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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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Grace, Kelly; Eng, Sothy – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
This research uses Sen's capabilities approach to examine two central questions: "how do female graduates, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, achieve their academic and career-related post-secondary goals?" and "how do personal, social and environmental factors contribute to or inhibit their post-secondary goal achievement?" Individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Postsecondary Education, Goal Orientation
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de Guzman, Allan B.; Adamos, Joel L. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
As major sources of information, curriculum materials (CMs) have generally served teachers and students by providing instructional and learning support. The impact of CMs on teachers' pedagogical practice and learners' engagement and success had been fairly documented. However, just as the use of CMs is influenced by teachers' orientations and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks
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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Bringula, Rex P.; Balcoba, Alexander C.; Alfaro, Laurie E.; Merritt, Jennifer – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This descriptive survey research utilized a content-validated questionnaire to determine the perceived impact of the implementations of a K to 12 education system in the Philippines. It also determined how teachers plan to manage the possible threats of the new K to 12 education system to their tenure and financial stability. For this study, 77…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges
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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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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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Cuconato, Morena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Starting from the assumption that school to work transitions constitute not only the end goal but also an integral part of educational trajectories, this article reconstructs the narratives of the decision-making processes of young people at the end of lower secondary education, namely the ways in which decision-making is referred to, the temporal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Decision Making, Secondary School Students
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Markussen, Eifred – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
In this article we examine the relationship between educational level and position in the labour market at age 25 for those who have completed upper secondary education or lower as their highest educational level. Whilst completion of upper secondary education is widely regarded as being important, we find that early and lasting work experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Young Adults, Educational Attainment
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Lee, John Chi-Kin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Demand has risen for the introduction of career education in senior secondary schooling to enhance students' transition from study to work. Against such a background, this paper aims to discuss the curriculum reforms and supporting structures in schools and to explore the challenges of life skills planning for secondary school students in China…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Career Planning, Daily Living Skills
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Pavlova, Margarita – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
School to work transition is an important aspect of lifelong learning that has increased in significance as the knowledge-based economy takes off in developed countries. Rapid structural economic changes, the importance of innovation, and a shorter lifecycle of products require education systems to adjust to the needs of economies and individuals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, Academic Aspiration
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Saw, Guan Kung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Educational inequality is a highly debated yet empirically understudied topic in Malaysia. This paper examines the patterns and trends of academic achievement gaps by student social groups in Malaysia, drawing upon nationally representative data for the most recent four cohorts (1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011) of eighth-grade Malaysian students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Secondary School Students, Trend Analysis
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Stoilescu, Dorian; McDougall, Douglas; Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Mathematics teachers, mathematics department heads, curriculum leaders, and administrators from 11 schools in four school boards from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, participated in a project to improve the teaching and learning in grade 9 mathematics classrooms. In each of these schools, an implementation team was created, so that at least three…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Improvement
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Fok, Ping Kwan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
In major curriculum reforms, there are inevitably gaps between design and implementation issues, taking the introduction of liberal studies (LS) into the senior secondary curriculum in Hong Kong as a classic example. The current paper illustrates how the implementation of LS as a compulsory core subject has impacted noticeably on Hong Kong senior…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development
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Zhang, Jia-Wei; Lo, Leslie Nai-Kwai; Chiu, Chi-Shing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study on teacher leadership in the context of university-school collaboration for school improvement (USCSI) on the Chinese Mainland. Through the lens of structuration theory, it explores the process of teacher leaders exercising their power in a USCSI project. During the school improvement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement
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