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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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Tay, Hui Yong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Some writers (Black and Wiliam in "Phi Delta Kappan" 80(2):139-148, 1998; Clark 2012; Panadero and Jonsson in "Educational Research Review" 9:129-144, 2013) have hypothesized a link between formative assessments (FA) and self-regulated learning (SRL). FA give students an opportunity to play an active role in their learning…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Self Management, Interviews, Active Learning
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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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Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In education, there is a growing interest in the concept of "competency" especially in vocational training and professional development. The concept is strongly associated with the ability to apply knowledge and skills in effective ways in unanticipated situations. In Sri Lanka, a new competency-based mathematics curriculum was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics
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Ahmed, Vaqar; Zeshan, Muhammad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study carries out an impact analysis of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for secondary-school girls in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, including Battagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. In 2012 we collected household-level primary data and used a probit model for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Statistical Analysis
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Liu, Jing; Jacob, W. James – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
An increasing number of migrant children are involved in public education due largely to the policy for migrant children education outlined by the Government of China from the late 1990s. In this article, we describe the unique and often difficult situation rural migrant children face after they enter urban public schools. Drawing from the Theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Urban Areas
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Baum, Donald R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In recent years, the goals and purposes of education within the international development discourse have shifted significantly away from education for productivity or human capital development and towards education for the fulfillment of the individual through human rights. The current global education climate provides governments with an…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Cheng, Samuel Kin Tak; Ho, Kwok Keung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study is to investigate the reflective learning in a group of secondary school students who participated in an educational tour to Liannan, which is located in a rural area in Guangdong Province, Mainland China. The specific aim is to develop a framework to describe the learning in an educational tour. For this purpose, data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxonomy, Reflection, Secondary School Students
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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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Cheng, Eric C. K. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This article aims to examine the predictive relationships of self-evaluation capacity and staff competency on the effect of strategic planning in aided secondary schools in Hong Kong. A quantitative questionnaire survey was compiled to collect data from principals of the participating schools. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability tests…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Quality Control
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Wongsurawat, Winai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
Taking advantage of newly available data on a standardized national examination for secondary school students in Thailand, this study attempts to explain the variation in the average performance of students using school and local characteristics. Special emphasis is placed on trying to understand the asymmetric success factors of public and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Private Schools, Academic Achievement
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Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido; Dika, Sandra – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This study examined the relationship of self-concept, school belonging, school engagement to school performance of Caucasian- and African-American students. The main purpose is to assess the ethnicity-based differences in these psycho-social constructs and to explore their differential relationship to school achievement in high-school students…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, White Students, Self Concept
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Toi, Atsuko – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Decentralization in the education system has become a trend in many developing countries. However, it is not a solution to the many problems in education faced by these countries. One of the adverse effects of decentralization is disparity between regions or schools in terms of educational achievement. This paper offers a justification for such a…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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