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Al-Hassan, Omayya M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
This paper introduces a study that examined the difficulties faced in an early childhood teacher education program at one of the universities in Jordan. A qualitative research approach has been opted utilizing the in-depth interviewing and grounded theory methodology. The study revealed that the students faced different types of difficulties in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality
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Melville, Wayne; Hardy, Ian – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
This article considers the role of trust in teacher professional learning as a form of policy enactment. Drawing upon an experienced teacher's understandings of an assessment policy, "Growing Success," in Ontario, Canada, we foreground the sociality of trust and how trust is an essential ingredient for teacher learning as policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Faculty Development, Experienced Teachers
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Majoko, Tawanda – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
The current study explored the preparation of special education administrators for inclusion in mainstream primary schools in Zimbabwe. Entrenched within international research findings on preparation of special education administrators for inclusion, the present descriptive study drew on a purposive sample of 28 special education administrators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Administrator Education, Inclusion
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Chan, Chi Wai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
There has been a massification of higher education in Hong Kong since the late 1980s. In addition to programmes offered by local higher education institutions, there are plenty of off-shore degree programmes provided by overseas institutions. In the meantime, Hong Kong has been restructured to an international financial centre, and its financial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Benefits
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Tran, Tai Anh; Tran, Tuyen Quang; Tran, Nu The; Nguyen, Hai Thi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
Using the updated data from the 2016 Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey, this study examines the role of education in the livelihood of households in the Northwest region, the poorest region in Vietnam. Our micro-econometric analysis shows that education has a positive effect on choosing better livelihoods, household income and poverty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Family Income, Poverty
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Pham, Nguyen Bang; Okely, Anthony D.; Whittaker, Maxine; Siba, Peter; Pomat, William – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
Globally, about 175 million children have no access to universal education in 2017. Nearly, 16 million young children in East Asia and Pacific Region are not enrolled into school, accounting for 19% of children in pre- and primary school age. This paper analyses surveillance data, extracted from the integrated Health and Demographic Surveillance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Elementary Education, Enrollment Rate
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Salas-Velasco, Manuel – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
It is important for policymakers and managers of higher education institutions knowing how well their universities are operating. This article aimed to show that data envelopment analysis (DEA) can be an excellent benchmarking instrument in higher education. First, by using several inputs and outputs at the institutional level, DEA can identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, College Administration, Educational Assessment
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Aziz, Farous Izwan Bin Abdul; Said, Seriaznita Bte Mat – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
Persuasive writing is one of the main writing genres secondary students are required to master. However, while the students can naturally argue verbally and in an informal setting, they lack the skill to compose a persuasive argument for academic purposes. The main problem is that students can barely construct an argument while composing a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Yasmin, Musarat; Naseem, Farhat; Abas, Naeem – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
The role of teachers in promoting learner autonomy has been the focus of second language acquisition researchers for more than a decade. This paper aimed at exploring perceived constraints in promoting learner autonomy, from the perspective of teachers. A sample of 16 university lecturers teaching communication skills in four public universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Hairon, Salleh; Loh, Soon How; Lim, Soh Peng; Govindani, Simmi Naresh; Tan, Jessie Kwee Tin; Tay, Edna Chee Joo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
The mentoring of beginning to teachers to work effectively is intuitively important. Yet, there is a lack of research on the effectiveness or impact of structured mentoring, as well as the principles that support effective mentoring. This paper reports on an empirical research using a mixed-method approach to first, quantitatively by means of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Attitudes
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Scull, Janet; Mackenzie, Noella M.; Bowles, Terence – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
Studies of early writing recognize that learning to write is a complex process requiring students to attend to the composition of the text and the transcription of the ideas. The research discussed here examined six dimensions of early writing--text structure, sentence structure, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and handwriting--and how each…
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Writing Evaluation, Text Structure, Sentence Structure
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Hamedi, Seyyedeh Mina; Pishghadam, Reza; Fadardi, Javad Salehi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
Given the fact that reading is considered as a crucial language skill through which the reader can interact with the author to obtain the required information for the higher communication and participation in the current literary society (Walker in Diagnostic teaching of reading: techniques for instruction and assessment, Merril, Columbus, 2000),…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Reading Comprehension
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Liu, Shuiyun; Zhao, Xia – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This research examined migrant children education (MCE) policies implemented in China since the late 1990s. The empirical study in Beijing demonstrated that MCE policies pushed public schools to enrol migrant children, but the policy objective of educational equality has not been fully realised. The policy implementers' capabilities and motivation…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Policy Analysis
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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
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Molla, Tebeje; Nolan, Andrea – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper explores the Australian Government's 'Universal Access' policy in the early childhood education sector. Using data from selected policy texts, and drawing on interpretive policy analysis, the paper specifically examines rationales underlying the Universal Access agenda and instruments put in place to operationalize it and problematizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education
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