this dilemma in the context of a remarkable statewide transition to Activity Based Learning (ABL) in the government schools of Tamil Nadu, India. ABL, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
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Le, Hang M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This qualitative case study examines the implementation of "Escuela Nueva", a rural multigrade schooling model, in Vietnam from the perspectives and experiences of local teachers and school administrators. "Escuela Nueva" first emerged in Colombia in the 1970s as a scalable low-cost educational innovation model that can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Textbooks, Models
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This article explores the significance of context within the process of contemporary education reform and policy-making. It draws upon evidence from a comparative study of educational change and transformation in seven education systems: Australia, England, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Russia, and Singapore. The article focuses on school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Context Effect, Educational Change
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Wong, Janice W. Y.; O'Donnell, Melissa; Bayliss, Donna; Fletcher, Janet; Glauert, Rebecca – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Policies aiming to improve educational outcomes are typically based on academic testing data. However, such data only reflect the performance of students who completed the tests. It is possible that students who were absent have shared characteristics. The proportion of students absent out of all eligible school students and whether they have…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Attendance, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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