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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The Sultanate of Oman is a developing country that has accepted the English language as a significant tool for modernization. This was best interpreted in the opening of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 1986, which has delivered its different academic programmes totally or partially through the English language. One of the colleges of SQU has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Peter G.; Low, Ee Ling; Lim, Kam Ming; Hui, Chenri – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This paper reports the development of a scheme of characterising pedagogical practices in initial teacher education classes. The scheme is intended to provide baseline data on classroom pedagogical practices in Singapore's sole provider of initial teacher education (ITE). This study is original in that the research team has found no reports of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Tang, Keow Ngang; Ariratana, Wallapha; Treputharan, Saowanee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Soft skills comprised both rational and emotional elements, becoming a new focus on leadership, as behavior displayed during interaction with other individuals will affect effective interaction outcomes. This study aimed to examine the leadership soft skills of deans in public universities of Malaysia. This survey designed research was performed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Personality Traits, Interpersonal Competence
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Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article investigates the ways in which newly-established higher education institutions (HEIs) position themselves as "world-class" through constructing themselves as "global". With the escalating "free market" and competitive forces arising from the marketization of education, most universities see a construction…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Global Approach, State Universities, Investigations
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Poon, Chew Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article discusses the relationship between policy, research and practice in the Singapore education landscape in response to Hargreaves and Shirley's arguments of Fourth Way principles of educational change. Examples of recent policy developments in Singapore are used to illustrate the interaction between judicial uses of research data and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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Hargreaves, Andy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article has two main objectives. It first outlines the first three waves of change termed by Hargreaves and Shirley (The Fourth Way: The inspiring future for educational change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, "2009") as the First, Second and Third Way that defined global educational policy and practice since the 1960s. It then…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In 2006, the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, recommended that all public institutions of higher learning in the country incorporate soft skills formation into their curricula. This qualitative study aimed to explore Malaysian students' expectations of university education with a special focus on the acquisition of soft skills and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Peeraer, Jef; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
During the school year 2008-2009, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam launched the "Year of ICT" to produce a breakthrough in educational innovation. In light of this development we have carried out a policy analysis to study the national vision on ICT in education. The policy analysis takes into account a decade of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Education, Educational Innovation
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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Wong, Angela F. L.; Chong, Sylvia; Choy, Doris; Lim, Kam Ming – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study examined the levels of pedagogical knowledge and skills as perceived by student teachers who were enrolled in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education program at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, from the beginning of their initial teacher preparation program to the end of their first year of teaching. Their perceptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Talks of education transformation to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Malaysia culminated in the articulation of standards for teachers. The all new Malaysian Teacher Standards (MTS) launched in 2009 is to establish "high competency" standards for the teaching profession and to increase the status of teachers in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
School leadership is an important factor in educational reform and school transformation. This article aims to examine the challenges of school leadership in Singapore through the lens of the Fourth Way. In particular, this article makes reference to three messages in the Fourth Way and examines the paradoxes and challenges faced by school leaders…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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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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