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Tan, Oon Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
The meteoric increase in technological advancement in the last few decades has dramatically transformed how people live their lives. Innovation is seen to be essential as it ensures sustainable growth in a knowledge-based economy and a competitive global marketplace. Consequently, enabling innovation to occur becomes of prime concern to educators…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Buschor, Christine Bieri; Kamm, Esther – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Following a major shift in Swiss teacher education in the 1990s, teachers are now educated at the university level with a more research-oriented focus than before the reform. Furthermore, the curriculum in teacher education is not only more academically oriented, but also concurrently practice-focused. Swiss student teachers are highly involved in…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Student Research, Student Interests
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Tan, Oon Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Policy makers are often looking for solutions to develop their educational systems in today's highly competitive knowledge-based economy. Hargreaves and Shirley's Fourth Way provides a useful approach in analysing policy trends, successes and pitfalls, based on an observation of practices and research evidences in the west, particularly, the USA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Low, Ee-Ling; Lee, Sing-Kong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In recent years, education systems around the world have been keeping a keen eye on rankings of student achievement as measured by internationally benchmarked tests. This has led to considerable attention being paid to teasing out success factors that may account for countries that have emerged top of the ranks or those that have shown the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement
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Ng, Shun Wing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
Internationalization becomes increasingly important in higher education in a globalized world. Exporting higher education services by recruiting overseas students is an integral facet of internationalization of higher education. It not only helps develop the place as an education hub but also facilitate internationalized environment of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Foreign Students
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Yang, Xu – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
China is now facing significant challenges in funding its rapidly expanding higher education systems, though it has experienced enormous economic growth in recent years. Equity has become a serious concern in Chinese higher education system. This article tries to identify the causes and implications of under-representation of the rural-poor…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Schools, Economically Disadvantaged
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Lee, Wing On – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
In contemplating about the quality of higher education needed for today, this paper reviews the changing concepts and expectations towards higher education. It does so by delineating the changing setting of the higher education sector, the changing understanding of scholarship, the changing economy that leads to the emergence of entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Global Approach
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Naidoo, Loshini – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
This paper discusses the Refugee Action Support Partnership Project between the University of Western Sydney, The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and the NSW-Department of Education and Training (DET). The critical ethnographic method is used to evaluate the after-school homework tutoring centres as a vehicle of literacy development…
Descriptors: Homework, Ethnography, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning
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Chua, Jude Soo Meng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article relates the philosophical and conceptual study of educational institutions with educational policy. I argue that both the descriptive and prescriptive answer to "what a school is" should focus on the school that is important, which is the central case. This central case of a school should embody an ethos of openness towards the basic…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Policy, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Power, Colin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article draws lessons from experience at UNESCO and Eidos pertinent to the issues of developing East-West Partnership in education. For the past 60 years, UNESCO's mission has been to promote international co-operation. It has been very much involved in promoting intellectual co-operation among the professional leaders in education. Eidos is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, International Organizations, Partnerships in Education
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Kang, Trivina – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper presents the 2002 Junior College/Upper Secondary Review in Singapore in the context of the nation-state's commitment to human capital investment. It discusses how these changes have led to a radically altered upper secondary educational landscape through the implementation of the Integrated Programme, the establishment of Specialized…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Two Year Colleges, Educational Change, Foreign Countries